I’m a massive fan on porridge. I have it for breakfast every morning from October to March because it’s perfect to warm you up on a cold morning. It also has great health benefits.
It provides slow-release energy, which keeps you full for longer, so that you’re less likely to snack in the day. Plus it’s low sugar which is great for diabetics, and it contains both soluble and insoluble fibre, which aids digestion. Finally it provides beta glucans, which can bind to cholesterol and help reduce cholesterol levels.
It’s the perfect breakfast for weekdays, when you need something easy that you can just grab-and-go. Just be mindful of portion size when you’re preparing your porridge; all you need is 40g of porridge oats and 200ml skimmed milk. If you don’t have time to measure this out, use a 57 x 25mm ramekin, which is the perfect potion size.
If you’re thinking that porridge is boring – read this great article in Woman’s Health Magazine listing 10 ways to ‘pimp your porridge’. Adding 1 tsp of honey and 80g of berries, such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries is a personal favourite of mine. Adding half a cubed mango or a sliced banana is also a great way to inject some vitamins into your breakfast. If you have more time, Deliciously Ella has a great recipe for Coconut Porridge.
So go and buy some good old porridge oats and milk!
Have a lovely weekend,
P.S. For more tips check out my YouTube video on how to make porridge and what to add to it.