With the cold winter months approaching, I really fancied trying to make something warm for my breakfast and lunches, and I’d always wanted to try making porridge. I stumbled across this Instagram page called Healthy Twists, which, as the name gives away, provides recipes and inspiration for loads of fun dishes with a healthy twist. Normally I’m not too captivated by a lot of these pages, but the recipes on this page really caught my eye (the photography was to die for too!)Continue reading “Blueberry And Cinnamon Porridge Drizzled With Hot, Syrup-Coated Blueberries”
A health trend I decided to try and that I actually found myself enjoying! I’m not going to stand here (or rather type here) and say that I’m by any means a food or health whizz, but I thought I’d share this recipe of healthy overnight granola as I enjoyed it so much. The normal recipes usually have mainly oats and sometimes little different seeds, but frankly I didn’t have that in my house and I fancied it, so I made use of what I had: granola. Granola is pretty similar anyway, so it worked well.
I found this overnight granola to have many benefits: there was no rush in the morning for breakfast, they’re healthy, and they made me full, so I didn’t find myself snacking, which was great for my work days where I have lunch at 2/3pm. They also made me feel energised, but maybe that was my mentality in that I had a good, healthy start to the morning.
My inspiration came from Pinterest, searching for overnight oats (there are plenty to choose from!) and so I jumbled a couple together to form this. Enjoy!
120g of Yoghurt
A Small Handful of Granola
A Sprinkle of Ground Cinnamon
1-2 Spoons of Honey
A Handful of Blueberries (to top it off)
How To Make:
- Break the banana up in a bowl (or jar, however you wish to eat it) and mash it up using a fork until soft.
- Add the yoghurt in. For reference, I used one pot of the Yeo Valley Greek Style Yoghurt with Honey 4 Pack, which makes it easier than measuring it all up. I’ve also tried this with different flavoured yoghurt, such as peach and apricot, and that works fine too if you prefer a fruity yoghurt.
- Drizzle 1-2 spoons of honey (however much you fancy, but 1 if you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake). Mix all together with a spoon.
- Sprinkle a small handful of granola on top. I used the Dorset Cereals Honey Granola, which has a mix of oats, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds and other goodness which makes it high in fibre. Mix again.
- Sprinkle some ground cinnamon for added flavour and mix.
- If you fancy at the end, add a handful of blueberries to top it off.
- Wrap some cling film on top and pop in the fridge overnight.
And you’re done! It’s really that simple.
What I love about this is that it’s filled with goodness: there’s plenty of fruit, fibre from the granola and antioxidants from the cinnamon. It takes 5 minutes to do, and most importantly, it’s tasty!
Leave any recommendations below of any good breakfast recipes down below, or any recipes at all that I just have to try.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy!
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