Chai Latté Porridge 

 

This porridge is packed with antioxidant properties. Perssimon is rich in vitamin C which has antioxidant properties that may help reduce inflammation and prevent damage to cells that may promote anxiety. Vitamin C is also great for the immunity over the winter months. The Walnut topping also offers vitamin E which is another source of antioxidants in addition to being rich in omega 3 fatty acids which contribute to healthy brain functioning.

INGREDIENTS

For the chai seasoning: 
3 tbsp ground cinnamon 
1.5 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground Nutmeg (or ½ tsp of fresh grated nutmeg)
1.5 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

For the oats:
70g oats
300ml plant milk (coconut or cashew milk works well in this)
100-150ml water (depending on desired thickness)
30g vanilla protein powder (optional- or add 20g extra oats)
2 tsp chai seasoning (recipe above)
1 cinnamon stick 
½ tsp grated fresh ginger


To serve: 

Ripe Perssimon fruit (Sharon fruit)
Walnuts 
Vegan yogurt
Pomegranate

METHOD

  1. Optional step: Add all the Oat ingredients (apart from the water) and the chai seasoning to a large tupperware. Leave in the fridge overnight to infuse. 

  2. If you don’t have time for this, then add the ingredients straight to a deep non-stick pan (but the flavour will be less intense)

  3. Once you’ve added the oats to the pan add the water. Bring the mixture to a slight boil then simmer by lowering the heat to a minimum. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more hot water if necessary.

  4. In the meantime, prepare the toppings by slicing the fruit/chopping nuts etc. 

  5. Remove the cinnamon stick from the oats. Serve the thickened oats in two bowls and top with the fruit, nuts and yogurt. .

Andri Neocleous