I don't understand people that can go to work or school on an empty stomach. It is like driving your car without fuel...now you wouldn't do that would you? Porridge is a wonderful start to the day, the perfect body fuel. It has slow releasing carbohydrates, protein and it really fills you up, keeping you energised for very long. I often take the dry ingredients for porridge on my hikes and it is absolutely fantastic to start your hike on something so healthy.

I normally add something sweet to my porridge like chopped, dried or fresh fruit such as blueberries, apples, banana, dried apricots, dates and even nuts such as chopped hazelnuts.

The healthiest start to your busy day

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Nut free

This recipe is easy to make:

  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Vegan


Serves 2 people


  • 100 grams (3½ oz) rolled oats
  • 600 millilitres (20 fluid oz) semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • A pinch salt (Himalaya or sea salt)


  • Place the 100 grams rolled oats, 600 millilitres semi-skimmed milk and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  • Add 1 tablespoon agave nectar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon if you prefer.
  • Serve with more milk.


  • You can also try a selection of chopped fruits and berries as a topping such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, kiwis, apples and more.
  • You can use maple syrup or acacia honey instead of the agave nectar.
  • You can use almond milk, oat milk, rice milk or soy milk instea of the semi-skimmed milk.