Efficiency is a zeitgeist. To do more in a shorter amount of time is what everyone is striving for these days. Leaving you free to do…more things efficiently. I am a bit ambivalent about all this efficiency – it sounds stressful to me but aficionados swear it is the opposite. The more efficient you are the less stress and forgetfulness you’ll experience. Perhaps. I am willing to be proved wrong.
Therefore, striking while the iron is hot, I am designing an efficient way of getting as many daily nutrients as possible in one go by unveiling my ‘All in one’ porridge. Voila! Porridge is so much more than soggy oat flakes. It is like a collective noun which can incorporate anything which goes well in an oat base – even things you can’t imagine. The beauty with this model is that you get a whole bunch of goodness inside you first thing which, on a daily basis, does wonders to your health and well-being, long-term. Ask any health nut and porridge is up there in their favorite breakfast department. So without further ado here is my ‘All in one’ porridge. Have healthy, happy Monday!
‘All in one’ Porridge
- 3/4 cup organic porridge oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 heaped tsp maca powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- A bit of ground black pepper
- Mixed berries of your choice, blueberries, cherries, raspberries etc
- 1 heaped tbsp freshly ground* nuts and seeds of your choice
- Dash of coconut milk or other milk of your choice
Cook your porridge in water or in the milk of your choice. I tend to vary, sometimes using coconut milk and sometimes water depending on mood and comfort factor. Once cooked to desired consistency (I like it more runny than solid) I add all ingredients starting with the coconut oil so it melts, followed by the rest. Finish off with a dash of milk and your chosen selection of berries. Enjoy!
*Grinding nuts and seeds can be a better way to ensure your body can digest the nutritious content without them simply going in one way and exiting the other, undigested. By rupturing cell walls and exposing their contents to gastric juices and mixing in the stomach and gut, a larger proportion of the nutrients already present can be absorbed in the blood stream.