Warm winter LCHF porridge
Breakfast is the one meal of the day that people changing over to a low-carb, grain-free lifestyle struggle with the most. The good news is that there are many breakfast options that you can “primalise”. Breakfast doesn’t always have to be eggs – although eggs are your BEST choice and CAN be eaten every day. You can still enjoy muffins, toast and muesli in moderation. You don’t have to give them up. You just need to make the low-carb, grain-free versions yourself. So I encourage you to put that apron on and get into the kitchen and have some fun. Keep reading for the recipe for the winter porridge.
I admit that it was hard at first to fit all this extra baking and cooking into my day. But now I get such satisfaction knowing that everything my family is eating at home is real, nourishing food, devoid of gluten, sugar, preservatives, chemicals, vegetable oils , soya and other nasty ingredients. That seriously motivates me ……. and my reward is seeing them thrive. When excellent health becomes your top priority, its amazing how one finds the time.
So in the interests of helping you and your family get on the “Banting Bandwagon”, I thought I would share a lovely recipe for warm LCHF porridge.
Warm winter LCHF porridge recipe
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
- ¼ cup of your favourite raw unsalted nuts (e.g. pecans, almonds, macadamia, walnut)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water (replace a little of the water with cream or coconut cream for extra creamy decadence)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Pinch of salt
- Knob of butter (for serving)
- Sprinkling of ground cinnamon (for serving)
- Sprinkling of xylitol or stevia (for serving)
- Put dry ingredients in a blender and blend until finely ground.
- Add boiling water and coconut oil to blender and blend until porridge is smooth.
- Pour porridge into a bowl and garnish with a knob of butter and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon and xylitol.
Hint: Measure out all the dry ingredients and place in the blender the night before. Prepare the other ingredients so that they are “ready to go”. This will then be a very quick, warm and satisfying breakfast that will get you to work/school on time.
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Other breakfast recipes:
- Banana cinnamon muffins – these work well for lunch boxes too
- Pancakes – a real weekend morning treat
- Paleo muesli – better than anything you will buy from the shops
- Banting seed loaf – great for morning toast
- Mocha smoothie – for those who prefer to drink their brekkie
The porridge recipe was inspired and adapted from Elana’s Pantry blog.