Black Sesame Porridge

Serves 2

Ingredients

1/2 c rolled oats

1/2 tb black tahini (can be found in health food stores)

1 1/2 c milk of choice (I use coconut, or a combination of coconut and oat milks)

2 tsp coconut sugar (you can use brown sugar)

1/2-1tsp freshly grated ginger

Pinch of salt

Pomegranate seeds, goji berries, ghee, black sesame seeds and pepitas to garnish

Method

  1. Combine oats, milk, tahini and salt in a saucepan over low heat. Stir for a few minutes until the oats are cooked and milk has been incorporated. If the porridge is a bit dry, add more milk to your desired consistency.
  2. Add coconut sugar and ginger, stir then remove from heat.
  3. Divide porridge between two bowls and garnish with a teaspoon of ghee, goji berries, pepitas, black sesame seeds and pomegranate seeds.
  4. You can add a little more milk at this stage if you like, and enjoy!

The toppings can be changed to suit your taste, but I absolutely love this combination and they are perfect for Winter months to keep the kidneys firing (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine).

Please Note: Oats can be contaminated with gluten during processing, so if you are avoiding gluten please check that your oats are certified gluten free, or you could use millet or quinoa and adjust cooking times to suit.

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