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.
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!
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
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!
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