Breakfast is considered the most important meal because it should provide you with the necessary nutrients to start the day strong. But jam toast and cheese sandwiches bore you and you're hungry again after a short time? Then take a few minutes in the morning and make yourself a creamy porridge with berries.
Especially in the home office, you can take the minutes saved on the way to work and invest them in a healthy breakfast. But of course you can make a delicious porridge not only for breakfast, but also for all other meals. However, try not to eat your porridge in front of the computer, but sit down at the table to eat, so that you consciously eat the meal.
Porridge is a well-known cereal porridge from England that has now found its way into our pots and pans. It is so popular because you can prepare it individually. Oatmeal is mostly used because it contains a lot of fibre that fills you up for a long time and prevents cravings. They also provide important nutrients and minerals such as magnesium, calcium and iron, which are good for the skin, hair and nervous system. The proteins support muscle building and provide you with the necessary energy to start the day fit. By nature, the little flakes have a slight sweetness, so you can do without additional sugar. And if you do like it a little sweeter, go for honey, agave syrup or maple syrup. They are not just empty calories like regular sugar, but also contain minerals and vitamins. Their sweetening power is slightly stronger than sugar, so you don't need to use much of the alternative sweetener.

You can easily make your own healthy porridge and use millet, buckwheat, chia seeds or amaranth instead of oat flakes. These alternative cereals also fill you up for a long time and are easy on the stomach.
For a vegan version, you can modify the porridge recipe and cook it with liquids such as plant milk, tea, water or juice instead of milk.
The best part comes at the end - the topping! And you can do as much as you like with the topping. Fresh fruits such as banana, kiwi or various berries not only really spice up your oatmeal, but also your body. Important vitamins like vitamin C strengthen your immune system and stimulate cell renewal for clear and smooth skin. And for that extra crunch, mix some nuts or seeds into your creamy porridge with fruity berries. Walnuts or almonds contain important minerals and fats that keep blood sugar levels constant and prevent hunger attacks.
To get you started, here's a simple porridge recipe with berries that will make it easy for you to start enjoying a warm bowl of happiness.

Porridge berry recipe

Ingredients for 1 serving:

50 g rolled oats
2 tablespoons ground almonds
200 ml milk
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 pinch cardamom
50 g blueberries
30 g walnuts
30 g almonds

For the porridge, boil the oat flakes and ground almonds with the milk and stir the salt, cinnamon and cardamom into the porridge. Let the porridge simmer over a medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly, until it reaches a creamy consistency. If it gets too dry, you can simply stir in some more milk.
For the topping, wash the blueberries and roughly chop the walnuts and almonds. If you like it a little more aromatic, you can toast the nuts briefly in a pan without fat.
Pour your delicious porridge into a bowl and top with blueberries, walnuts and almonds.
You don't have much time in the morning? You can prepare this porridge with berries in the evening for the next day. Simply put the porridge in a jar or bowl and cover it with a lid and put it in the fridge. It will keep for a few days, so you can prepare a few portions in advance and vary the toppings. With a little water, milk or any other liquid, you can heat the berry porridge in a saucepan or microwave.
And if you really don't have time, you can also enjoy your porridge cold.

March 08, 2021