If you grew up the same way I did, you have a thing for porridges and cereals. When I was a child I could not be happier sitting at the breakfast table with my collection of cereal boxes to choose from.
It was always an extra special morning when my mum would make a warm porridge. The winner was mieliepap, with a bit of butter, milk and brown sugar. O my god! A warm oatmeal porridge took the silver medal and the easier and faster ProNutro was never denied either.
Later when we moved to the Netherlands, I was pleasantly surprised by the ProNutro look alike, Brinta.
Really, just give me a bowl to eat from, and a spoon to eat with and I’m happy.
Wel…kind of….Nowadays of course I am more consciouss of my food. I avoid processed and pre-packed foods as they tend to be full of (too much) sugars and preservatives and they cause Vata vitiation. Not to mention, many many packaged foods are just so unnecessary if you know how to make healthy (fast and easy) breakfasts yourself!
I still love a good bowl of mieliepap or oatmeal. They are the classics and they are very healthy!
But today I will share an easy recipe that I made this week, and it reminded me of the ProNutro porridge I used to eat as a kid. Sweet, warm, smooth, nutritious and delicious.
For this recipe you will need a blender/nutribullet or similar.
Throw into you blender/bullet jar:
- 5 medjool dates
- 4tbsp oats
- 1tbsp carob powder
- 1/2tbsp maca powder
- pinch of salt
- 1tbsp chia seeds
- 1tbsp hemp seeds
- 1tsp coconut oil
- pinch of cardamom
- pinch of cinamon
- pinch of kurkuma
Cover the ingredients with boiling water, stir and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Add a little bit water and blend all the ingredients untill you get a ‘porridgy’ consistency.
Transfer into your favourite bowl. Throw some banana and cashew nuts on top!