On a cold, frosty morning like today there are few better ways to start the day than with a bowl of steaming hot porridge. Now the moniker ‘power porridge’ has been branded about a little too often for my liking, however, I feel that my choc-nut affair really does live up to that name. High protein, high fat, high fibre – this is the ultimate in winter comfort food.
- 50g (2 x 70ml scoops) porridge oats
- 300ml organic whole milk (or raw milk if you can get it)
- 1 scoop (70ml scoop) chocolate whey (or all-in-one)
- 10g (3/4 dessertspoon) organic cocoa
- 30g (2 dessertspoons) milled linseed
- 30g blanched almonds
- Put the oats and milk in a bowl.
- Microwave on full power for about 2½ minutes.
- Add everything else.
Personally, I don’t do calorie or macro counting. Still, here’s a breakdown of my little choc-nut bad boy for those of you who are that way inclined. I’ve broken it down by constituents so you can tinker with it (not that you’ll want to after trying it!) to fit any specific nutrition goals.
Variations on the theme
My basic porridge template is simple – oats, milk, whey, nuts and/or seeds. Then, depending on the flavours you’re looking for, you can also look to add fruits and spices.
Vanilla whey is a great choice if you’re looking to experiment with flavours as it’s extremely versatile. Vanilla whey with walnuts, chopped apple and cinnamon is particularly fantastic!
Like it thick? Substitute the nuts for a nut butter.
Can’t deal with avenin or are otherwise oat-averse? Try using cous cous or quinoa. Both are great carriers for flavour and don’t need to be thought of as savoury-only options.
Do you have any of your own suggestions for the ultimate porridge? Please drop me a comment and let me know if you do!