Berry Porridge (GF, DF, Vegan option)

This is a really simple breakfast that will really set your body and mind up for a wonderful day! I always try to make sure I have some protein at breakfast to balance my blood sugar levels and fill me up for longer without making enormous quantities! This porridge is full of plant protein and fibre rich foods which makes a perfect start to the day. For an added protein boost you could add two egg whites  (non-vegan option) or some hemp protein powder (vegan option).

Ingredients
3 tbsp of oats (I use gluten free)
1 tbsp of ground almonds
1 heaped tbsp of ground flax seeds
1 tbsp of chia seeds
2 tbsp of shelled hemp seeds
1 large handful of frozen berries
About 1 cup of almond milk

Optional
2 egg whites

Toppings
Pumpkin seeds
Honey

Place all the dry ingredients except for the berries in a saucepan on a medium heat. Pour in the almond milk until the other ingredients are covered. Stir continuously for 2 minutes. Add the berries and mix in to the mixture. If you are adding egg whites mix these in now and continue to stir until the egg whites are cooked (around 3-5 minutes depending on the heat). If the porridge becomes stodgy, add a little more almond milk to get the desired texture. My favourite toppings are pumpkin seeds and a little honey on this but feel free to experiment!

BreakfastAnnie Clarke