Porridge Pick me upsWhilst a virtuous bowl of porridge ticks all the right boxes nutrition-wise, it can be a bit of a bore for the taste buds. Here are some tasty tips for topping up your porridge & working towards your 5 a day.
BRÛLÉED BANANA PORRIDGE
Add a little luxury to your oats in the morning
Bananas are free of fat, cholesterol and sodium but high in potassium.
Simply sprinkle with brown sugar and pop under the grill until the sugar begins to form a crunchy crystallized topping. Then drizzle with cream for that added touch!
SPICED APPLE & CRANBERRY PORRIDGE
Warm up your morning by topping your porridge with a spicy cooked fruit delight which is packed with Vitamin C.
Stew apples, cranberries, mixed spice, sugar and a drop of water. Boil and simmer until a gorgeous soft consistency. This can be made in batches in advance and also frozen for those days when there’s not a minute to spare!
CRUNCHY APPLE & CINNAMON PORRIDGE…
..for a brekkie that packs a punch
Add a sprinkle of cinnamon to your porridge whilst cooking. Then top with grated apple for a crunchy topping.
Cinnamon is known for its many beneficial properties including its anti-oxidant and anti-microbial qualities.
DATE, COCONUT, CINNAMON & PECAN PORRIDGE
Pep up your porridge with a feast of fibrous delights packed with many health benefits.
Add the dates, coconut and a cinnamon stick to your porridge whilst cooking slowly. Once a smooth thick creamy consistency with gooey dates top with pecans for some crunch - and enjoy.