nowadays when it’s cold, windy or even rainy (snowy at home!) outside i love to make myself a warm breakfast. as the english love their plain porridge which is just oats with hot water i rather prefer the versions inspired by traditional chinese medicine which works with the 5 elements (wood fire earth metal water). a warm breakfast not only gives you a cosy feeling when you eat it, with it’s roasted ingredients and spices it heats you up from the inside out and keeps you feeling warmer for the whole day! i made this every day last week during our yoga retreat and some of us got quite hooked on it 😉
what you need (serves 2)
any kind of flakes (oat flakes, spelt flakes, i love it with rice flakes!)
2 pieces of fresh fruit e.g. pear, apple, plums..
nuts e.g. chashew nuts, sunflower/pumpkin seeds…
a handful of dried fruit e.g. prunes, apricots, cranberries, goji berries….
milk (i prefer soy milk, but you can also do it with normal milk or almond/coconut milk)
what to do..
cut up the fruit in little pieces, not too small so they don’t disappear later on 😉 and roast them on medium heat in a medium sized pot. add the flakes, nuts and dried fruit roast a bit longer. then add the milk. let it cook a bit. after some minutes add the cinnamon and coconut. finalise with honey depending on your taste of sweetness.
Hmmmm… enjoy 😀
P.S. Only 3 more days and my cooking will be published in the next issue of GOURMET TODAY!! so excited!! will post the recipes and photos of the magazine as soon as it’s out ;-)))))