Galactic Swirl Berry Porridge
You can never have too many porridge recipes, right? Once you have got a delicious porridge base, which you always get with Quaker Oats, the possibilities are endless when it comes to toppings, so we will be sharing loads of our favorite porridge recipes with you.
Not only is porridge delicious and versatile, but oats are really good for you*. Oats contain oat beta-glucan which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.
Don’t just take our word for it though. Porridge oats must be healthy if awesome people like astronaut Buzz Aldrin set himself up with oats before they head off on a space walk during the Apollo 11 Mission. Whilst our every day tasks aren’t anywhere near as impressive or epic as a space walk, we do need a breakfast that is going to help us to keep up with a 10 week old baby. We love oats because they keep us full until lunchtime.
Just like Quaker Oats, we believe that every day offers untapped potential. You really never know what is going to happen, so a great breakfast can help you to fulfil that potential and ensure that you get the most out of the day. Seriously, I don’t think anything great was ever achieved on an empty stomach.
A mighty day starts with the mighty oat* and these Galaxy Swirl Berry Oats will help to set you up for the day. Quaker Oats sent us a sachet of space oats. Yes, that’s right, these sachets of Quaker Oats So Simple sachets have actually been in to space (just like Buzz himself) and now they are sitting in our kitchen. How cool is that?! I reckon that means that these oats now have some kind of super space power in them. Well, the 5 year old me would love to think that anyway.
Quaker Oats has launched an innovative new TV campaign telling the extraordinary story of how astronaut Buzz Aldrin became the second human being to ever set foot on the surface of the moon, after enjoying a bowl of porridge. You can check out the video here.
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We are trying to go for a long walk every morning after breakfast, because it’s one of the only ways that Avery will go to sleep during the day, if she is in her push chair and out in the fresh air. I guess she takes after Dannii and I because she loves being outside. We usually get a good 15,000 steps before lunchtime and we need a breakfast that will help us to keep going through the morning. This porridge recipe does just that.
Here is a space inspired recipe so you can follow in Buzz’s footsteps.
INGREDIENTS – SERVES 2:
– 1 sachet Oat So Simple Oats (27g)
– 180ml of milk
– a generous pinch of ground cinnamon
– 1 tsp pistachio kernels, finely chopped
– 50g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
– 40g raspberries
– 50g blackberries, halved
1) Place the strawberries and raspberries in one small, deep-sided bowl and the blackberries and blueberries in another.
2) Using a handheld blender, whizz the strawberries and raspberries, then the blackberries and blueberries until pureed
3) Place the oats in a microwaveable bowl with the milk and cinnamon. Heat according to pack instructions. Spoon into serving bowls.
4) Using a teaspoon to drizzle (see tip) and create a spiral of puree on top of the porridge, first with the strawberry puree then adding on the blackberry puree in parts. Use a skewer or the tip of a sharp knife to drag the puree out in lines all the way around the spiral. Add a few small spots of puree and scatter with pistachios and serve.
You could also use a large disposable piping bag with the end snipped to approx 1/2 cm to create the spiral.