As it’s my first post, I’ve decided to share with you my breakfast favourite: the king of them all THE PORRIDGE. I believe starting the day right is a key, and perhaps this would also be my key to starting this blog right. All in the hands of my porridge haha.
My way of making porridge is with this spicy apple-banana mix with a creamy dollop of Greek yogurt sprinkled with roasted seeds. My mouth water just thinking about it. I don’t know whether it’s me alone or there are more of us out there, but having breakfast is almost like a ritual to me. I think about it and prepare for it a lot! I like to be healthy and this is my way to do it. I'm not saying this is all I eat for breakfast, I do like to go crazy occasionally and have pancakes or waffles instead. But my all-time fav is this one. Also, it’s just a perfect match with the current weather here in Brittany, meaning rainy, windy and grey. So this recipe is like a sunshine, that warms me up from the inside and keeps me full easily until lunch. Bla bla bla… but it’s true.
So I try to keep it as healthy as possible. I use water instead of milk and don’t add any sugars in any form: honey, agave nectar included or other. To be honest, the combination of fresh and dried fruits gives enough sweetness. But then, if you need more then add whatever you like. I would say that maybe maple syrup would complement best the used spices. But, hey I am me and you are you.
I start with grating my apple and then mashing into it half of a banana using a fork. This could be done in a bowl you use for breakfast or directly in a saucepan use to heat it up. I then add oats and sprinkle the mix with a bit of each: cinnamon, turmeric and ginger. Pour water over it to well incorporate all the ingredients and I like to keep it rather loose.
This is now ready to be heated. It takes about five minutes and voilà!
I like to add into mine a mix of flax meal and buckwheat flour for an extra fiber, both gluten free. This is a mix I buy here in France. On top of that, I drop a big spoon of the Greek yogurt and sprinkle it with roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds. This is where, you can add some sweetness on top. You won’t regret it, I’m telling you THIS IS DELICIOUS!!
Eating porridge is well documented to have multiple health benefits. I think we all know it by now. So tuck in and enjoy it!
- 1 grated medium apple
- ½ of ripe banana
- 5 tbsp of oats
- Glass of water, depending how thick or liquid you like your porridge
- ½ a handful of raisins
- 1 tbsp of flax meal and buckwheat flour
- 1 large tbsp of Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp of roasted seeds: mix of sunflower and pumpkin
What I love about porridge is that it has endless possibilities. I have my seasonal favourites and this is why it never gets boring. I'll make sure to keep you posted on my porridge adventures. But before, what are your ways of eating it? Don't be shy and share with us!