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This porridge is so great in the cooler months of the year – it takes a bit of preparation time, but is totally worth it! Best to soak all grains the night before for more nutritious, not to mention quicker, cooking.

 

Healing ingredients:

 

Banana: High in fibre, iron, protein B6 and B12, bananas are a perfect breakfast ingredient to kick start the day.

Chia Seeds: High in dietary fibre, Omega 3 and protein, chia seeds also contain five times more calcium than milk, and seven times more vitamin C than oranges!

Linseed: In seed form, linseed (or flaxseed) can be used to assist treatment of ailments such as colds, chest infections and constipation. Rich in Omega 3 oils, this seed is also used to boost vitality and energy.

 

Ingredients:

Serves 2

1/3 cup red quinoa, soaked and drained

1/3 cup raw oats, soaked and drained

1/2 cup mixed pepitas, sesame seeds, sunflower kernels, flaxseed and chia seeds

5  figs, chopped

1/2 cup goji berries and currants

1/2 tin or 1 small tin organic coconut cream

1 tablespoon cardamon powder

1 teaspoon nutmeg powder

1 cinnamon quill

1 banana, sliced

2 tablespoons tahini

2 cups of fresh almond milk

 

Method:

(The first four steps can be completed the night before, and then the porridge reheated in the morning)

1. Pour the grains and oats into a saucepan, add the cardamon, cinnamon and figs.

2. Add 3 cups of boiling water and the coconut cream.

3. Bring to the boil, stirring then simmer for between five and six minutes.

4. Turn off the heat and allow to rest for about fifteen minutes.

5. Heat the almond milk in a separate pot, and add to the porridge mixture once heated through.

6. Stir through the chopped banana, seeds and tahini.

7. Pour into a bowl, and top with the goji berries, currants and shredded coconut.

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Enjoy! J x