I love warm porridge especially for breakfast. But breaking with the traditional taste I want mine packed with flavour. So porridge made simple but still delicious.
1 Put the oats, milk (water if required) and the salt into a saucepan on a low heat and bring to the boil, mixing from time to time. (Be careful if cooking on the hob as if you don’t stir enough, its likely to stick to the pan). Alternatively you can add all these ingredients to a microwave proof bowl and heat for two minutes on a 800 watt if lower wattage increase time slightly, stirring halfway through.
2. Stir on stove until all the porridge is mixed thoroughly and then take of the stove and pour into a suitable bowl. This process will take about five minutes. Serve with chia seeds for their high nutrient value, great source of antioxidants so help with free radicals which the sun produces. They are full of fibre, protein, are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and contain several Vitamin B’s. Add two dried apricots. Apricots are a great source of vitamin A and C, so are also a great source of fibre and antioxidants but also help the heart, cholesterol while equally being good for the blood and skin. Yogurt is a great add on to make the porridge more creamy, but is also high in Vitamin B, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12. It’s also a great source of calcium and rich in minerals and magnesium. Finally drizzle with the Honey or Maple Syrup. Honey is best source locally. It is a fantastic immune system stimulant, again another antioxidant, great for cholesterol, better than sugar as sugar is nutrient deficient and maple syrup has very similar properties to honey and is an great alternative for Vegans.
3. Enjoy warm