So it’s winter here in the southern hemisphere and I bet your bottom dollar your morning routines have gone from springing out of your bed to pound the pavement on a spritely jog – to hitting snooze 5 times before getting out of bed – opting to snuggle under the blankets, followed by vegemite on toast (not that there’s anything wrong with this beloved) or anything easy your snoozing efforts have left you before you run off to work.

We don’t blame you… in fact, we are here to aid in your morning routine, sharing our favourite nutritional-boosting-breakfast that takes less than 5 minutes, all whilst allowing you to continue hitting that snooze button and ensuring you’re on your way to meeting your recommended daily nutrition requirements.

TIP: The Australian Dietary Guidelines For Dairy Intake

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends at least 2.5 serves a day of milk, cheese, yoghurt and/or alternatives for most adults aged 19-50. A serve from the dairy food group is a cup (250ml) of milk, three-quarters of a cup (200g) yoghurt, two slices (40g) of cheese, half a cup (120g) of ricotta cheese or appropriate alternatives.

The perfect porridge recipe


1 cup quick oats/steel cut oats / gluten-free oats (Whichever you prefer)

1 cup of mil

½ cup of water

pinch of sea salt

1 tbs natural yoghurt

cinnamon to taste

pure maple syrup to taste



Fruit and nuts of your choice. We love banana and blueberries.


Place the oats and the milk/water in a large pan over medium heat.

Add a tiny pinch of sea salt, a dash of cinnamon and about 1tsp of maple syrup (how sweet you make it is entirely up to you) and stir with a wooden spoon.

Bring to a steady simmer for 5 minutes, stirring as often as you can to give you a smooth creamy porridge – if you like your porridge runnier, just add more milk.

Serve your porridge in a bowl, top with a dollop of yoghurt, fresh fruit and nuts as desired and a drizzle of maple syrup.


To read more on how dairy can support your healthy balanced diet – click here.




Brooke Meredith

Brooke Meredith, is the passionate founder and Editor-In-Chief of A Conscious Collection Magazine. A glowing representation of wellness, and an advocate for healthy living. Brooke’s passion for health and wellbeing began following the discovery of her own intolerances and health ailments. Her house soon became a hub for recreating healthy versions of her favourite recipes, and soon her home was filled with an abundance of nourishing, nutritious whole foods. A certified Health Coach, Brooke’s passion lies with helping others become the best version of themselves and created A Conscious Collection to nurture, empower and inspire. As an Australian model, Brooke lives and breathes wellness, understanding the direct correlation between looking and feeling your best, which comes with a life in balance. When you can pry her away from working on all things ACC, you’ll find her fleeting around the globe on wellness escapes, enjoying three hour brunch dates with girlfriends and diving mouth first in to her famous healthified chocolate brownies.