1 cup of porridge oats (or 2 cupped hands)
1 ½ cups of almond milk
½ cup of water
¾ cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
4 pitted dates, chopped
7 walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon of honey
Tip: Encourage your children to add chopped fresh berries and nuts (if not allergic) to their porridge too for helping to increase their vitamin and nutrient content.
How to make
- Place the porridge oats in a medium pan with milk and water and place over a medium heat.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring regularly until the oats are soft and creamy
- Add the fresh or frozen blueberries, saving a few for the top. Mix lightly. If you are using frozen berries these will defrost in the hot porridge.
- Spoon the porridge onto a bowl, top with the remaining blueberries, spinkle over the walnuts and dates and drizzle over the honey.
- Eat immediately.
Benefits in brief
- Walnuts contain zinc and omega 3 fat for healthy skin.
- Almond milk provides vitamin E for moisturising the skin, calcium and vitamin D for healthy bones. It's free of antibiotics and hormones found in conventional dairy.
- Manganese for healthy hair.
- Selenium for skin elasticity.
- Rich in antioxidants, such that they have the highest antioxidant content of any fruit.
- Good source of dietary fibre for good digestion.
- High content of vitamin C for collagen and elastin production, components of the skin that keep it toned and firm.