Breakfast is the best part of waking up and breakfast foods are quite the obsession of mine. Now I know porridge doesn’t exactly sound like an indulgence or at least that’s what I used to think, but in my efforts to become healthier I started testing out a few new recipes and porridge quickly became a favorite. It is so versatile and easily adaptable to any dietary preference not to mention full of soluble fiber, vitamins, and minerals… and perfect for a warming winter meal or fruity fresh summery breakfast.
Porridge is made by boiling oats, quinoa, millet, buckwheat or any other grain of your choice in water or milk (or both) you can even use 100% fruit juice like apple juice, for example, to give it a sweeter fruity flavor; but the fun is in the add-ins, because up until now the mixture is very bland and flavorless (fruit juice aside) so to jazz it up, you can add your favorite fruits (fresh, frozen or dried), nuts, jams, nut butter, chocolate… You can even make yummy savory porridge but we’ll keep that to another time!
Very Berry Porridge
As I mentioned before, porridge can easily be made using the grains of your liking and the liquid you prefer but in my recipe, I used the Bjorg “3 céréales” made of oat flakes, wheat and spelled and unsweetened almond milk. This recipe does not contain any added sugars and is only sweetened by the banana… I’m not kidding when I say healthy!!
- Add the grains, milk, and water to a pot and let boil stirring until mixture becomes thick.
- Mash the banana to form a paste and add it to the porridge mixture after removing it from the heat, stir well to combine.
- Let it cool for a few minutes. Top it off with the berries, peanut butter, and hemp hearts or chia seeds.
You can also prepare this recipe overnight and keep it in the fridge for a breakfast on the go, just add a splash of water in the morning, pop it in the microwave for a minute and you are good to go!
Hope you enjoy this simple, delicious and nutritious breakfast idea. Let us know what kind of recipes you would like us to share and until next time…