Two Healthy Breakfast recipe ideas to kick start your surfing day from Busylittlefoodie’s Grace Brady!
I’m not the only one who’s body is confused by the weather right? Last weekend, I called over to the community garden across the road and even though I was there for just under two hours, I got a little colour on my face (code word: burnt) while digging and composting. The sun’s warmth was toasty on my back and I started thinking about when I could realistically dig my flip flops back out of the wardrobe and act like it’s summer again. Then I remembered that two weeks ago it was snowing, full on snowing.
With weather like this, it’s perfectly understandable that our bodies and minds are completely confused about what to have for breakfast. On sunshine-filled days, all I want is a tasty shake or smoothie but when that cold snap comes back, it’s time for something warming. It’s time for porridge.
Don’t run away just because I’ve written porridge. Don’t think that the smoothie isn’t going to fill you up either. If you don’t like porridge, you’ve been doing it all wrong and yes, I’m going to teach you how to do porridge the right way. If you think shakes fill you up for half an hour tops, this recipe will change your mind, guaranteed.
Porridge and shakes should be the basis for a kaleidoscope of colour and bombs of flavour, foods that you can’t wait to eat in the morning and as cheesy as it sounds, to start your day the best way. Here are two of my favorite ways to make them.
Raspberry & Coconut Breakfast Burst
Ingredients: (serves 1)
1 cup oats
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup water
1 cup milk (oat/almond/regular-although almond is the bombshizzle for this)
1 pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon mixed sunflower and sesame seeds
1 Tablespoon mixed berries (I used dried cranberries)
1/2 cup raspberries (this time of year I use frozen)
Honey or maple syrup (as much as you like)
Optional to add a few more seeds on top if you like
Here’s the deal. This is the ONLY way to make creamy, delicious porridge. Place the oats, coconut, water, milk, salt and seeds into a pot and soak overnight. This allows the oats, coconut and berries to absorb the liquid, giving you the easiest, quickest, creamiest porridge. In the morning, heat gently until it starts to bubble then stir for 2 minutes until the oats are cooked completely.
If you are using frozen berries, thaw them by placing them in a bowl with water from the kettle and once defrosted, strain in a sieve. Spoon your porridge into a bowl and top with the raspberries and maple syrup and warm up!
Banana & Cinnamon Breakfast Shake
Not too sweet and the perfect start to a sunny day! The chia seeds and oats make this the perfect, filling breakfast on the go.
1 large banana
1 cup oat/almond/light milk (regular milk is too heavy)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs chia seeds
2 Tbs oats
Extra cold water/milk
Place all the ingredients into a smoothie maker or a jug and use a hand held blender to whizz it all up. Add the extra water/milk depending on how thin/thick you want it. Keeps great it a sealed jar/flask or drink it on the go. Easy peasy!