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Chocolate beetroot porridge – heaven in a healthy breakfast bowl

I like to eat vegetables at every meal. It’s an easy way to help ensure I get plenty of clean nutrition in my daily diet and it’s a a brilliant method of ‘crowding out’ less healthy foods. But in winter – when the mornings are cold, wet, windy and overcast – I really can’t go past the comfort of a warming bowl of porridge for breakfast. Porridge and vegetables. How could this work? I recently had the sweetest idea…

Beetroot! It’s a winter root vegetable, so it’s in season. It’s naturally sweet, so you don’t need added sweeteners such as honey or sugar. It throws a vibrant colour, so your day gets off to a bright start. And it marries perfectly with chocolate (or raw cacao for a healthier option)! Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please!

This Chocolate Beetroot Porridge is seriously sweet and divinely creamy and delicious. I couldn’t help but think of Cherry Ripes when eating it for breakfast. That’s not natural, is it?!

Chocolate beetroot porridge - a deliciously different and healthy way to try vegetables with oats at breakfast

Chocolate beetroot porridge – a deliciously different and healthy way to try vegetables with oats at breakfast

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 small-medium sized beetroot, roasted, peeled and pureed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup milk or water (I use non-homogonised)

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and stir to combine.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring regularly, until porridge thickens and starts to simmer.
  3. When the porridge reaches your desired consistency (I like mine just on the other side of runny), turn off the heat and transfer to a bowl.

Enjoy!

Serves 1.

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