Nutty Fruity Porridge, a delicious spoonful of health for breakfast
I am one of those people who believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even when I do not have much time, I do not neglect it. To me porridge is an ideal morning meal: quick, very nourishing and delicious.
It is basically made of two ingredients: cereal flakes and milk. I always use plant milk, my favourites are rice-coconut milk for its lightness and delicate coconut flavour and oat milk for its neutral taste and smooth texture. I also like making my own cashew nut milk but we can talk about it in another post 😉
When the “basic” porridge is ready you can add whatever you like: fresh fruit, nuts, grated coconut, cocoa, vanilla, honey… Here is an example:
Servings: 2. Total time: 8 minutes
100g cereal flakes (a mix of oatmeal and buckwheat flakes + other type of flakes if you like)
500ml plant milk (oat milk here)
1 ripe banana
1 handful of nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, 6-7 of each, for example)
2 coffee spoons of honey (or maple syrup for vegan friendly version)
- Pour the milk and the cereal flakes into a casserole dish and heat it (low-medium temperature) for a few minutes. The mixture will start getting thicker quite quickly and the longer it cooks the thicker it will get. It will continue getting thicker when you take it off the heat for a few more moments. I cook it for 6-7 minutes maximum.
- While the porridge is cooking, chop a banana in thin slices and crush a handful of nuts. Usually I crush a mix of nuts in advance and keep them in a glass jar so everything can go quickly in the morning. Pour the porridge in bowls, add banana and sprinkle with nuts and a coffee spoonful of honey. It’s ready, yammy!
I love the different textures too, the smoothness of porridge and banana and the crunch of nuts.
A bowl of this porridge guaranties you strength and energy for half a day:
– fibres, proteins, vitamins (B & P) and amino-acids from buckwheat and oat
– potassium (for concentration), iron, vitamin B and fibres from banana
– Omega 3 (essential but quite rare) and unsaturated fatty acids from nuts
– trace elements, vitamins, digestive enzymes and antibiotic substances from honey
There are many other delicious combinations, the only limit is the seasonal fruit and your imagination 😉 I tested and loved: berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry)/grated coconut or matcha/kiwi/banana.
For the Berries & Coconut porridge use rice/coconut milk and add 1 tablespoon of grated coconut directly into the cereal flakes and milk preparation and cook it all together.
You can also make it smoothy way, to-go, if you do not have the time to sit down and eat. All you need to do is make porridge more liquid and mix everything together in a blender.
Curious to know your favourite combinations!