Creamy Turmeric Porridge

 Check out the gorgeous yellow colour! I promise... you can't taste the Turmeric!

Check out the gorgeous yellow colour! I promise... you can't taste the Turmeric!

 

Turmeric in porridge... really? Yes! Really! Seriously trust me on this one, its sounds weird but you can't taste it and it's super good for you. I add the black pepper because apparently that helps your body to absorb the Turmeric easily - you can't taste that either.

I know this isn't exactly a groundbreaking recipe but its seriously good (in my opinion haha) and it's a bowl of creamy goodness that we eat on a regular basis over here. I usually prefer savoury foods but this sweet bowl really does hit the spot! I like to make this in the evening before we go to bed and leave it to soak in the pan - a bit like overnight oats. That way it cooks quickly in the morning... all you need to do is heat it up which is fab as I'm usually running late in the mornings! Sometimes I'm running reaaaally late and I eat this in a Tupperware box on the way to work!

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

 A heat and go portion! As you can see... I don't tend to deviate from these toppings! I'm a total creature of habit...

A heat and go portion! As you can see... I don't tend to deviate from these toppings! I'm a total creature of habit...

  • 75g Oats (I use the Scottish stuff from Tesco)
  • 175mls Organic Soya Milk (any plant based milk works well - rice milk makes it extra creamy)
  • 300mls Water
  • 1 Banana (mashed up) - this makes it creamy and sweet (you could also use a handful of Goji Berries or Sultanas)
  • 1 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • Extra Water or Soya whilst cooking if necessary (if it becomes too thick)

Options for toppings:

  • Sliced Bananas
  • Sliced Kiwi (skin left on) or any fruit you like to be fair.
  • Sultanas
  • Berries (I always have a bag of frozen berries in the freezer as they last for a while so it's cheaper for your bank balance!)
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Flaxseeds (you can grind this yourself or use the Milled Linseed from Aldi)
  • Nuts or Nut Butters
  • Maple Syrup

Method:

1. Grab a saucepan!

2. Add all the ingredients (not the toppings) and stir thoroughly. Pop a lid on and leave overnight to soak - alternatively you can make it on the day but it might take a little longer to cook. I find the porridge is sweet enough with just the banana, but adding maple syrup or sultanas will make it even sweeter.

3. Heat the mixture and keep stirring so it doesn't stick - this will take about 5-7 mins. If it gets too thick add a bit more water or soya. Personally I don't like my porridge too thick but if you do - let it thicken to your liking.

4. Add to your bowl and pop your toppings on - I always add Flaxseeds as these are a good source of Omega-3 & other vitamins & minerals. I love adding a splash of soya on the top - this cools it down so I can scran it straight away!

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