Morning! Off to the gym on this cold and wintry Saturday and I needed something warm and carby (a smoothie just wasn’t going to cut it today) for breakfast. Trying to find a breakfast that will keep me full is tricky at the mo because I can’t have any wheat (or bananas) so unless I get creative that means no toast, buttery crumpets, light and fluffy pancakes, toasted English muffins, chocolate cake (cake? For breakfast? Yeah I’ve definitely never done that before…ahem). Can you tell I’m missing my naughty weekend wheat-filled breakfasts?
Anyway I decided on porridge. Now I have got mixed feelings towards porridge; if it’s too runny or too thick it just ain’t working for me. So, like goldilocks, it’s gotta be “just right”. Well today it was amazeballs.
Oats are great because well they just are! No, really- they provide slow release energy and supposedly help shaping up that booty (don’t ask me where I read that or to prove it but I’d love to think it was true so let’s roll with it)
How ya like dem apples?!
Apples are great because they wake you up and provide you with more energy than a cup of coffee (coming from a non coffee drinker I can’t compare but I bet some of you are reading this thinking “yeah, right!” )
Aaand cinnamon is just a glorious little think to add some flavour to food without really increasing the calorie content- it also speeds up your metabollism YAY!
Makes 2 Bowls
1 1/2 cup of oats
1 cup Coconut water (I use koko)
Dash of cinnamon
Tsp of honey (local honey for me as I suffer from hay fever and local honey can help)
1 apple, chopped into small pieces (I won’t go near any apple unless it’s Braeburn or Jazz- I like my apples crunchy)
1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
In a pan heat the oats and milk of your choice on a low heat.
N.b. How much milk you put in and how long you cook the oats depends on how you like the consistency.
Anyway keep stirring and once it’s to your liking pour into a bowl and top with apple, cinnamon, honey and protein powder (optional).
Simple and easy and seriously deeericous.