This idea struck me the other day when my tired children, who were both coming down with a cold, begged me for a breakfast treat.
In our house, a breakfast treat is a bowl of porridge or cereal before bed. I had some steamed cauliflower and I blended it up with some oat milk and used this as the liquid in the porridge.
What resulted was a creamy porridge with no obvious sign that it contained such a vast amount of cauliflower.
Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C and K and other good things so getting more of this in our diet is definitely a good thing.
- 350g raw cauliflower
- 150g porridge oats
- 2 cups milk (I used oat milk, any milk would do and you could use water for a less creamy porridge).
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup/honey/sweetener
- Optional: blueberries, strawberries, chia seeds, figs or any other toppings for porridge.
- Steam cauliflower for 10 minutes (break it up into florets so that it cooks quicker).
- Put cauliflower into a blender with one cup of milk (I use my Nutri-ninja).
- Add oats to a saucepan along with the milk/cauliflower mix and another cup of milk or water.
- Add 1 tablespoon sweetener.
- Cook on low to medium heat for approx 8 to 10 minutes until oats are cooked.
- Serve with sliced fruit, berries, maple syrup, seeds or whatever takes your fancy.