I'm guessing I've had this breakfast about 85% of the time in the last 4 or 5 months. I mix it up myself, and enjoy it usually as I sit at my work desk checking my overnight emails ... and maybe sneak a peak at a blog or two :)
My Super Mixed Grain Porridge
Firstly, I combine (usually in half cup measures):
- one part rolled oats
- one part quinoa flakes
- one part amaranth flakes
With (usually in half tablespoon measures):
- one part chia seeds
- one part linseed
In a large container. This way, I can pre-make a week or two's mix, and not have to take the time every day.
Then into the container, I'll add a good portion of goji berries, the same of barberries (I found these at a local farmers' market - they are really small and tart), and then shake it all together.
At work, I'll take half a cup of the mix, add a decent sprinkle of mixed spices or cinnamon, then stir in about a cup of water (I just eye-ball it - I like my porridge pretty thick).
Once that's all mixed together, I'll also stir through a dessert spoon of my current nut spread. At the moment, I'm partial to Mayver's organic peanut and coconut spread - yum!
I put the bowl in the microwave for about 2 minutes. I'll then top with milk, and a side of coffee :)
I also like a Yakult with my breakfast - I swear my daily dose has prevented me from getting really sick this past winter!
Also, if I've done a workout before work, I'll have a protein shake in the car on the way to the train station for my daily commute.
And there you have it - breakfast of champions. It usually gets me through until lunch!
By the way, I want to give a shout out to my favourite work-local coffee shop in the Melbourne CBD - Kinfolk. Kinfolk is a social business - they redistribute their profits between a variety of selected development projects, and the waitstaff are all volunteers! What keeps me coming back is the wonderful coffee and food. I've never had a bad meal there - I especially love their coconut milk chia porridge - amazing! Check it out if you're in the area.
What's your favourite breakfast at the moment?