Spring is nearly here, albeit a rainy, cold UK version of spring! This means smoothies are moving to the top spot on my breakfast list, and cosy porridge bowls will soon be a thing of the past. Do any other porridge fans feel guilty when they start having smoothies in the summer? I know overnight oats are the summer version of porridge, but I always feel bad not eating a warm bowl of oaty goodness!
Chocolate and chai are two ingredients you might not think of pairing together, but the outcome of this breakfast recipe is truly delicious. Ever since my first chai latte last winter, I have been absolutely hooked on the taste! I know it’s now April, but chai is Christmas in a cup and no one will stop me from drinking it all year round (unless they stop selling it, then maybe I’ll stop).
Easter has always been one of my absolute favourite holidays (aside from Christmas of course). I love that there’s four blissful days off work, we always have family over for a delicious Sunday roast and we usually have two desserts – this year being a orange polenta cake and lemon curd meringue. However, I somehow still manage to eat a whole Easter egg in one sitting…
Overnight oats are the lazy girls (or guys) way to eat a healthy breakfast. The flavour combos are ENDLESS, it takes less than 2 minutes to prep the night before and then it’s ready to eat straight away in the morning! No fuss, no cooking time, minimal prep but still delicious oaty goodness.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Have you started the day with breakfast in bed, roses and chocolates? Or rushing out the door without even remembering it’s Valentine’s Day? I always find it’s one or the other – you’re either the loved up kind or the ones who couldn’t care less. I’m somewhere in between this year. I had a lovely Pre-Valentine’s date night last weekend, eating yummy Mexican food and Crunchie McFlurry’s (yes I do eat ‘unhealthy’ food sometimes, but it’s all healthy for the mind!)
Did I ever mention that granola is my favourite breakfast?
Don’t get me wrong, I love my oats SO much but I don’t remember having breakfast without granola. You can eat it on its own, serve it with yoghurt or simply sprinkle it on top of oats and smoothies – plus it’s the perfect breakfast to take travelling or when you stay round friends or family. This is really handy if they’re not 100% clued up on gluten free/Coeliac issues, as you know exactly what is in it!
OATS or SMOOTHIE BOWLS?
That’s the big difference I see in most breakfast loving Instagram accounts at the moment – but which do you prefer, and can you love both?
We’re day 3 into 2018 and this is usually the time everyone buys into fad diets, detox teas and meal replacements. I can tell you now it’s not worth it! Eating real, delicious, fresh food will always be the best option and will ultimately give you results that last.
This granola is honestly one of the best recipes I’ve ever created! The problem I find with most healthier homemade granola is that there’s less honey/golden syrup than in traditional recipes. This means there aren’t as many crunchy clusters, which we all know is the best bit!
Well you know what my answer is? PUMPKIN PUREE.