Green Porridge

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porridge, breakfast, dessert, vegan, gluten-free, oats, wheatgrass

Preparation time: 15 mins
Main ingredients: oats, wheatgrass, soy milk
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, low-fat

I've always been a sucker for "superfood" powders such as acai, carob, baobab, moringa, lucuma, maca, spirulina, chlorella... you name it! 

However, as a student with limited budget and as someone who disapproves of expensive brand names, i've refused to spend my money on these overly pricey products, so i'm relying on my friends and family to endow me these exquisite gems :) That way i got to try spirulina, maca, carob - and wheatgrass!

Using the wheatgrass powder, i've created a green, Hulk-ish porridge that is not only filling and nourishing (lots of protein, guys ;)), but also very creamy and tasty. Topped with peanuts and vegan chocolate! Cheeky me.

Also, i'm I'm off for an intern-ship interview at a small publishing house in a bit, which is something i've always wanted to do, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

1 cup oats *
1 cup soy milk
1 cup water (you can also sub this for more soy milk)
1 ripe banana
1 heaping tbsp wheatgrass or barley powder

Optional toppings:
- salted roasted peanuts
- chocolate pieces
- shredded coconut
- nut slices (almonds...)
- seeds (chia, poppy, flax...)
- brown sugar or coconut sugar
- fruit slices

* use gluten-free oats if you are intolerant to gluten!

porridge, breakfast, dessert, vegan, gluten-free, oats, wheatgrass


Bring water and soy milk to a boil. In a bowl, mash your banana and add to the pot. As soon as it boils, toss in the oats, stir well, switch off the heat and let it simmer on its own. Add in the wheatgrass/barley powder, stir, and keep the lid closed as it simmers. 

After about 10 minutes your oatmeal should be ready, the consistency creamy and thick. I feel like the wheatgrass/barley powder, which gives a slight sweet protein / pea flavour, makes for an even creamier outcome. And - did i already mention? - it contains a LOT of protein (23g protein per 100g), for those who are still wondering where vegans get their protein ;)

Sweeten and garnish to your liking (i used peanuts and vegan rice coconut chocolate) and enjoy :)

porridge, breakfast, dessert, vegan, gluten-free, oats, wheatgrass, chocolate, peanuts
The perfect book for cold days: Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis.

Other warming recipes you might like:
Warming Pear Porridge (vegan)
Coconut Rice Pudding (vegan)
Millet "Rice" Pudding (vegan)
Caramelized Banana Oatmeal (vegan)



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