Ashwagandha Chai Porridge

Thanks to REBBL for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me creative in my tiny kitchen!

Take your morning oats to the next level with a piping hot bowl of this super herb-infused breakfast porridge. Easy & ready in 25 minutes!

I also have 2 fabulous giveaways from my friends at REBBL – details below.

Ashwagandha Chai Porridge: Take your morning oats to the next level with a piping hot bowl of this super herb-infused breakfast porridge. Easy & ready in 25 minutes! #REBBLTribe #ad

If you follow me on Instagram, you may recall my trip to New Orleans for ShiftCon, an eco-wellness conference, this past December. It was my first time there, and I had an amazing time. I connected with some of my favorite organic, non-GMO brands and got acquainted with many, many more.

Among my favorite finds was REBBL – a beverage company dedicated to making ridiculously delicious drinks made from REAL ingredients that are ethically sourced and sustainably farmed. They take their name from the Roots, Extracts, Berries, Barks, and Leaves that they utilize from all over the world. Their website even has a sourcing map with info on exactly where everything comes from, and why each ingredient is important.

I tried the Turmeric Golden-Milk after an intense early morning HIIT Yoga session at the conference and immediately fell in love!

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It was a nice way to have something that felt indulgent, but was actually jam-packed full of goodness that helped support my post-workout recovery. And after the many meals that I enjoyed out at restaurants all over New Orleans, it was nice to imbibe in something so nutritious, cool, and refreshing.

Not many brands have nailed down making superfoods taste good. But I have since tried all of REBBL’s flavor formulations, and they have each been absolutely delicious!

And I’m giving away some of their beverages – check out the end of the post for details on how to enter!

Ashwagandha Chai Porridge: Take your morning oats to the next level with a piping hot bowl of this super herb-infused breakfast porridge. Easy & ready in 25 minutes! #REBBLTribe #ad

So it’s a new year, and many of us are working toward new health and wellness goals. Eating healthier, exercising more… you know the drill. But instead of going too far in one direction, cutting back too much, and giving up on those new intentions, why not choose to mindfully indulge all year round?

One way to do this is to enhance foods that are already good for you with fun and interesting ingredients. Like my Ashwagandha Chai Porridge. This recipe is a fun way to jazz up your standard oatmeal breakfast.

Ashwagandha is known as the “super-herb of Ayurveda” and may help support sustained physical endurance, improved cognitive function, quick recovery and enhanced relaxation.

We’ll be using 2 types of oats here. The rolled oats break down and get nice and soft while the steel-cut oats add a nice, chewy texture. The resulting porridge is the best of both worlds!

I chose to use a mix of REBBL’s Ashwagandha Chai, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and water in this recipe to keep it totally vegan. The chai is made with coconut milk, which I thought played nicely with the almond milk. You could certainly substitute any type of milk that you enjoy.

Ashwagandha Chai Porridge: Take your morning oats to the next level with a piping hot bowl of this super herb-infused breakfast porridge. Easy & ready in 25 minutes! #REBBLTribe #ad

This porridge was a huge hit at the breakfast table! My 5-year-old absolutely loved it. He took one bite and asked me to make it again. He dubbed it “the fun porridge”.

I only put 1 tablespoon of maple syrup in at the end of the cooking time, and drizzled a little extra on top when serving it up. My son and I liked splashing the hot porridge with a bit more of the cold almond milk and chai, too.

And there was juuuuuust enough left in the bottle for us to sip a bit with our meal.

Ashwagandha Chai Porridge: Take your morning oats to the next level with a piping hot bowl of this super herb-infused breakfast porridge. Easy & ready in 25 minutes! #REBBLTribe #ad

Want to win an assortment of REBBL Elixirs & Proteins for yourself? To enter to win, leave a comment below telling me about your favorite way to mindfully indulge. The contest will close on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12 noon (Eastern Standard Time). One winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via email to get mailing information. Prize will be shipped by the sponsor. U.S. residents only. Good luck, everyone!

UPDATE – The winner has been selected via random.org – CONGRATS to Alex!

But wait – there’s more! REBBL is also teaming up with KitchenAid and Cocokind on a few larger giveaway prize packs. You can check out the full details and fill out an entry form here. {Giveaway is now closed}

Ashwagandha Chai Porridge: Take your morning oats to the next level with a piping hot bowl of this super herb-infused breakfast porridge. Easy & ready in 25 minutes! #REBBLTribe #ad

Ashwagandha Chai Porridge

Total Time 25 minutes

Makes 2 Servings

Ashwagandha Chai Porridge

Take your morning oats to the next level with a piping hot bowl of this super herb-infused breakfast porridge. Easy + ready in 25 minutes!

Ingredients

1 (12-ounce) bottle REBBL Ashwagandha Chai, divided
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, plus more for drizzling
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup steel-cut oats
1T pure maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of the chai, 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup water, and salt. Bring to a gentle simmer over high heat. Add both types of oats and lower the heat to medium-low. Let the oats cook at a steady simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
  2. Divide porridge between 2 bowls, drizzling a little extra chai, almond milk, and maple syrup over top if desired. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!

Notes

Original Recipe by Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

https://bigflavorstinykitchen.com/ashwagandha-chai-porridge/

Ashwagandha Chai Porridge: Take your morning oats to the next level with a piping hot bowl of this super herb-infused breakfast porridge. Easy & ready in 25 minutes! #REBBLTribe #ad
  • Megan Marlowe

    OMGoodness! Those look amazingly delicious! I’m going to have to hunt them down. Each and every one of those sounds SO good! I love dark chocolate, does that count as mindfully indulging?

  • We are *so* on the same wavelength, girl!

  • alex robertson

    This looks soooo good! Anything chai is yummy! My favorite way to mindfully indulge is enjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee before my kids and husband wake in the morning. A little me time with a magazine or book to start the day makes me happy!

    • Congrats, Alex! You’ve been selected as the winner. I’ll be emailing you shortly for mailing info so your prize can be sent. Enjoy!

  • britney sheets

    I love making chocolate smoothies with banana, cocoa, spinach, oats, and unsweetened almond milk!