This is one of my winter favourite breakfast recipes, and I like serving it to guests, specially the ones who claim they don’t like porridge.

When I say its porridge for breakfast I often hear; ‘I don’t like gloopy porridge’… ‘It reminds me of school days’ or ‘Tasteless and boring’… I can assure you that pleasure porridge will convert any porridge hater.

I absolutely love this… I could eat this porridge every day, anytime, but this delicious meal is definitely best enjoyed early in the day. The good thing about oats is that they are going to satiate you for longer periods of time than a piece of toast would. Moreover this complex carbohydrate source is also an amazing source of fibre promoting a healthy gut.

About bee pollen…

In this recipe I use bee pollen. Some of you may or may not already be familiar with this food.
Here are some nutritional facts; 1 tsp contains 16 calories. The breakdown is: 55% carbohydrates (2.18), 31% protein (1.2g) and 14% fat. (0.24g). You will also find 250 types of nutrients, including vitamins and flavonoids.

The nutritional breakdown speaks for itself; Bee pollen stands as one of the richest foods on the planet thus being an excellent addition to anyone’s diet. The health benefits are endless… It regulates and stimulates metabolism, antioxidant, fatigue fighter, helps strengthen the immune system, liver health booster, helps easing menopause symptoms, reduces stress levels… The list is endless.

Pleasure Porridge

Ingredients
50g of porridge oats
A dash of boiling water
150ml of almond milk (or any milk you fancy)
1 spoon of greek yogurt (optional)
2 tbs of Mixed dried fruit (of your choice)
1 handful of pecan nuts (any nuts of your choice)
1 tbs of roasted coconut flakes (optional)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of bee polen
2 tsp of ground flaxseed
A drizzle of honey or maple syrup (optional)

NOTE!

Make sure you buy your bee pollen from a reputable source, there has been reports of tainted bee pollen which can contain potentially dangerous ingredients.
Like any supplement it should be taken with care and avoided if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Method:

Place the oats in a bowl and pour the boiling water over (just enough to cover the oats).
Add the cinnamon and let it soak for 5 minutes.
Add all the fruit and let it sit for another 5 minutes
Add all the remaining ingredients and serve.

Prepping the oats…

Its up to you whether you soak the oats in a bit of water the night before (for a creamier texture or as a time saving exercise) or you mix it all on the day, either way guarantied they will be just as delicious!

Feel free to lick the bowl