The Inaugural Porridge Post

I feel like every healthy foodie blog has a post about porridge. It’s true isn’t it? Porridge is awesome.

I used to do the ol’ banana and cinnamon combo..which is amazing┬ádon’t get me wrong, but I’ve found a new love, which is deeellllish!

You’ve probably seen the Uncle Toby’s ad raving about the super food power of oats. Oats contain beta-glucan which is a type of fibre that has been shown to decrease cholesterol levels. High cholesterol levels can be a cause of cardiovascular disease, and can be responsible for the build up of plaque in our arteries which is obviously no good.. So eat your oats!

I know people don’t like to get up early in the morning to make time for brekkie so I understand if you like to put your oats in the microwave for your porridge…but I really think that stove top is best guys! Takes a little bit more love but it’s worth it.

 

1/2 cup oats

1 cup water

2 dried figs, diced

1 green pear, diced

1 pinch cinnamon and nutmeg

1/2 cup soy milk or other milk of your choice

Cook oats in the water over a medium heat, keep stirring so the bottom doesn’t burn

Add fruit and spices

Cook for about 5 minutes or until thick and creamy, you might need to add water if it’s a bit dry

Put it in a bowl and then pour the milk over the top and throw in some toasted walnuts!

 

So the idea is you cook your oats in water first and then add the milk in later so the milk doesn’t burn ­čÖé

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