You can whip up a batch of muffins at a moments notice as most likely, you already have the basic ingredients stocked in your kitchen. Ok… you may not have fresh blueberries on hand, but you might have some frozen ones stocked (for your morning smoothies) in the freezer. Continue reading “Blueberry Muffins”
Fruit and oats are favorites for breakfast and taste even better when blended into a delicious smoothie with Oatmeal, Raspberries, Blueberries and Chia seeds. And the good part is… the whole process only takes a few minutes from start to finish. If you enjoy making smoothies it’s a good idea to store a variety of fruits separately (in ziplock freezer bags) in your freezer, such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries and bananas. When blending, the frozen fruit helps thicken and chill the smoothie without the need for ice, which only dilutes the flavor. I also keep a bag of oats in the fridge, especially for smoothies, keeping everything really cold. Adding oats makes the smoothie more filling and perfect for anyone who wants to have an all-in-one type of breakfast.The wonderful thing about smoothies is you can use different fruits and other ingredients, like rice, soy and coconut milk, coconut water and tofu… to suit your taste and dietary requirements. You can also stir in other healthy energy boosters such as chia seeds, ground flax-seed or ground nuts. To sweeten or not to sweeten… a little honey or agave syrup is suffice. You can even go vegan with this lovely Peach Oatmeal Smoothie recipe over at the Minimalist Bakers blog or you might want to try this Avocado Smoothie with Cinnamon. Have a great start to your day and blend up a healthy satisfying smoothie for breakfast.
A Smoothie with Oatmeal, Raspberries, Blueberries and Chia Seeds
- 1/4 cup low-fat milk
- 100g greek yoghurt or other plain yoghurt (full-fat or low-fat)
- 3 tablespoons of oats
- 100g of frozen berries (mix of raspberries and blueberries)
- 1/4 teaspoon Chia seeds (optional)
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
How to make:
- Place a serving glass into the freezer. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend on low-speed for a few seconds before increasing the speed to full power. Blend until ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Pour the smoothie into a chilled glass and serve immediately.
What fruit do you like in your smoothies and do you like to add any special extras?
Waffles and maple syrup were not something I was accustomed to having when growing up, however, skinny pancakes with a squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkled with caster sugar were always a treat and Dad was chief pancake maker in our home. There are many variations and flavours of waffle batters, some have different flours mixed together, some with added oil and vegetable shortening, others need the egg white beaten separately and some waffles are made with yeast.
Lighter and crisper on the outside I prefer waffles over pancakes for breakfast. Waffles contain a lot more added fat than pancakes and serving a simple topping like real maple syrup with fresh berries is my preference. Waffles with mascarpone cheese, greek yoghurt, ice cream and chocolate I will keep for desserts. Continue reading “Waffles on a Grill with Maple Syrup and Blueberries”