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Stewed Fruits with Chai Spiced Porridge

Stewed Fruits & Winter Porridge Recipe

Image: Lisa Guy

Stone fruits and oats are a fabulous source of dietary fibre to assist with healthy digestion and cardiovascular health. Including fibre-rich foods in the diet also helps support bowel health and weight management.

Serves: 4




  • Stewed Fruits (makes 4)
  • 3 peaches, quartered
  • 3 nectarines, quartered
  • 4 plums, halved
  • 4 apricots, halved
  • 1 lime, juice & zest
  • 1 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • Chai Porridge (serves 1)
  • ½ cup wheat-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup plant milk choice (macadamia, almond, coconut)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract or paste
  • Handful flaked almonds or toasted buckinis
  • 2 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (optional)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place fruit in an oven-proof dish.
  3. Drizzle fruit with honey and lime juice and zest.
  4. Cover dish with foil and put in the oven to stew for 25-30 mins until all the fruit is soft.
  5. Leftover stewed fruit keeps well in the fridge for 3 days.
  6. To make the porridge, place oats, milk, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil then reduce the heat to a simmer for 15 mins with the lid on. Stir occasionally and add more milk or water if you want a thinner consistency. Add some honey if you desire.
  7. Serve porridge topped with stewed fruits and flaked almonds.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .