Oh I do love myself a good porridge for breakfast, you will be able to see from this one or this one as other great options. But even better as beautiful peaches, nectarines and plums (stone fruit) plus figs are heavily in season as we creep into Autumn. I picked up a whole heap of organic ones at my local farmers markets, it would be rude not to add them to my weekly breakkie mix up.
I panfried the peaches and figs in some salty butter and cinnamon, really took them to the next level. The oats were cooked through with some sesame seeds (these guys are ridiculously high in calcium) and also some walnuts (brilliant to boost your brain) finished off with a splash of almond milk.
Porridge for as long as I can remember was my childhood breakfast, I think at some point my parents still remind me that I went through a phase of having it for breakfast lunch and dinner. I think I even took it to the next level, age 6, I had it for Christmas lunch as I refused to have any of my mother’s delicious roast turkey with all of the trimmings. Luckily those “fussy” days are over, thank god, and I still love the stuff. I think what I love so much about porridge is you can really dress it up with lots of add-ons, its cheap and just so quick to make. A triple win in my books.
A great dish for you too:
Oats are fabulous slow release energy boosters and great to kickstart your day, they contain vitamin B’s which is known to help improve your mood, anxiety and PMS. A high level of soluble dietary fibre which is great for your circulation and for digestion.
Peaches are a great source of beta-carotene this is the red orange colour which is visible in fruits and veggies. It is the precursor to help certain vitamins such as A to be absorbed into the body. They are also a good source of fibre to help with digestion and also the mineral potassium which helps with your bodies fluid balance and muscle contractions.
Figs are high in fibre which is beneficial for your digestive system and can aid in high cholesterol. Containing potassium which is crucial to maintain a fluid balance in the body, by helping to maintain water balance as well as proper nerve and muscle impulses. Raw figs also contain a significant source of calcium which can be great for bones, skin, nails and hair.
Walnuts are unique among the nut varieties, they are fabulous for your brain (they also look like little brains) they contain large doses of alpha-linoleic acid, one of the two major types of omega 3 fatty acids. I can be known to help reduce inflammation and joint pain in the body.
Sesame seeds are natures richest source of calcium. If you are paleo, vegan or a strict vegetarian. These little seeds should be incorporated into your diet. They will help keep your bones strong and structured as well as protecting against hypertension. They are also a good source of magnesium which has many roles in the body, some include; building of protein, normal muscle contractions, strong teeth and the immune system.
Cinnamon has a wonderful carminative effect on the body and will also help balance blood sugars in the body.
Enjoy this number, I certainly do and it has had its tick of approval from the fiancé!