Fight off the sniffles and give “comfort food” a new and healthy meaning with this wonderful, warm porridge—a luscious treat for a January evening.
Current scientific evidence indicates that whole grains play an important role in lowering the risk of chronic diseases, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and also contribute to body weight management and gastrointestinal health.
Ginger is among the most beneficial roots on earth, battling a wide range of ailments from colds to joint pain.
Cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom are time-tested spices that boost immunity.
Fruit, fresh or dried, is an essential source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Combined together, these ingredients make a superb bowl of good health for you and your family.
Here is the recipe:
Warming Porridge (serves 4)
- 1 cup combined whole grains (steel cut oats, flaxseed, spelt, kamut, millet)
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Seeds from 4 cardamom pods, powdered
- ¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
- Sea salt to taste
Bring 4 cups of water to boil in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
Tip in the grains, spices and salt.
Let stand for a couple of hours, then simmer gently until the grains are tender and fully cooked. This should take up to 20 minutes.
Serve with warmed organic milk, chopped almonds, brown sugar and fresh or dried fruit. (Discard the cinnamon stick.)