Oh I love creamy porridge on cold mornings, and after coming back from the gym this was very welcome to come home to! Making porridge fun and interesting is actually easier than you think, it no longer has to be plain old boring oats each morning. It’s easy to liven it up with some healthy additions.
I’ve added coconut oil, it’s a lovely fat to add, extremely good for you, and it helps with fat burning, it’s shown in research to potentially reduce your risk of heart disease, and lower your cholesterol. I use it to keep my skin looking lovely and younger lets face it after 40 you need all the help you can get, and if coconut oil is where it’s at I’m on it!
Coconut oil goes straight to your liver to be converted to energy, so you don’t tend to store it but instead use it for energy. So by eating it you can end up being leaner! Great news as far as most of us are concerned.
As far as I’m concerned the key to good porridge is all in the soaking, if you take the time to soak it over night when you slowly cook it the next day, you get the creamiest porridge.
Ingredients for 2, better to share!
1 cup of porridge oats, I used about 90g
12 raspberries they were from frozen
8 goji berries
1 tablespoon of coconut milk water, milk or almond milk. Mix to your desired thickness.
I soaked the porridge and goji berries in all of the coconut milk and added a little water/milk over night, so that they were just covered and could swell up over night. Then in the morning put the raspberries into the porridge with the rest of the milk or water you normally use, put on a low heat and slowly cook for about 20-30 minutes. I chopped half a plum onto the top for a bit of fresh fruit, and then ate it!
Here’s me just after finishing my gym session.