Balance Your Life

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 Ground chia seeds*
  • 10g Ground golden flax/linseeds*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 4-6 semi-dried prunes, cut into small pieces

Add these ingredients during or after the cooking process

  • Banana – sliced (Add from the start of cooking for sweetness)
  • 100g Blueberries – fresh or frozen**
  • 100g Strawberries – fresh or frozen**
  • 14g Goji berries
  • 10g chopped walnuts
  • 15g Brazil nuts***
  • 10g hulled chopped hemp seeds
  • 10g pollen
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar glaze (yes!)

* Buy whole seeds and grind them yourself. One ground, store in glass jars in the fridge.

** If using frozen berries, take out of the freezer the night before, when you prepare the oats.

*** Soak the Brazil nuts in water overnight, and rinse in fresh water before eating. You will be able to slice them after they’ve been soaked, as they’re soft.

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 Brazil nuts, 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 porridge flavour combinations

Apple & Cinnamon

Cacao & Berry

Cardamom & Tahini