“Just Right” Paleo Porridge

We homeschool around my house but I get excited as anyone at “back to school” time. I get a fresh ‘do, my 1st grader son gets to choose new clothes and a new backpack for all our exciting unschooling adventures, and our little family makes our yearly trip to Apple Hill, one of my favorite U-pick produce spots in all the world. Even though there were fires in the foothills this year, we made our trip and came home with a giant box of crisp, sweet apples.

As the weather gets cooler I’m experimenting with warm and nourishing breakfast foods to replace my staple summer smoothies without adding any grains or dairy. This porridge features sweet autumn apples and it’s paleo, vegan, warming, nutritious, anti-inflammatory, and seriously delicious. I hope you like it.

paleo porridge“Just Right” Paleo Porridge

(dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, serves 2)
2 cups full-fat coconut milk
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup hemp seeds
4 tablespoons flax meal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 diced apple

Warm your non-dairy milk in a heavy pot on a stove top (2 to 3 minutes, no need to boil it). Add the remaining ingredients and use an immersion blender to process until smooth. Optional: Top with coconut flakes and add a few berries.
You could sub hemp protein for the flax meal, or use berries instead of an apple if you wish. If you are pressed for time you can also eat this porridge cold with refrigerated non-dairy milk, but for better digestion and nutrient absorption I recommend eating it warm.

Want more autumn detox? We start our seasonal guided real food cleanse on October 13th. Read more here.

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