Green anything for breakfast sounds a little odd. But just as Sam-I-Am finally discovered that he liked Green Eggs and Ham, you might be persuaded that my Green Porridge recipe is just as delicious. When you imagine porridge, most people think of a creamy bowl of oats topped prettily with fruit… My offering today may not look so appealing, but I promise it packs a nutritional punch, and will get your day off to a great start. Green porridge is a super-food concoction of body-supporting nutrients that are gentle on the digestive system and that will nurture and heal you.
Oats are a fantastic food – full of soluble and insoluble fibre, magnesium and low-glycemic carbs. They fill you up, give you consistent energy and also make the perfect delivery system for any number of nutritional add-ins.
Ingredients for one serve: You can start with smaller quantities of all of the add-ins if you prefer, or be brave and dive right in!
- 1/2 cup of organic rolled oats (don’t use quick oats!) and 1 cup of water. Using this ratio you can adjust your quantities as necessary
- a pinch of Celtic or Himalayan salt
- 1 heaped tablespoon of LSA (Linseed, Sunflower Seed and Almond Mix – pre-ground). If you can’t buy this locally, here’s a simple recipe so you can make some and keep it to hand: LSA Recipe LSA is high in protein and is helpful for detoxing and supporting your liver. I use it daily, and it makes a great addition to smoothies, salads, and even sprinkled over your steamed vegetables.
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil or Udo’s Oil (my favourite!). These essential fatty acids support your hormones, brain, skin and hair, immune system, digestive system and metabolism.
- 1 heaped teaspoon of spirulina. This superfood’s benefits include: high in protein, a strong detoxer, anti-candida supplement, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, boosts immune system.
- 1 dessertspoon of blackstrap molasses. This under-appreciated sugar byproduct is chock full of iron and B group vitamins.
- 2 heaped tablespoons of your favourite yogurt (cow, sheep, goat, soy or coconut!)
- 1 heaped teaspoon of your favourite greens powder. I’m currently in love with Udo’s Beyond Greens
- An extra sprinkle of a pro-biotic powder if you are taking antibiotics or have gut health issues
- A teaspoon of Maca powder to help support your adrenals, endocrine system and libido
Method: Add the oats, pinch of salt and the cold water to a saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir often to prevent sticking. The mixture will thicken in about five minutes. Tip the porridge into a large bowl and then start adding your toppings:
Mix it all together and you get… Green Porridge. Enjoy!
12 thoughts on “Green Porridge – A Healthy Breakfast Recipe”
I want to try it, but the color is throwing me off. I already drink it in my morning protein shake, and can’t even taste it, but I’m wondering if it has a strong taste in the oats.
No, it tastes just fine. You can always try a little and build up from there! Good luck with it. Nx
Awesome, thank you so much for the recommendation and information! Will definitely go ahead an start eating this for breakfast! I have already been using spirulina in my oatmeal, but have not been adding many things. And the molasses seems like such a great addition, to sweeten it up! Also, I’ve been using quick oats… :/ Thank you for the enlightenment!
What a very tasty breakfast & so alternative too! 🙂 Yummy, I say!
I love it! Already rocking the green smoothies for breakfast so this isn’t TOO big of a leap!
Still sticking with all the recommendations you gave me before ….. Have been trying greens smoothie too but not your recipe. Perhaps that was the problem ❤lol. I think I must be chicken. Or something. Will have to pluck up courage and Try. Ha Ha Pluck Pluck Pluck. Oh dear. You can tell I’m having a rough day. Much love Nic. Hope you are feeling better had you in my prayers and meditations. ❤<3
lol, this sounds a lot like what I eat for breakfast. I have the Udo’s oil blend and I’m using a green powder that even has moringa leaf in it. Of course, I usually put the green powder and Maca in my yogurt then eat the oatmeal later.
I love how you brought Dr. Seuss into your post, delighted with that.
Yum yum yum! Thank you…xxx
I can’t even imagine what it tastes like but I will give it a go at some point. Have you ever tried food combining??? I was reading a book yesterday called ‘The Beauty Detox”. and as I read it I felt i wanted to get the info to you – it may not be relevant for you but I’m honouring the feeling I had. The whole book is basicallly about taking pressure off our digestion so that our energy can be used to keep the rest of our body functioning properly. Food combining (not mixing starches and proteins in the same meal) takes alot more energy for us to digest. You may have already tried it – if not there is alot of info out there about it. Much love to you Nicole xx
What i meant was – starches and proteins in the same meal takes alot more energy to digest xxx
Definitely a case of beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I’m certainly going to have a crack a this one. Many thanks for sharing Nicole. Love and big hugs Julia