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Zego Mix-Ins Porridge

Zego Mix-Ins Porridge

At the GFAF Expo in July, I had the pleasure of not only tasting Zego Snack Bars, but of also tasting Zego Mix-Ins as well as meeting Colleen of Zego Snacks. As I tasted the Mix-Ins, I thought of my Seedy Porridge recipe and how the Mini-Foodies enjoy it so much. A light bulb went on in my head and I thought that Zego Mix-Ins would make for an easy way to have a gluten-free, corn-free breakfast that is also vegan AND paleo-friendly. In the U.S., cereal or oatmeal tend to be breakfast staples, but those of us in the gluten-free and / or corn-free community often do not have the ease a quick breakfast consisting of pouring a cereal and a milk into a bowl or making overnight oats for example. We also often find ourselves saying, "I don't know what to eat for breakfast."

I have a yummy and quick solution to this conundrum: Zego Mix-Ins Porridge! Not only is it super tasty, but it is also quick and versatile.  Below you will find a few variations. The first is "Zego Mix-Ins Porridge" and is a good option for someone who wants a simple pour, blend and go option. Please note that it is the sweetest option of all, so If you prefer a less sweet porridge, do use the "Zego Mix-Ins Base Porridge" which adds a little more work while remaining quick, more economical and less sweet. The latter along with the "50/50 Base & Very Berry Porridge" happens to be the Mini-Foodies favorite of all the variations. With the "Very Berry Porridge", blueberries are blended with the porridge. 

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Zego Mix-Ins come in 2 flavors:

Cranberry & Apple Cinnamon

Before moving on to the recipes, I would like to thank Colleen & Zego for her generosity in providing me with Zego Mix-Ins in order to develop these Porridge recipes. Check out and try one or all the variations and let me know what you think in the comments.

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Zego Mix-Ins Porridge

Cranberry

topped with blueberries

Zego Mix-Ins Porridge

Serves 2          Serves 4 Ingredient

1 cup                1 pkg.  Zego Mix-Ins Apple Cinnamon or Cranberry

3 Tbsp.             6 Tbsp.  unsweetened, shredded coconut

1/8 -1/4 tsp.      ¼- ½ tsp.  sea salt

(1 tsp.               2 tsp.  ground cinnamon, optional with Apple Cinnamon Mix-Ins)

¾ - 1 cup           1 ¾ - 2 cups boiling water

Method

            Place all ingredients except water in high speed blender. Blend until a course flour consistency, 10 second button with Blendtec. Add water. Blend until fully incorporated followed by an additional 25-30 seconds, the “Smoothie” and “Whole Juice” settings work perfectly on the Blendtec. Pour into bowls. Top with additional seeds, dried fruit, applesauce or cinnamon, if using, as desired. Enjoy! 

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Zego Mix-Ins Porridge

Apple Cinnamon

topped with more cinnamon

Zego Mix-Ins Base Porridge

Serves 4

1 cup Zego Mix-In Apple Cinnamon or Cranberry

6 Tbsp. unsweetened, shredded coconut

¼ cup. (sprouted) seeds (try combos of: hemp, sunflower, pumpkin &/or flax )

¼- ½ tsp. sea salt

1 ¾ - 2 cups boiling water

Method

            Place all ingredients except water in high speed blender. Blend until a course flour consistency, 10 second button with Blendtec. Add water. Blend until fully incorporated followed by an additional 25-30 seconds, the “Smoothie” and “Whole Juice” settings work perfectly on the Blendtec. Pour into bowls. Top with additional seeds, dried fruit, applesauce or cinnamon, if using, as desired. Enjoy.

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Zego Mix-Ins Porridge

50/50 Base & Very Berry Porridge

Zego Mix-Ins Very Berry Porridge

Serves 4

1 cup Zego Mix-Ins Cranberry

6 Tbsp. unsweetened, shredded coconut

¼ cup (sprouted) seeds (try combos of: hemp, sunflower, pumpkin &/or flax )

¼- ½ tsp. sea salt

1 ¾ - 2 cups boiling water

2 cups (frozen) Blueberries*

Method

            Place all ingredients except water & blueberries in high speed blender. Blend until a course flour consistency, 10 second button with Blendtec. Add water. Blend until fully incorporated. *Add blueberries. Use the “Smoothie” setting on the Blendtec or blend until porridge is smooth & a bit frothy, approximately 45 seconds. Pour in bowls. Top with additional seeds or blueberries as desired. Enjoy.

 

            *50/50 Base & Very Berry Porridge option:

The Base Porridge is the bottom half of the bowl & the Very Berry Porridge (using 1 cup blueberries) is the center.

Method

After blending the Base Porridge, pour half the porridge evenly divided into serving bowls. Add 1 cup blueberries to blender jar. Use the “Smoothie” setting on the Blendtec or blend until porridge is smooth & a bit frothy, approximately 45 seconds. Ladle into center of bowls to make inner ring. Top with additional seeds or blueberries as desired. Enjoy.

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