Thursday, 23 January 2014

Breakfast: Very Berry Coconut Porridge




To me this is a real treat in the morning and it is so easy to prepare. Which is great when you are not quite yet awake and don’t want any fuss in the morning. I love my oats, it’s that stodgy hug in the morning that keeps me coming back for more and the protein and fibre in it keeps me full past 10am, which is a wonderful feat all on its own because I’m always hungry! I love porridge; here is what I recently topped it with.

 Delicious coconut oil gives the porridge an added creaminess in texture. Although it is high in fats coconut oil is a different type of saturated fat that is not found in meat or dairy. This type of fat is called a medium chain fatty acid. MCFA’s, unlike other saturated fats are easily digested and is easily used by the body as an energy source rather than being stored into fat. MCFA’s are also thought to aid the absorption of vitamins from other food. This oil is also a great source of Vitamin E and selenium meaning it’s a great restorative addition to meal. 

" One serving of Blueberries is like having the FIVE portions of Broccoli!"

Almond milk is full of calcium helping to promote bone health whilst zinc strengthens your immune system, making almond milk a great winter essential! 

Strawberries contain B vitamins, they can help regulate the nervous system and with stress levels. They are also full off iron which will help fight fatigue!

Blueberries hold a power house of youth preserving antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals, did you know that one serving of these juicy jewels is like having the equivalent of 5 portions of Broccoli! Insane or what!

Here’s what to do:

Heat up your oats in a pan with about a cup and a half of Almond Milk
When the mix starts to thicken, add a tsp of coconut oil and let it melt. Stir it thoroughly.
Meanwhile chop up your berries. I like to put some in the bottom of the bowl and pour the porridge over. This way you get bits that have softened from the heat and your crisp fruit on top. Lovely!


2 comments:

  1. Looks really yummy, never used coconut oil before though, I guess you can get it from any health food store?

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  2. Its a great universal product! you can get it online or in a health food store. make saw it is unrefined and raw for the best quality. Use it as a cooking oil, in smoothies and even as a hair mask. it has so many uses!

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