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Wild Orange and Rhubarb Chia Porridge

by Monica Yates

Not only does this taste like an orange and poppy seed muffin (yum!), but it’s full of magnesium from the hemp protein and chia seeds which helps to soothe sore muscles and reduce stress. Magnesium is actually depleted when you are stressed, and the catch 22 is that when you are magnesium deficient, it stresses your body out, and then your body depletes your stores even more! Magnesium is needed for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body so you really can’t get enough of it. And with our soils being so depleted, we need to consciously eat more magnesium.

Serves 2

1 bunch of rhubarb, red part finely sliced
Knob of coconut oil
½ cup water
1 Tbsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp pure vanilla bean extract (This one is pure and from Woolworths)
½ cup chia seeds
1/3 cup flax seeds
½ cup shredded coconut
200ml water
200 ml full fat canned coconut milk
2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 drops wild orange essential oil*
¼ cup hemp protein

1. In a small fry pan, heat the coconut oil over medium/low heat and sauté the rhubarb, water, cinnamon and vanilla bean for 20-25 minutes with the lid on.

2. Once the rhubarb is nearly finished (it’ll be very soft and mushy like puree), combine the chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut, water, coconut milk, cinnamon, orange oil and hemp protein into a saucepan and allow to cook over medium-low heat. Cook for about 15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.

3. Split between 2 bowl and serve with the rhubarb. Add a drizzle of rice malt syrup if you desire.

Relax and enjoy!

*If you don’t have wild orange essential oil, don’t fret. Just use organic un-waxed (if possible) orange zest instead. Pure wild orange essential oil (which is just a really concentrated oil from the zest of an orange) is uplifting, energising and the oil of abundance! It also makes everything taste amazing.

Recipe by @monicayateshealth //