About this paleo breakfast porridge: it’s easy, it’s filling, and it’s tasty as hell. Oh yeah, and it’s waaaaaay better tasting than regular oatmeal or porridge because the flax meal gives it a warm, nutty flavor.

This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. It makes a great make-ahead, portable breakfast, too. Just prep the dry ingredients in a microwave-safe container and then add the wet ingredients before you leave the house in the morning (or the night before).

2 TBLS Flax Meal
1 TBLS Chia Seeds
1 TBLS Almond Meal
2 TBLS Coconut Flour
2 TBLS Coconut Flakes
2 TBLS Full Fat Coconut Milk (not coconut milk beverage)
1/2 TBLS Vanilla Extract
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk Beverage
Dash of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and/or Ginger

Some possible add-ins:
Almond or Nut Butters
Fresh or Dried Fruit
Coconut Oil
Cocoa Powder
Protein Powder
Maple Syrup

Combine all dry ingredients in a microwave-safe container and add wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to eat, then microwave for 2 minutes or until heated all the way through. Can also be warmed for a few minutes on a stovetop over med low heat instead of microwaving.

For a more cakey, pudding-like treat, add less almond milk and/or drop in an egg white before you heat it.

Makes one serving.

Nutrition info**
Fat 32g
Protein 11g
Carbohydrates 16g
Fiber 16g
Calories 395

**If this recipe is too high fat for your current nutritional needs, you can modify it by removing the coconut flakes and coconut milk (which removes about 15g of fat total). That said, with 32g of fat this will keep you full for a lot longer than a light yogurt cup or an apple– do you hear me? And if it doesn’t contain enough protein for you, consider adding an egg or two, .5 to 1 scoop of your favorite protein power, or some greek yogurt.


You may be shocked to learn that I am not a professional food photographer. I promise this tastes better than it looks!

Emily is the owner of Bold & Badass Fitness, as well as one of the gym's coaches. She is passionate about social justice, powerlifting, science-fiction, and her chirpy calico cat, Koshka.

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