Carrot, Apple and Ginger Porridge

With Autumn here now this is a new favourite way to start the day! I still love my smoothies even in the cold weather, but when I have a big day ahead and a cold start, this is just a beautiful way to gracefully slide into the day! Filled with healthy grains, warming spices, good fats and the addition of carrot, apple and ginger- a perfect combination

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Serves 2

Porridge-

  •  1 apple grated
  • 1 carrot grated
  • ¼ inch piece of ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of oats
  • ½ cup of quinoa flakes (rolled quinoa)
  • 1 cup of almond or coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar

Topping-

  • 1 teaspoon of flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of almond flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of sunflower seeds

 

For the porridge, start by grating the apple, carrot and ginger and then set aside.

In a medium size saucepan, heat the coconut oil and add the oats and quinoa flakes. Stir for a minute and then add the almond or coconut milk.

Allow this to simmer gently for a few minutes while the oats and quinoa flakes soften, then add the apple, carrot and ginger.

Stir well and continue to simmer gently for another minute and then add the cinnamon and coconut sugar. You can add more milk depending on how you like the consistency of your porridge!

When the porridge is cooked to your liking, transfer into two bowls and scatter the toppings evenly upon the two.

If you like your porridge a little sweeter you can also drizzle some honey or maple syrup over the top.

Enjoy!

 

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