Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. That is what everyone says isn’t it? And deep down we all know that it is true. Yet so many of us skip breakfast and I can be one of the worst culprits for it. I like to hit the snooze button (more than once..) before crawling out of bed. By this point I am already running late and as I seem to end up trying on at least two different outfits each morning this then takes priority over breakfast. However, recently I decided to make more time for breakfast. I had to. Not only was I absolutely starving by 11am but I had a real energy slump mid morning that doesn’t make for the most productive start to the day! A lot of people tell me that they are just not hungry when they wake up in the morning. If you can eat breakfast at work then try to do so but I found that I never made the time for it and still ended up skipping breakfast altogether.
This is the first time I have blogged a porridge recipe mainly because it is so simple. Yet oats for breakfast have gained a lot of negative press recently largely due to popular breakfasts such as ready made granola or branded types of porridge that are loaded with sugar. Making your own porridge is super easy and the only thing coming out of a packet should be the oats and no added extras. Oats are good for you. They contain protein, iron, calcium and contain large amounts of soluble fibre that is known to lower cholestral. I top my porridge with fresh fruit or my cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds and sometimes a little maple syrup.
- 50g oats
- 300ml milk
- 1 banana (chopped)
- 1 and half tbpsn pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbpsn maple syrup
- Add the oats to a saucepan and pour in the milk. Bring to a boil (around 1 and half mins) and then simmer for around 4 minutes, giving it a stir regularly.
- Plate up in a bowl and top with the banana and pumpkin seeds. Lightly drizzle with some maple syrup.