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.