Golden Porridge

While everyone is probably craving cold smoothies, because of the hot weather, I am the one (hope not the only) that stick to a nutritious, warm porridge for breakfasts.

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Being inspired by the spiced porridge I have recently eaten in 26 GRAINS (place in London serving amazing oatmeals) I created my own turmeric and orange one. For the recent four days I have been eaten for breakfast this golden porridge, with a slightly different toppings each day and I have to say that I absolutely fell in love with its consistency and unique taste.

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The turmeric that is said to be a natural antibiotic creates a perfect combination with the freshly squeezed orange juice while cooking the oats. They both add an amazing flavour to the oatmeal making in tasteful! Since then, I will be using turmeric not only for savoury dishes adding to soups or vegetable stews but also for porridges or pancakes.

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I also changed slightly the way I prepare my porridge, soaking the oats before cooking that improves the oatmeal texture and makes it easier to digest.

Breakfasts are definitely my favourites, not only because they are mostly sweet and warm but also because they look the most beautiful šŸ™‚

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Check this recipe for the golden porridge out! The name doesn’t come only from the colour but from the fact that t is really my favourite one!

It definitely rocks!

INGREDIENTS:
  • Oat Flakes
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Fresh Orange
  • Turmeric
  • Cardamon
  • Apple
  • Homemade Plant MilkĀ 
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Dried Plums
  • Pinch Of Salt
  • Mix Of Seeds
METHOD:

Soak the oats, chia, flax and sunflower seeds in a water (it shouldn’t be more than 1 cm above oats) for approximately 30min. Then place it in the pot and add some milk (again 1 cm above is maximum). Once the liquid starts to evaporate, squeeze the half of the fresh orange and add a pinch of salt and a bit of cardamon and turmeric, not too much because turmeric in bigger amounts makes the dish bitter. Stir everything with a wooden spoon or stick and at the end add chopped apple mixing everything and cooking for another 1-2 minutes. Let your porridge cool down a bit and meanwhile chop dried plums and fresh orange. Put your porridge in a bowl, top with fruits, coconut flakes and roasted seeds (you can prepare them either in the pan or in the oven).

TO SERVE:

You can serve your porridge literally with whatever you want or have. I love adding almond butter and various homemade jam. Recently I have been using cherry one. I am a big fan of stewing fruits making kind of compotes so very often I decorate my porridge with both stewed and fresh fruits. Seasonal fruits will fit perfectly, either strawberries, blueberries or apricots and peaches. If you like or actually crave something dry go for it, dried plums are amazing! Ā Remember also to add something crunch on top such as roasted nuts, seeds or homemade granola. Make your porridge pretty, take a picture and enjoy eating it.

 

 

Hope you like the recipe!

 

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