Without a doubt, my favourite meal of the day is breakfast. Not because of the time, but because I pretty much always have my porridge oats and yoghurt recipe which is to die for. It’s 5 ingredients – depending how many varieties of fruit you have – and takes less than 5 minutes to create.
Makes: 1 portion of porridge
- 30 – 50g porridge oats
- 2 tbsp of Alpro simply plain yoghurt (or the Alpro plain with coconut yoghurt is amazing too, for non-vegans you can just use greek yoghurt)
- 1 flat peach (I keep the skin on and cut it into bite-sized chunks)
- 1 handful of strawberries
- 150 – 180 ml of water
Optional: I sometimes sprinkle a handful of chia seeds, poppy seeds or flaxseeds over too. Flaxseeds especially are a great “cellulite-fighting” food, due to its hormone modulators called lignans.
These help to lower excess oestrogen levels to reduce the production of fat cells and fluid retention.
Prep: 2 min › Cook: 2 min › Ready in 4 min
- Place your porridge oats into a deep bowl. This will stop the porridge from rising over the sides of the bowl as it cooks. I usually use between 30 – 40 grams of oats depending on how hungry I am, though I believe the typical serving is 50 grams.
- Pour in your water. This should be the relevant serving to the amount of porridge you have used and depends on how thick you like it. For 30g of porridge, I use 150ml of water, for 40g of porridge I use 165ml of water and for 50g of porridge I use 180ml of water.
- Cook in the microwave for 1 minute. Whilst this is cooking, wash and cut your fruit. I keep the skin on my peach and cut into bite-sized chunks. With the strawberries, I usually take the green leaves off though it depends on how clean they are. Cut these into bite-sized pieces again and set aside.
- Take your porridge out the microwave and stir so that it doesn’t go clumpy. Cook again for another minute.
- Take out and stir again so that the porridge is mixed and to your desired consistency. I find that if my porridge is too thick, adding the yoghurt helps to reduce the consistency without making it extremely watery. This depends on your personal preference. If you’d like it thinner, add more water. (I just use tap water.)
- Once your porridge is at your desired thickness, add the 2 tbsp of yoghurt. I simply dollop them into the middle.
- Then I add my fruit on top of the porridge – this stops it from going directly onto the hot oats which can sometimes make the strawberries a little soggy.
- I then sprinkle my seeds over (if I’m using them) and then mix all together, tuck in and enjoy!