This has quickly become a favourite breakfast in our house. It’s perfect for cyclists and endurance athletes, but delicious enough that my wife often asks me to make her a bowl as well.
Porridge is the king of breakfasts and this one is ideal to eat 1-3 hours before a long ride (or to keep you fuelled until lunch).
Oats and bananas are slow-releasing, wholegrain goodness. They keep blood sugar levels steady through a workout while providing enough energy to keep you pushing on. The black cherry juice in this recipe helps maintain muscle capacity during high-intensity exercise. And if taken regularly also helps aid muscle function and decrease inflammation. Improving recovery and preserving muscle strength during a heavy training period.
Ingredients (makes 1 bowl)
- 50g 100% Wholegrain Rolled Oats
- 300ml Skimmed Milk
- 1 Small Ripe Banana
- 1 tbsp (15ml) 100% Pure Black Jerry Juice
- 1 Pinch Nutmeg
- 3/4 blueberries (optional, but they have a practical use!)
- Mix the milk and the cherry juice and pour over the oats. Add the nutmeg and give it a quick stir to combine.
- Finely dice, slice, mush or smush the banana. It doesn’t matter! Just make sure it’s nice and fine so that it will liquidise while cooking. Save up to a quarter though to slice and scatter on top later.
- Add the banana to the oats and milk and set on the stove. Start it on a low heat so the milk doesn’t scald and burn. Stir it a bit if you like but not too much.
- After a few minutes slowly start to raise the heat and bring everything just to the boil. Give it a good stir. The banana should now be liquid and the whole thing just smelling amazingly gooey and delicious.
- Now turn the heat as low as possible and go make yourself a brew. Keep an eye on the porridge though.
- You know the porridge is done when the berries start to run! That’s my motto.
- Enjoy your porridge.
You know the porridge is done when the berries start to run!