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Black Tea Infused Irish Porridge with Acai Berry Ripple + Pistachio Cream.

Porridge can be looked at as such a boring food, but wow, it's so not boring. And it's SO cozy - and perfectly healthy too! Normally cozy and healthy don't always go together, but well today they do. Yeaaahh.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Bowls
Calories: 837kcal



  • 1/2 cup steal cut oats or use gluten free oats if needed
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk or almond milk plus more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean seeds removed or 1 vanilla
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons honey or to taste
  • fresh berries pistachios and honey, for topping

Acai Berry Ripple

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh berries I used frozen black berries and Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons Acai Powder*
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey

Pistachio Cream



  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 1/2 cup water, the coconut milk (or almond milk), the oats, vanilla bean, tea bags and a pinch of salt, bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats are tender and creamy, about 20-30 minutes. Remove the tea bags and use a fork to squeeze them dry against the pan to release the steeped tea into the porridge. Remove the vanilla bean. Stir in the honey and add milk to reach your desired consistency.

Acai Ripple

  • While the oats are cooking, prepare the acai ripple. Add the berries, acai powder, maple syrup and 2 tablespoons water to a blender or high powered food processor. Blend until smooth.

Pistachio Cream

  • Add the coconut milk and pistachios to a high powdered blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth, about five minutes. Be sure to scrape the sides down if needed throughout blending.

To Serve

  • Divide the warm porridge among two bowls. Add about a tablespoon of acai sauce to each bowl and swirl. You can also layer the porridge and acai sauce for a prettier presentation. Drizzle each bowl with the pistachio cream and top with berries + chopped pistachios. Drizzle with honey.


*Acai powder can purchased at health food stores or here on [Amazon | http://www.amazon.com/SAMBAZON-Organic-Freeze-Dried-Antioxidant-Superfood/dp/B0016BAB42/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1425862383&sr=8-2&keywords=acai+powder+organic]. You may also use 1 frozen acai pack in place of the acai powder, but note that you will have a decent amount of acai sauce if you use the frozen pack.


Calories: 837kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 9.5mg