Some decisions are so automatic that they don’t require any thought – like, for me, that breakfast means a berry smoothie bowl with peanut butter. Last weekend, though, I was uncharacteristicaly in the mood for something different. I started running through the options in my head. Pancakes? Crepes? Peanut butter and jam on toast? Dates dipped in almond butter? Nothing felt quite right. Until, that is, I had a vision of a bowl of smooth, cold oats, topped with banana and nut butter.Continue reading “Cinnamon Raisin Instant Oats”
Porridge is one of the ultimate nourishing comfort foods, and – as we’re heading towards colder weather – it seems like many of us are finding ourselves drawn to the cozy carby comforts of a hot bowl of oats.
While I do always like to mix things up with my porridge, my absolute favorite right now is tea-flavored porridge, using the limited edition ‘Indian Summer‘ rooibos blend by innovative tea company Yumchaa. I took one whiff of this and knew I would love its exotic, warming fragrances, which include chai spices, cinnamon, holy basil, ground roasted almonds and carrot flakes. The mix also contains fun little shooting stars that look absolutely delightful if you pick them out and use them to decorate your porridge.Continue reading “Indian Summer Porridge”
Oats are one of my ultimate comfort foods. I used to regularly have overnight oats for breakfast with mashed banana and hemp protein, but after making my first smoothie bowl I never looked back 😀 Since then I’ve been indulging in my love of oats later on in the day, as a quick, warming dinner or the perfect post-workout lunch. They’re full of comforting carby goodness and are wonderfully versatile! It’s so easy to switch things up a bit, adding different ingredients to the porridge, or playing around with toppings.Continue reading “Oaty Bowls of Goodness”
I’d like to share with you this super simple but decadently delicious recipe for a hot, nourishing and sweet bowl of oaty goodness (as what could be better on a cold winter’s day?).Continue reading “Maple Maca Overnight Oats”
This is a very simple oatmeal recipe that follows the same principle as my Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats: soak some oats, leave them overnight, add yummy things to them the next morning. The inspiration for these flavors came from my most recent trip to New York. I was staying with a friend and wasn’t going to get all fussy making smoothies every morning, so I popped over to Whole Foods to find a box of healthy cereal (not so easy let me tell you! I only found one without added sugar in any form) and some rice milk. While looking through her kitchen cupboards for something to spruce up my plain wholegrain cereal, I came upon an inviting pot of creamy tahini. Along with a generous dollop of this I added some chopped banana, crushed walnuts and cinnamon to my cereal and was in heaven.
Here is the flavor combination translated into overnight oats:Continue reading “Tahini Honey Walnut Overnight Oats”
This bowl of oats embodies what whole plant-based eating is all about for me: getting to eat something scrumptious, filling and delightfully sweet, that’s also incredibly good for you! No compromise either on health or taste – it’s a beautiful win-win situation leaving you feeling satisfied (physically and emotionally) and almost a bit smug!Continue reading “Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats”