Two Variations of Qi'a Cereal
What's in it?
Top photo - Qi'a, coconut milk, kiwi, blueberries, vanilla, maple syrup
Bottom photo - Qi'a, almond milk, cinnamon, cacao powder, stevia, raspberries
Where did I find it?
Top photo - Young and Raw, Chia Coconut Milk Pudding
Bottom photo - combination of recipes I searched on the internet + back of cereal package
Why do I like it?
I was intrigued with the superfood cereal Qi'a which I found at Whole Foods. I was looking for something interesting to do with it when I found the recipe from Young and Raw. Sometimes you just want a bowl of cereal and this one uses the healthiest ingredients. I love the crunch from the Qi'a with the texture of frozen berries and kiwi. The color of the milk goes purple from the frozen berries.
I also wanted a chocolate version and came up with this recipe based on searching and combining several recipes from the internet. The raspberries are a great balance to the chocolate. I like the frozen ones as they cause the milk to thicken a bit and add a nice, cold crunch to the cereal.
What did I change from the original recipe?
Swapped out plain chia seeds for the Qi'a cereal which is a combination of organic chia, buckwheat and hemp.
Used frozen fruit in both. This helps the cereal thicken up and adds a nice texture balance.