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Sunday's Bowl

Sunday's Bowl

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Bowl of warm vegan blueberry and kiwi porridge with pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and drizzled with agarve/golden syrupTime to relax and enjoy the lazy bowl of Sunday. What a week! We hope you’ve enjoyed your journey through our bowls of seven days. We’d love to know which one was your favourite. Happy Sunday one and all!

Kiwi and Blueberry Porridge

Now it’s up to you if you want to call this bowl breakfast, brunch or even pudding. It’s a close call. I’m not one to usually add any sugar into a dish if it’s not strictly necessary but here is my exception. Porridge. We don’t have this dish every day but when we do it’s beyond incredible. There is not an empty bowl on the table and when the kids know it’s a porridge day they run around like crazy, wild things as if I’ve just told them Santa’s coming for breakfast. (No joke!)

This is the kind of bowl that you want to drag to bed with you and snuggle under the sheets with. The kind of bowl that you can close the world to and get your hygge on. The kind of bowl... ok I think you get the message. But really it’s super lush. But as I’m sure you know by now I’m not all about the taste. Oh no, no, no! Show me the nutrients!!

Blueberries: They are crazy good antioxidants. They are a rich source of fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin C and vitamin B6. They reduce inflammation and support brain function.

Kiwi: These little green gems are loaded with vitamin c, help promote good sleep and even give you nice skin!

Flax seeds: Flax are a great source of vegan omega 3, great for brain function. They are also crazy high in lignans which help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Oats: They are high in carbohydrates, protein and fibre making them a great source of slow releasing energy. They are also packed with many nutrients like iron, zinc, folate, magnesium, manganese and b vitamins.

PecansNuts are a fantastic source of vegan protein and a great source of healthy fats. They are also rich in potassium, calcium and selenium to name but a few of their benefits.

Pumpkin seeds: A powerhouse of a seed. Great for a real punch of zinc. Their zinc content is also very available and easily absorbed unlike some plant sources of zinc. They are also a great source of fibre, protein and omega 3.

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 cups of porridge oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup broken pecans
  • 4 tbs ground flax seeds
  • 4 tbs pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 3 kiwi fruits
  • Your choice of dairy free milk. We use soya or coconut.
  • Golden syrup/agave syrup

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients into a heavy bottomed pan and cover with your choice of milk.
  2. Gently heat until the oats begin to drink up the milk. (I usually add more milk as I heat up in the same way you would a risotto until the oats are plump and your mixture is your desired consistency.)
  3. Serve into bowls and pour on your chosen sweetener.

I’d love to hear about your favourite way to do porridge. Send us your photos or tag us on the social media! Thank you for joining us this week and celebrating the joy of eating from bowls. Tell us which one has bowled you over! (Sorry but I’ve been itching to drop that in all week. I’m reigning it in now!) Until next time...

Bowl of warm vegan blueberry and kiwi porridge with pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and drizzled with agarve/golden syrup
Unschooling log - January 2018

Unschooling log - January 2018

Saturday's Bowl

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