Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is one of the key steps to providing energy, establishing a strong nutrition mindset and combatting mid-morning crashes & cravings.
Oats are a great breakfast ingredient, providing protein, calcium and essential fatty acids (essential for cellular health, anti-oxidant protection and cardio-vascular support). Berries are a low sugar fruit but still pack loads of anti-oxidants and vitamins. Peanut butter is full of protein (25%), vitamin E (100g of PB provides 455 of your daily requirement and is great for hair and skin) plus it contains several B vitamins and more anti-oxidants. Raw cacao powder is the most nutrient rich of all the 'chocolate' family. It's expensive but it's really worth having because it's very rich in polyphenols, which have significant health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cholesterol levels. It's also high in magnesium which, amongst other things, is important for balancing blood sugar levels - essential if we are trying to manage our weight and improve our eating.
WHAT YOU NEED:
jumbo, whole oats
Soya or almond milk
No sugar crunchy peanut butter
No sugar granola (see my recipe)
Raw cacao powder (optional)
WHAT YOU DO:
(This is so simple and easy)
Soak your portion of oats overnight in as much milk to cover the oats. In the morning mix in one tbsp of peanut butter and get it to a consistency you like with more milk. Top with the granola, seeds, fruit and cacao powder.