We love porridge for breakfast. It' easy, fast and everyone eats it. From time to time I will try new recipes and something new, but I always go back to porridge. Why? Because it's awesome and versatile.
From my experience, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets up your metabolism and energy... or lack there of. Often times people are running out the door, grabbing what's quick and convenient or nothing at all. I understand why this happens. I get it. But let me just explain why this is damaging...
First, there's the issue of running on no fuel or caffeine and simply running on stress hormones and adrenaline. But eventually there's a crash and this is when our desire, I mean NEED for a pick me up comes into play. What's the best pick me up? Sugar. And so the cycle begins again.
But what about when you eat but it simply just doesn't satisfy? What I mean is that you find you're on the blood sugar roller coaster sooner than later. That's likely due to a lack of protein and fat which will sustain your energy through out your day, helping to curb the cravings and crashes.
This is especially true for our kids. The heartier the breakfast, the better we set up kids for success in their day. Think protein and fat... a match made in heaven.
This is why I've taken porridge to the next level. Because I believe breakfast should be nourishing and quick. This porridge takes me 10-15 minutes to make in the morning and it feeds all of us. I love it. I seriously love it.
All of these ingredients are deeply nutritious and support overall health. In this porridge you will find fat, protein, true cinnamon (which specifically balances blood sugar) and medicinal mushrooms. If you haven't jumped on the medicinal mushroom train, I highly encourage you too. Read more about their benefits here.
- 2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 4 cups water
- 2 tbsp nut or seed butter of your choice
- 1 tbsp pumpkin protein powder (I use Omega Nutrition or a protein powder of your choice)
- 2 tsp true cinnamon
- 1 tsp 5 mushroom powder
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- In a large pot, add oats and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer. Let cook for about 3-5 minutes.
- Add nut butter, protein powder, cinnamon and medicinal mushrooms and mix until well combined. Add maple syrup and stir again.
- Finally, add hemp hearts and frozen raspberries. Stir them in and cook for 5 minutes, allowing raspberries to warm up.
- Serve and devour.