Nutty Bruce (, the plant-based brand that gives people a short-cut to wellness by creating nutritious, delicious and convenient products, has partnered with LEON to launch the first porridge that’s made with activated almond m*lk on the UK high street

Available from LEON restaurants from 8th October, customers will be able to purchase two activated plant-based porridges that are made with Nutty Bruce Activated Almond & Coconut M*lk: a new Pear & Ginger Seasonal Porridge (RRP: £2.95) and the Ruby Red Porridge (RRP:£2.95).

Activated almonds are nuts that have been soaked in fresh filtered water for 12 hours to start the germination process. Germination reduces the phytic acid in almonds and this increases the absorption of the nutrients when consumed – in this case, in porridge.

The LEON Pear & Ginger Seasonal Porridge is created with slow-cooked organic Scottish porridge oats that are cooked with Nutty Bruce Activated Almond & Coconut M*lk and are topped with poached baby pears, ginger curd, crystalised ginger and a granola crumble, which promises to help people feel satiated for a little longer in the morning.

The LEON Ruby Red Porridge is made with Nutty Bruce Activated Almond & Coconut M*lk and is topped with a Ruby Red compote that is made with a natural prebiotic fibre made from chicory root.

Dom Dalton, General Manager at Nutty Bruce says: “We’re incredibly excited to partner with LEON to bring the first activated porridge to the high street, created using Nutty Bruce Activated Almond & Coconut M*lk. LEON is the perfect partner for Nutty Bruce, as we look to provide consumers with delicious, nutritious and high-quality food, changing the way that people eat and drink for the better.”

Erica Molyneaux, Head of Food at LEON, says: “Introducing activated porridge is a natural step for us as we continue to make food that tastes good and does good.  We were the first restaurant brand to offer porridge in breakfast menus on the high street and we want to continue giving guests dishes that excite them. It’s also really important to us to offer seasonality in our menu, and our new Pear & Ginger Seasonal Porridge is a warming start to cold autumnal mornings.”

Nutty Bruce’s smooth Activated Almond & Coconut M*lk is made with filtered water, organic coconut, organic brown rice, activated organic almonds and sea salt. Nuttin’ more, nuttin’ less.

Unlike other plant milks, the Bruce range contains absolutely no nasties.  That means no thickeners, gums, preservatives, colours, stabilisers, nut pastes or added oils. Oils and gums are traditionally added to give plant milks body, but the Bruce range of real, organic ingredients ensures a creamy, thick and delicious m*lk, every time, without the need for anything artificial.

To activate its almonds, Nutty Bruce soaks them for 12 hours in fresh filtered water to kick-start the germination process. The activated almonds are then carefully dried and blended with filtered water and simple, organic ingredients.

Raw almonds contain phytochemicals that can prevent the body from extracting the nuts’ full nutritional benefits during digestion. It is believed that activating the almonds, however, can denature these phytochemicals, which may make them gentler on the gut and increase the bioavailability of their nutrients.

The new Porridge with Nutty Bruce Activated Almond & Coconut M*lk is available across all LEON restaurants from Thursday 8th October 2020.