Pre-Ride Nutrition | Emma’s Carrot Cake Porridge


(guitar music) (knife chopping) (sizzling) – How would you like to make
porridge that tastes like cake? Yep, this is the next in the
series of nutritional videos of oat cuisine, based on oats. This is gonna be carrot
cake porridge, yum. (relaxing music) This recipe is super
simple and easy to make. You need a carrot, an orange, some oats, some currants or raisins, or even chopped dates if
you don’t have currants. Some lowfat milk. You can use a vegan
alternative if you like, but it will have less protein probably. Some ground cinnamon, some ground ginger, tiny bit of vanilla essence, and some lowfat and if
possible high-protein yogurt. And a grater, which is great. You should start by grating about 1/3 of a rind of an orange. More or less, depending
on how much you like the flavor of orange. And finely grating a carrot. Now, the size of the carrot is important. It should be around 100 grams, which I reckon is about
an average size carrot. If it’s a bit more or a bit
less, doesn’t matter too much. But if in doubt, go for
100 grams of carrot. (grater scraping) Now I’d just like to say here that I am a strong believer in
using this kind of grater to grate citrus peel, not this one because it’ll get stuck
in the grating holes, and then you can’t use it. So I go for this one, other people believe differently, I know. (grater scraping) Now the carrot should be finely grated. Because although it is
carrot cake porridge, don’t really want chunks
of carrot in your porridge. Grating the carrot and the orange peel is absolutely the toughest
part of this recipe, so once you’ve done that,
you are over the mountain, and it’s plain sailing all the way home. I’m just gonna shove a load
of ingredients in a saucepan. So carrot and orange peel. Trying not to spill even more of it. To the carrot and orange peel, we add about 90 grams of
oats, which is about a cupful. And 50 grams of currants. If you don’t have currants,
use sultanas or raisins, any kind of sweet dried fruit. 250 mils, which is a
cupful, of lowfat milk. A few drops of vanilla essence. Half a teaspoon each of ground
cinnamon and ground ginger. Now, if you happen to
dislike cinnamon or ginger, just don’t put them in. Once you’ve got everything
in the saucepan, super simple, just heat it
really gently for five minutes. And if you don’t have a stove top cooker, you can simply do this in the microwave. Or in fact, you don’t
even need to cook it. You can just leave it in a pot or a bowl overnight in the fridge, and the oats will soak up all the fluid. While it’s heating, you should
stir it occasionally, gently, but you don’t need to go
crazy with the stirring. With all the oats and
carrot and the currants, this recipe has a great mix of complex and simple carbohydrates. It’s also got 24 grams of protein in, so it should keep you feeling
full for a lot of the day. With all the fiber, however, from the oats and the
carrots and the orange, it’s probably not ideal to eat straight before really hard rides. It’s fine before a long steady ride, but not straight before doing any tours. (electronic synth music) (spoon banging) Once you’ve heated it for
about five minutes gently, it should’ve thickened up
into a nice gloopy porridge. If you’re using a microwave, try not to boil it because
that really ruins it. Tip it out into a bowl because
this is a single serving, and you won’t want to share
it because it’s too delicious. Now, if you like your porridge hot, at this point you should add 50 grams of high-protein lowfat yogurt. If you wanna eat it cold, let it cool down before
you add the yogurt. Just dollop it on top. (spoon clanging) If you want to make it look fancy, you could add some tiny
little shreds of carrot. Can you tell I really like carrots? There you go. Mmm, carrot cake porridge. Mmmm. Now, if you want it a bit
sweeter, you could add some honey, but I think it’s pretty sweet already from the currants and the carrot. That’s delicious. If you liked this video, and you found this recipe delicious, then feel free to give us a thumbs up. And you might like to check out the first recipe in this series, which is also cake for breakfast. Banoffee pie overnight oats.