20 Mar Fruit Porridge (Dairy Free)
Start your day with with a bowl of energy and vitamin giving Fruit Burst Porridge. Porridge is great for low GI all morning long energy, but it can get a bit heavy when the warm Spring mornings close in on the Summer. To keep things fresh, try this fruit porridge alternative version which is packed with vitamins and nutrients as well as oaty energy.
The ingredients for this recipe are full of goodness, here’s just the highlights: Oats are great at lowering cholesterol and a good source of fibre and give you a morning-long sense of fullness. Bananas contain vitamins C and B6, manganese and potassium. Strawberries add another vitamin C and manganese punch as well as being anti-inflammatory. Blackcurrants have more vitamin C, potassium, manganese as well as B5, phosporus and iron and are anti-heart disease, anti-cancer and anti-microbial. Kiwis will give you some C & E vitamins, omega-3 fatty acid in the seeds and some flavanoids. Honey is an antioxidant, antiseptic and is antibacterial. Cinnamon is antiviral and antioxidant and cashew butter contains some great essential fatty acids which lower cholesterol and a plethora of minerals including copper, iron, zinc and selenium. And last but not least coconut water is high in potassium, contains antioxidants, magnesium and is great at rehydrating the body.
You can see why this fruit porridge is a great start to your day! It really is the fruit porridge to end all fruit porridge.
All you have to do is cook the oats in a saucepan as normal only use coconut water instead of milk. Chop up the fruits and sprinkle on top with a dusting of cinnamon, a spoonful of honey and a splodge of cashew butter.
Fruit Porridge Recipe
**Ingredients per person:**
Cup of porridge oats
Cup of coconut water (keep adding for required consistency)
1/2 a banana
1/2 a kiwi
1 teaspoon of honey
Pinch of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of cashew nut butter
And there you have a tasty summer alternative fruit porridge, ave a great day Dee x