Chai Banana Porridge June 24 2015

 INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

1/2 cup blanched macadamia nuts
1/2 cup blanched almonds
1 banana
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cut desiccated coconut
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp ground cardamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 gsp cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp raw honey to drizzle over
Fresh berries to serve 

In a food processor, grind macadamia nuts and almonds into small crumbs.  Add banana and process together until banana is pureed.  Alternatively, you can use a fork to mash the banana and a mortar and pestle to break the nuts.  Transfer to a small saucepan.

Add the rest of ingredients, except honey.  Bring to simmer and cook for a couple of minutes.  Serve in bowls drizzled with honey, fresh berries and some cinnamon.

To speed up the process, you can keep a larger batch of processed nuts mixed with spices in a jar in the pantry, ready to go.  Blanched nuts refers to nuts with no skin on.  You can easily use regular almonds.

 This warm and nourishing dish is from Irena Macri's book, Eat Drink Paleo.