Well, only one person had any enthusiasm for the original savoury porridge or Zoats (zucchini or courgette oats), so here is my second try and I liked this much better. I left out the cacao and made it with tiger nut milk which is sweet and creamy (recipe here), but you can use nut milk or soy or rice milk – though the latter will give you a thinner porridge and doesn’t have the same nutritional value. I also used raisins instead of dates to sweeten it, which is what I would normally put in straightforward, everyday porridge.
Courgettes contain heart-healthy potassium, folate (necessary for cell-division), anti-oxidants, B vitamins, iron and zinc.
Have a go, it won’t do you any harm and it might very well do you some good!
Vegan and Gluten-Free if you use gluten-free oats.
1/2 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Tiger Nut Milk or Horchata
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 Courgette/Zucchini, grated
1/4 Cup Raisins
1 Dsp Shelled Hemp Seeds*
1 Dsp Lucuma Powder* (mild, malted flavour)
1 Tsp Wheatgrass Powder (for extra nutrients – optional)
Goji Berries* and Raw Chocolate Mulberry Chips* to serve.
As before, add oats, milk, water and courgette to pan and warm through until it starts to cook, stirring well. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Add raisins and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add hemp seeds, lucuma powder and wheatgrass powder, of used. Mix well.
Transfer to a bowl and add goji berries and raw chocolate mulberry chips, and a little more milk of desired.
I loved this version! Of course, this is only a template, add whatever flavouring and fruit you like and happen to have.
This is such a satisfying breakfast and starts you off with 1 of your minimum 5 a Day veg and fruit.
We buy our tiger nuts from http://www.thetigernutcompany.co.uk/
Copyright: Chris McGowan