Biogen Instant Energy Porridge nutrient-enriched breakfast

by Jerry Frontrunner

I found this rather nice breakfast porridge when I was looking for a cereal I can eat in the morning just before I go out jogging.


Let's look at what the packaging says:

BIOGEN, for the results you want.

Instant Energy Porridge. Nutrient enriched breakfast. Packed with essential nutrients.

0% lactose. Weat/gluten-free. High in protein. Added plant sterols.

Performance food. Also suitable for children. 500g.

GMO free. 23 vitamins & minerals. Reduced GI. Source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Highest Quality Standards. Formulations driven by the latest research. Best quality guaranteed.

Complete high energy breakfast to kickstart your day.

The science:

Biogen Instant Energy Porridge is a delicious, fortified high-protein maize porridge aimed at people at risk of developing malnutrition due to poor nutrition, increased energy expenditure (including athletes) or high stress levels.

. It also assists in building up those with a compromised immune status or recovering from long term illness. It's a lactose- and gluten-free meal which includes dietary fibre, and has been fortified to provide 100% of the recommended intakes of all essential vitamins (in 1-2 servings daily), as well as safe, relevant quantities of minerals and trace elements.

Biogen Instant Energy Porridge includes anti-oxidants (e.g. selenium, ascorbit acid and beta-carotene), betasitosterol, campesterol, soy isoflavones, inulin prebiotic fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. It has been formulated to support immune system function and help reduce the risk of developing degenerative diseases of lifestyle in the long run.

Essential nutrients have been added in bioavailable forms shown to promote absorption into the system.

Due to the pre-cooked maize form, as well as the protein, fibre and healthy fat content, this product has an inherent reduced Glycaemic Index (GI).

This cost-effective energy- and nutrient-dense meal can be enjoyed the the whole family, any time of the day, to complement food intake and promote optimal health!


Pre-cooked full-fat maize, Soy protein isolate, Brown sugar, Spray-dried vegetable fat concentrate (vegetable oil, total milk protein, sucrose), Cocoa powder (only in chocolate variant), Sodium chloride, Flavouring, Inulin, Soy lecitin (emulsifier), Vitamin blend, Mineral blend (Calcium carbonate, Copper AAC, Potassium iodide, Ferrous tumarate, Magnesium carbonate, Manganese sulfate, Selenium AAC, Zinc picolinate), Phytosterols (Beta-sitosterol, Beta-sitostanol, Campesterol, Campestanol)(0.05%), Colourant (only in Strawberry variant), Non-nutritive sweeterner (Sucralose). Allergens: Soy, Cow's milk.

Recommended use:

Mix required quantitiy with water or milk (hot or cold), as desired.

What do I like about this porridge? Well it tastes good and it's convenient and quick to prepare.

I've seen it come in strawberry flavor, banana flavor and chocolate flavor.

But what I don't like is that it has brown sugar in it. In the bottom of every bowl, there always remain a small amount of brown sugar. And I don't really like sugar. It's fattening and causes me to feel depressed and weak.

Still, it's a nice breakfast food for just before I'm going to be very active and won't have time to think about depression or feeling tired.