We all love waking up early right? Wrong, but it can be made a little more bearable with a lovely bowl of warm and nutritious mandarin porridge. I have been experimenting with lots of different porridge combinations recently and it is wonderful how just a little freshly squeezed fruit juice can change the flavour of your morning oats. Mostly I pimp out my porridge with protein powders, oodles of superfoods, nut milks, chocolate etc. but until a week ago I had never tried using fresh fruit juice.
I can confirm that blended raspberries, strawberries (basically any type of berry) is damn good, fresh orange juice and chocolate is a sweet little combination, lemon juice and desiccated coconut is just beautiful, freshly juiced apple with some cinnamon is a great wintry number, but my favourite was a simple mandarin and maca recipe that I will share with you lovely lot.
Maca Mandarin Porridge Recipe
For the recipe head to… The Health Bloggers Community.
If you fancy making your porridge a little more sophisticated get another mandarin, peel and separate the wedges, then add to a saucepan. Cover in a little water, add 1 tbsp. of honey and a dash of vanilla essence. Put on a low-medium heat and simmer until the mixture turns into a lovely mandarin compote (stirring occasionally). Pour this over your porridge for a truly scrumptious and fruity start to your day.