5 Fun Porridge Ideas To Combat Freezing Temperatures

January 23, 2019

5 Fun Porridge Ideas To Combat Freezing Temperatures

It's snowing and freezing outside, which invites for a hot and steamy bowl of oats in the morning. The good old porridge doesn't have to be plain and boring. Here are 5 porridge ideas which are packed with nutrients, bursting with flavour, and can even make you look forward to your alarm clock in the morning!

5 Fun Porridge Ideas To Combat Freezing Temperatures

  1. The sweet superfood: Add some sweet red dates aka jujube fruits into your porridge as a natural sweetener. These red berries are chewy, sweet, and contain 18 out of 24 amino acids which are essential for the building of proteins in the body. Simply make your porridge the usual way, and throw a handful of red dates / jujube berries into the pot or bowl. You can also tear them in halves to release their flavour more. 
  2. The winter warmer: When cooking your porridge on the stove, add a few slices of ginger and two tea bags of chai. Remember to remove these items before serving, and sprinkle some cinnamon and vanilla on top. Voila! The spicy ginger and chai will wake up your taste buds, give your metabolism a healthy kick, and help keeping you warm from the inside as you brave the cold outside. 
  3. The savoury bowl: feeling rather savoury in the morning? Have a hearty rice porridge bowl made with miso. Simply cook your rice porridge with white miso paste. Cube soft tofu and add into the bowl towards the end. Once off the stove, season with sesame oil, and a sprinkling of sesame seeds and spring onion. Miso are essentially fermented beans and the fermentation process provides our gut with friendly bacteria to help strengthen our immune-system. 
  4. The cake: Celebrate your morning with a Black Forest porridge bowl, by adding cacao nibs and cherry compote into your porridge. Cacao nibs are made of cacao beans but compared to their sugar-laden chocolate counterparts, they help avoid spikes in your blood sugar and empty calories. In turn, you will get the purest form of chocolate in a crunchy goodness and packed with anti-oxidants. 
  5. The caffeine kick: make yourself a green matcha bowl containing natural caffeine. Simply add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into your porridge and see it turn green. For an extra nutrition boost, add another teaspoon of green moringa powder. The caffeine in matcha works wonders in giving you sustained energy throughout the day, while moringa can protect your body from free-radicals. 

How do you like your porridge in the morning? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!

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