Winter Spiced Coconut Porridge

In order to give myself a nutritional boost this January, as well as try to shift a bit of weight and get my PCOS in order, I have decided to do ‘Veganuary.’ It is kind of a personal challenge to myself too, as I have certainly overindulged in recent weeks. I know that will be super cringe to some people (I have learned in only a week that people are quite opinionated about veganism), but as someone that avoids dairy anyway, it is really just the eggs and meat that I am not having.

Breakfast is one of my favourite things; if I was to only have one meal a day it would be breakfast. So starting my day with something filling, and that fits the vegan bill, is a must. I love oats and all things porridge and overnight oats, so I thought I’d share a porridge recipe that I have been loving lately. It is still so freezing out, so a warming bowl of porridge is great on a morning. Even better is that my children love to eat porridge too!

The great thing is that you can top your porridge with pretty much anything that you want to – fruit, nuts, or cacao nibs, for example. Here’s to a hearty breakfast that keeps you full and energised until lunch.

Winter Spiced Coconut Porridge Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup of nut milk (coconut will give it the coconut edge, but almond would work too)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp flaxseeds
  • 2 tsp maca powered (great for hormone balance)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • coconut yoghurt (optional)
  • pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • fruit / nuts / toppings of choice

What To Do:

  1. Mix the oats, milk, water and a pinch of salt in a pan and start to warm it over a medium heat. Then add in all the spices and powders that you are using.
  2. Keep stirring the porridge as it heats, for around ten minutes. Once it has become the consistency that you like (I don’t mind my porridge too runny), then take it off the heat and pour into bowls (you can always save one for later). Drizzle with the maple syrup and add a dollop of coconut yoghurt on top.
  3. Tops with anything that you like, like fruit, granola, nuts, or seeds, for example.

Enjoy!

Are you a porridge fan? Are you on a health kick this new year? Would love to hear what you think.

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