Goldilocks was a finicky, self-entitled, narcissist, wasn’t she? She breaks into the bears’ home, eats their food, breaks their furniture, and then has the audacity to sully their bedroom sheets with her human “cooties.” When she is awoken by these beneficent, benevolent bears, she never offers a “thank you” for their hospitality. She is a grade-A, you-know-what. That being said it inspired me to concoct this simple Paleo, Gluten-Free Blueberry Porridge recipe.
Paleo, Gluten-Free Blueberry Porridge
This Paleo, Gluten-Free Blueberry Porridge recipe is so easy and fast that a elementary student could whip it up. First of all, what is porridge. Porridge is essentially boiled oats (or other grains). There are subtle differences between oatmeal and porridge. Indubitably, porridge was much more popular in centuries-past to the point that most children and young adults don’t know what it is. Also, it has gone the way of the past with the advent of instant-oatmeal mixes and cereals.
Though simple to prepare this Paleo, Gluten-Free Blueberry Porridge recipe is nutrient-dense. Oats, whether it be the preferred steel cut or regular rolled oats, are a great source of fiber and iron. It scores also rather low on the glycemic index. (Click HERE to learn more about the glycemic index and which fruits score the lowest on it.)
Perhaps most importantly, oats are gluten-free. This is especially important to those who suffer from gluten sensitivity and exhibit the classic signs of bloating, “brain fog,” weight gain, flatulence, and joint issues. In general, we should limit our exposure to wheat and its ubiquitous flour which is in everything from pastries, cookies, crackers, bread, and packaged snacks.
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Let’s look at the other ingredients in this Paleo, Gluten-Free Blueberry Porridge recipe. The blueberries…what can we say about blueberries? They are a superfood, simply put. Independent studies show that blueberries are one of the greatest fighters of inflammation in the body, not to mention they are great for heart and digestive health. (Read our article on 6 Reasons You Must Eat Blueberry to learn more.)
To make this Paleo, Gluten-Free Blueberry Porridge more balanced we need to add some healthy fats. That is why it should be garnished with a mélange of a nuts of your choosing. Chia seeds, a common ingredient in many NPE recipes, adds a simple, yet nutrient-dense touch to this porridge. Chia seeds will bring in chockful of unsaturated fat and fiber while still retaining its low-carb nature. If you look at the oats, blueberries, and chia seeds, we are getting into to your morning tummy almost 1/3 of your fiber content for the day.
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Paleo, Gluten-Free Blueberry Porridge That Goldilocks Would DevourPrint This
- Pint of organic blueberries
- 1 cup of chia seeds
- 1 cup of oats (either steel cut or rolled)
- 2 cups of water
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 cup of assorted nuts to top
In a medium saucepan, add the oats, half of the organic blueberries and chia seeds, water and salt.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
While simmering, gently mash the blueberries with a spoon to color the porridge.
Serve while hot. To add fat, top with nuts of your choice and chia seeds. Add remaining blueberries as well.