I tried to have non sweet breakfasts last week (this is why) but after a few days I really couldn’t stomach eggs first thing in the morning anymore. I eat a lot of eggs in general but life gets all the fun taken out of it when my breakfast doesn’t have a bit of sweetness in it. Kind of like eating pizza or hamburgers with a knife and a fork – good but not. much. fun.
Usually in the winter my breakfast is oats in a thermos topped with hot milk (almond or goat) – by the time I get to work the porridge is ready. In the summer my breakfast is either pancakes with eggs, milled chia seeds and maca powder or this delicious creamy coconut summer (aka ‘cold 🙂 porridge.
When I can I buy Biona coconut milk where the ingredients are just coconut and water, or I get their creamed coconut that is pure coconut and has to be diluted in water. I find that many of the regular supermarket coconut cream or milk products have lots of other ingredients, most of them are just thickeners so not hugely problematic, but I like when my food’s as simple and close to natural as possible.
– Coconut cream or milk
Mix enough oats with a can of coconut cream so that it’s still quite liquid. Store in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add raisins and cinnamon and a dash of milk (almond milk, in my case) if needed to loosen it up.
This porridge goes very well with black coffee and it’s so nicely creamy and smooth – I cannot believe I love it so much as a few years ago I couldn’t stand anything that tasted or smelled like coconut. It even doubles well as dessert in the evening 🙂
What’s your favourite healthy summer breakfast?