In every morning, there’s breakfast. Whether you’re getting ready to go to work — or physically preparing yourself for that early bird gym class — breakfast is a must and almost non-negotiable.
A great healthy breakfast to kickstart your morning is porridge, in other words, oatmeal. There are many variations to making your oatmeal, and this recipe that we adapted from “Meals that Heal Inflammation“ uses spices that help soothe the digestive tract and reduce inflammation as well. This hot cereal only takes a few minutes to prepare and will leave you feeling satisfied and energized for your day.
Side note: The word “porridge” reminds me of The Berenstain Bears books and it’s hard to shake off that childhood connection.
Prep List Time: 10-15 minutes (Serves 2-3)
- 3/4 cups of rolled oats
- 1/2 granny smith or red apple diced (or fruits of your choice)
- 1/2 cup blueberries (or berries of your choice)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1/4 cup of chopped almonds
- 2 cups water
- Pinch of sea salt
Shall We Begin?
- In a small pot — put together oats, water, a small pinch of salt, and spices. (note: spices vary to taste, so put according to your preference)
- Bring porridge to a quick boil, and then bring the heat to low for a slow simmer. Stir occasionally. About 5-10 minutes.
- You will see the oats absorbing the water and slowly thickening. If you prefer your porridge thin, remove from heat now. If you like more chunky and thick, let sit for another 3-5 minutes to reduce the liquid.
- Serve Oatmeal. Place diced fruits, berries, and chopped almonds on top. Drizzle honey.
- Eat. Feel Good. Live Happily.
TIPS & TRICKS: If you’d like this to be a creamier porridge, substitute the water with coconut or almond milk. You can also make this portable, by putting the oats into a thermos and then adding the boiling water (or milk) on top as well as remaining ingredients.