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