Apple and Chia Porridge
Now that the mornings are chilly I'm back to making comforting porridge for breakfast.
Oats are a good source of soluble fibre.
Latest research shows that diets high in insoluble fibre foods like bran can irritate the gut (bad for IBS sufferers) but soluble fibre is good. But many people find that porridge doesn't fill them up for long. So by adding foods with protein and good fats like chia seeds, nuts and other seeds this breakfast will keep you going until lunch.
Recipe (enough for family of 4)
2 cups porridge oats
1 litre carton Rude Health Almond Drink
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder (I use the vanilla bean grinder from waitrose)
Put all ingredients in a pan and cover with a lid. Place in fridge over night to soften.
In the morning bring to gentle boil on the hob then turn down to low to thicken for 10 mins. I often leave it for longer while I'm getting ready, feeding the dogs etc!
Serve with stewed apple or berries or banana, nuts and seeds if you like. My children like to add a drizzle of maple syrup.