At the moment I am having a porridge phase. Normally I would be more into smoothies at this time of the year, but with the weather lately I am still on porridge.
I transitioned from oatmeal to steelcut oats, also called pinheads. They are the most unprocessed kind of oats and have therefore more nutritional value. You do have to be a bit more patient because it takes about 15 – 20 minutes to cook. Sometimes I add some dried fruits, like raisins and apricots. Other times I add some cherries at the last minute, so they are a bit warm. My favorite at the moment is warmed apple, topped up with some walnuts. For proteins I add a scoop of protein powder at the end. Totally delicious.
I have it as breakfast, after my morning workout and sometimes I have it for dinner, if I feel a bit chilly.
Try it and let me know what you think.
- ¼ cup steelcut oats
- 1 cup boiled water
- ½ cup almond milk
- spices, like cinnamon, ground mixed spice, fennel (just what you like)
- (dried) fruits, apple or any other kind of fruit
- 1 scoop protein powder
- nuts or seeds to top up (optional)
Put some ghee or coconut oil in a pan and toast the spices with the ¼ of oats for a minute. Add the water and let it simmer. If you use dried fruits, add them now. If you use fresh fruits add them at the end. When the water starts to dry up add the milk and keep stirring regularly. Add the apple at the last 5 minutes, so it is nice and warm. If you use more delicate fruits, like cherries, just keep them in for a minutes or 2. Transfer in a bowl, add 1 scoop of protein powder and mix it all up. Top it up with what you like or keep it as it is.