Whether you like muesli or porridge, Hubbards has got you sorted. Hubbards have just launched their new Hot or Cold Muesli*. These are perfect for the weather is being indecisive - you can easily whip up a hot bowl of grains or be satisfied with just the added splash of milk.
There are three specially crafted blends which include, Date & Maple, Blueberry & Cranberry and my favourite, Ancient Grains & Coconut. Over the last two weeks I've been trying them out I've fallen in love with the Ancient Grains & Coconut flavour. This mix is jam packed with super food ingredients such as puffed quinoa, buckwheat, millet, linseeds and pumpkin seeds. It also only has 3g sugar per serve. You can find them on your local supermarkets shelves among their already flourishing muesli goodness on offer with a RRP $6.49.
In collaboration with Hubbards, I've come up with some delicious ways that you can have your morning muesli, whether you like it hot or cold!
If you'd like to go down the cold route, you can simply add chilled milk to your muesli bowl. I've been testing out my new Vitamix Professional Series 750 and have even been making my own fresh nut milk (see my recipe for Macadamia Nut Milk here). Early last week I tried out the Date & Maple flavour with freshly made macadamia nut milk and sliced banana.
For the cold version below, I wanted to create something that used muesli but in a way more appropriate for Autumn/Winter. I decided to pair my muesli with Honey & Cinnamon Poached Pears which gives a little more warmth to the dish. To construct this I smeared Homemade Coconut Yoghurt around the outside of the plate and added a dollop of it in the center. On top of the dollop I piled some Ancient Grains & Coconut muesli, topped it with the Honey & Cinnamon Poached Pear and drizzled it with the the leftover syrup. You can find the full recipe for this dish here.
Porridge is a favourite of mine in the winter and Hubbards have made it quick and easy with their new Hot or Cold Muesli. In the mornings I simply add the muesli to a bowl along with some coconut milk (you can use regular milk - or even water if you like) and pop it in the microwave for 90 seconds on high. Ta da you've got a delicious bowl of creamy porridge! To finish it off I like to add some extra coconut milk, sprinkling it with coconut sugar along with a sliced over ripe banana. If you prefer the more traditional method, you can add your muesli to a pot to create a porridge.
For the hot version below, I combined two of my favourite meals - an acai bowl and creamy rice pudding - which I now call a Porridge Bowl. I took the Blueberry & Cranberry flavour and added it to a pot of coconut milk, coconut sugar and vanilla to make a creamy porridge. I poured the warm porridge into a bowl and decorated it like a beautiful acai bowl with sliced banana, blueberries and lightly toasted coconut. Check out the full recipe here.
I'm kind of in love with creating Porridge Bowls lately and it's been my go-to lately for breakfast. It's so fun to top with different toppings each morning for slightly different flavour variations. If you try this out, be sure to #arieats on Instagram so I can check out your creation.