#magicberryporridge #chiaseeds #gojiberries #pumpkinseeds #hempseeds
This is my go-to easy breakfast, especially when I need something warm and comforting to lure me out of bed. Aka all the time. It honestly only takes 5 minutes to make and it is very very good for you. Not only that, but it also keeps you going until lunchtime due to the jumbo oats and its natural fat content (the latter slows the release of sugars into the body, keeping you fuller for longer). It is entirely plant-based, rich in protein (chia and hemp seeds), antioxidants (hello berries), natural fat (coconut mylk), wholegrain fibre (jumbo oats) and also contains goji berries for extra bonus points. It is also made from store-cupboard goodies so there is no danger anything goes off. Boom! Here is what you need to do:
Magic Berry Porridge
1 cup of mixed frozen berries (bueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries)
1 cup coconut mylk drink (I like the Rude Health Brand the most by far!)
3/4 cup rolled JUMBO oats
1 heaped tablespoon chia seeds
Handful pumpkin seeds, goji berries and hemp seeds
Dollop of vanilla coconut yoghurt (optional)
Drizzle of local raw honey (optional)
Place the frozen berries into a pan and heat on a medium heat. As soon as the berries start thawing and releasing lots of their natural juices, add the coconut mylk drink. This should look like a nice pink-purple liquid with lots of berries. Add in the jumo oats and reduce the heat to low. Simmer the mixture, constantly stirring until it looks like a chunky porridge. Turn off the heat and fold in the chia seeds.
Pour into a bowl and top with the pumpkin seeds, goji berries and hemp seeds. I also like to add a dollop of Coyo's vanilla coconut yoghurt which makes the porridge really creamy and indulgent. Sugar-lovers might also fancy a drizzle of honey. If so, go for local raw honey - this contains lots of good nutrients and also helps protect against hay-fever. Fact of the day.