Recipe: Summer Porridge

A day doesn’t go by when I don’t look forward to eating my porridge for breakfast, it is by far my favourite meal of the day. I know some people prefer to eat it in the winter but I have discovered many variations and techniques to lighten it for summertime.

I always use around 50 – 60g or GF oats, mixed with coconut/almond milk, cinnamon and chia seeds. I let this simmer slowly to make it extra creamy.¬†Sometimes if I have had an extra hard gym session I add protein powder, plant based or whey, whatever I am in the mood for. This just adds to the creaminess, if I do this I will often use water instead of milk with the oats.¬†While this is happening I prep my fruit, in the summer I love to use berries or nectarines etc (or whatever fruit is in season at the time). I then top the oats with the fruit, peanut butter (Pip & Nut), more cinnamon and mixed spice, maple syrup or honey and pecans or dates. AND, if it’s an extra hot day I will add some cold yoghurt or a dash of milk, the hot porridge and cold milk/yoghurt combination is one of my favourites. It sounds strange…but I urge you to try it!

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