Hello sunshine!

This week I would like to share with you 3 recipes for breakfast that I really enjoy. Take a look!

I know it is not everybody´s favorite, but I love porridge! It is so comforting. I often write in my blog about oat porridge, but there are other grains which are delicious for breakfast and great for our digestive tract*Have you guessed their name? I am referring to whole rice and millet.

 

Oat porridge recipe 

Ingredients:

  • 1 part of rolled oats
  • 3 parts of water
  • Pinch of salt

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the oats, water and a pinch of salt in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Turn the heat all the way down when it starts to boil and cover the pan.
  3. Stir occasionally.
  4. When the water has been absorbed it´s done!

 

Note: this recipe is the quickest of the 3.

 

Whole rice cream recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 part of whole rice
  • 6 parts of water

 

Instructions:

  1. Soak the rice (preferably overnight).
  2. Drain and rinse the rice with clean water.
  3. Place the rice and water in a pot over medium heat.
  4. Turn the heat all the way down when it starts to boil and cover the pot.
  5. Stir occasionally.
  6. Turn off the heat when the water has been absorbed.
  7. Blend the rice until it becomes a cream and it is done!

 

Note: this recipe takes more time than the other 2.

 

Millet cream recipe

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 part of millet
  • 4 parts of water

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the millet and water in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Turn the heat all the way down when it starts to boil and cover the pan.
  3. Stir occasionally.
  4. Turn off the heat when the water has been absorbed.
  5. Blend the millet until it becomes a cream and it is done!

 

Now comes the tasty part! Pour the porridge or the cream you prefer into a bowl. Next, add 1 teaspoon of organic honey and cinnamon to taste. If you want an alternative to honey, place 1 or 2 deseeded dates in the pan/pot (they will cook together with the grain). Lastly, include fruit. I suggest strawberries and raspberries because they are now in season!

 

I leave you with two tips:

  • You can make porridge or cream the day before, so you will only need 5 minutes in the morning to blend it (add more water if needed) and re-heat it.
  • Cook a larger amount of the cereal of your choice, so it can last for a couple of days.

 

I hope you enjoy!

 

Nurture yourself,

Natacha

 

*VARATOJO, Francisco (2015). Foods also cure. Lisbon: A Esfera dos Livros.

 

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