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Chocolate Strawberry Blueberry Porridge

Chocolate, strawberry and blueberry porridge

Chocolate Strawberry Blueberry Porridge

This recipe is for my fellow chocolate lovers! I am a big chocolate fan and definitely love sweet breakfasts over savoury: this is the result of my personal mission to create a healthy chocolate breakfast option to substitute my Coco Pops addiction. I actually devised this about three years ago and thought it was about time I shared this mind-blowing recipe with the world! As I’m absolutely not a morning person whatsoever, breakfast has to be simple and delicious to get me out of bed but quick to make to fit into my mad morning rush. This is my favourite healthy and filling go-to breakfast recipe. Side note: if you liked Chocolate Ready-Brek as a kid you will like this!

The Best Chocolate Breakfast! Recipe by www.aprillilyrose.com

Chocolate Strawberry Blueberry Porridge

The secret weapon in this recipe that really makes it work is a mashed banana. It just doesn’t taste the same without this vital ingredient! It sounds a bit weird maybe, but believe me it tastes amazing and gives it a nice sweet kick without needing to add any sugar or too much honey.

  • 1 ripe banana (I can confirm a green banana is a no)
  • 2 heaped teaspoons organic cocoa powder (I like Green & Black’s)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup soya, coconut, oat or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (Hilltop Honey is my favourite)
  • 1 teaspoon organic chia seeds
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries

How To Make The Best Porridge In The World

Ok, mash your banana in a bowl then mix in the cocoa powder. A good quality organic cocoa powder really makes a difference! Add the chocolate banana mix to a saucepan on a medium heat and beat in the milk (I’ve tried soya, coconut, oat and almond milk and they are all equally tasty in this recipe). You could also try adding a couple of squares of good dark chocolate (about 65% cocoa solids minimum) which would also make it more indulgent whilst bumping up the iron content! Pour in the oats and mix well. Once mixed, stop stirring and wait until the porridge just starts to bubble (it should only take a minute). I like my porridge quite runny so this is when I take my porridge off the heat. If you like your porridge more gloopy and sticky, keep cooking for an extra minute or so until you’re happy with the texture. I find if you leave this to cook for too long it’s quite dry and conglomerates into a lump of jelly-porridge(?) it sounds gross and it is gross! Basically to stop this happening you need to eat it runny and you need to eat it right away 🙂

Once cooked, pour into your bowl (how super cute is my ceramic bowl from Age UK!) and stir in the raw honey. Scatter your porridge with blueberries and sliced strawberries. Sprinkle chia seeds on top and it’s ready to eat! Nom nom nom….

Probably my photos don’t make this the most appealing porridge (even my Nan that makes cheese and banana sandwiches thinks I’m a weirdo when I make it) but seriously it tastes so much better than it looks, I promise 😀

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  • Wild Organic Beauty Blog

    I love this! I add Green and Blacks cocoa powder to EVERYTHING. Are you into cacao? Because I think you’d love it. xx

    • It’s so yummy! It’s the only organic cocoa powder I can find in my supermarket! I haven’t tried cacao yet but I have seen it in some recipes and it looks and sounds awesome! I really need to get some soon. Also LOVE your healthy hot chocolate recipes on your blog Kate – I know they were from a few months ago but I make them all the time now with coconut oil 🙂 x x

  • swapna_george

    Oh my lord, this is amazing!

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