Cereals and toast may seem like convenient morning meals but they won’t do your waistline any favours. Porridge, on the other hand, is packed with protein and slow-release carbohydrates to fuel your day.
What’s more, it’s easy to prepare and can be customised to your taste with a variety of delicious, healthy toppings, such as this version topped with antioxidant-filled blueberries and nutritious pecan nuts – here’s more on why you should eat healthy seeds and kernels.
Blueberry And Pecan Porridge With Honey Recipe
Ingredients (Serves One)
- 50g porridge oats
- 200ml semi skimmed milk
- 1tbsp Manuka honey
- 2tbsp pecan nuts, halved
- Handful of blueberries
Put the milk and oats in a pan and cook over a medium heat for eight to ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with the remaining ingredients and serve immediately.
We headed over to Myfitnesspal, one of the best weight-loss apps for calorie counting, to get approximate nutritional values for this recipe. This porridge contains 527 calories, and provides 70g of carbohydrates, 19g of fat, 15g of protein and 7g of fibre.
Milk is packed with muscle-building protein and calcium, which helps your body to metabolise fat efficiently.
Manuka honey contains methylglyoxal, an antibacterial agent that helps the body to fight infection.
Pecan nuts are high in muscle-building protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
Blueberries contain pterostilbene, a compound that helps the body to break down fat and lower LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol.
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Lucy Miller is an experienced journalist who has worked across a range of health and fitness titles. She was the fitness and nutrition editor at Men’s Fitness UK, and has also been fitness editor of both Health & Fitness UK and Women’s Fitness UK. Lucy qualified as a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutritionist in 2008.
- Camilla ArtaultContent editor