Good afternoon lovelies! I just want to start by saying an enormous thank you to everyone who commented to enter my give-away! I’m a bit overwhelmed by just how many people joined in! But then it is a truly fabulous bundle of goodies so I can understand the excitement!
The winner has been chosen and contacted, so I’ll be able to get those goodies sent out ASAP! Hope you let me know how you like them!
And for everyone who didn’t win – Sorry! But, all is not lost. You can purchase all of the goodies for yourself over on Indigo Herbs’s website!
Since there was so much interest (and the winner might be sat thinking “Now what do I do with this lot?”) I thought I’d try experimenting a little with some of the ingredients! And so I present to you, pumpkin seed protein porridge!
Perfectly creamy and warming, spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with maple syrup, this was a perfect filling and warm start to this beautiful autumn day!
You can definitely taste the pumpkin seeds, but I think it adds a lovely earthy, mellow flavour. It has an almost chocolatey note to it, so I’m sure you can add to that even more with a touch of cacao powder, or even melt a little square of dark chocolate in for a little morning decadence!
The recipe makes enough for one serving, which is ideal for a quick morning breakfast or snack any time of the day! I definitely think it needs the sweetness of the maple syrup, but any sweetener would work too. Agave, date syrup, chopped dates, even a little sugar. And the cinnamon, though optional, gives it a wonderful little lift.
Just one mug-full packs in just over 20g of protein! As well as your daily requirements of manganese, lots of calcium, magnesium, b vitamins, fiber and lots more goodness! Lately I’ve been finding I’m hungry an hour after breakfast, but it’s getting on into the afternoon now and I’m still going from breakfast! Meals higher in protein tend to keep your fuller for longer, so this is perfect. You can also add some sliced banana and/or dried fruits to get one of your 5 a day too!
A certain someone has been showing great interest in my post today too! ..I wonder if cats like porridge?
Sorry Eddie, this isn’t for you!
Are you a porridge person? What’s your favourite combinations? I’d love to know!
Pumpkin Seed Protein Porridge
By October 13, 2015Published:
- Yield: 1 Servings
- Cook: 10 mins
Very quick and easy porridge recipe
- 30 g Quick cook oats
- 1 tbs Pumpkin Seed protein powder (15g)
- 1 cup Non-dairy milk (I use soy milk, but any other milk would do)
- 1 tbs maple syrup (Or other sweetener)
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- pinch Salt (optional)
- handful Raisins or dried fruit (optional)
- It's almost too easy to write down the recipe, but here you go! Add your porridge oats, 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and protein powder to your mug. Add milk of choice, a little at a time, stirring to avoid clumps. Add in your dried fruit, if using, and your pinch of salt.
- Cook your porridge! I cooked mine in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, then left it to sit for 5 minutes to thicken, before heating it for another minute (watch carefully so it doesn't bubble over). Alternatively, you can simply pop it all into a saucepan and heat on the hob, stirring regularly to avoid burning.
- Once cooked, stir in your sweetener and add an extra dash of cinnamon, if you like. Adjust sweetness and cinnamon-ness to your tastes, and enjoy! You can also top with extra add-ons such as sliced fruit, a little grated chocolate, nuts or seeds.
- Enjoy! (Eating outside in Autumn is optional, but highly recommended.)