How to make porridge healthy: Try our 3-step recipe

How to make porridge healthy: Try our 3-step recipe

Whatever climate you live in, we know you’ll enjoy this delicious hot breakfast porridge recipe. Though the vanilla flavoring and use of a plant-based sweetener make it taste more like a dessert, it’s a very healthful way to begin your day (especially if you add in flaxseed oil).

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Porridge ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. BE Sweet powder, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. butter or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tsp. flaxseed oil (optional but highly nutritious)

Porridge instructions:

  1. Bring water to boil in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the next five ingredients. Cover and reduce heat to very low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before adding vanilla flavoring and flaxseed oil.

The organic, unrefined seed oils found on the Body Ecology program are rich in omega-6 fatty acids. Most of us obtain ample amounts of omega-6, but it’s the omega-3s that we’re often deficient in. Both omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids must be obtained from our food since they aren’t made by our bodies.

Aside from being good sources of energy, these fatty acids play a key role in how oxygen is carried throughout our bodies. They’re important for supporting normal brain function, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the regulation of hormones. Flaxseed oil is our richest vegetarian source of omega-3s. Fish oils are also excellent sources of omega-3s, so they should be included in your diet, too.

Interestingly, flax may be especially beneficial for your unique blood type. If you haven’t had the chance yet, catch up on our exclusive Body Ecology blood type series.

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