Ultra Porridge…

Being vegan and liking nice yummy porridge can seem to be mutually exclusive, but it isn’t.

Here’s one of my post exercise breakfasts, 575 calories, ‘Ultra Porridge’…

50 g rye flakes
200ml water

Soak overnight in fridge.

Into a large bowl place…

14 g blueberries – frozen or fresh
28 g mixed berries – you can find some nice berry mixes in freezer section of good supermarkets at really good prices

Then take your soaked rye flakes and drain all the excess water off into the blender. Squash the rye flakes down with the back of a spoon to get as much water out as possible – there should be about 100ml.

Stir drained rye flakes into berries.

In blender place…

100 g raw beetroot stem and leaf included if you can get them and your blender is powerful enough
You can replace the beetroot with raw butternut squash or carrot, both really nice
Approx 100ml water drained from the rye flakes
1 whole orange – peeled (if you get organic orange then you can add some of the peel to suit your taste, but don’t use conventional farmed orange peel)
5.5 g whole flax seeds approx 1 heaped tsp
4.6 g whole hemp seeds approx 1 rounded tsp
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
14 g fresh ginger root – finely chopped or grated
5 g fresh turmeric
3 black peppercorns – preferably Tellicherry special extra bold

Blend all the until smooth and add to the bowl and stir together well…

Then add

20 g dates chopped
1 fig (dried or fresh) chopped
One ripe banana sliced

Give it all a good stir and enjoy.

So that’s where i’m currently at with my vegan porridge recipe. I call it ‘Ultra Porridge’ because it’s probably the most healthiest porridge recipe on the whole planet. The natural anti-oxidants in this will certainly blitz any post exercise oxidative stress without affecting your body’s adaptation to that oxidative stress. Never take anti-oxidant supplements like vitamin c and e, they will mess you up! Have a nice bowl of ‘Ultra Porridge’ instead.

A great way to start your day.

575 calories, more protein than human breast milk, over 25 grams of fibre, a perfect 1:1 blend of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids for wonderful brain health and many other wonderful healthy things besides – what’s not to like…