Porridge has long been a breakfast staple and for good reason; it is a great source of slow-release energy, B vitamins and fibre. Porridge oats contain a specific type of soluble fibre called beta-glucan, which has been shown to help lower cholesterol.
Here we show you the essential steps to creating creamy porridge every time, as well as topping ideas to provide you with a balanced, nutrient-dense breakfast to keep you going up until lunchtime.
Top tip; try mixing up your usual milk to create new flavours. Great options include oat milk, coconut milk, fruit juice, or for a savoury porridge dish, try vegetable stock! Adding herbs and spices can completely revitalise the humble porridge – experiment with flavours to find your new favourite.
Thanks to our placement Nutritionist Shelley for creating these videos and blog posts.