Creamy Coconut Porridge

I might go as far as to say this is the world’s best porridge. It’s just so insanely rich and creamy, yet so nourishing and health enhancing! The trick to getting the perfect consistency here is using a mix of coconut milk, coconut oil, banana and almond butter – such a winning combination, and trust me it’s so addictive! I’ve been waking up craving this porridge most days. It’s such a speedy breakfast too, it literally takes ten minutes and will keep you energised and buzzing for hours thanks to all the incredible metabolism boosting fats, plant protein and fibre. I love how warming it is too, so perfect for the wintery months. It tastes unbelievably good just on its own as the banana gives a wonderful sweetness, the almond butter adds a nutty touch and the coconut adds a tropical blend, but the toppings are pretty fun too – I love my toppings! My favourites are fresh blueberries, raw cacao nibs, juicy raisins or goji berries, bee pollen, raw honey and crushed nuts or seeds. Once you’ve added all of the toppings you will have more goodness and energy in your body than you know what to do with! If you’re in a rush it’s a lovely dinner for one too, especially if you’re after something sweet!

I know people are nervous of fats, but please trust me on this one – they’re so good for you and we all really need them to look and feel our best! Coconuts are the perfect fat source too as they have been shown to help balance blood sugar, improve metabolism, help thyroid function and improve good versus bad cholesterol levels. They also contain lovely antioxidants that help to protect our bodies from disease! If you want to read more on it there’s a great Huffington Post article here.

Serves 1

– 1 cup of water

– 1/3 a cup of oats

– 4 tablespoons of coconut milk

– 1 tablespoon of almond butter

– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

– 1 banana

– Optional: 1 tablespoon of maca powder for an extra energy boost

My favourite toppings:

– fresh blueberries

– bee pollen and raw honey

– crushed nuts or seeds

– raisins and goji berries

– cacao nibs

Simply add the oats, water, coconut milk and slices of banana to a saucepan and allow it to heat for about ten minutes, until the liquid has all been absorbed. Then stir in the almond butter and coconut oil and let them dissolve into mix. Once it’s all nicely mixed pour it into a bowl, add all your favourite toppings and then it’s ready to enjoy!