Super Power Green Porridge/Oatmeal09:00
Porridge. Oatmeal. Whatever you call it...It seems the past few years it has become a very much loved breakfast. That's probably because of the many ways you can jazz up the standard as well as the fact it's a super brilliant way to start the day - filling, healthy and warming.
My parents brought me up on eating porridge every morning for breakfast, well other than weetabix (another huge love), so I've always loved it. But, I remember whenever I mentioned it to people, they often pulled a face and said comments mentioning 'mush', 'prison food' and 'boring'. Let's face it, they probably weren't making it right!
However, to be honest, my parents always made it quite plain, but never failed to comfort me. It would be cooked the night before with milk and a pinch of salt and left in the pan over night, then reheated the next morning and served with a sprinkling of sugar. I must say, it was very delicious and perfect on those cold winter mornings, especially when it was 4am and I needed to be taken to my grandmas so they could go to work (probably explains why I'm more of a morning person).
When I began cooking breakfast for myself, I carried on serving it the same way; just not making it the night before because I always forgot. Then I began jazzing it up slowly. My first favourite became simply raisins, then it was frozen blueberries, then cinnamon and banana. However, now, I definitely have taken it up another notch.
This recipe is one of my go to recipes at the moment. I recently purchased some spirulina powder, as I had heard a few people on YouTube and in blog posts mention adding it to smoothies. Also it's a brilliant source of B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium... the list goes on! The moment I smelt it, I did not think it was going to end well, but I added a bit to my porridge the next day and played around with different amounts and other added things and tah dah, delicious and healthy start to the day.
I love topping mine with banana and stirring in a handful of raisins.
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1 cup Water
- 1/3 cup Soy milk (or other milk alternative)
- 3/4 tbsp Spirulina powder
- 1 tbsp Choice of sweetener (golden syrup, maple syrup, agave etc)
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Peanut butter
- Plus toppings of choice (e.g banana, sultanas etc)