My Spring Porridge

  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Vegetarian friendly!

I love having a bowl of porridge every morning. Apart from being very beneficial for your body, I love how it tastes, it's simple but it requires a little bit of elaboration, which commits myself to be a bit active when I wake up in order to cook a healthy breakfast. I'll post an other blogpost explaining which are the benefits of eating oatmeal and similar products every morning.

The dark side of eating porridge is that you can easily fall into a routine of eating plain oatmeal and getting bored of it. That's why I suggest you to try your hardest to change the toppings every day. The random thing you can add to your bowl can make a huge difference to the taste of your breakfast.

I love to change the toppings according to the season. For example, on Christmas time I love to spice it with ginger or cinnamon, and add orange, or in autumn I like to keep it simple adding honey and boiled apple. Of course, to not get bored of the recipe, I have lots of different combinations involving the same ingredients, and every day I try to change the quantities in order to find the perfect balance in the bowl.

Today I'll share with you how I'm currently preparing my spring porridge. Hope this post inspires you!

For an individual bowl you'll need:
- 1 cup of low-fat milk
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- A little bit of agave syrup
- Strawberries
- Dry coconut
Mug from Cath Kidston
First of all you need to prepare the porridge. You pour into a pot the milk and the water and you bring it to a boil. There's people who use only water - which I find kinda disgusting because I like the oatmeal to be creamy and soft - and there's people who just add milk - which I don't like because the consistency of the cereal it's great but the whole mixture is so heavy and I find it difficult to finish the bowl. 
Once the milk and the water are boiling, you add the oatmeal. You have to keep an eye on it and stir it with a wooden spoon every now and then in order to make sure it doesn't stick to the pot. After 5 minutes the oatmeal should be cooked.
Pour the porridge into a bowl, and now it's time to get creative:
My spring porridge!
I love agave syrup, and it perfectly fits with the other toppings of this spring recipe, so add two teaspoons of it. For those who don't know, the agave is a succulent plant native to the hot and arid places from Mexico and surroundings. Its nectar is commonly used in healthy recipes as an alternative to sugar, and also as a binding agent.
Then, chop some strawberries and add them to the mixture (to prepare the bowl that you can see in the picture I've chopped 3 strawberries). Blend it together.
Last but not least, it's time to add the cute Pinterest goal coating toppings. Slice 2 or 3 strawberries  - to get the fresh and colourful pitch - and add a sprinkle of dry coconut - to get the tropical vibe because it's spring and the sun is shining so bright! 
Topping zoom in



Mara Craciun said...

This looks so delicious!
I like that it is 100% natural and healthy
Can't wait to try it

Jacqueline|Simply Delectable said...

I need to try it this way! My boys love eating porridge, and I usually just make it with honey and cinnamon, sometimes I add fruit, but that depends on what I have in the house. I love the combination of coconut and strawberries though.

RiGA Onlinne said...

such a great post>
love this !

Gillian Kent said...

I love porridge. I use maple syrup. Adds great flavor.

Raising Your Pets Naturally with Tonya Wilhelm said...

This looks really tasty. I would eat this for breakfast and for a nice snack. It sounds nice and refreshing and satisfying.

Jessica said...

I don't like oatmeal at all. But you make it look so good and yummy. I will try this recepie. Is simple amd I think I can get it to taste good too.

Helene said...

This sounds like such a healthy and delicious way to start the day!

xo, Helene

hotaru ♡ said...

It looks delicious !
Thanks for sharing the recipe

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