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Honestly Healthy: Creamy Cashew Porridge for cardio

posted on Tuesday, 27th January 2015 | find under Nutrition
Following Honestly Healthy’s introduction to alkaline eating, this week founder Natasha Corrett invites you to fuel the Fly part of your Get Fit 4 Free workout with her Creamy Cashew Porridge...

Eating breakfast is one of the most important things you can do to set you up for the day. After a night of natural detoxification, your body is at its most acidic. Starting out with a cup of hot water and lemon to help alkalise the digestive system is a great way to stimulate a healthy metabolism. Follow that with a hearty breakfast packed with ingredients for slow release energy and you’ll notice a substantial boost during cardio workouts like Fly section of #SBFlyFlexFlow

I love the Creamy Cashew Porridge recipe because it takes no time at all and combines low GI oats with protein from cashew butter to help rebuild muscle tissue and accelerate post-workout recovery. You can also add extra seeds on top if you want a crunchy texture and powerful protein kick. 

If you’re a coffee drinker, the time to have your daily dose of caffeine is straight after your porridge. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach makes your blood sugar levels spike and can cause cravings throughout the day, but combining it with a slow release meal like porridge helps counteract that effect. 

Creamy Cashew Porridge 

Serves 2

90g gluten free oats 
25g grated apple
400ml almond or rice milk (option to split 50/50 with water)
1/8 tsp cinnamon 
1 heaped tbsp. cashew or seed butter

Garnish: pomegranate seeds


1. Mix the oats, grated apple, milk and cinnamon in a pan and put on a medium heat. Stir continuously for 3-4 minutes until the oats absorb the milk. 
2. Add the cashew butter and stir until the texture becomes creamy. 
3. Take off the heat and serve with pomegranate seeds. 

Remember to download your 'Fly' podcast here for the run interval segment of your Get Fit 4 Free workout. 
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