June and July are the coldest months in Kenya and your body will require alot to food to generate the much needed heat generated as a byproduct of . Porridge is one of the best things to keep your body warm and nowadays you have plenty oprions for warming up your body with these

Winnie’s pure health offers the best type of flour, in my opinion and well done research in the most supermarkets. The best product I’ve used is the Uji afya made with organic ingredients namely sorghum, millet and natural food souring agent (which I am not sure hat it is but if it’s certified organic then there is no need to worry).

Health Profile

First things first is that whole grains are least processed and have all of the nutrition in tact as opposed to processed grains like white rice, I have recently wrote about the whole truth and I cannot emphasis more on the health benefits of consuming whole foods and avoiding processed foods like the plague. I know it’s very hard (That’s what she said – LOL) but seriously when you put your mind to it, it’s like clock work.

Millet and sorghum are extremely beneficial in the plight to cure and/or prevent diabetes type 2, heart disease, gallstones, breast cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, childhood asthma. Read more about these unsung superfoods on the worlds healthiest food website.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of whole grain porridge/uji afya/Unga ya ugali number 2
  • 4 tablespoons honey, preferably organic
  • 3 mugs of water
  • 2 bananas (Optional)
  • Lemon (Optional)

Method

  1. Boil 2 ½ mugs of water
  2. In a small bowl mix the half mug of water with the ½ cup of flour and honey (if you using sugar, mix it here as well because it will be absorbed much easier hence reducing your need for using sugar, which is not good for you) You may add more or less flour depending on the consistency of the porridge you wish to achieve (I like mine thick)
  3. When the water reaches a boil, reduce to low heat and then immerse the paste
  4. Increase heat to a medium low and make sure to stir consistently for 2 minutes to avoid the ‘balls’ from forming, we are making uji not ugali.
  5. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 2 minutes.

Squeeze in some lemon juice and the serve with chapati, sweet potatoes or have it as is.

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