Sweet Potato Pie Chia Porridge

I love sweet potatoes so much, I eat them almost every day.  Funny, because there was a time in my life when I did not care for them.  Back when I thought they all came in cans with syrup (I was a kid), because that was the only way I had been served them.  On Thanksgiving with marshmallows of course.  But I was inspired by a cookbook to try roasting them back in college and I was ready to try them again.  I fell in love with them, they were nothing like the overly sweet syrupy ones, just naturally sweet and delicious!  They quickly became one of my favorite things, and still are.  Very few days go by when I don't have sweet potatoes in some form or another in my meals.  Yam fries, roasted and stuffed, or in soup, I have to have them!  And, you know what?  They are healthy too! Especially for endurance athletes like runners.  Which includes me.  A sweet potato contains your daily percentage of vitamin A and vitamin c which are good for immunity, and potassium and magnesium as well, which are important for healthy muscles and nerves.  So those people who tell you all carbs are bad...don't listen to them.  These are good healthy carbs, which are important for your body, especially if you work out a lot.

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I like to combine those carbs with some protein.  For dinner I like to stuff my roasted sweet potatoes with black beans or toss roasted ones into a salad with chickpeas.  But you don't have to limit the sweet potatoes to lunch and dinner.  They make a great breakfast as well! The recipe I am sharing with you today combines them with chia seeds for protein and healthy omega 3 oils.  It is a sweet potato pie porridge, and it tastes like dessert, but it will fuel you for the day, and keep you satisfied.  I always include chia seeds in my breakfasts for that reason.  This is easy to make, if you roast sweet potatoes for dinner, just throw an extra one on if you know you are going to be making this.

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The sweet potatoes get buzzed in the blender with a little nut butter (a touch of fat helps you stay more satisfied), a few dates for sweetness (I like fruit to sweeten my breakfasts if I sweeten them at all), and a little vanilla and cinnamon.  Then they get mixed with the chia seeds, and they can sit overnight in the fridge to be enjoyed the next day, or you can enjoy them after 30 minutes if you wish.  This is delicious!  There is nothing like having a delicious breakfast that tastes like dessert that is healthy too!

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Sweet Potato Pie Chia Porridge
Serves 2-3

  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup mashed roasted sweet potato*
  • 1 Tbsp pecan or almond butter (optional)
  • 3-4 large soft medjool dates, pitted (if they are not soft, soak them in water 30 minutes before using and drain)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup chia seeds

 

Toppings:

  • pecans
  • cranberries
  • coconut

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine filtered water, sweet potato, nut butter, dates, vanilla, and cinnamon and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour over the chia seeds in a jar and stir to blend.
  3. Let sit at least 30 minutes at least or cover and refrigerate overnight to allow seeds to soak up liquid and become porridge.
  4. Top off with desired toppings, and enjoy!
About the Author

I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

4 Comments
  1. PHYLLIS MERKEL
    January 9, 2017 at 04:11
    Reply

    I am a 90 year old lady who loves your blog. I print some of your recipes to try in my little convection oven. I live in a Senior Center where all the meals are provided. I am a vegan and they prepare vegan meals for a few of us, but not as good as yours would be. I have passed on some of your recipes to my daughter and her husband. They are both vegan. Keep up the wonderful service you are doing for the health of the human race. Phyllis

    • January 9, 2017 at 15:36
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      Thank you so much Phyllis, I am so happy to hear that you enjoy my recipes! It is not often that you hear about 90 year old vegans, you are very special, and it means a lot to me that you follow my recipes. You go girl!

  2. Nancy
    January 14, 2017 at 16:20
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    I made this wonderful chia pudding this week! Awesome, awesome, awesome! I served it with a dollop of whipped coconut cream sweetened with stevia drops and a little vanilla extract. Love your recipes!

    • January 14, 2017 at 23:33
      Reply

      I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it :)! Thank you for letting me know!

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