This feels so indulgent, creamy and filling with a beautiful hit of sharp berries. It’s one of the best porridge recipes ever.
I made this after going blackberrying one early autumn day and it tasted all the better for it!
Heat the berries and some honey in a heavy bottomed pan, it’ll be a large squeeze of honey, heat until the berries soften slightly but retain some shape.
Mean time, add the milk oats and another squeeze of honey to a heavy saucepan, heat and stir until you get a good creamy porridge consistency, adding more milk if necessary.
It’ll take just a few minutes. Serve the porridge topped with berries and a swirl of cream.
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!
Berries are not only wonderful and versatile gems of sweetness, they also provide us with a myriad of nutrients, helping to maintain a well-rounded diet and good health. They’re packed to the brim with flavonoids for fighting inflammation and cell damage. They’re also a great source of fibre, but only when eaten as the whole fruit; juicing fruit breaks the fibre down before your body has the joy of doing so. Fibre gives your good gut microbes their favourite food and helps them to proliferate and spread their magic right through your system all the way from brain to toes. They also provide vitamin C for healthy skin and connective tissue as well as immunity.
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