- Porridge oats are low in fat, low G.I. which means that the carbohydrate is released into your bloodstream slowly and will therefore sustain your energy levels and help prevent those eleven o'clock cravings.
- A nice warm bowl of porridge will provide a little internal central heating for your body and make leaving the house for work or for an early morning run that much easier on these cold mornings.
- Porridge oats are also a good, natural way of lowering cholesterol.
- If trying to tighten the belt financially rather than physically, porridge is a much cheaper breakfast than any of the sugary processed overpackaged cereals.
Go Faster Porridge, with Blueberries, Toasted Walnuts and Honey
Pop the walnuts in the oven while you cook the porridge and you will be sitting down to breakfast within 10 minutes. The amount of liquid depends on the type of porridge you use. The less refined the oats, the more liquid you will need.
550 ml water or milk or ½ and ½
Pinch of salt
Punnet of fresh blueberries
Handful of walnuts
Good quality runny honey (Manuka is very good but very expensive, Greek runny honey is delicious)
- Put the oats, water and/or milk into a pan with a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil over a high heat and then turn the heat down and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. The porridge with become thick and creamy.
- Meanwhile, pop the nuts onto a baking tray and roast in the oven at 160°C for 5 minutes.
- Pour into two warmed bowls, sprinkle with the blueberries and nuts and drizzle over the honey.