It is important to have a filling breakfast before you leave for work in the morning. Nutritionists say that a healthy breakfast within two hours of waking up is the best thing you can do to your body.
Quite often, you tend to skip breakfast, thanks to the hectic rush of the morning. Don’t do that, please.
Take just a few minutes to make a healthy breakfast to kick-start your day. This will give your body the vital fuel you need to get through the day. One of the easiest and most nutritious breakfast recipes is a bowl of porridge.
Recipe for a hearty porridge
500 ml of water or 250 ml of water and 250 ml of milk (you can use skimmed or nonfat milk)
3 tablespoons of ground oats
Boil the water or water-milk combination in the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker. Add the oatmeal. Stir well, close the cooker and set the automatic timer.
Once it’s done, open the cooker and give the contents a stir. It will be thick and pourable. Pour into bowls and serve hot.
You can add sugar or salt at the table, as you prefer.
Options to make porridge tastier
Depending on your taste, you can add many things to your porridge to make it taste better.
Cinnamon-flavored porridge is not only delicious but extremely healthy too. Cinnamon reduces the risk of heart disease and enhances your ability to metabolize sugar.
Blueberries may be a trifle expensive but they are great anti-oxidants.
If you are an athlete and into weight training and fitness, whey protein is a must for breakfast and can be added to your morning bowl of porridge. It repairs muscle and optimizes its growth.
Almonds are tasty, and high in minerals like magnesium, and contain vitamin E and protein. They lower cholesterol too.
Raisins provide a much-needed fuel boost and are a great additive to your porridge to start your day.
Banana in your porridge is a great mood lifter as it is full of potassium. It gives your body the much-neededfiber as well.
Flaxseed helps keep diabetes at bay.
Yoghurt is great for athletes as it enhances retention of lean muscle tissue. Healthier option: buy nonfat, fortified yogurt.
Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker: effortless cooking
If you are one of the many who have a hundred things to do in the morning before leaving for work, using the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker to make your porridge is the perfect solution.
All that you have to do is throw in the ingredients, set the timer and go on with your morning chores. When you are ready, a delicious bowl of hot porridge will be waiting for you. The Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker would have cooked your breakfast and keep it warm for you.Remember: skip not your breakfast; you need the energy boost to have a productive day.