There are those holidays when I realize too late that it's a holiday — meaning that shops are closed here in Belgium. Today is Easter Monday and it happened to me again: I forgot to buy enough food. In such cases, when both my fridge and stomach are empty, porridge is my loyal friend.
All you need to make yourself a bowl of instant comfort is a cup of oats + water and anything else you feel like adding in.
This morning, I made myself this golden version with turmeric, banana and blueberries. Turmeric and blueberries are really great for your skin — blueberries are full of antioxidants, and turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory spice that helps with wound healing.
A perfect winter-recovery formula.
Oh yes, I do know that blueberry season is still miles away, but ever since Spring arrived last week, I’ve been feeling the urge to start celebrating summer already. I’ve been in a suspiciously good mood. Guess I was desperately needing some warmth and sunshine after those wa-a-aay too long winter months.
I have to admit, I am not a fan of winter. NOT AT ALL, actually. Every winter, my eczema flares up, I feel more anxious, have less energy and willpower and I sleep worse than any other time of the year. So thank you, Universe, that those grim days are over — let this Spring begin!
And what’s best of all? It will only get better.
No more freezing temperatures at least until September. Yippie! So please allow me to consciously confuse the seasons for just one day, and celebrate Spring with a handful of blueberries.
GOLDEN TURMERIC PORRIDGE w/ BLUEBERRIES & BANANA
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1 cup water (add more if you like it more liquid)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 banana, in slices
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp black currants (or raisins)
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
Throw all ingredients, except for a couple of blueberries, in a small pot and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Turn the heat of as soon as it starts to simmer and cover with a lid to keep it warm. Porridge is ready after 2 minutes. I served with a couple of fresh blueberries, marigold leaves and rose petals — just to make it look nice + for extra vitamins and minerals :)
Looking for more easy breakfast recipes like this one? Check out this delicious clean green morning smoothie.