More than porridge

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It warms up your belly, fills your stomach and gives energy to your head

What about a warm bowl of porridge this morning?

Forget your initial reluctance for this baby/hospital looking food and give it a chance, you won’t regret it. We promise that it won’t make you late for work, as it is ready in a couple of minutes (we successfully tried in several difficult occasions): so no worries and no excuses!

If you have a bit of patience we are also going to explain you why such a simple recipe can be the perfect winter everyday breakfast.

Quite obvious but first of all it is a merely thermic issue: when it’s cold it’s usually better to eat something warm, especially in the morning. If the ingredients themselves have a warm kind of energy it’s even better, and here we couldn’t get a better mix by using oatmeal together with walnuts. Oatmeal is a highly energetic cereal, recommended for convalescent people, and walnuts are high in unsaturated fats and provide a lot of good energy in such a small volume. Moreover these nuts give extra strength to Lung and Kidneys, which are both fatigued in season.

A pinch of cinnamon adds a more specific direction to this dish as this is THE anti-inner-COLD spice par excellence. And finally, if you want to be really good add some sliced apple, and you will already start getting one of the 3 daily recommended portions of fruit!

See? That’s more than porridge.

Serves 2- Easy– Prep time: 5’

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You will need:

  • 80 g of oatmeal
  • 1 small chopped apple
  • 400 ml of water/ milk or any vegetal milk
  • 6-8 chopped walnuts
  • a teaspoon of sugar
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • a small pinch of salt
  • a knob of butter

How to:

  1. put the milk and the oatmeal in a saucepan on the fire, start stirring;
  2. keep on the fire mixing with a spoon until hot;
  3. add a knob of butter, and stir until molten;
  4. add the cinnamon, the sugar, a pinch of salt, the chopped walnuts and apple;
  5. eat warm.


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