As a woman who has been battling with my weight since my early teens I have read a lot, been told a lot, and learnt a lot about food and nutrition. As I am still struggling, I have some opinions on what is right and what is wrong. I have probably lost my entire body weight about 3 times (conservative estimate) over the last 30 something years.
It is trial and error really. Right now I know that I like tasty food, and that I need a decent breakfast. My winter breakfast of choice is oatmeal porridge.
I have some sort of childhood nightmare memory of not wanting to eat my oats and having the bowl of congealed lumpy grey mash dished up to me for a later meal. Perhaps that didn’t happen, but it lives somewhere in my subconscious.
I had to overcome this. Everyone was telling me to eat porridge oats. Everything I read said eat oats. So I had to reinvent.
This post is about my Christmas porridge. I made it one Christmas morning, and added a naughty dollop of whipped cream – it was Christmas after all.
How I do it ….
- I cook 1/3 cup of oats per serving and bring to the boil with 2/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of skim milk.
- I add in a good shaking – about a half teaspoon of cinnamon, and a dash of ginger and any other spice that comes to hand. Cinnamon is great for blood sugar.
- While the oats are cooking I take …
- 1/2 cup of frozen berries and bang them in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Because I like my food to be pretty, I empty the berries into the middle of the bowl and make some pretty patterns with a tiny bit of agave syrup.
All my breakfast essentials in a bowl and I can keep going till lunchtime (on a good day).
Try it and let me know what you think.
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