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16/10/16

Ultimate winter porridge – with turmeric, ginger & honey

Porridge

  • Oats 2-3 tablespoons

  • Ground flax seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Water ¾ cup, 200ml

To mix in a bowl

  • Almond milk ¾ cup, 200ml

  • Ginger, grated 1 inch piece

  • Ground turmeric ¼ teaspoon

  • Ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon

  • Black pepper pinch

  • Honey 1 tablespoon

Toppings

  • Flaked almonds

  • Goji berries

  • Cinnamon

  • Coconut chips

  • Berries

Makes one medium bowl

Place the oats, ground flax seeds or flax seed mixture, water and almond milk in a small to medium pan and stir on low heat. Leave this to cook while you mix together the grated ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper and honey in a small bowl. Pour this mixture into the hot porridge and keep stirring until the porridge starts to thicken. It should still be quite runny but if you like it thicker, you can add more oats. Taste for sweetness and add more honey and cinnamon if you prefer. Pour in serving bowl, top with flaked almonds or any other toppings of your choice and serve.

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I’ve just returned from a short trip to Ibiza for my brother’s wedding, which was insanely fun, I had the most delicious Indian food, the settings, backdrops and flower displays were simply stunning and I am now recovering… Having the flu now means that I hopefully won’t get it later on in the thick of Winter, and London is still rather pleasant and sunny, so I’m grateful. But it’s only when I’m ill that I realise how little I feel like eating, all I’m craving is orange juice and hot water with lemon and honey, and waking up this morning, I wanted something hearty yet light yet packed with goodness. So here it is – a light and fluffy porridge, not too heavy on the oats, more liquidy, with the large spoon of filling flax seeds, infused with turmeric, ginger and honey! Fuel for the body during winter, perfect for prevention and cure.

A much-needed self-prescribed yin yoga session in Ibiza after the wedding... during this picturesque sunset!

A much-needed self-prescribed yin yoga session in Ibiza after the wedding… during this picturesque sunset!screen-shot-2016-10-16-at-20-47-30

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