Is Your Porridge Healthy?

I had some early PT sessions this morning. I was up at 5am and didn’t feel hungry, so I left the house without any breakfast. But, by 8am I was absolutely starving. So, I rushed up to Costa in between clients to pick up some breakfast.
The ‘healthiest’ thing I could find was porridge…
Everything else was pastries, muffins, toasties etc. 
I grabbed the porridge and shovelled it down! It was only when I finished the lot, that I thought I’d take a look at the nutritional information on the packet. 
I was shocked to find 16 grams of sugar in one pot of porridge. That’s 4 teaspoons of sugar in one small portion. It’s beyond me why they feel the need to put that much sugar in! 
(remember, too much sugar makes you fat) 
To put it into perspective…
The guidelines for sugar intake for adults is 30 grams per day. That means I’ve had MORE THAN HALF of my daily sugar intake within a small pot of porridge…. all before 8:30AM! I’m going to have to be careful for the rest of the day now. 
And the worst thing….. Porridge is supposed to be healthy! 
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WHAT CAN YOU DO? 
1. Make your own healthy porridge at home, without sugar. Check out the recipe below for Healthy Snickers Porridge 👍🏼

2. If you have to eat out, check the nutritional information on the packets before you buy it. Remember, your daily allowance is 30g of sugar. If it’s got more than 4-5g of sugar in it, avoid it! 

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HEALTHY SNICKERS PORRIDGE 😋
Ingredients:
150ml Almond Milk
40g Wholegrain Oats
1 tbsp Peanut Butter (100% peanuts)
1 tsp Cacao Powder
1 tsp Honey
1 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
Fresh Fruit

Method:

Put the milk, oats, peanut butter, cacao and honey into a saucepan and put over a medium heat. Keep stirring until the porridge reaches your desired consistency. Remove from the heat and stir in the yoghurt. Then transfer to a bowl and top with fresh fruit of your choice. I think strawberries and blueberries work really well. 


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