Recipe — Protein porridge.
It took me years to like porridge (I hated anything squishy) but now I've weaned myself onto it and it's a staple part of my diet. When I have an early morning fight training session I throw a bowl of this down and my energy levels improve amazingly.
I've never been a fan of milk so I use almond in my oats, but you can use any dairy, soy or nut milk you like.
Half a cup of oats (I use Quaker sachets because the amount is just right for me)
A cup of milk - more or less if you like it thick or runny
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp manuka honey
Half a scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 cup frozen raspberries
Sprinkle of mixed seeds
Sprinkle of almond flakes
Combine the oats and milk in a bowl and microwave for two minutes (adjust if you've modified the amount of milk). When they're done, stir in the protein powder, honey and chia seeds.
Microwave your frozen raspberries for 1 minute. This defrosts them and turns them into a kind of compote, so they mix really well into the oats. Dollop them on top of your oats, sprinkle on the nuts and seeds and you're good to go!
It's such an easy breakfast but with so much goodness in it. Great to start off the day and keep you from snacking, or as a quick refuel before training.
Photography by Scott Cross