So today is WORLD PORRIDGE DAY. I’m a huge fan of porridge, although when I was younger I most definitely wasn’t. It’s crazy how versatile humble oats can be, anyone who saw my full english porridge post a while back and compares it to these apple pie oats will be able to vouch for that! They can absorb any flavour, be that sweet or savoury AND you don’t need to add unnatural, refined sugars – which are going straight to the body’s fat stores if you don’t burn them straight off. Instead, you can be inventive, use fresh fruit, cinnamon, raisins, seeds and even some protein powder in order to create a well rounded meal that stacks up with protein and fats as well as carbs. That way, not only do you feel like you’re having pudding for breakfast, but you’re also going to stay full for a long time. Win-Win.
Another great thing about porridge is how cheap and easy it is to rustle up. This being a particularly snazzy bowl and still costing the grand sum of £1.59. Plus with everything thrown in, including chopping the apple and cooking the porridge, it’s a 3 minute job. Maximum. Let’s say a bowl of cereal takes 1 minute, you’re getting virtually no protein, none of the healthy fats that are going to give you energy throughout the day (especially if you’re working out), I definitely know which one I would choose.
With autumn well upon us (sigh), a hot and tasty bowl of porridge is the way to go to set your day off on the right foot. And a warm one!
If you’ve got any special recipes for porridge, I’d love to hear about them and try them myself! Simply comment below or message me on Instagram!
1 Sachet of Mornflake Protein Porridge (29p)
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (10p)
50ml Liquid Egg Whites (15p)
60ml Unsweetened Almond Milk (11p)
1/2 Apple (12p)
1 Tbsp Cinnamon (10p)
25g Raisins (8p)
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter (15p)
1/2 Scoop Vanilla Whey Isolate Protein Powder (50p)
61g Carbs – 32g Protein – 15.8g Fat
You’ll need just the one bowl and a (600w) microwave.
- In a cereal bowl pour; the oats, liquid egg whites, 50ml almond milk and the vanilla protein powder. Mix thoroughly before popping in the microwave for 1 Minute. Take out and stir thoroughly, pop back in for another minute.
- In the mean time, whilst the porridge cooks, dice half of the apple. When the porridge comes out, add the rest of the almond milk (10ml) and stir thoroughly (If the consistency isn’t how you like it, pop in the microwave for 30 secs more to thicken OR add some more almond milk to thin).
- Then add the cinnamon and chia, stirring in thoroughly.
- Finally pop the diced apple, raisins and a Tbsp peanut butter on top.
VOILA! Enjoy x