Here’s a jolly-good seasonal variation for porridge; kinda like having a mince pie on your oats!
Emma, one of our clients, said today “OMG Christmas is happening in my mouth!”
Make the porridge in the normal way on the hob with whole milk and 1 tablespoon of honey.
In a small pan add the fruit, nuts, zest, juice, butter and remaining honey and heat through.
To serve spoon the warm fruit mixture on to the porridge and even add a swirl of cream, sprinkle on nutmeg and cinnamon and a dessert spoon of toasted oats if you want as well!
Oats are particularly high in manganese which is great for healthy bone formation, healthy skin and helping to control blood sugar. Oats are a wholegrain, that means the good stuff hasn’t been removed. Wholegrains are an important source of B vitamins and fibre.
Oats are a great source of the soluble fibre called beta-glucan. That’s what makes porridge kinda viscous and it stays quite viscous as it passes through you, sweeping up any excess cholesterol as it goes. A happy gut is at the heart of good health!
Oats do a special thing – as they pass through your intestine their bulk presses against its muscly walls. It presses back in response and by doing so its muscles get stronger. Oats are literally like a sparring partner for your digestive tract!
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My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
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