Maca Orange Mint Porridge

newThis recipe is full of zinc for increased immunity and digestion.  Hey!  If you can laugh and sing while making it with someone you love you will increase your immunity even more.  I hope you enjoy it.  Click HERE for the full recipe

This recipe requires soaking sesame seeds the morning before you want your porridge to make sesame milk

This recipe requires juicing oranges manually or in a juicer

Night before 10 minutes, morning of 5 minutes

Serves two

Ingredients

1 1/2 C freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 C sesame seeds
1/3 C chia seeds
3 T cacao (can use carob or a combination here and use less if you are not using the oats)
1/2 t cinnamon
1-2 t maca powder
handful of fresh peppermint leaves
Or 1 drop of peppermint essential oil OR 5 drops of Medicine flower peppermint extract
1/2 t vanilla powder (you can substitute 1 t extract if you do not have vanilla powder)
1-4 drops stevia or 1 t sweetener of choice, to taste
pinch of Himalayan salt
orange pieces for topping if desired
orange zest and mint leaves for garnish (optional)
*optional 3-5 drops orange or tangerine essential oil

*Topping concepts:
soaked goji berries
homemade probiotic yogurt
soaked pumpkin seeds for more zinciness

Instructions

The day before:
Soak sesame seeds in filtered water

The evening before:

Zest your orange so that you have 1 T zest roughly as a garnish (save covered in the fridge)
Juice oranges to make up to 1.5 C of orange juice. If you end up with less you can top off with water to reach 1.5 C total
Make orange sesame nut milk by blending the 1/2 C sesame seeds with 1.5 C orange juice/water. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, this should be a fairly thick orange nut cream. If it does curdle a bit that is ok we will be blending it later
Soak 1/4 C chia in the sesame orange milk in the fridge overnight

*Quick and dirty nut milk option:
Forgot to soak your sesame? Just make it anyway or use 3 T raw tahini in place of the sesame seeds, no need to strain

In the morning:

Blend the orange sesame milk and chia lightly (or pulse) with vanilla, cacao, cinnamon, maca, peppermint, Himalayan salt and essential oils if using.
Taste for sweetness and adjust.

Serve topped with your favourite fruits or spices and garnished with orange zest

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