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Red Lentil Strawberry Porridge

A grain-free alternative to a warm bowl of oats. Whether you tolerate grains, enjoy them sometimes, they make up a great percentage of your diet, or something in between… this unique breakfast can be something new and nourishing in your week! You know how much I love lentils and even for me, this porridge is surprising and fun!

Red Lentil Strawberry Porridge


  • 1 cup / 200g red lentils
  • 1 cup / 250ml water
  • 1 cup / 250 ml coconut milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods crushed
  • 15 g / ½ oz fresh ginger sliced
  • pinch salt to taste
  • maple syrup to serve if desired


  • Place the lentils in a small pot or bowl and soak overnight, or for 8-12 hours.
  • Drain and rinse the lentils well. Place back in the pot, add the water and coconut milk, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cook on very low heat until the lentils are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking, and add more water if the pot becomes dry – you’re looking for a loose porridge consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning to suit your tastes.
  • While the lentils are cooking, slices the strawberries and toss in a little maple syrup, if desired.
  • Serve the lentil porridge in a bowl with the strawberries on top. Add a touch more maple syrup if you’d like, and top with Activated Nuts and Seeds, if desired. Say thank you and enjoy.


Serves 2-3