I do this every single time. I walk into Wholefoods with this ludicrous idea in my mind that I am actually only going to “have a look”. Of course I must know deep down that I am going to end up being tempted by that box of healthy vegan cookies on sale, or that pack of some type of superfood powder which is really just powder from another magical fruit in the Amazon (how many are there?!?). Buuuuuut I go in anyway, thinking “let’s walk into Wholefoods for a stroll” and end up strolling right up to the cash register with a nice little basket of things I don’t need. But I guess no one’s perfect; some smoke, some drink, some suffer from an addiction to an overpriced health food grocery store. In any case, last night I passed by Wholefoods and decided to go inside “for a stroll” and stumbled upon the Anduna brand baobab powder. I had seen it all over Instagram and recognized it immediately from its cute orange and green container (I’m a huuuuge sucker for packaging). I’ve had baobab before and really like the sweet acidity it brings, so I had to get it (cuz I mean, the packaging is so cute it must taste better right? #logicwithvictoria). So this morning I woke up nice and early on my day off work, decided to make some morning porridge and thought “Hey! I should totally use my baobab powder”. I then remembered that one time I made blueberry oatmeal with baobab and it was the greatest gift the gods had given since the ability to use the internet and home phone simultaneously. Aaaaanyways the point of all of that was that I made a super yummy almond-baobab-blueberry-coconut concoction in the form of porridge and of course when you combine the 4 greatest things and make it into porridge (the single greatest thing) then can’t be anything other than freeeaaking amazing.
- Handful of almond
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Sprinkle of all spice
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 1/4 water
- 1/4 cup of blueberries
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp baobab powder
- Chop up the handful of almonds, put in a bowl with the coconut oil and all spice and mix together.
- Lay flat on a baking sheet and pop in the oven at high heat for a few minutes (these steps are optional since it’s just for the roasted almond topping, but seriously recommended).
- While your almonds are roasting, put all the other ingredients in a pot.
- Put your pot of oat mix on the stove, turn to low-medium heat and cover while still letting the steam escape (I like to have my spoon between the pot and the lid).
- Stir porridge occasionally, I’ve always heard that good porridge should not boil, so if you start seeing bubbles decrease the heat.
- When porridge has reached desired consistency, take it off the stove.
- Put porridge in a bowl and top with roasted almond and any other topping you fancy (I like almond butter, some fresh blueberries and a drizzle of coconut milk)