Ayurveda Workshop Recipe Share: Chia Porridge

In our September spring Ayurveda workshop we discussed breakfast recipes. Julie McSweeney shared her delicious recipe for Chia Porridge! Facilitator, Eleni Tsikrikas, gave it the ayurvedic tick of approval.


3 tablespoons of chia seeds any color
2 teaspoons of hemp seeds
2 teaspoons GROUND linseeds/flaxseeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Note: Once linseeds are ground they should be kept in the fridge so they don’t go rancid.
– you can use LSA at a pinch but refrigerate as above.
– adjust their amounts to your liking.


1. Mix ingredients with milk of choice. I use activated almond.
2. Let it sit on the bench for min 10 + minutes (or overnight in the fridge).
3. Start with a cup or so of milk and stir it round intermittently, adding more milk as necessary to make a good consistency similar to pancake batter.
4. Then put it over very low heat and cook for 5 mins or so. Stir and add more milk as necessary.
5. Serve with berrys, nuts, seeds to taste…
6. Enjoy!

Vanilla or Cacau are also an option!

Note: for some people chia porridge can cause some tummy issues such as frequent elimination. So don’t over do it on portions/regularity.

Love this recipe? Make sure to attend next month’s Ayurveda workshop for more ayurvedic recipes and practices!

Meet your facilitator: Eleni Tsikrikas

Eleni discovered YOGA as a means for reducing stress in 1995 while practicing law in Sydney, Australia. Smitten, Eleni completed the Sydney Yoga Centre’s teacher training course. In 2000, Eleni quit the legal profession to teach Yoga full time. In 2004 Eleni moved to Los Angeles and began intensive study with Robert Birnberg a senior student in the T. Krichnamacharya lineage. The major focus of her studies is the “Yoga Sutras of Pantajali” the guidebook dedicated to creating a satvic mind.

Eleni is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, CAS, a Pancha Karma Specialist PKS. She runs a private ayurvedic practice and teaches “Ayurvedic Skills for Living” courses in Silverlake and Sydney. She is a faculty member of The Yoga Institute in Sydney and at California College of Ayurveda, where she teaches and mentors students. She continues to pursue her passion for herbs, studying with renowned herbalist KP Khalsa. Eleni has completed the educational component leading to qualifications as a Western Herbalist. She is presently working on the accreditation process for the American Herbalist Guild.

Eleni passionately believes food is medicine and is looking forward to sharing her passion at The Yoga Institute with a monthly Ayuveda Workshop.

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