An Easy Breakfast

An Easy Breakfast

As a pwME (*Person With ME) I’m always looking for ways to claw back some energy from anywhere. And a recent breakfast foray was no different.

To set the scene. I already have a Breakfast station *pictured in our bedroom. Often accepting I need a mini-fridge up here too, but I am still to take the plunge on that.

As I spend so much of my life in here. As does my companion doggo, and family when I’m stuck here and in need of company.

Anyhoo. I had watched an interesting documentary about the Lake District recently by the intrepid explorer Simon Reeve. And as he emerged one morning from a cabin in the hills. He was eating breakfast from a mug. I thought to myself ‘hmm, eco-hut, probably no microwave. And perhaps no fridge.

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So as my kidneys have been complaining about my fruit/bran consumption. I looked online for easy porridge oats. Already familiar with micro-oats, I found porridge pots. Which my husband and happy shopper duly bought for me. All a porridge pot requires is the addition of boiling water. But, it means eating from a plastic pot. I am trying to cut down my plastic use where I can. Due to my lack of capacity, plastic use can’t always be avoided. So where I can use less I will.

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I quite liked the porridge pot, but it was pretty grainy in texture. With my gut complaining about the change. I then thought it worth trying micro-oats in the same way as they’re pretty soft pre-cooked. And eureka. It worked. It resulted in one mug of yummy oats.

Here is what you need:

  • One sachet of micro-oats.
  • One large mug.
  • A spoon.
  • Access to boiling water.


  • Empty micro-oat sachet into the mug.
  • Add boiling water to halfway up the mug. Maybe a little less if you will be adding plant milk. I make my herbal tea at the same time, so I use water from my hot cup.
  • Leave it to sit for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Stir.
  • Add plant milk and berries to taste, or not.
  • Enjoy.

And there you have an ultra easy breakfast.

I am so delighted to have another cereal option, and a warm one at that. I acknowledge that I’m fortunate that milk, fruit and drinks are left right beside me by my husband before he dashes off to work. But if all that is to hand is hot water, it is still very tasty and satisfying.

So to add to my:

  • Hotcup
  • Bowl, spoon, cup, saucer
  • Snack varieties
  • Herbal teas
  • Jars of cereal

I can now have porrige for breakfast without needing to tackle the stairs. Result!

What is your easy breakfast?

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Have a blessed day

Penny signing off
Doodle of yellow flower in a mint green flower pot.

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