Oats Porridge with Raisins

Oats is considered to be one of the healthiest whole grains with innumerable benefits. It’s a good source of carbohydrate and dietary fiber. It helps in lowering cholesterol level in body.

There are many recipes those can be prepared using oats. Oats porridge or kheer can be had as a breakfast item. This recipe is hassle free and can be prepared instantly.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Rolled Oats – 1 cup
  2. Milk (coconut milk or almond milk can also be taken for a healthier version) – 2 cups
  3. Honey or pure maple syrup – 1/2 tbsp (adjust to taste)
  4. Almonds (chopped) – 5 to 6
  5. Raisins – 8 to 10

Method of Preparation:

  1. Dry roast the rolled oats for few minutes. Do not over roast.
  2. Add milk slowly with continuous stirring. Let the oats absorb milk. The mixture becomes thick within few minutes. You may add little more milk in order to adjust the consistency.
  3. After bringing the porridge to desired consistency, switch off the flame. Add honey and raisins. Give a good stir.
  4. Take out in a serving bowl and garnish with chopped almonds.

Oats and Banana Smoothie

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But in our busy lives we tend to ignore breakfast most of the times in a hurry. 

What if we have some recipes those can be prepared in a jiffy without much hussle and that way we will get our much needed energy punch to sustain throughout the day. 

This oats and banana smoothie is one of such breakfast items which has the much needed nutrients in order to kickstart our day.

Read on to know the ingredients for this power packed smoothie.

Ingredients:

  1. Lightly roasted oats – 2 tbsp
  2. Banana – 1
  3. Almonds – 8 to 10
  4. Flax seeds – 2 tsp
  5. Milk – 1.5 cup
  6. Honey (optional) – 1 tbsp
  7. Pinch of cinnamon powder

Method of preparation:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together in a juicer grinder. 
  2. Pour in a glass.
  3. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon powder on top.
  4. Enjoy.