Tag Archives: oatmeal

AUTMEAL – the perfect oatmeal for the season

26 Nov

Another one of those oatmeal posts have made their appearance. Especially with the new wintery/autumn season.

I present to you the cinnamon-tangerine oatmeal.

It’s that mixture of smells that combines the strong aroma of the herbs as well as the tangerine which makes you want to snuggle up and count the days down for christmas.

Ingredients:
40g oats (i use a mixture of jumbo oats and barley)
1 grated carrot
Zest of tangerine
Tangerine (optional) for decoration.
3 walnuts chopped
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
3 chopped dates

Start by cooking your oats in water, and adding the carrots and orange zest and herbs. As water is absorbed, add the chopped dates and mix.

Pour in a bowl and top off with crushed walnuts and tangerine.

**instead of grating the tangerine zest; i finely chopped pieces, giving that extra chewiness just like candy. Exactly what you want to perfect your morning oatmeal.

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High fibre metabolism boosting breakfast – Carrot cake and chai tea breakfast

30 Mar

Oh the smell and taste of the herbs early in the morning really is the perfect thing to enjoy as soon as you wake up, still with your pyjamas all cosied up ready for a hectic day, you do need those 15-20 minuets to rest your body and this is the right way to fully indulge!

Chai tea latte:
1 tea bag black tea
3 cardamon
2 whole cloves
1 cinammon stick
A few sprinkles of nutmeg
A few sprinkles of ginger
A dash of soya milk
Boiling water

Add the tea bag and herbs in a teapot and add the water, wait for it to brew for 3-4 minuets and pour in a huge mug adding the milk

Optional: 1 teaspoon of organic honey for those sweet toothers out there.

And yes, the title does promise carrot cake so here it is – high fibre carrot cake oatmeal! Oh yes!!

Ingredients:
1/3 cup oats
1/4 cup wheat bran
1 egg white
1 grated carrot
5 walnut halves
Handful raisins
Cinammon
Cardammon (as much as you like)

Add the oats and wheatbran with some water, continuously adding a little more water as it evaporates- making sure not to add to much- add egg whites and mix, then top off with some raisins and walnuts.

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Egg white oats – extra protein porridge

9 Jan

For those of you who are looking for ways to add more protein to your diet, this is the perfect breakfast or post-workout meal.

I’v always heard of egg white oats but never really tried them until this week where i really liked the idea and great opportunity of adding that extra protein into my oats, as well thickening it up and definitely keeping me full for a longer time.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup quaker oats
1 egg white
Water
Cinnamon
Carob

Boil the oats till the water is evaporated and beat in the egg whites, add extra water if necessary. Bring to a boil, add cinnamon and mix.

Drizzle with some carob and add chopped apples for the perfect filling breakfast!

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The perfect healthy oat cookies!

11 Apr

IMG-20130407-WA000When everyone around you in school is having chocolate bars, buttery flapjacks and chocolate-croissants; me and my friends sat in a corner this morning indulging in these delicious and healthy cookies my friend baked!

I just love the fact that we really show that being healthy is part of our lifestyle, other people around us don’t really effect the way we eat, and even if it means bringing our own home-made cookies to school rather than buying the buttery fattening ones from school, then we will do it with pleasure!

INGREDIENTS:

50 g peanutbutter

300 g brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

400 g quick oats

1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking soda

raisins

first add the peanut butter and sugar,

whisk in the eggs

finally add the oats, cinnamon, vanilla and baking soda.

add raisins if you want and place in similar-sized circles

put in oven for about 10 minuets on 180 degrees.

how oats became my best friend…

22 Oct

 

The first thing that comes to people’s heads whenever i say “oatmeal” is that disgusting soggy thing that people are forced to eat in bootcamp. There’s just this negative picture stuck in people’s head of oats, and i think, as soon as you stop that myth from blinding you; then you will love oatmeal as much as i do!

 

eating oatmeal, is like an art in its own. there’s so many things you can mix or do it’s just fun to experiment and come up with new ideas every day.

 

but first, why eat oatmeal?

1. full of fibre – fibre lowers cholesterol and can reduce heart disease by 50%, fibre also improves your immune system and quickly fight off bacteria.

2.help stabilize your blood sugar if you have it in the morning, and so lowers risk of diabetes s it slows down the digestion of starch.

3.gluten friendly.

4.contain vitamin E, iron, magnesium, zinc.

 

and now for the fun bit. how to eat oatmeal without wanting to spit it out?

1. make it with milk and add honey.

 

2.put it in oven for 10 minuets with a bit of honey and raisins, if you like to nibble on something crispy.

 

3.quaker oats mixed with 0%fat greek yogurt, you don’t even have to cook it, just mix it together and you have yourself an awesome breakfast!

 

4.greek yogurt, oats, and fruits. if you feel your taste buds need a bit more sweetness add some fruits to spice things up!

 

5.oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies.