Dawn Bradley

Porridge that satisfies and keeps you full

For many years I’ve eaten porridge as my first meal of the day. I now eat it as the last meal of the day to aid sleep.

My current recipe is below, which you can tweak to suit your own taste.

Remember that a sprinkle of salt will sweeten the porridge.

Soak the oats overnight in a glass dish that has a clip on lid.

Add these ingredients to your glass bowl and soak overnight

  • 30g Steel cut oats
  • 350ml Water approx
  • 10g Hemp powder 10g
  • 5g Ground chia seeds 5g
  • 10g Ground flax/linseeds 10g
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Add these ingredients during or after the cooking process

  • 100g Blueberries – fresh or frozen*
  • 100g Strawberries – fresh or frozen*
  • 14g Goji berries
  • 10g chopped walnuts
  • 5g hulled chopped hemp seeds
  • 10g pollen
  • 1 to 2 teaspons of balsamic vinegar glaze (yes!)

*If using frosen berries, take out the night before when you prepare the oats

Cooking Instructions

  • Add the soaked ingredients to a saucepan and cook gently for at least 5 minutes
  • Stir often if your pan is non-stick!
  • Add the blueberries to the saucepan
  • Chop the fresh strawberries. If using frozen, mash them with a fork in the glass dish.
  • Take the pan off the heat
  • Add the strawberries
  • Stir well
  • Add a sprinkle of Himalayan salt to sweeten* – taste for sweetness
  • Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, hemp seeds and/or pollen
  • Enjoy!

*The healthiest sweetener is date syrup, which you can buy ready made, or make yourself by blending pitted dates and water in a high speed blender. Other options are honey, maple syrup, stevia, monkfruit powder.

Other porridge flavour combinations

Apple & Cinnamon

Cacao & Berry

Cardamom & Tahini