Breakfast

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Banana breakfast cookies, like oatmeal but more portable. Just 4 ingredients and 30 minutes make time and you can hit snooze the next morning and grab a handful of these before heading out the door instead. We love oats because they’re really good for you, and pretty economical for what tends to be an underrated whole food. Oats might not look or sound as cool as açai but oats are a good source of fibre, specifically beta-glucans that can reduce bad cholesterol – so they’re good for your heart. Oats

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup Organic RAW Pitted Dates (chopped small)
  • 2 cups Organic Rolled Oats, Jumbo Wholegrain
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Ground Cinnamon

METHOD

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C, and line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Mash bananas in a large bowl, then add in the chopped dates and oats. Mix well and leave to sit for about 15 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Use a tablespoon to create balls with your mixture, they should be around the size of a golf ball. Place onto your lined baking tray, and press down to form little cookies. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove cookies from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Store your cookies in an air-tight container, they’ll keep for up to a week.

READY IN 30 MINUTES | SERVES 10-12

// Nourish You snapshot

  • Rolled oats  - boast soluble fibre that can help lower blood cholesterol. They also contain an antioxidant called bilirubin that can help eliminate free radicals, protecting your body from oxidative stress. Free radicals cause ageing… so make a double batch.
  • Cinnamon - helps control blood sugar and stimulates brain activity

 

 

source: https://www.ceres.co.nz

Bircher Muesli \\ Overnight Oats

Over in the Sunshine Coast in Australia. We popped out for breakfast at this great spot in Coolum, had Bircher Muesli and not only did it look stunning it was super delicious.

This is my favourite recipe I use, not only is it simple but delicious too.  You can keep it simple or you can add  anything you want (and I often do).  Such as - dried fruit, fresh sliced fruit, nuts, wheat germ, seeds, berries, and banana.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup natural yoghurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 oranges (juiced)
  • 1 peeled, grated apple
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Make the night before you want to eat it.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and place in fridge overnight.
  3. Keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.

Serves 1-2

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  • Rolled oats  - boast soluble fibre that can help lower blood cholesterol
  • Natural Yoghurt - contains lactobacillus bacteria which helps prevent bowel cancer
  • Cinnamon - helps control blood sugar and stimulates brain activity
  • Honey -  high in antioxidants and immune boosting compounds

Green Smoothie - Simple Goodness

Ingredients

  • a handful of spinach
  • frozen or fresh pineapple or frozen berries about 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 dates  to sweeten (optional)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened greek yoghurt (optional)
  • Add almond milk - about 1 cup or any milk of your choice, water or cold green tea
  • 1 teaspoon of almond pulp (left over from making almond milk) - optional

Blend till smoothie, tastes so good !

 

Tip

If almond milk is not in the budget, make up a jug or jar of green tea and keep in the fridge, a great way to give your smoothies a nourishment boost !

Enjoy :)

Oat Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup oat flour (You can grind up rolled oats in a Nutrabullet, Thermomix etc)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 to 1 cup Almond milk (or any other milk options)

INSTRUCTION

  1. In a bowl, beat egg and sugar together until thick or wiz up in a Nutrabullet. Mix flour with baking powder and salt.
  2. Add dry ingredients to egg and sugar mixture, mix or breifly wizz to combine.
  3. Heat a nonstick frying pan over a medium heat. Add a film of oil or butter and cook  one pancake at a time. Turnover over to lightly brown the other side.
  4. Serve with coconut ice cream, berries, mango, sliced banana or any other fruit.  Use only pure maple syrup.

Enjoy

 

Chia Seed Pudding - Choco dream

Chia Seed Pudding

These are super yummy, quick to make and so nourishing for you at the same time. 
Make in a jar or bowl the night before and have it for breakfast or a snack the next day. I love to have this as an afternoon snack, so good to have on hand in the fridge to grab if you are short of time. Also can be made on the day, allow it to sit for about 30 mins before serving.
 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon chia seeds
3 tablespoon Almond milk (or any other milk)
½ teaspoon Cacao powder, or good quality cocoa powder
2 teaspoon greek yoghurt (optional)
Drizzle of honey or maple syrup to taste


Place in a jar and mix well, set aside in the fridge for 30 mins or overnight, serve with sliced banana and any fruit of your choice.

Serves 1

Tips:
Use the above recipe as a guide line, you can use:
any liquid – coconut water or cream, nut milks, water, juice etc
sweeteners – maple syrup, honey, dried fruit etc
swap out the cacao and use cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg etc
add nut butters