Porridge is a great breakfast as it has a ton of health benefits and it’s even proven to have a positive long term effect on your health. It will help lower your cholesterol, lowers risk of heart and lung disease and will even help improve your skin.
It’s an amazing start in the morning as it gives you tons of energy and will keep you full for a long time (which will aid in weight loss – win win!)
You can prepare porridge in lots of different ways but one I have been making a lot lately is this recipe! It has the comforting flavour of the cinnamon and syrup accompanied by the fresh and sweet flavour of banana and peach. It’s simple, super healthy and the best way to start an energetic day!
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 peach
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon agave syrup
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of oats
- pinch of salt
- Mix the water, pinch of salt and the oats in a pan and leave on a medium heat for about 4-5 minutes, stir frequently until it thickens up.
- In a separate bowl squash the banana and add the chia seeds and cinnamon.
- When your porridge is nice and thick put the banana mix into the porridge and mix well.
- Poor the porridge into a bowl and top it of with cubes of peach. Then finish of by sprinkling some extra cinnamon and a teaspoon of agave syrup on top.
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Who wouldn’t like to be sitting in-between palm leaves while enjoying a tropical smoothie bowl!
The Loft is a cosy cafe in which you can sink into a couch and put your feet up. I recently went for the first time and I loved it.
For breakfast I ordered the ‘Quinoa porridge’ and a ‘Not so green’ smoothie bowl. The ‘Quinoa porridge’ (75k Idr) had a lot of texture and was full of fresh and sweet flavours. Definitely not your average porridge! The ‘Not so green’ smoothie bowl’ (75k Idr) lives up to its name. It indeed did not taste green at all – even though it does have avocado and spinach in it. Nevertheless, its the powerful mango flavour that overpowers! Which makes the bowl fruity and fresh. Its smooth, not icy, not lumpy and the toppings are the perfect selection of fruit, coconut and delicious crunchy granola! They have lots of different smoothie bowls and the menu is full with interesting meals and drinks such as ‘Avocado latte’ and ‘Beetroot latte’.
The scenery is very open which makes the atmosphere very cosy and lively, especially in the evening. Not only is it very pretty, its also a very popular spot to be taking those Instagram shots! So Insta lovers make sure to get your phone out!
They serve early breakfast, lunch and even dinner. For dinner you must try one of their special burgers, doesn’t the ‘Matcha burger’ sound like a must try?! Like everything on their menu, you haven’t tasted anything like it before!
They are open every day from 6.30am until 11pm. So even the early birds and the surfers won’t have to worry!
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