My favourite porridge

My favourite porridge
Although I tend to change with the seasons, I am happy to have much the same breakfast each day -  this has been my favourite over winter. It includes the easy baked pears featured last week and is so good it is enough to get me out of bed on a cold winter’s morning.  The bonus is that it gives me such a head start on nutrients for the day; fibre from oats, omega 3 fats from walnuts, antioxidants from blueberries (great for the brain and much needed!) , all the selenium I need in a day from the brazil nuts, ginger for digestion, calcium from the milk……. the list goes on!  If you love porridge, you will love this “posh” version!
Serves 1
Time to make 10 minutes

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup trim or calcitrim milk
3/4 cup water
2 brazil nuts, chopped
2 large or 3 medium pieces of crystalline ginger, finely chopped
1/2 banana, chopped
1/2 baked pear (see separate recipe)
small handful of blueberries (frozen or fresh)
chopped walnuts

1. In a large bowl or jug put oats, milk, water, brazil nuts and ginger.  Microwave for 4 minutes on high
2. Add banana and microwave for another 3 minutes on high. Pour into bowl and top with pears, blueberries and walnuts.  Eat plain or with a dollop of yoghurt.

When you cook porridge with milk it takes longer to cook than with just water.
If you use wholegrain oats it takes even longer.

Healthy habits – apply to other breakfasts
- go for a high fibre, low fat and unsweetened cereal – oats are perfect!
- include low fat milk or yoghurt – gives a head start on your calcium requirements
- include 2 brazil nuts – gives you all the selenium you need in a day
- include fruit – vitamin C rich fruit like berries help the iron in the cereal to be absorbed
- top with walnuts – they are rich in valuable omega 3 nuts

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