Superfood Porridge with Chia Jam

02 January 2024

Superfood Porridge with Chia Jam

Preparation time Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time Cooking time: 5 minutes + 15 minutes for the Chia Jam
Serves Serves: 1

It seems silly sometimes to share a 'recipe' for porridge, but this version is not your average bowl of oats! In fact, we are swapping oats for quinoa flakes to boost the protein content and filling the bowl with superfoods to get your day going with a powerful punch.

If you can't get hold of quinoa flakes easily, you can swap them for oats. They will take a little longer to cook and jumbo oats give a creamier texture, but I recommend soaking them in boiling water for 5-10 minutes before making.

You can make the chia jam simultaneously or beforehand. It lasts around 3-5 days in the fridge.


  • 40g quinoa flakes
  • 3 tsp mixed nuts and seeds (such as cashews, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds)
  • 1 tsp goji berries
  • 200ml milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp chia jam (see below)
  • 2 tsp nut butter

For the Chia Jam:

  • 1 cup of frozen berries
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Optional: sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup


1. Place the frozen berries and water into a pan and let them simmer. Stir occasionally to ensure the bottom doesn't burn.

2. Once the fruit is totally soft, add the chia seeds and remove from the heat. The chia will absorb the remaining liquid and form a jam-like consistency. If the flavour is too tart, you can sweeten with a small amount of honey or maple syrup.

3. Roughly chop any larger nuts and seeds.

4. Put all of the porridge ingredients into a small pan over a low heat.

5. Stir the milk through and continue to stir gently while cooking. The quinoa flakes only take a few minutes to cook and the texture can thicken quickly. If you prefer a looser consistency, you can add extra milk or water.

6. Top with the chia jam and nut butter.

Annie Clarke

Recipe by Annie Clarke

Annie Clarke is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, author and wellness consultant. Hailing from London, Annie has a passion for empowering people with the tools they need to nurture their wellbeing. Annie fosters a warm and inclusive community where everyone is welcomed with open hearts. Through workshops, retreats, and online offerings, she creates spaces for connection and growth, allowing her students to support and inspire each other on their individual journeys.