I usually do my workouts first thing and if I can’t jump in to the shower straightaway, then a bowl of porridge is a great way to warm myself up again and refuel. So if you get up early enough then this one would also be great fuel before a heavy workout or long run because it has dates in as well as the oats. A real powerhouse of a breakfast.

It is great on its own but if you want a bit extra then just add some caramelised banana slices too.


  • 100g oats
  • 550g hemp milk or your favorite non-dairy milk
  • 3 Medjoul dates, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Maca powder
  • 1 tbsp Fruit Syrup or Agave 
  • Pinch of salt
  • Banana (optional)
  • 1 tsp oil (optional)
  • 2 tbsp syrup or coconut sugar (optional)


  1. Put everything into a small pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick and creamy.
  3. If you want to add the caramelized bananas then heat the oil in a frying pan, add the syrup or sugar and finally the banana slices. Cook on quite a high heat until soft then flip over and cook on the other side. Serve on top of the porridge with some squares of chocolate for real decadence!

Nutrition Notes: per serving: ¼ of recipe

330 calories, 7g protein, 65g carbs, 7g fiber, 6g fat

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