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Emma's Extra Scrummy Porridge Oats

Oats make the perfect breakfast food. Unfortunately they have got a bit of a bad reputation for being bland and boring. Help us to dispel this unhealthy myth! Try some of the ideas below - all created for extra yumminess. Here are some of the healing properties of the humble porridge oat…

  • Warming and soothing
  • Helps to prevent infection and contagious disease, especially in children
  • Contains phosphorus, required for brain and nerve formation during youth
  • Rich in silicon, which helps to renew bones and connective tissue
  • Restores nervous and reproductive systems
  • Strengthens cardiac muscles
  • Removes cholesterol from the digestive tract and arteries
  • Soothes and protects the stomach and intestines
  • Rich in protein, vitamin B, calcium, potassium and magnesium
  • Can help diabetics in lowering blood sugar levels

Basic Porridge Recipe (1 big portion)

Put 5 dessertspoons of porridge oats in a saucepan. Pour over 2-3 times as much filtered water and any of the ingredients below. Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat lower and simmer until you have your desired consistency - about 5-15 minutes. More water can be added if required.

  • 1 small banana (chopped) and a third of a tin of coconut cream
  • 2 dessertspoons of ground almonds and 4 dried apricots (un-sulphured ones are nicer) finely chopped
  • half a teaspoon of cinnamon and some raisins
  • chocolate raisins (add at the end of cooking) - this one was invented by Nino at the shop one morning
  • apple and cinnamon puree: simmer apples and cinnamon first in some water, add oats and more water when the apples are fairly soft and squishy. Bring to the boil again and then simmer until the oats are cooked) This is super yummy served with organic crème fraiche, and maple syrup as a winter pudding.

For extra super health pour on 3 teaspoons of linseed oil; hemp oil or Udo's oil just before eating. If you have a sweet tooth, add maple syrup into the oil. Yummy!

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