As a mother of three, I like my meals to be quick, easy and most of all healthy.
And the key to making meals healthy? Make your meals from scratch & add fruit or veggies.
The key to making them quick and easy? Use minimal ingredients! No prep time needed!
Now, the key to get your family to eat those amazingly healthy meals? Make them look pretty! And tasty of course.
This took me 10 minutes to prepare, and both my 1 year old and 8 year old loved it (Chloe wasn't home to try it).
Knowing me, I have the biggest sweet tooth around so I just had to add some of our local unpasteurized (raw) honey, along with coconut milk, fruit, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
Let's just say sugar is a thing of the past. No more brown sugar and heavy cream on porridge, just coconut milk and raw honey. Mmm that's my kind of life :) And for all of you reading who don't know much about honey, there is a BIG difference between honey and unpasteurized honey. Raw honey has all of it's nutrients and is soooo beneficial to our health. Local unpasteurized honey even helps prevent allergies. Regular honey bought in those plastic honey comb bottles has been pasteurized, cooked, zapped of all it's nutrients and has been turned into a substance, much like refined sugar, that will blast up your blood sugar levels and deplete your body of stored nutrients.
If you read my second to last post on my Maple Walnut Ice Cream you would know that I was having problems with pumping milk. So I upped my diet with water and quick-oats and it's helped tremendously.
With over 10 oz. pumped in three days it looks like I'm well on my way to having a day out shopping with a friend. Yay!
Another great way to make this porridge would be to cook the diced fruit in with the porridge. I left it out so it was raw and kept all of it's nutrients. (Cooking food depletes it of it's enzymes and vitamins - yes I'm a nerd.)
It's a rainy Sunday here so this hit the spot perfectly. I hope you all enjoy your weekend!
Mango Plum & Nectarine Cinnamon Porridge
What’s better than ripe summer fruit? Add fruit to this basic porridge recipe and you’ll make anyone happy. If the season is fall and summer fruit is not readily available, use apples and pears.
· 1 plum, cubed
· 1 mango, cubed
· 1 nectarine, cubed
· 1 1/2 cups quick oats
· 1 1/2 cups filtered water
· 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage or homemade almond milk
· 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
· 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
· 2 Tbsp. unpasteurized honey or pure maple syrup
· 3 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut milk beverage or homemade almond milk
· dash of cinnamon
1. Dice plum, mango and nectarine.
2. Add oats, water and nut milk to a pot and turn the heat up to medium/low. Stir constantly, stopping to add the vanilla and cinnamon, then keep stirring until the porridge thickens and becomes hot.
3. Pour porridge into two bowls and top with honey, nut milk, a dash of cinnamon, and cubed fruit. Best served hot.