This year-round winner makes perfect porridge for winter and a brilliant Bircher base for summer. It combines five different wholegrains (including the heirloom variety, spelt) for a nutty taste and texture.
The golden girl and her three hirsute friends were onto a good thing with porridge: it's deliciousandnutritious. Our five-grain porridge is the perfect answer to cold winter mornings (though my son eats it all year round).
Winter's colder, darker mornings can keep us in bed longer (as our bodies try to store fat and stay warm). With less time for breakfast, some people cut corners by using quick oats to make porridge. But these products have amoderate to highGI. The energy they provide is used faster by the body than low-GI whole grains that give sustained release.
This blend of five wholegrains is a textural sensation that excites tastebuds and energises bodies from the deepest slumber. If you're an early riser and/or exerciser, this porridge will charge your body with much-needed energy to replenish your muscles and mind.
Happily, you needn't slave over a stove to eat properly. It's a myth that you must cook wholegrains, as you'll see from myPorridge recipes. As Goldilocks will attest, everyone likes their porridge a bit different. Some have it thick enough to stand a spoon. Others prefer a smoother start to the day. However you like it, here are somePorridge serving suggestionsto try.