Chai and almond milk porridge

porridgeStart your day right with a porridge recipe that is packed with healthy ingredients. I know the word flaxseed and bran make you think of Oliver Twist gruel but I promise it’s delicious.

Not many people know about the secret powers hidden inside food so I created this table to help you out. When I choose ingredients it’s not just about taste, it’s about balance. This recipe ensures that your body will get it’s daily required intake of vitamins and minerals and all before 10 a.m. nutrition index behind porridge recipe

Oat Bran

Oat Bran has been hailed the mistress of reducing cholesterol plus oats expand in your stomach making you feel fuller for longer. It is a key ingredient if you are trying to control your weight.

Flax

For the big positives of Flax check out this article with Dr. Oz.

Coconuts

Coconuts should be eaten in moderation due to their fat content but 2 tablespoons is a healthy serving while still giving you all the benefits. Magnesium is key, particularly for women who are commonly deficient in this mineral. It creates ATP, which boosts your energy and relaxes your nervous system.

Flaked Almonds

I know I wrote fat, but don’t freak out, there are different types of fats. Some are healthy, some are not. Monosaturated fats are the same kind of fat found in olive oil, so with everything, as long as you consume it in moderation it’s a health benefit. Vitamin E promotes healthy skin and eyes, it’s in loads of face creams, so don’t forget to throw them in.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of almond milk

1/2 cup oat bran

1/4 cup flaxseed

1/2 cup cup oats

2 tablespoons of  dessicated coconut

1 tablespoon flaked almonds

2 generous tablespoons of chai powder

2 tablespoons of boiling water

1 sliced banana

Method

1. Mix the chai with the boiling water so that it makes a liquid paste

2. Add the chai to the rest of the ingredients, cook over a medium heat in a saucepan for 6 minutes and serve warm.