Two Variations of Qi'a Cereal

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.

  • Any recipe notes or tweaks?

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.