Warming Grain-Free Breakfast Porridge

by laury on September 11, 2012 · 22 comments

It was very interesting to read some of  your comments yesterday about your experiences with diet changes and how they effect you. It is a puzzle, friends. One very interesting puzzle that is ever changing.

Today I wanted to share with you a spin-off of the porridge recipe I have been giving Ella. Usually she gets this with quinoa flakes or gluten-free oatmeal mixed in but I thought it would be fun to make a grain-free porridge/oatmeal. (Goldilocks and the 3 little bears is one of my favorite stories to tell Ella/the only story I really know properly so I named her breakfast “Ella’s Porridge” for my baby and tot clean eating book!)

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Fall is in the air. I have been drinking smoothies for breakfast for about 10 weeks now. This morning I woke up early, Mike and Ella were still asleep and there was a nip in the air. I grabbed my sweater, wrapped it around me and decided to make something warming for breakfast. I’ve decided to not be completely grain-free, but I am going to stick with a low-grain diet because I am feeling really good on it. It is fun coming up with new interesting recipes as well!

I actually don’t really believe in drinking cold smoothies in cool weather. In the fall I will do it because the temperatures stay high at times, but in the winter, not so much. Especially first thing in the morning after getting out of my cozy bed. I believe, to get full nourishment from your foods, if you live somewhere with seasons, you need to eat with those seasons. Cooling raw salads, veggies, fresh fruits and icy smoothies in the summer, and roasted warming veggies and soups in the winter. This is the best way to keep your body nice and balanced with the seasons.

The temperatures dropped to 40 degrees last night and we slept with the windows open. I tip toed into the kitchen and filled up my French press as I put together some Mommy porridge to help warm me up for the day!

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Remember last week when I said Ella was refusing to sleep…well she got two molars! Sleeping has gotten better. No more finally going in her crib at 9:45 and waking up every 20 minutes wailing. Poor thing. This teething thing is for the birds.

She’s back to her crazy self. The girl rips off bows, headbands, barrettes, you name it…but she finds an empty box of Leggo’s and wears it on her head. All day. I’m not exaggerating. There’s nothing like sitting on the toilet to have a toddler bust in on you with a green box over her head. I don’t know how she sees? I don’t know about you all but I see cuteness overload…

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Enjoy your night/day/whenever you read this…

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