Packed full of high quality nutrients and slow release carbohydrates, this is the perfect way to set yourself up for the day whether you’re running a half marathon or an even more arduous brainstorm meeting.
Porridge oats – around 3 heaped tablespoons per person
Almond milk – around a mug or so – add more to taste if it’s too thick.
Coconut butter – a teaspoon will add a delicious creaminess and healthy fats
Vanilla powder or cinnamon – optional extra
Sea salt – pinch of this to bring out the flavours
Flaked almonds – heaped teaspoon
Pumpkin seeds – heaped teaspoon
Goji berries (or mulberries) – heaped teaspoon
Honey – to taste
Sliced banana – optional
Add the oats, milk, coconut butter, vanilla/cinnamon and salt to a small non-stick saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer whilst stirring with a spatula.
It’s really important to keep it barely simmering and no more, and leave it for around 5 minutes to cook. Add more milk if it starts getting too thick.
Whilst that’s cooking warm a small frying pan and add the almonds and pumpkin seeds – dry frying these wakes up the flavor and adds a lovely toasty flavour. Be sure to remove from heat when the almonds start to turn golden.
Pop the porridge into a bowl, add the toppings, and maybe a tiny bit more cold milk around the edge – then serve and enjoy. It’ll keep hunger locked up till lunch!