Hearty 4 Grain Porridge

Tired of the same boring breakfast every morning? Treat your family to a delicious taste of timeless comfort, packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential prebiotics when you serve up this steamy, versatile porridge.

Porridge has been a breakfast staple for generations, since it’s filling, tasty, inexpensive, and nutritious. In recent years though, it’s been all but forgotten as modern life gets more and more hectic. The key to bringing porridge back center stage today is to remember that most of the preparation takes place while you’re sleeping, so as long as you get your porridge cooking soon after you wake, you can go about your regular morning routine while it simmers.

Soaking grains overnight improves digestibility and nutrient absorption, and you’ll boost nutritional benefit and flavor even further by adding healthy oils, fruits, nuts, and spices to the mix. You may find this porridge turns out to be such a family favorite that you don’t want to limit it to the morning meal!

Basic Ingredients:

• ½ cup uncooked steel cut oats
• ½ cup uncooked millet
• ½ cup uncooked amaranth
• ½ cup buckwheat
• Water and acidic medium such as vinegar or lemon juice for soaking
• 4 cups water, milk, or plant-based milk
• ¼ teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
• 1 tablespoon healthy oil (flaxseed, coconut, or walnut)
• 2 tablespoons of seeds (flax, chia, or hemp)

Optional Additional Ingredients:

• Fresh or dried fruit
• Nut butter
• Cinnamon, cardamom, or other spices
• Raw cacao powder
• Pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds
• Agave
• Natural maple syrup
• Molasses

The Night Before
Place dry grains in a bowl with enough warm water to cover them. Add about a tablespoon of lemon juice, vinegar, or other acidic medium per cup of water. Cover the bowl with a towel and leave to rest overnight for at least 12 hours.

In the Morning
In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of water, milk, or plant-based milk to a boil. Stir in soaked grains, salt, and oil. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, until tender.

Remove from heat and add sweetener, fruit, nuts, nut butter, or spice according to your taste. And don’t forget to add a scoop of our organic prebiotic powder for an extra prebiotic boost. Spoon into bowls and enjoy while hot. Bon Apetit!

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