Saturday, August 4, 2012

best ever winter porridge...

Aka totally amazeballs Cinnamon and Honey porridge!

My yoga studio is holding a competition for the Best Yogi Breakfast - has to be heathy, quick and vegetarian. I've always loved porridge in winter, its healthy and filling, and stops me reaching for the chocolate at 11am! If done correctly, its also extremely quick and easy - the perfect post-practice brekky!


to make enough porridge for two hungry yogis:
2 cups wholegrain oats
1 1/2 cups organic whole milk (substitute almond or rice milk for a vegan option)
tablespoon chia seeds
teaspoon cinnamon (or more if you feel like it!)
generous spoonful of organic local honey


Bung all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring continually, until it goes all nice and porridgy (yes, that is a word!). Should take around 5-10 minutes (I'm not the most exact chef on the planet)


Serve with a little extra milk and some fresh raspberries! This is similarly lovely with stewed fruit, such as rhubarb or quince


Nom!

So now that I've shared my recipe with you all, I would reeeeally appreciate if you could head over to Younga Yoga's Facebook page and vote for my recipe!

Voting is simple:
1. Visit the Younga Yoga page.
2. "Like" my recipe (provided you do like my recipe haha)

First prize is a yoga voucher, second prize is a Boost juice voucher
Would love your help y'all! Promise to send you loads and loads of good karma and happy thoughts!
xoxo

28 comments:

  1. Voted - that looks delicious. Do the chia seeds have a taste or do they just add texture?

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    1. Thanks J! The seeds do have a subtle taste, sort of nutty x

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  2. Looks delish. I too love porridge in Winter. Perfect brekky! Have voted for you x

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    1. Thanks hun!! Really appreciate it x

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  3. Voted for you! Hope you win :-)

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    1. Thanks Penny! If I get the boost voucher I'll take everyone out for juice after class hehe x

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  4. Looks amazing! I eat porridge almost every morning in winter, it is so delicious and warming. I voted for you! x

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    1. Thanks for your vote! Porridge for brekky is just the best thing ever in winter x

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  5. Sounds delish, I always add a touch of salt to my porridge makes such a difference

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    1. I actually quite like savory porridge with salt added, a bit different x

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  6. Done and done! I love cinnamon in my porridge! Absolutely delicious!

    K xx

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    1. Thanks so much hun! Cinnamon is the bomb! x

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  7. Oh yum... Now I'm definitely having porridge for breakfast tomorrow...

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    1. Its my fave breakfast and surprisingly quick to make, hope you enjoy! x

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  8. Voted for you Cate. Looks amazing and so good for you too. Bonus. I'm a porridge in winter kind of girl too. Your ceramic saucepan looks pretty cool too x

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    1. Thanks so much hun! Porridge in winter is just perfection x

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    1. Thanks hun, I really appreciate it! x

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  10. You could also substitute the honey for apple puree!

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    1. Oooh that sounds nice! I have an excess of pears at the moment, I might try that this weekend x

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  11. I just liked it! Weirdly .. an ex co-worker of mine liked it too, before me. WE MUST BOTH READ YOUR BLOG! x

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    1. Oh wow that is so funny! I love how that happens. Thanks for voting for me! x

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  12. I love the look of your saucepan :)
    Where did you get it from or what brand? Thanks!

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    1. I looove that enamel saucepan, the brand is Reiss, its made in Austria. We actually received it as a wedding gift (also a cute little milk pan), but I'm pretty sure somewhere like Peters of Kensington would stock them x

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  13. You WON! I'm so proud of you xo

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    1. I know, I am SO stoked!!! Thanks sweetheart xx

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  14. Yummm :) Your photos make it look super scrumptious, yay for porridge! Sometimes I like to mix it up and use spelt oats and coconut milk too :) I was about to vote for you, but it seems you have already won! Woo, congrats! xx

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    1. Thanks Hannah! I've been meaning to try spelt oats for ages, and after seeing your amazing recipe the other day I've been inspired to track some down x

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