Dinner, Breakfast, Lunches & Brunches 0.5: On-the-Go Oats
Cinnamon and Blueberry Porridge
Everybody knows how to make a bowl of porridge. It’s one of the most unassuming breakfast meals conceived, however with tweaks and garnishes it can metamorphose it’s mundane status to one of all-round goodness. We have all been told that a bowl of oats will keep you full for longer, meaning that those 10.30am snacks can be put back in the cupboard. Porridge is also the perfect way to obtain an array of nutrients, vitamins and minerals; oats themselves are a substantial source of fibre, protein and carbohydrates, while also being rich in antioxidants, so when mixed with berries, nuts and other grains provide a nourishing morning meal.
2 cups of rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of brown, unrefined sugar/coconut sugar
A handful of blueberries
Pinch of salt
Sprinkle of cacao nibs
Sprinkle of goji berries
Sprinkle of almond slices
Half a banana sliced
How to ‘Cook'
This dish is all about preparation. Simply combine the oats, chia seeds, ground cinnamon, sugar, blueberries and salt into a bowl, or if you are bringing this into work into a Tupperware bowl with a lid. Pour over boiling hot water until is roughly 1cm above the dry ingredients, this is roughly 2.5 cups. Stir it until everything is combined, and let it sit with a lid on for a couple of minutes and then stir it again. As everyone likes a different consistency for porridge you may want to add more water stir and let sit for a minute, or you may want it thicker, in this case just let it sit for another minute.
To finish sprinkle over an array of healthy toppings; cacao nibs, goji berries and almond slices are a rich nutritional, flavoursome mixture, while a ripe banana adds additional fibre and potassium while making the meal that bit more hearty.