Overnight Tropical Porridge

Published: 15/01/2019

This was one of those things I just created from nowhere. I just felt like making something that felt summery and comforting. It was absolutely delicious and the perfect meal after a hardcore session at CrossFit. It was super filling and tasted so nutritious and well a tropical sensation.

For one person:
• 30g jumbo oats
• 30g buckwheat
• 60g frozen pineapple
• 5g fresh ginger
• ½ tsp cinnamon
• ½ coconut flakes
• 1 tsp crunchy peanut butter
• 30g plant-based vanilla protein powder (optional)
• 1 tsp honey (optional to sweeten)
• Boiling water
• Unsweetened almond milk (according to consistency preference)
• 1 kiwi (peeled and chopped)

To make:
The night before:

  1. Rinse buckwheat in cold water
  2. Place oats, buckwheat, coconut flakes, peanut butter, ginger, cinnamon in a container and cover with boiling water (about 2mm above the surface). Leave to stand for 5 mins.
  3. Add in frozen pineapple and protein powder (advisable if this is a post-workout meal). If you add in protein powder it’s very likely the mixture will dry so use unsweetened almond milk to whet the mixture until you have your preferred consistency.
  4. Place the porridge mix into the fridge and leave overnight.
  5. If you don’t use protein powder then you can simply put the mixture into the fridge without almond milk unless it dries up too much.
    In the morning:
  6. Taste the porridge. Add honey if it isn’t sweet enough but simply drizzle.

To serve:

  1. You can either eat the porridge cold. I prefer warming it for 2 mins in the microwave. Again you may find the mix dries out so simply add more hot water or almond milk.
  2. Top the porridge with your kiwi. You might also like to add a dollop of greek yoghurt.