Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Power Porridge

Want some get up and go?  Want to take on the world?  Want to tick-off those jobs on the to-do list? Want to power through your day... or at least until brownietime lunchtime?  Make yourself some of this smooth, comforting, nutrient-packed porridge and start your day with a bang.  My bang amounted to reading the paper for an hour or so on my sun-filled porch and drinking coffee... but I definitely could have mopped the floors then gone to the gym if I'd wanted to.

NOTE: This makes enough Porridge Mix for about 10 servings.  Make a batch and you'll be able to eat power porridge all week.  Who knows what amazing things you'll achieve after a week of this stuff!

Power Porridge
Serves 1

For the Porridge Mix:
Makes about 10 servings
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup raw buckwheat
1/2 cup flax seeds

For the Power Porridge:
1/4 cup porridge mix
1/3 cup milk (low fat or almond, soy, oat whatever milk you like), plus extra for serving
1/3 cup water
1 banana, cut in half (one half for porridge, one sliced for topping)
2 mejool dates, pitted (one for porridge, one chopped for topping)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Maple syrup, to taste
Chopped toasted natural almonds, for sprinkling

Make the Porridge Mix:
Put the oats, buckwheat and flax seeds in a food processor and blitz until they are a fine powder.  Or use a coffee grinder like I do.  Store in an airtight container.

Make the Power Porridge:
Put the porridge mix, milk, water, half the banana, one of the dates and cinnamon into a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring, until it's smooth, hot and starts to thicken. Pour into a serving bowl and top with sliced banana, chopped date, chopped almonds.  Drizzle with maple syrup and milk to taste.


  1. I love everything in this recipe!! Viva the power porridge :)

  2. This looks fantastic - thanks for the recipe!