Soothe your skin and digestive tract and make your heart happy with the goodness of oats and papaya. Note that hemp seeds and chia seeds contain salicylates and amines, so they are optional. See Variation (below) for a gluten-free quinoa porridge recipe. Toppings: pear is the low amine/histamine option and all the mentioned fruits are low in salicylates.
Papaya Sunrise Porridge
Serves 1 adult, preparation time 3 minutes, cooking time 5 minutes (soaking overnight is optional)
¾ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon hemp seeds or chia seeds (optional)
½ cup organic oat milk or filtered or spring water, or plant-based milk of choice
½ cup sliced papaya, skin and seeds removed (A), or ½ pear, peeled and sliced
Optional overnight soaking to increase the goodness: place the oats and seeds into a bowl and cover with about 1 cup of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a silicon cover and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, pour the oats into a small saucepan, add the milk and heat until it thickens, stirring often. Add more milk as needed. Serve with extra milk and top with sliced papaya. I don’t add any sweetener but feel free to drizzle ½–1 teaspoon of maple syrup if desired.
Variation: Quinoa Porridge
Rinse ½ cup white quinoa (not puffed), and simmer on low in 1 cup of water or plant-based milk of choice until thick (about 12–15 minutes). Add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and serve with sliced papaya, pawpaw, pear or banana.
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