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How to Cook Paleo Porridge

Paleo Porridge Ingredients

Paleo Porridge Ingredients

It’s winter now in the Southern Hemisphere, and its getting cold. Ok granted it never gets quite “Minnesota cold,” but nonetheless it is no longer warm in the morning. So in winter I always think about a nice, warm breakfast to help push me out of bed in the morning.

Cooking Paleo Porridge

Cooking Paleo Porridge

I keep to my Paleo diet throughout the year but breakfast often poses a challenge. I don’t always want to eat leftovers from last night’s dinner in the morning and although I love eggs I can’t eat them every day.

So after some researching and tweaking, I created an awesome Paleo variation of the old fashioned porridge I used to eat as a kid on a winter morning. It’s sweet, warm and tastes great.

The great thing about this porridge is that it’s loaded with Omega-3 and Vitamin C from the chia seeds and from the pectin found in apple. Additionally, the phytonutrients in the apple assist in regulating blood sugar levels, giving you more of a chance to maintain that beach body throughout winter.

Craig with Paleo Porridge Ingredients

Craig enjoying his Paleo Porridge

This comforting breakfast meal also comes packed with antioxidants largely due to the skin of the apple, ultimately providing you with all the necessary armour to ward off any unwanted, winter illness.

Now to the hard stuff. I’m sure the blokes among us would agree that you can’t really have an authentic Paleo meal without the muscle building properties. So don’t worry I made sure they too were included.

I’m a big fan of 180 Nutrition protein powder and I use it in various cooking recipes. It contains grass fed whey protein isolate for that nutrient rich protein hit!

This recipe wouldn’t quite be complete without 180 Nutrition protein powder, it really adds to the flavour and I couldn’t be happier with the result!

So for a hearty breakfast that gets the caveman stamp of approval all you need to do is follow the five steps below and your done :)

Paleo Porridge


1 medium to large apple. (Pink lady or Golden delicious are best.)
3 Tbs coconut 180 Nutrition protein powder
125 ml Coconut milk
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Vanilla extract to taste (I use 1 teaspoon)
Mixed berries that are in season or banana if fueling up for that big wod.

1. Grate entire apple, with skin on into a small heavy pan.
2. Add the coconut powder, chia, cinnamon, coconut milk and vanilla to the pot.
3. Bring the mixture to warm in the pot, stirring regularly.
4. Once warmed through serve in a bowl and add berries/banana to your liking.
5. Serve immediately with additional cinnamon (if you like that bit extra)

  • Katrina Stuve

    Nice one Craigsta I will give this one a go!

  • Silks

    Love it! I love porridge!

  • Matt Rogers

    I’m into the 180 protein powder as well. I generally just add it to a banana smoothie but I’m gonna give this a go.

    • craig_d_smith

      Hey Matt, would love to know what you thought of it. I really like it, have to stop myself from making it everyday right now!

      • Matt Rogers

        Hey Craig, it was very good and so easy to make. I will definitely be having this often for breakfast.

  • Kennedy

    Think I may have to give this a try. Wish me luck as Im a microwave man

    • craig_d_smith

      Hi Kennedy, please let me know how it goes in the micro, I’ve never tried it that way but assume it would go OK. Careful not to boil the coconut milk!

  • Silks

    Just tried it … tasted awesome. Thanks for sharing. 

    • craig_d_smith

      Glad you liked it Silks!

  • Nicholas Wheeler

    Looks good.

  • Nels

    Where can I buy the 180 Nutrition protein powder?

  • Erick

    I live in Vegas, so it’s not very cold here right now (or ever!) but still gonna try the recipe. Thank you.

    • craig_d_smith

      Hey Erick, in all honesty it doesnt get that cold here, but it does make a nice change from the savoury breakfast! Mix it up with whatever fruit is in season. 

  • Rudder_Sxdababy

    Thx 4 sharing Craig. Very noice! 

  • afto

    will have to give this one a try….

    • craig_d_smith

      Let me know what you think. My wife made it this morning and added in some goji berries that had been soaked with the chia seed and it was a very nice addition. 

      • James Gregory Aftosmis

        have to find some chia seeds first! ha

  • Jedha

    That sure does look delicious and I will definitely give it a try. I’m glad I found your paleo porrige recipe because porrige used to be one of my favourites too :)

    • Michael: The Rx

      My girlfriend tried this last week and loves it. Only problem is she never leaves any for me :( Let us know how it goes when you make it Jedha.

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  • Sportsman35

    Paleo Porridge,They look So delicious!~Yummy!

  • Philip

    Might finally use my chia seeds!

  • Tim Donegan

    you should give some away :)

    • Nels

      I agree!

  • Timothy Donegan

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    • Matt Rogers

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      • Matt Rogers

        So its not because you think our comments aren’t worthy of 100 points?

        • Tim Donegan

          hahha Matt love this comment!

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