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Healthy Winter Porridge


There’s nothing quite like a bowl of warming porridge to set you up for the day ahead in these wintery months. At The Zest Life, we like to add some simple toppings to make our porridge even more tasty and nutritious!


Serves 2

1 cup porridge oats
Plant-based or dairy milk – approx 2 cups but depends on how thick you like your porridge!
Cook gently for a few minutes in a non-stick pan until the porridge thickens.. serve immediately

Orchard Fruits Compote:

I like to make a big batch of this and freeze it in small tubs so I can grab and enjoy whenever I fancy some.. It works beautifully with porridge, ice cream or even in your morning smoothie.
Chop a selection of stoned fruits – apples, pears, plums, nectarines all work well. No need to peel unless you want to!
Add to a pan with a splash of water and a sprinkle of cinnamon
Simmer gently until the fruit starts to break down.
You can either keep your compote chunky or pop it in your blender if you prefer a smooth sauce.

Toasted nuts:

Chop a handful of nuts – pecans or hazelnuts work well – and toast them in a dry frying pan until they start to brown.
Serve on top of your porridge for a yummy crunch.. and a healthy portion of protein and good fats!
And enjoy!

This recipe was provided by our brilliant retreat chef Catherine of Wildings Vegan Kitchen. If you would like to see more delicious vegan recipes and updates visit her Facebook Page. If you love this recipe, leave a like, comment or message!


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