We all need our essential fatty acids, so what better way to start the day than by getting all of your daily requirements of omega 3 and omega 6. I have always taken my essential fatty acids in supplement form, but it can get a tad boring taking tablets every morning. I love porridge, and so I’m really happy that I can remove taking capsules and tablets from my morning routine, and just have a big bowl of warming porridge instead!
Chia seeds, flaxseeds and hemp seeds are all rich sources of omega 3 and omega 6, with flaxseed coming out on top! Fresh raspberries are one of the richest fruit sources of omega 3, and they give this porridge a lovely fruity taste.
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid needed for heart health, brain development and controlling high blood pressure. It is also a fantastic anti-inflammatory; making it for helping fight the symptoms are arthritis.
Omega 6 is an essential fatty acid used for maintaining hormonal balance and contains powerful anti-inflammatory effects
You will get lots of fibre from the flaxseeds and the chia seeds, keeping you fuller for longer, so you won’t feel the need to snack before lunchtime. Then there is the benefit from the protein found in the hemps seeds, which is important for muscle repair. Finally we have our lovely oats, which are super rich in the B-vitamins, great for giving you that energy boost you need to start your day. This is my favourite porridge at the moment; I hope you love it too.
Ingredients (serves 2) –
- 90g of oats
- 300ml of hemp milk
- 1 tablespoon of Milled chia seeds (Whole chia seeds can be used)
- 1 tablespoon of milled flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon of shelled hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup of raspberries
- Drizzle of maple syrup
Add the oats and the hemp milk to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Make sure to occasionally stir the mix to prevent it sticking to the bottom.
Once boiled, simmer for 4-5 minutes or until it is thick and creamy. Stir in the flaxseed and chia seeds.
This makes quite a thick porridge, which is how I love it, but everyone is different. When I’ve made this porridge for other people I have sometimes added an extra 100ml of milk to make it runnier, which still leaves the porridge super healthy and tasty.
Remove from the hob leave for about 30 seconds and then add the hempseeds. Hempseeds should not be heated too high; otherwise they will lose some of their goodness.
Top with raspberries and maple syrup and enjoy!