Porridge Toppings

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

I wrote this on Sunday evening complaining how fast the weekend had gone.  Somehow it’s now Tuesday evening and I swear it was Saturday morning five minutes ago.  That’s how life feels at the moment, like a whirlwind.  My husband and I constantly complain that we don’t have enough time to get things done.  Sure we do relax and enjoy our weekends but all those little jobs that we mean to sort out seem to constantly be pushed to one side.  Among other things I have photos to edit, folders to organise on my hard drive (and I’m a Media Manager in my day job), but I can’t seem to find the time to manage my own Media.  There are pictures waiting to be hung up around our home, books to put away and don’t even get me started on the paperwork!

No matter how busy I am there is always time for breakfast.  I’ve mentioned just a few times how much I love porridge.  Well I don’t need to say it again...except I just did.  I thought I’d share with you the stuff we put on our regular Monday to Friday breakfast to give us the energy to avoid doing our chores.  I believe in breakfast and the importance of packing in as much nutrition as possible.  I am not by any means a qualified nutritionist, my only knowledge comes from the research I’ve done myself.  This is just what I think is good and healthy to eat.  We sit down at 5.45am (yes, I know) and enjoy the quiet of the early morning.  There may be birds singing in the dawn but we are far too focused on consuming our porridge to notice such goings on.
I make my porridge with gluten free oats and rice milk.

Bee Pollen: considered a super food, it is high in protein and amino acids.  Read more about Bee Pollen here.
Ground Flaxseeds, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts and Q10: for Omega 3,6 and 9, Selenium and Magnesium.  I buy this mix.

Chia Seeds: These little seeds, loved by the Aztecs, provide a power house of nutrients including Omega 3, fibre and complete protein.  More reading on chia seeds here and here.

Dried Cherries: Just because I love them.  But they are pretty healthy too.

Honey or Maple Syrup: for a little sweetness.


  1. Bee pollen has been around at my local market, but I never knew what to do with it--this is a perfect idea! Especially because I love oats already. :)

    1. Yay, glad to be of service. :) Hope you like it.

  2. i bet bee pollen is great for alleriges!