Home The RecipesBreakfast & Breads Raspberry and Coconut Summer Porridge

Raspberry and Coconut Summer Porridge

11 comments

Raspberry and coconut porridge

All my life I have said to my Dad, “What would you like for your birthday?”

All my life my Dad has replied “Just a card”.

Perhaps I didn’t understand this as a child. Perhaps I thought it was absurd, that everyone must want something. That he simply had to have a gift for his special day.

But somewhere along the line I must have grown up, because these days I am very much a card girl.

The most wonderful gift that I have ever received was packaged in a red envelope and signed with my husband’s name.

He has given me many fabulous things over our years together. Everything from my favourite books and CDs to my favourite clothes and jewels.

But the best present of all, the one that made me smile from the inside out and well beyond the moment I first received it, was a card that said I’m his best friend.

A card that said we belong together.

A card that said our Christmas’ are the greatest of days.

A card that said let’s do this forever.

My husband is not the type of guy who walks around singing my praises or declaring his love for me. As much as I adore him he would not be described as affectionate or emotional.

He is very much a blokey bloke. A footy watching, beer drinking, Aussie bloke.

Perhaps that is why his card left tears streaming down my face.

Or perhaps the tears were because we’d had a hard year. An emotionally draining and exhausting year, for my husband even more so than me. At times we had become disconnected. At times I had questioned who I was to him. The words within this card were exactly what I needed to here and I thank him for giving them to me.


 Raspberry and Coconut Summer Porridge

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup raspberries (frozen is fine)
  • 5 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • raspberries and desiccated coconut to serve, optional
  1. Place all of the ingredients except for the chia seeds into your food processor and blend until smooth and well combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into a medium sized bowl.
  3. Sprinkle over the chia seeds and whisk to combine.
  4. Place in the fridge for several hours or overnight to thicken.
  5. Serve with raspberries and coconut if desired.
  6. Enjoy.

Rate this recipe
recipe image
Recipe
Raspberry and Coconut Summer Porridge
Published
Rating
4.51star1star1star1star1star Based on 6 Review(s)
11 comments
0

You may also like

11 comments

Chrissy January 27, 2015 - 11:58 am

Hi. Love this. I don’t eat Dates can I just leave them out?

Reply
Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:19 am

Yes you can add a little liquid sweetener or a banana, whatever you prefer. x

Reply
Kimmy Lee-ana January 27, 2015 - 2:07 pm

hi, how many does this serve please

Reply
Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:21 am

I don’t often count serves because I am feeding a hungry, pregnant mum, a hungry 6 year old girl, and a not so hungry 3 year old boy. At a guess, 4 serves…

Reply
Alli Kristiansen January 27, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Love your writing… amazing!
Love your photos of your foody creations… fabulous!
And love your recipes!! Incredible!!! <3 <3 <3

Reply
Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:22 am

Thank YOU so much!!! That is a lovely message to receive. I am glad you are enjoying the simple things I share, be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with the recipe. x

Reply
Claire filce January 27, 2015 - 7:27 pm

I love your writing and I always look forward to reading nearly more that the recipes, I would love you to write a book!
Thankyou xxx

Reply
Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:23 am

Thank YOU so much!!!!! That is lovely to hear!!! I am glad you are enjoying the simple things I share. I really appreciate your kind words. Have a great day! Bianca. x

Reply
Annabel Woolcott February 1, 2015 - 9:43 pm

I made this today & it was fabulous Bianca!

Reply
Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:23 am

That is great Annabel. Thank YOU!

Reply
Gluten and Dairy Free Lunchbox Ideas and Toasted Muesli Bites ~ Wholefood Simply February 28, 2015 - 1:20 pm

[…] Raspberry coconut pudding (small serve) […]

Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.