Superfood Porridge

Serves 2

I used to hear the word porridge and immediately thought of a bowl of gruel from Oliver Twist…needless to say, I didn’t have it very often! But I decided to experiment with flavours and give the humble old classic a superfood makeover by adding some protein powder, magnesium-rich raw cacao, antioxidant-rich pomegranate and heart-healthy pumpkin seeds. Coming in at 467 calories per serving (this can be reduced by using half water, half milk combo), a massive 26g of protein and 8g of fibre this breakfast is guaranteed to keep you full all the way to lunch.

INGREDIENTS

· 1 Banana

· 100g Jumbo Oats (can be Gluten free)

· 1 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

· ½ Pomegranate

· 25g Protein powder (my personal fav is “That Protein” Brown rice protein with cacao)

· 1 tbsp Raw Cacao (only add if using protein powder with no cacao)

· 600 ml Almond Milk (or any other nut milk that tickles your fancy)

· 2 tsp Maple Syrup

· Pinch of Himalayan Salt

METHOD

· Add the oats and milk to a small saucepan.

· Bring to the boil over a medium heat.

· Simmer for about 5–7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

· Add the salt, protein powder, cacao and maple syrup and stir well.

· Spoon porridge into bowls and top with sliced banana, pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seeds.

· Enjoy!

Calories — 467

Fat — 8g

Carbohydrates — 69g

Protein — 26g

Fibre — 8g

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