Monday, 4 May 2015

Almond Butter Porridge

When I first started my job I would kid myself that I just didn’t have time to eat a healthy breakfast, I would just have a quick bowl of cereal or even worse - nothing at home and then grab a muffin at the station only to find myself hungry again once I sat at my desk. I decided it was time to actually think about I was fuelling my body with. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it sets you up for the hours ahead so it needs to be substantial.

I love juicing and making smoothies in my Nutribullet some days, and if I opt for one I’ll normally go for my green berry breakfast smoothie or something including banana and oats. But when I’m after something a bit more warming I love to make porridge and more recently I’ve been obsessed with my almond butter offering.

I give myself about 20 minutes in the morning to make and eat my breakfast and that’s ample time to make a hearty bowl of porridge from scratch. I always make mine on the stove too as the idea of microwaving something as healthy as porridge makes no sense to me, and it takes less than 10 minutes. I swear.

You’ll need
Porridge oats
1 tsp of Almond Butter
A pinch of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Half an apple, chopped (I eat the other half as I get ready – Don’t waste it!)
A few pitted dates, chopped
Honey or Agave Nectar to taste

I find that everyone tends to like their porridge a different consistency so recipe-wise make it the way you enjoy it I love mine really really thick !

Add the cinnamon and the vanilla as the milk is warming and then the almond butter when it is beginning to combine. Continue to mix until the almond butter is completely blended into the porridge. I then pour the porridge into my bowl and then chop my fruit, but you can chop your fruit before hand, totally your call, guys.

The result is sweet and deliciously healthy and if I can whip this up at 5:30 in the morning, you really have no excuses not to try it!


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