Turmeric, cardamon and goji berry porridge
Turmeric is both anti-oxidant rich and yellow.
Weight gain is often associated with inflammation in the body which increases the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and and diabetes. Curcumin is the primary anti oxidant and anti- inflammatory found in turmeric which gives it its vibrant yellow colour. Curcumin has a medicinal effect comparable to drugs such as hydro cortisone and phenylbutazone and can be used effectively for pain relief, treating inflammation and protecting against diabetes, heart disease and strokes. The curcumin will be absorbed a lot better in the presence of oils such as coconut, butter and olive oil.
1/2 cup of oats
2 majool dates chopped
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 Tsp tumeric powder or freshly grated turmeric root 1 cardomom seed ground
1/4 Tsp ground cinnamon
A twist of Black pepper
25g goji berries
1 Tsp coconut oil
1 Tbs pumpkin seeds
- If you are using coarse oats, leave them to soak overnight as this will reduce the cooking time and leave the goji berries to soak overnight in a little water.
- Simmer the milk, water and spices for 5 minutes and then add the oats and dates and stir occasionally for another 5 minutes.
- Once cooked mix in the coconut oil and pour into a bowl.
- Pan roast the seeds and pecan nuts until golden brown and serve with the porridge.