Almond & Banana Porridge

It feels kind of odd posting a recipe on how to make porridge but at the end of the day I am blogging what I eat and this is what I had for breakfast today.

I do also find that a reoccurring question is what do I eat for breakfast. The answer is pretty much what everyone else does just minus the animal products. I have cereal with a plant based milk instead of cow’s milk, toast with organic peanut butter or vegemite and coconut oil, vegemite and cashew cheese on toast, fruit and vegetable smoothies, scrambled tofu, baked beans and the list goes on.

But I will photograph and upload more breakfast ideas over time to help anyone new to the plants only game 🙂


1/2 a cup of wholemeal oats (if you don’t have wholemeal don’t worry)

1 cup of almond milk (you can use any plant based milk)

1 large ripe banana, sliced

pure maple syrup



Put the oats and almond milk in a bowl and stir so that all the oats are wet.

Microwave for approximately 3 minutes. You may need slightly more or less cooking time depending on the strength of your microwave.

Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave with a tea towel because it is most likely going to be HOT. Top the oats with the banana and maple syrup to taste and a dash more almond milk.


Serves: Serves 1.

Time: Just MINUTES!

Notes: To make gluten free, use gluten free oats. #ALSO NOTE: if you are coeliac discuss this with your dietitian and/or GP. Unlike other countries, Australian standards do not recognise GF oats as safe for consumption for anyone with coeliacs disease.

Mango Banana Soft Serve Ice-Cream


Raw banana ice-cream is a great way to use up super ripe bananas that may normally have hit the compost or sadly the rubbish bin. When your bananas get so ripe that you don’t want to eat them, quickly peel them and pop them in a bag and into the freezer and make ice cream with them. It’s a quick, healthy, super easy snack, dessert or breakfast idea.

It is also a great way to get fussy children to eat fruit. My fussy 4 currently refuses to eat bananas and has never wanted to try mango but has finally decided he likes raw ice cream. I just kept making it and kept offering it and one day he decided to give it a try and now he is asking me for it!



1 large, peeled, frozen banana

1/2 cup of fresh peeled mango



Cut the banana into chunks.

Blend the banana and the mango in a food processor until you get a smooth creamy texture.

Serve immediately and eat before it melts.


Yields: 1

Time: 5 minutes

Notes:  I use organic fruit so I mix whatever is in season with the banana.