Healing Turmeric Porridge

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This breakfast got quite a lot of attention on my Instagram feed lately, so I thought I'd pop the recipe on my blog for anyone who wants to try it themselves.


I find that turmeric (despite its glorious nutritional benefits) can be quite a harsh flavour by itself, which is why I've naturally sweetened the bowl with banana and cinnamon. If you prefer a more savoury taste, feel free to skip the cinnamon! I'd recommend keeping the banana though - it adds a delicious creaminess to the porridge.


A great breakfast to warm you up on a cold morning, turmeric porridge always feels like it's nourishing you from the inside out, thanks to the healing and nurturing properties of turmeric. This age-old spice has long been used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory, calming properties. You can find out more about the health benefits of this natural root on my '5 Health Benefits of Turmeric' post.


Ingredients

1/2 cup oats
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoons coconut oil
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 banana
Handful blueberries
Toppings of your choice, I like crushed almonds, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds, cacao nibs

Method

1. Melt 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat
2. Chop half the banana and add to the coconut oil, along with a handful of blueberries. Simmer and stir for 1 minute.
3. Add the turmeric, cinnamon and half the almond milk to the pan, and stir until the milk becomes a golden colour.
4. Add the oats and the rest of the almond milk to the pan, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly, or until the oats have formed a smooth porridge consistency.
5. When ready, pour into a bowl and top with the rest of the banana, and any toppings of your choice.

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Healing turmeric porridge topped with banana, blueberries and pumpkin seeds


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