Breakfast is probably my favourite meals of the day.
If I know I’ve got a delicious breakfast waiting for me, I bounce out of bed in excitement, like a child at Christmas. But it’s only been in the last couple of years that I’ve even started having breakfast. At university there is no way I would have sacrificed those last few precious moments of snooze for slimy college eggs and soggy toast. But then I left university and realised how good breakfast can be and now I couldn’t function like a (relatively) normal human without breakfast!
I’ve just realised that I have shared hardly any of my favourite ways to start the day with you. This is a little variation on a gorgeous bircher muesli recipe I shared a little while ago. It’s absolutely delicious and is such a great way to start the day! It has a slightly more summery feel and now that the sun is finally beginning to peep through, I thought that the little kiss of coconut in this and all the fresh fruit would be a lovely breakfast.
The combination of the oats and the coconut will give you instant energy to help you bounce along until lunch as oats are full of fibre and keep you feeling fuller for longer and the coconut contains a particular type of healthy fat that is very quickly converted into energy for your organs and muscles. This really is the ultimate power breakfast!
I’ve done the recipe to serve 4 because whether you are feeding 4 people or not, I would always say to make up a big batch which you can keep in the fridge and that way you know you’ve got breakfast sorted for a few days!
- 150 g gluten free oats, or standard oats
- ½ can of coconut milk
- 300ml almond milk - I love the Rude Health one, or of course you can make your own if you are feeling particularly virtuous
- drizzle of agave syrup - much better for you than sugar and so yummy!
- handful of raisins
- sliced bananas,
- handful of raspberries or blueberries or strawberries - up to you!
- sprinkle of chia seeds
- Simply take a bowl and pour in your oats, raisins, coconut milk and almond milk. Give it a good stir
- Drizzle in about a tablespoon of agave and stir again. Taste and check that is sweet enough, and add more if necessary.
- Cover and pop in the fridge overnight. Try and get some sleep even though the excitement of breakfast will no doubt be overwhelming.
- In the morning, taste again and see if it needs to be sweeter. Then, scoop into bowls and adorn with sliced banana and fresh berries, and a sprinkling of chia seeds. I normally sprinkle on some coconut shavings and it's utterly delicious.
- Serve with an extra bowl of raspberries on the side, close your eyes and you can practically feel the sand beneath your toes.
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