So many people I know love to eat oatmeal for breakfast. Heck, I used to love eating oatmeal for breakfast!
And its fiber content and cholesterol-lowering properties have earned it a reputation for being one of the healthiest and most virtuous of breakfast choices amongst modern health-conscious eaters.
I’m not saying oatmeal is a bad choice – especially if you’re a high calorie burner or athlete – but from a nutrient-density and insulin-stimulating standpoint, there are better options. (Like bacon and eggs with a side of sweet potatoes and avocado. Mmm!)
Here’s what I’ve noticed. The oatmeal-loving breakfast crowd doesn’t abandon their morning bowl of mush at the drop of a hat just because some so-called expert hit them with a bunch of nutrition facts.
Imagine if you could re-create a morning bowl of mush that has the same look and feel of regular oatmeal but even more nutrients and virtually zero insulin-stimulating properties? Imagine this magical bowl of mush has the same great taste but keeps you satisfied far longer.
Enter … Primal Porridge. It’s like oatmeal without the oats. It’s no-oatmeal. It’s notemeal?
Primal Porridge is a delicious oatmeal substitute made out of nuts, seeds, and banana. It can be prepped in the same amount of time as regular oatmeal (even less if you make a big batch of dry mix in advance!). And the same standard toppings work well — such as berries, shredded coconut, chopped apple, nuts, and raisins. With all of this natural sweetness, I’d recommended skipping the brown sugar.
If you give Primal Porridge a try, I’d love to hear from you. Did you enjoy the taste? How long did it keep you full? What toppings did you use? Leave me a comment below, and let’s spread the real-food-lover’s porridge recipe far and wide.
Pam McLaren says
Sounds so yummy, filling and nutritious!!
Carolyn Coffin says
It’s definitely a favourite of mine, and the kids love it as well (bonus!).