Porridge, a perfect start of the day!
A healthy porridge recipe, easy to make, with fibre & superfoods.
I grew up eating my dad’s porridge; a family recipe that he got from his grandmother. He used to make it in big batches that lasted about a week. I remember it being very sweet, with spices, and chocolate. It was a child’s perfect breakfast because the combination of sugar, spices, and grated chocolate made it kind of Christmassy. Later, I changed my breakfast habits and my Dad’s sweet porridge became a once in a while treat.
Adulthood porridge, incredibly nutritious!
Years later, I realised that porridge isn’t only the sweet breakfast I ate as a child, but can be a healthy breakfast option when it’s made without sugar.
Oats are incredibly nutritious, help reduce cholesterol, and have other health benefits. It’s also great for pre/post workout.
I started eating porridge again after I moved to London. It’s very popular in the UK and caught my attention. I like it a bit thick and creamy, topped with fresh fruit and either desiccated coconut or coconut flakes. The coconut adds flavour, texture, and natural saturated fats.
Here is my recipe for a healthy, nutritious, colourful, and tasteful porridge that I love. I don’t add any sugar therefore, the sweetness will depend on the fruit and toppings you add.
Serves: 1 | Preparation time: ~10 minutes
¼ cup Oats per person
2 tsp Chia seed
1 tsp Flaxseed
1 tsp Lucuma or maca powder
1 pinch Ground cinnamon
A few drops of vanilla extract
A tiny pinch Salt
¾ cup Water
¼ cup Non-dairy milk
1 tbsp Coconut flakes
1 tbsp Blueberries
- Mix oats, chia, flaxseed, maca or lucuma powder, salt, cinnamon, and water in a small pot, and bring to a boil in low heat.
- Add milk when the mix starts to boil, and mix constantly until oats are cooked and have a soft texture.
- Serve in a hollow plate or in a bowl.
- Sprinkle coconut flakes and fresh fruit.
- I like a thick and creamy texture however, others might prefer it more liquid. Up to you.
If you want to put a smile on the start of your day, or impress someone with a healthy, flavourful, and gorgeous breakfast, decorate with edible flowers.