3 Quick And Healthy Porridge Ideas

Below are three affordable and easy ways of making a delicious morning porridge that fills you up for hours and takes little to no effort to make!

Porridge is my ultimate superfood - and it doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive - double yay! You can use any local and in-season fruit or just go for frozen fruit to keep the price on the lower end. Moreover, you can also make your own oat milk which is zero-waste, cheap and easy or simply dillute it with water.

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1. TURMERIC OATMEAL

We all know turmeric is the magic powder of the food world – it's anti-infammatory and so incredibly versatile, working well in sweet and savoury dishes alike. This turmeric oatmeal is a sweet little morning delight to keep you full without breaking the budget!

- Make oatmeal according to your desired consistency (add mylk to make it thinner)

- Add half a teaspoon of turmeric and stir well

- Add a pinch of vanilla extract

- Sprinkle chia seeds, pumpkin seeds aor coconut shreds on top.

- Garnish with your fruit of choice: I went for kiwi and nectarine this time!

- Add a teaspoon of almond butter (or other nut butter of choice)

- Optional: sweeten with agave nectar or another sweetener of your choice!

* Pro tip: add just a pinch of black pepper to make sure your body digest turmeric better!

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2. POWER PORRIDGE

This one takes less than 5 minutes to put together and fills me up for hours. It’s an ultimate meal on busy mornings when I know my afternoon will be packed with activities and I want to make sure my energy levels stay up for a while!

- Make oatmeal to your desired consistency

- Add fresh or frozen blueberries and half a banana

- A handful of hazelnuts

- 1 tsp of chia seeds

- A tiny teaspoon of hemp protein powder

- Add a large spoon of peanut butter (make sure you go for the one with no added salt, sugar and palm oil)

- Add delicious goji berries

- Top it off with a pinch of Ceylon cinnamon

 

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3. MAGIC POWDER BREKKIE

This one is not really a proper recipe – it’s just about throwing in every leftover that could possibly work in a porridge and stirring it through. I posted the yoghurt version of this recipe on my IG account a while ago and it got so much attention so here’s a quick breakdown of the ingredients.

- Fresh blueberries

- Cocoa nibs

- Chia seeds

- Hemp protein powder

- Roasted cashews

 

Like I mentioned above, all the recipes work well with plant-based yoghurt (soy or coconut) instead of oatmeal. This is a lighter and quicker version that works well as a small meal or a large snack in between meals.

Got any other oatmeal ideas or tried out one of my 3 favourite go-to porridge recipes? Let us know in the comments below!

 

This article was written by Tajda, who is the founder of My Vegan Minimalist. She writes about sustainable living and captures her daily vegan adventures on Instagram.

 

 

 

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