Goji Berry Porridge
I’ll hold my hands up high and admit, I’m not a breakfast person at all. I like my sleep too much and will often skip breakfast, so I tend to keep a stash of nuts and seeds in my desk draws to keep me going until lunch time. I know I know, it’s the most important meal of the day, but sleep is so much more attractive in a morning!
When it’s the weekend and I can have a slightly more leisurely morning, I do tend to spend a lot of time making breakfast, whether it’s gluten free pancakes or fresh boiled duck eggs from little Dolly and Percy my pet ducks… however homemade porridge – especially Goji Berry Porridge, is just as tasty (and nutritional!) as the dishes that take me a little while longer.
It’s really simple and cheap to make porridge from scratch… all you need is;
- rolled oats (I tend to buy these in 1kg lots – they’re really REALLY cheap to buy so don’t get sucked in by the Quaker Oats marketing or any other high-brand porridge – it’s not necessary
- milk (coconut or organic milk is best)
- selection of seeds and berries – here i’ve used Goji Berries from the Goji Berry Porridge (duh!) and pumpkin seeds, chai seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts
- a tiny bit of rice malt syrup (pure glucose – the only sugar needed for cell reproduction)
So how do I make porridge? EASY
Get yourself a pan, add enough oats for a bowl (a couple of handfuls), then add milk until all the oats are covered – make it milky because if you have too much milk, you can just keep cooking until the excess has evaporated. Place your pan over the heat and cook on a low heat until the oats become fat and to your liking. That’s it. No excuses for not making your own porridge in future…
Porridge is a great breakfast – even I will concede to that defeat. It’s slow release energy and low GI – it will keep you fuller for longer. It’s also high in fibre, which is a big tick in my book. Not only that, you can pack it full of more nutrients with berries, seeds, nuts and spices too!Porridge is a great breakfast – even I will concede to that defeat. It’s slow release energy and low GI – it will keep you fuller for longer.
Feeling like you need an extra nutrients hit?? Why not add a little cinemon!
What’s your favourite Porridge topping? If you’ve never tried Goji berry porridge, why not give it a try!
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