Eating Porridge for Breakfast

· 8th November 2018
Mixing porridge with milk or water and adding fruits or seeds, gives you the perfect breakfast. Not only is it healthy and very balanced, but it also gives you the energy you need to start your day.

Porridge consists of oatmeal flakes cooked in milk or water. For extra flavor, you can add fruits and spices to the porridge too. It’s a traditional British food, where the people here, tend to enjoy it for breakfast. However, these days it’s become popular throughout the world.

Some people claim that it can even help you to lose weight. This is because porridge is a slow-release carbohydrate, which means it’ll keep you feeling full for longer. Whole-grain cereals also help to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

See also: Replace Your Commercial Cereals with Whole Grain Options

We’re going to give you some porridge recipes so that you can start making healthy and balanced breakfasts. These are not only fast and easy they’re also inexpensive recipes too.

Classic oatmeal porridge

In order to make this recipe, you’ll need one-third of a cup of oatmeal flakes, which is equivalent to approximately one ounce. You’ll also need a cup of milk. If you want to reduce the calories in this recipe even further, you can use skim milk, soy milk, or even just water. If you also want to use a sweetener – stevia is a good option. Finally, you’ll need some cinnamon.

Porridge in milk

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If you use water, you’ll need to add more fruits or spices, so that the taste isn’t too bland, After you have all of the ingredients, you can follow the steps you need to make it:

  1. Put the milk or the water into a pan along with the sweetener and the cinnamon.
  2. When you start to see the steam rising, you can add the oatmeal.
  3. Stir the mix frequently while cooking it on medium heat for five to ten minutes, depending on how thick you like it.
  4. You can serve the porridge hot or cold, as you prefer. Then, add the fruits, nuts, or anything else that you like.

Porridge with chocolate

In order to make this recipe, you’ll need a third of a cup of oatmeal flakes, (around one ounce). You’ll also need a cup of milk, which, if you want to reduce the calorie count, you can replace with skim milk, soy milk, or even water. Then, you’ll need a teaspoon of fat-free cacao powder (without any added sugar). Finally, you’ll need a sweetener, such as stevia, and some cinnamon.

If you use water, you should add more fruits and spices to avoid a bland taste. Aside from that, you can add more sweetener to counteract the bitter taste of the cacao. With this in mind, you can follow the steps below to make this type of porridge:

  1. Put the milk or water in a pan, along with the sweetener, the cacao, and the cinnamon.
  2. When the steam starts to rise, add the oatmeal.
  3. Stir the mix frequently while cooking it at medium heat for five to ten minutes – depending on how thick you want it.
  4. Serve the porridge hot or cold, as you prefer. Then add the fruits, nuts, or whatever you like!

Banana and yogurt porridge

In order to make this recipe, you’ll need a third of a cup of oatmeal flakes. This is about one ounce. You’ll also need a cup of water, half a mashed banana, and a skim yogurt with zero percent fat content. You’ll also need a sweetener, such as stevia, and some cinnamon.

Bananas for porridge

Once you have the ingredients, follow the directions below:

  1. Put the milk or water, the sweetener, and the cinnamon into a pot.
  2. When it begins to let off steam, add the oatmeal.
  3. While stirring frequently, cook the mixture over a medium heat, for five to ten minutes, depending on how thick you want it.
  4. Serve this up hot or cold, as you prefer. Then add the yogurt and the mashed bananas.

Porridge with egg whites and chia

In order to make this recipe, you’ll need a third of a cup of oatmeal. This is more or less one ounce. Then, you’ll need some milk, which you can replace with skim milk, soy milk, or even water if you’re counting calories. Next, you’ll need two egg whites, a teaspoon of chia seeds, sweetener, and cinnamon. For the sweetener, you can use stevia.

Egg yolks for porridge

If you use water, you should add more fruits and spices so that it doesn’t taste too bland. After you’ve gathered all of the ingredients, follow the below steps to make it:

  1. Put some milk or water into a pan along with the sweetener and the cinnamon.
  2. When it begins to let off steam, add the oatmeal.
  3. While stirring it frequently, cook the mix at medium heat for five to ten minutes, depending on how thick you want it.
  4. When you’re about to finish with the cooking phase, add the two egg whites and the teaspoon of chia and let everything thoroughly blend together.
  5. Serve it hot or cold, as you prefer. Then add the fruits, seeds, or whatever else you like!

Other information

The most popular foods to add to porridge are: fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, grated coconut, grated chocolate, and honey.

If you want to make this breakfast even more quickly, you can leave the oatmeal soaking the night before in the water or the milk. Afterward, you can heat this up in the microwave for one minute, so that it thickens. It’s the perfect option for someone who wants to have oatmeal for breakfast on the go.