Sometimes you need something sweet, sometimes something more zesty. I was almost already preparing deep chocolatey porridge with dates, nut butters and coconut, when I realised what I really wanted: some lime juice and kiwi-fruits, please! This recipe is from our new porridge cookbook Puuron uusi aika (only in Finnish so far), and one of my favorite porridge recipes for moments something more refreshing is needed!
I modified the recipe a bit, because I had some home made caramel white chocolate at hand. Sooo, the bigger bowl is mine, the smaller is for my little girl. Yep, not fair – I totally agree, haha! But, she hasn’t even tried chocolate so far, so I served her portion without extra goodies, and luckily she was more that satisfied with simpler version as well: all good here! 😉
By the way, if you understand, or you are Finnish, you should click yourself into the Finnish blog post, because there’s a giveaway – FINALLY! (The book was released in May, and I’ve been meaning to do the giveaway ever since…) If you can / want to participate, I wish you the best of luck!
But let’s get back to the recipe, shall we? It’s simple, delicious and super easy, and takes only about 15 minutes or so. It’s also warm and filling: perfect for Autumnal weather, if you ask me! There are only a few ingredients in the original recipe: polenta, naturally sweet plant based milk (like rice or coconut), kiwi fruits, lime and lovely lemon balm (that is one of my favorite herbs, simply love it!). If you happen to have some chocolate, dried fruits or something similar at hand, you can surely use them, but it’s not necessary – the porridge is lovely without them as well!
Happy porridge moments,
Lovely polenta porridge with kiwi, lime and lemon balm
3,5 dl rice milk or other naturally sweet plant based milk
1,25 dl polenta
hint of salt
2 kiwi fruits
1-2 Tbsp lime juice
about a handfull of fresh lemon balm
1. Prepare the porridge: mix the polenta with the plant milk, and let boil on low heat for about 6-10 minutes, mix occasionally.
2. While the porridge is boiling prepare the toppings: peel and dice the kiwis, mix with lime juice. Fine some lemon balm and mix it with kiwi and lime juice.
3. When the porridge is ready serve it with the zesty toppings – so good!