In 2005 I was diagnosed with t1 diabetes. At 17 yrs old my world changed in an instant. Over a few months I was told by 3 separate dietitians and a carb counting course that a healthy, balanced diet was the way forward. One that focused on slow releasing carbohydrates, low fat and a little protein. Suggested for breakfast was a bowl of oat porridge with skimmed milk, sliced banana and a drizzle of honey. Insulin was there to give me independence to eat “anything” I wanted. As such, for 8 years I lived on a constant blood sugar rollercoaster and never achieving a semblance of control.
Then in 2013 everything changed, when I realised that by making a few changes to the foods I was eating and by reducing the amount of carbohydrates, I was able to achieve control over my blood sugars like never before. Blood sugars that felt totally unachieveable. Blood sugars that reflect non- diabetic control and would help me have 2 healthy pregnancies and feel so well.
Low carb isn’t a cure, but it has helped me feel more in control of my condition and enjoy food like never before.
So, whether you are diabetic, coeliac or just want a healthy, high fibre breakfast, then this porridge is for everyone; my children adore it! Breakfast should be enjoyable and make you feel good and this will hopefully do just that!
Ingredients: ground brown linseed, oat fibre, desiccated coconut.
Extras: 200ml milk of choice (or water). You can add less or more depending on how thick you want it.
Suggested toppings: blueberries, raspberries, dark chocolate, toasted walnuts, cinnamon, brown granulated sweeteners
You have several options:
Microwave: Add milk to 35g porridge and microwave for approximately 30-45 seconds. Stirring a couple of times until hot. Add more milk if needed.
Pan: In to a pan over a medium-high heat, add 35g porridge and 200ml milk. Bring it to a bubble and cook for 4-5 minutes until thick. Using a wooden spoon to stir. Add a little extra milk if it is too thick for you.
Instant: Warm some milk and pour over your porridge. Stir. Let it stand for 4 minutes before thick.
Serve straight away with your choice of toppings.
What is oat fibre: Oat Fibre is the perfect ingredient for those following a low-carb lifestyle. Oat fibre is the result of processing an oat’s hull—that is, the outermost, indigestible seed-covering in which the oat is enclosed. It contains zero calories per serving and almost zero carbs, because it is almost entirely insoluble fibre. Oat fibre can increase your daily fibre intake significantly.
Price: £6.99 for a sustainably sourced, resealable bag of porridge (87p per serving). I am a small, kitchen table business. The price is reflective of the cost of the ingredients and the packaging.
Postage: sent second class via Royal Mail. It is a set rate, set out my Royal Mail, I do not make any money on postage. Orders over £40 will be FREE postage. Your item will be posted within 5 working days of order.
This product contains oat fibre, desiccate coconut and ground linseed / flax.
Whilst every safety measure is made to ensure no cross contamination, it is important to note that this product is made in a kitchen that uses peanuts, nuts and dairy.
What people say (those who have currently sampled the product):
“I normally fast because breakfast spikes my blood sugars. But having sampled this and seen that it doesn’t spike me, at all (!!!!) , I will never eat anything else now, this is incredible Mrs P, well done!”
“So simple to make, I love the bite it has to it along with the smoothness. It’s very moreish and a great porridge alternative. I am so pleased it doesn’t have chia seeds in it!”
“Wow, my blood sugars flatlined after a bowl of this. I didn’t add any extras and I really liked the flavour. You are on to a total winner here, Emma!”
“Emma, this will change people’s lives. I have tried a few Keto porridges and tried to make them myself, but nothing compares to this. The texture, the size of the portion (it’s huge!) and it is SO filling!”
Homemade in my 5* food hygiene rated kitchen, following Covid-19 guidelines