Strawberry Cinnamon Superfood Porridge

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Strawberry Cinnamon Superfood Porridge

Ah...weekends. My bog standard weekday breakfasts normally comprise of either eggs or salmon plus veg, so I like to spend a bit more time in the kitchen on weekends whipping up brunch. Today I felt like porridge, and of course had to fancy it up a tad to #foodporn proportions with lots of nourishing goodies. This is Strawberry Cinnamon Superfood Porridge. 

Put down the flavoured oat sachet and back away now...

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • I used 1/4C oat bran, 1/4C @_brookfarm_ gluten free "Porrij" grains but you can use 1/2 cup of rolled oats, quinoa flakes, steel cut oats or your favourite alternative grain
  • 1Tbs pure organic maple syrup
  • 1tsp hulled tahini
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 4-5 strawberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1Tbs natural full fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 Tbs superfoods of your choice

Method:

  • In a saucepan with water, cook the oat bran and grains with maple syrup, cinnamon and tahini. You could use 3/4 cup of milk instead of water.
  • When the porridge looks halfway there, crack an egg in and then it's stir stir stir so you don't get chunks of scrambled egger - this is an easy way to boost the protein content of your bowl and it makes the richest, thickest porridge!
  • Add sliced strawberries and cook until the colour just starts to bleed
  • Once it is nice and thick, spoon into a bowl, top with a spoonful of natural Greek yoggy, then sprinkle with pepitas, hemp seeds, bee pollen and more cinnamon...but you can use whatever nuts/seeds/superfoodies you have on hand.

Add some sliced strawberries and enjoy your 'gram worthy feast!

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Freezer Fritters

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Freezer Fritters

These fritters are easy to make a big batch, pop leftovers into the freezer and just whack them in the oven when you wake up, or microwave them if you're not fussed about the crispiness factor. Then serve with some extra greens! I eat mine topped with some avo and alongside some sauerkraut and sprinkled with hemp seeds. They're completely paleo, and you can use whatever is in the fridge!

Ingredients (makes 20ish fritters):

  • 9 eggs
  • half a big sweet potato, spiralised or grated
  • half a zucchini, spiralised or grated
  • half a bunch of kale, chopped finely
  • 1/4C chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons of almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
  • salt and pepper

Method:

  • Mix all ingredients until combined
  • Use a large spoon to lower about 2-3Tbs of mixture into a hot pan that's got some coconut, olive oil or ghee in it
  • Fry until brown on one side, flip, then pop onto some paper towel to absorb excess grease

So easy and so yummy. Great way to sneak some extra veg and green onto your plate and they taste totally naughty! For freezer portions, wait until your fritters have cooled, pop into a zip lock bag in portions and into the freezer. They'll stay good if they're airtight for six months. 

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Soother Smoothie

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Soother Smoothie

I've been hit for six with laryngitis this week, so smoothies (and Mama Sprout's chicken soup) have been my saviour. This thick smoothie is so soothing and full of protein without having to add protein powder. It's much higher in fructose than I'd usually go for but at the very least, I've added some good fats to help stabilise how quickly the sugar is absorbed. 

Simply blitz:

  • 1/2 a frozen avo
  • 1C frozen bluebs
  • 1 nectarine (or peach)
  • 1/2 cup greek yog (protein)
  • Beetroot juice (skin booster)
  • 1Tbs bee pollen (protein)
  • 1Tbs hemp seeds (protein and good fats)
  • 1tsp @loving_earth Rainbow powder or other greens and/or reds powder (antioxidants)
  • 1Tbs raw honey (antibacterial - especially manuka honey!)

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