Right through school and college I was never a breakfast person; at best I would have a KitKat or some other kind of chocolate-coated biscuit in an attempt to keep me going until lunch time. Over the past few months, I’ve been making a concious effort to eat breakfast on a morning before I leave the house, as they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I’ve always struggled to eat a proper breakfast on a morning but now I can’t function without it.
I’ve never been able to get away with porridge as I can’t stand the lumps which is why I’ve opted for Ready Brek in this recipe. I started out having the Ready Brek with semi-skimmed milk and a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten but the extra teaspoon of sugar I was adding to my diet was not the way I wanted to be heading so I decided to look into some alternatives.
As a result, I’ve combined a really easy morning recipe that feeds my sweet-tooth and keeps me feeling full until lunch time, meaning less room for snacking. The protein powder works great to sweeten and flavour the porridge whilst also giving me some much-needed protein to help me reach my fitness goals. The tiny, tastless chia seeds are said to be one of the most popular superfoods as are easy to digest and have energy boosting properties. I swapped my usual semi-skimmed milk for almond milk as it contains no saturated fat, sodium or cholesterol.
- 30g Original Ready Brek
- 200ml Alpro unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use MyProtein Impact Whey)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Weigh out 30g of Ready Brek and pour it into a microwavable bowl. Add 200ml of unsweetened almond milk and stir to make a smooth porridge. Place in a 800w microwave for 40 seconds (adjust the time depending on your microwave settings) and stir. Place the bowl back into the microwave for a further 40 seconds. Add half a scoop of protein powder, I’m using vanilla flavoured protein at the moment but you could change it up if you prefer (I’m going to try chocolate next). Use a fork or whisk to mix the powder in with the porridge and remove the lumps. Finish off by topping your bowl with chia seeds.
It takes me 5 minutes to whip this up on a morning making it a great breakfast to have when I’m in a rush.
Macros: 7f/ 20c/ 15p
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