I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe but when I whipped it up in under 5 minutes for my mum recently and saw how much she loved it, I decided to share it on here! Porridge is an absolute staple in my diet as it’s such a hearty and satisfying way to start the day and keeps you full for a while. It’s SO straightforward to make so is one of those fool-proof recipes you can keep coming back to.
This recipe is naturally sweet thanks to the mango chunks – I buy packs of chopped frozen mango (you can get these at most supermarkets) which make it easier to eat all year round, even when not in season. The chia seeds pack protein and omega-3, while cinnamon has been known to stabilise blood sugar levels. I love serving it with some homemade Raspberry Chia Jam on top, or a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter!
In case you need 3 more reasons to try this, here are some nutritional facts about OATS:
- Wholegrain oats are an energising carbohydrate with more soluble fibre than any other grain.
- Oats helps to lower cholesterol in the body
- Oats are packed with nourishing B-vitamins.
I find that porridge also tastes amazing as leftovers the next day – double up the portions, store it in the fridge and reheat the following morning it with a splash of almond milk for a super-speedy delicious breakfast!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 mango, chopped (I use frozen)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- Handful of frozen berries
- Toppings: berries and sultanas/raisins
- Cook all the ingredients in a saucepan on a medium heat for 5 minutes, stir occasionally.
- Transfer to a bowl, top with additional berries and sultanas and serve immediately – or store leftovers in the fridge for tomorrow.
If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @elibrechernutrition – I LOVE seeing all your creations!