Porridge is a great way to start the day - especially if the weather is a bit cooler. It leaves you filling warm and satisfied. I made this porridge (a serving for one) with 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 1/2 tbs chia seeds, approx. 3/4 cup water, 1 tsp cinnamon and some mixed frozen berries. I then topped with almonds, shredded coconut, raspberries, 100% maple syrup and then some unsweetened almond milk. Because of the high levels of dietary fibre in oats porridge is good at preventing overeating, which is beneficial to those trying to loose weight. Porridge also gives you lasting energy as it contains complex carbohydrates, that are processed by the body slowly as opposed to simple carbohydrates that cause a quick but short-lived burst of energy. Porridge also contains iron, which maximises the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, ensuring that muscles are able to work to a high capacity. It is also good for muscle recovery because of the phosphorus it contains. Porridge is a valuble source of vitamin A, aiding in destruction of free radicals and hence reduces risk of chronic disease.