Monday, May 26, 2014

Seedy Porridge

Did I mention I was on a bit of a health kick? Well having a good crack anyway.

I've been using loads more fresh produce and less of the processed, unrecognisable as food, stuff.

Breakfast most mornings is fruit, yoghurt, or porridge. Occasionally I will cook an egg, but mostly I don't have the time. Porridge is quick.

This is how I've been having it, with lots of seeds and honey to sweeten it up.

You could add sultanas, or fresh fruit on top like strawberries or banana.

The food combining way of eating, that I'm currently doing, doesn't allow fruit to be eaten together with other foods. I eat fruit before a meal and not during or after. It goes on the principle that fruit digests quicker than other food, so should be eaten separately.

Also proteins and carbs aren't mixed together as a rule, so I use water to make the porridge. By all means use milk if you want to. Just cook the porridge according to the direction on the oats packet.

Don't ask me how it works. Sometimes it sounds like mumbo-jumbo, all I know is I feel better and I lost a bit of weight. Can't argue with that.

Porridge with seeds and honey

1/3 cup of quick oats
1 cup water

Bring to the boil, then simmer for 2 minutes. 

Take the porridge off the heat and stir through -

1 tablespoon of pepitas(pumpkin seeds)
1 teaspoon sunflowers seeds
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 Tablespoon of LSA(a ground mixture of linseeds, sunflower seeds and almond)

Drizzle with some honey. Sit and eat.

What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Do you like porridge? How do you have yours?


  1. Can't say I'm a fan of porridge but your photos look nice (I do like seeds!)

  2. While I am no lover of porridge, my Husband certainly is! I will email this to him ;D

  3. Here we call it oatmeal, and I only eat it in the's getting to be summer here. Also I'm terrible when I eat it because I need to add lots of brown sugar. Your way looks pretty good though!

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week :)

  4. Man I'm thick, I have porridge with brown sugar every day and NEVER thought to add that healthy combo on chia mix into it - silly me! I know I should have honey but it's too sweet, can't stop brown sugar. Have a great day!

    1. Hope you had a great day too Em. Whatever floats your boat, at least your having breakfast, right? xx

  5. I love my porridge and this looks amazing Alicia. I love blueberries and slivered almonds and cinnamon in mine but the seeds are a great idea! :)

  6. I'm so fussy when it comes to eating breakfast. Most mornings I don't feel like eating breakfast at all (I know, that's bad) but if I force myself to eat it, I feel sick. If I do feel like breakfast, it's usually a bowl of cereal and I have the odd bowl of porridge. I think adding these seeds would really make it nice and different and I'll have to try it next time.

  7. I love eating porridge with seeds and nuts. Yours does look yum.

  8. I am way too lazy to eat breakfast!! I usually have something after the school run. I am loving raisin toast at the moment!!
    The porridge does look yummy though!! Could you make me some??!!

    1. I know how that goes Ann. Sometimes I am lucky to fit in a cup of tea on the kindy mornings xx If I could you know I would :)

  9. I usually put fruit on my porridge but should seriously consider nuts and seeds like you do. And I have mine with milk but maybe water is a better option. Oh and mine never looks as good as yours does!

  10. Yum , I have my oats with me , now to source nuts and seeds .

  11. I am still raving about your capsicum sauce, am about to make another batch that I'm going to freeze. The last leftovers I added to a lasagne, I did credit you as well, thanks xxx

    1. Fabulous Rae! i am so glad you liked it. I made lasagne on Friday night for dinner guests, they even went for seconds! So great to feed good food to people xx

  12. That definitely looks so yum! I love a good hearty bowl of oatmeal porridge for brekkie too, especially on these cold mornings.


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