Superfood Banana Porridge with Toasted Nuts

First and foremost, lets admire this beautiful bunch of flowers I received from my best friend upon her visit. Girly weekends are few and far between, therefore quality time spent together has to be extra special.Β After both having had an exhausting week at work, we opted for a night in drinking Prosecco, eating delicious food and watching countlessΒ episodes of MTV’s Catfish. With a great night sleep under our belt, we awoke bright and early for a morning seafront run. With curiosity driving our little legs, we completed 8km in 50 minutes, smashing both of our personal bests. Having worked up an appetite, I hit the kitchen to make a superfood, nut-packed, fruit bursting, warming bowl of porridge to replenish our aching muscles.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 cup of rolled oats

2 tablespoon of flax seed

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1/2 cup of water

1 cup of hemp milk

1 tsp of agave/maple syrup

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1 tbsp cashew nuts

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 small banana chopped

fresh fruit to top

Begin by adding the oats, cinnamon, flax, chopped banana, chia seeds, water and hemp milk to a non-stick saucepan. Heat on a low to medium flame and continuously stir. Meanwhile, lightly toast the nuts and seeds in a dry pan, stirring every so often so that both sides begin to pop and brown. As the porridge begins to thicken, you may need to add a little more hemp milk if you wish. After 8-10 minutes the oats should be ready to serve. Top with the toasted nuts, seeds, and an array of fresh fruit. Blueberries and strawberries complimented the dish perfectly, as well as a few cherries on the side to nibble on too!

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