Easy Hearty 300 calorie Breakfast Banana Oat Porridge

A one-pot meal loaded with probiotics, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. In minutes you will have a breakfast cereal to boost your mood, slim your waistline and give you tons of slow release energy throughout the day.

 

Eating healthy becomes easier and tastier when you know how to plan your meals for optimum nutrition, with ease of preparation and copious amounts of downtime.

Porridge is one of those meals. It stabilizes your blood sugar, taking you throughout half the day without the mid-morning slumps. This breakfast is an ideal breakfast for your children as it provides slow release energy to sustain them throughout the school day. The peel of the green banana in this recipe is even shown to raise your serotonin and dopamine levels by 15%. These are the neurotransmitters responsible for keeping you in a good mood.

It is no wonder then why athletes, mountain climbers and explorers find this to be an ideal breakfast food.

Below is an easy recipe that will provide you with your daily need for: Fiber (21%)

Vitamin C (14%)

Vitamin B6 (15%)

Potassium (15%)

Copper (10%)

With all that potassium, fiber, monounsaturated fat, and probiotics, losing or maintaining your weight becomes simpler and you feel happier doing it.

Try this delicious breakfast for you and your entire family.

Ingredients:

6 Medium Green Bananas

3 cups Coconut Milk

1 cup Raw Old-fashioned Oats

1 tsp. Cinnamon or 1 large Cinnamon Stick

1/2 tsp. Nutmeg

1/4 tsp. Allspice

1 tsp. Pink Himalaya Salt or to taste

1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

½ - 1 can of sweetened condensed coconut milk

NB: If sweetened condensed coconut milk is not available, you can sweeten with honey, stevia, agave syrup or any sweetener of your choice. You can also substitute coconut milk with water, soymilk, almond milk or regular milk.

* Approximation

Directions:

  1. Wash the green bananas by adding ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide to a sink of cool water to remove any dirt or pesticides.
  2. Rinse again with fresh water.
  3. Cut the tips of each banana and make an incision length-side down with a pairing knife. Follow the incision around the banana in a circle so that the peel is removed.
  4. Leave the skin on one banana, chop off the tips and slice up.
  5. Slice the remaining bananas into large discs and put in the blender with 1-cup coconut milk and oats..
  6. Puree for 1-3 minutes until mixture is smooth.
  7. If the mixture needs more liquid, add some water and blend. It should be a slightly runny consistency.
  8. Once pureed, pour the mixture into a large saucepan and begin to boil, and then reduce heat while stirring.
  9. Stir in the coconut milk with the spices, pink salt and vanilla.
  10. Finally pour the desired amount of condensed coconut milk (or other natural sweetener), boiling further for another 5 minutes. Do not stir too much as it will quickly become too thin, stir once or twice throughout the given time.

Serve, share and enjoy.

References:

  1. http://theheartysoul.com/banana-peel-health-benefits/
  2. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=7
  3. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11325968/Porridge-could-be-key-to-a-long-and-healthy-life-says-Harvard-University.html

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