Tropical Chia Porridge : Raw Recipe by Chef Adam Graham

Wednesday Jul 25 | BY |
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Nutrient-rich chia seeds add a super punch to this fruity porridge.

Chia seeds are a versatile super food. They’re loaded with omega 3’s, protein, antioxidants, and an amazing fiber known as mucilage. Chia has the ability to absorb around ten times its weight in water. Best of all, chia has a neutral flavor. It doesn’t really taste like anything. All these factors combine to make chia one of my favorite ingredients to work with. In this fruit salad recipe, we rehydrate the chia using fruit juice, making for a tasty and healthy culinary creation. Keep it Live!

Serves: 4 to 6
Prep time: 15 minutes. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving.


3 C pineapple, cubed
2 C mango, cubed
1 ½ C orange juice
1 C berries (blueberries, raspberries…)
3 TB goji berries
3 TB chia seeds
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla powder
pinch of salt


  1. Place fresh squeezed orange juice in a bowl and stir in chia.
  2. Allow chia to soak while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or sealable container.
  4. Allow to sit for 30 minutes so the chia fully hydrates.

If you want, you may also add are star fruit, pomegranate seeds and apples.

In this recipe, I add a half-cup of liquid for every tablespoon of chia. Using less liquid will result in a thicker consistency. This is useful when trying to simulate gelatin.

Adam Graham

Adam Graham

Adam A. Graham is a vegan raw food chef and educator. He is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Raw Food Detox and Zen and the Art of Gadgeting. He trained at The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona where he was a café chef for 9 months. Since then, he’s traveled the world teaching raw food classes. Today, he is the director at Camp Rawnora, a raw/living foods learning center in Watervliet, MI. Learn more about Chef Adam Graham at and find out what’s happening at Camp Rawnora by visiting


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  1. Peggy says:

    You don’t have to grind chia seeds like you do flax seeds?

  2. Faye says:

    I love, love, love Chia Seeds or powder! This looks like an excellent breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Peg says:

    Chia seeds can be whole or ground. Once they absorb the liquid, they are easy to eat. Delicious!

  4. IdaFish says:

    Looks yummy!

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