Grain-Free Porridge Recipe

Grain-Free Porridge Recipe

Since the cold weather, I’ve really been enjoying this warming grain-free ‘porridge’ – this recipe started as an experiment but actually turned out quite well! Unlike oats this keeps me full up to (in fact, often beyond!) lunchtime and not craving sugar later on in the day (I also wanted a change from eggs – my usual go-to). If you fancy giving it a try here’s how I make it but feel free to experiment:

1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp milled flaxseeds (but you can also use whole)
2 tsps dessicated coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk (I’ve been using unsweetened almond milk)

Put all the ingredients in a pan, stir and bring to the boil. Simmer until desired consistency is reached – this won’t take long at all! I like a thick porridge but if you want a thinner consistency just stir in more milk while simmering.

Here I’ve topped mine with half a banana and some raspberries I had in the freezer and warmed through.

Enjoy! 😀


Cacao Smoothie Bowl

Cacao Smoothie Bowl

A Cooling Recipe for Summer

Try this tasty Cacao Smoothie Bowl

Try this tasty Cacao Smoothie Bowl

Since we’ve been having some proper summer weather recently (something that’s never guaranteed in the UK!), I’ve been enjoying having smoothie bowls for breakfast.

Inspired by @wellbeingsarah who posted a recipe on her Instagram I tried this cacao smoothie bowl and it has become a real favourite.

If you’d like to try this for yourself, then blend spinach, frozen banana, avocado, raw cacao power and milk (I used almond milk) together to your desired consistency. I’ve also added a greens power to mine or you could add a scoop of protein powder.

(The addition of frozen banana makes this very cooling which has been especially welcome on hot days!)

Complete your smoothie bowl with toppings of your choice and enjoy! πŸ˜€

Choc Chia Energy Smoothie

Choc Chia Energy Smoothie

Choc Chia Smoothie - Here's one I made earlier :)

Choc Chia Smoothie – Here’s one I made earlier πŸ™‚

This is one of my favourite breakfasts on the go – I get an energy boost from the chia seeds and all that’s needed is a little overnight preparation (soaking the chia seeds).

1/4 Cup of Chia Seeds, 1 Cup of Almond Milk, 1 Apple, quartered, 1-2 teaspoons of Cacao Nibs, 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

Soak the chia seeds in the fridge overnight in the almond milk. Put the chia, apple, and cinnamon in a blender and blend away. (NB – if you feel the mixture is too thick feel free to add some extra milk here.)

When the mixture is smooth, add most of the cacoa nibs and blend again. Serve with the remaining cacoa nibs sprinkled on top for some extra chocolatey crunch. If I have any smoothie mixture leftover, I store in a airtight container in the fridge.

I’ve also made this with coconut milk which tastes just as delicious.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚