It's been a beautiful sunny few days… though as I sit down to write this there has just been a huge downpour! Let's hope that's not the picture of things to come.
As it's hotting up my breakfasts tend to get lighter, but since I love my hot bowl of the porridge I don't want to give it up just because it's summer. This is a lovely way of lightening it up and putting a spring in your step. I posted a similar recipe for caulk-porridge a while back (I think- unless I just imagined it) whilst I was on the candida cleanse and this uses a similar base of cauliflower.
The cauliflower and the oats go together really well in texture, but if you're not a big fan of the flavour of cauliflower or use a bit too much you can end up with a slight cauliflower undertones in some recipes. However in this case the flavours of the maca powder, lemon and the blueberries (the lemon in particular) are a winning combination.... Beautifully summery and also a great compliment to the cauliflower. This bowl also contains chia seeds to thicken it up and add an extra nutritional boost. It works really well to help create the thick creamy texture too.
Recipe: lemon and blueberry summer porridge
- ½ cup oats
- 1 floret of cauliflower (approx ½ cup once finely grated)
- ½ cup non dairy milk
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 4 drops stevia
- 1-2 tbs chia (to suit preferred thickness)
- 1 tsp maca powder (optional but mellows the flavour of the cauliflower even more)
- handful of fresh blueberries
- lemon zest for topping
Grate the cauliflower finely and add this to the milk in a pan along with the oats. Cook for approx 5 minutes adding lemon juice, stevia, maca and chia seeds after a couple of minutes.
Ensure the porridge is well mixed and your preferred thickness (add extra water or chia)
Serve in a bowl topped with blueberries and lemon zest.
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