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Porridge: A Healthy & Tasty Breakfast Option

Vitality+Awesomeness Healthy & tasty Porridge

Although we always had porridge as part of our food essentials at home, we really came to eat more porridge when we went vegan for January 2017. Embracing a plant-based diet for a full month, we had to make sure we were getting enough protein. You can easily boost your protein intake by adding protein powder to it. Having porridge for breakfast is also a great way to avoid gluten* and dairy if you have food intolerances or allergies. 

=>You may like our homemade apple compote recipe, perfect for your porridge

We tend to buy organic porridge and preferably chunky whole oats. This is more of a personal preference, though. High in fibre, porridge is also a great way to reduce your sugar intake. The carbohydrates in porridge are complex, meaning you’ll get energy released slowly and avoid the crash from eating refined carbs, found in so many boxed cereals.

And if you’re trying to cut down on refined sugar, you can still add fresh, seasonal or frozen fruits, nuts for your good fats, chia seeds, protein powder and delicious spice like cinnamon. We currently use Naturya for our protein booster in our porridge and smoothies, which you can buy from Holland and Barrett.

Favourite topping for a yummer porridge: use our recipe and make your own homemade and sugar-free apple compote.

Below is our perfect and easy recipe to make a delicious porridge:

Oats Porridge

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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An easy and healthy alternative to your eggs & Greens

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup oats (small or chunky).
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups water or milk.
  • A small saucepan!

What to do:

  • Place saucepan on a medium heat.
  • Place oats in the saucepan.
  • Pour the full quantity of water on the oats.
  • Add a pinch of sea salt, this will contrast nicely when adding your fruits once serving.
  • Cover saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling, take a wooden spoon and stir for about 5 mins until it gets to a smooth and thicker consistency.

Tip1: Add more water if you prefer runnier porridge, however, it will take a few more minutes to cook. We find that we will only add twice the quantity of water when using small oats, whereas if you’re using chunky oats, it is best to add 2 1/2 the quantity of water so the oats really have time to cook and fully open.

Tip2: Add a little bit of milk when serving. It helps if the porridge is thicker than what you like. We’re all about coconut milk at the moment!


*Oats are naturally gluten free, however, may be contaminated from neighbouring fields or processing facilities. If you’re coeliac or are avoiding gluten, be sure to buy oats labelled “Gluten Free”. 

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