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Chocolate Porridge

It's the most important meal of the day, so get off to a great start with this high protein chocolate porridge.


  • 55g Jumbo Oats

  • 2 TBSP Ground Flax Seed

  • Banana

  • Milk

  • 25 g SIS Chocolate Whey Powder

  • Hazel Nuts

  • Greek Yoghurt

Probably the breakfast that I have more than any other. This is an ideal breakfast for any tough day on the bike. Porridge is a renowned breakfast for a cyclist. I've added extra protein and good fats to this super charged breakfast. I find breakfast is the one meal where athletes fail to hit their protein targets. This dish takes care of that!

Start by toasting your hazel nuts. Give your nuts a rough chop and put them in a medium oven for around 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them and toast them to your liking. I usually do a big batch so I only have to do it once at the start of the week.

Place your oats and flax* in a small sauce pan. Add enough water to cover. Now I know what you're thinking, "where's the milk?!", trust me on this one, you'll get the creamiest porridge this way...

Put the pan on a low heat and continually stir, like you're making a risotto. Mash half a banana and add it to the oats. This will sweeten it without any additional sugar. Dice the other half and save it to top the finished dish.

Keep cooking the porridge until it's gone too thick and you think you've ruined it. Now, here's the trick, take it off the heat and add the milk bit by bit, until you've brought the porridge back to the consistency that you like. Throw in the protein powder too, you'll probably have to add a little more milk to keep the consistency.

Top with some Greek yoghurt, your toasted nuts and the diced banana.

*Lidl and Aldi do a "super food" mix with ground goji berries, pumpkin, flax and a whole load of other good stuff!

The proof is in the pudding

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