It's winter and cold mornings call for a comforting and warm start to the day. Take your morning porridge from boring and bland to simply delicious with a few simple additions. We've put together our favourite ideas to pimp your porridge.
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APPLE ALMOND & CINNAMON PORRIDGE
Make your porridge as you normally would then stir through grated apple and a dash of maple syrup. Top with a crunchy layer of Almond Pure Maple and Cacao Paleo Muesli and sliced Granny Smith Apples.
BANANA, ALMOND AND CINNAMON PORRIDGE Make your porridge as you normally would. Then stir in a generous pinch of ground cinnamon, 1 Tbsp of flaxseed and dash of maple syrup. Top with sliced banana and a handful of toasted almonds.
BLACKCURRANT, CHIA AND VANILLA PORRIDGE
Make your porridge as you normally would. Then stir through 1 Tbsp blackcurrant powder and a sprinkling of chia seeds and a small amount of vanilla (paste works best). The blackcurrant powder is loaded with vitamin C and chia seeds have omega 3, both of which supports beautiful skin. COCONUT BANANA VANILLA PORRIDGE (LOW SUGAR & DAIRY FREE )
For a dairy free porridge replace cows milk with coconut cream
1 cup of oats, 1/2 cup coconut cream and 2 cups of water
Plus add 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 a banana.
The coconut, vanilla and banana combined give a beautiful natural sweetness to the mix, so come topping time you really don’t need much added sweetener at all.
Oats are a easy and affordable superfood.
Oats are 100% whole grain, and contain loads of vitamins and essential minerals, plus other benefits to support overall health and wellness. They're a rich source of calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, manganese, zinc; vitamins A, B-complex, C, E and K, protein, and soluble fibre. Regular intake of wholegrain oats has been shown to regulate blood sugar, prevent hypertension, and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Traditionally they’ve been seen as beneficial for the nervous system keeping us calm and grounded, which lots of us in this day and age need.