Breakfast

Savory Oatmeal and Soft Cooked Egg

January 17, 2016
Savoury egg oatmeal
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Serves 1
Prep time
10m

This recipe gives a slightly different twist to the usual way that oatmeal is eaten as breakfast. I love to eat oatmeal for breakfast and I love to eat eggs for breakfast but never combined together so I wanted to give this recipe a try and I was pleasantly surprised.
Oats in general are a fantastic way to start off your day and keep you full until the afternoon. Oatmeal is high in fibre and protein giving you energy, benefiting your digestive system and great for weight loss. Eggs are also a good source of protein and help to fill you up also. The cheddar cheese and scallions add to the savoury taste of the recipe. I added in a tablespoon of raw honey as an option as I usually like a sweetness in my regular oatmeal so it worked well for me in this recipe also. This will all depend on your own personal taste.

Buckwheat Pancakes

January 17, 2016
Buckwheat Pancakes
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Course
Prep time
5m
Cook Time
10m

If you are looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free alternative to regular pancakes, check out this delicious recipe to create fluffy and nutritious pancakes in minutes. Buckwheat has a high concentration of minerals such as copper and magnesium which are responsible for production of red blood cells and brain health. It is rich in fibre and protein and is a healthier replacement to white flour. Buckwheat flour can be used in many recipes such as breads, muffins and cookies. The B vitamins present in buckwheat supports your nervous system and helps to absorb fats and proteins. Basically, buckwheat is a gluten free option that is full of nutrients and also helps you to lose weight.
Best of all replacing panckaes with buckwheat flour instead of white flour does not jeopardise the taste and leaves you feeling satisfied and healthier!

Banana Overnight Oats

January 17, 2016
Banana Overnight Oats
Serves 1
Prep time
10m

Overnight oats are a great alternative to oatmeal if you have less time in the mornings as you prepare them the night before. This allows you to simply grab them in the morning and add some extra fruit or nuts or increase the sweetness by drizzling with natural honey. You still reap the same benefits from the oatmeal with the only difference being that overnight Oats are fluffier, thicker and served cold. Oats are a wholesome and nutritious grain that should be included in your daily diet as they are packed with fibre and protein which are hugely beneficial for your digestive system and increasing energy levels. Bananas are full of potassium and help to fill up your belly in the morning and works well with the flavour of the greek yogurt.

The great thing about this recipe is that it is so simple and you can mix up the flavours creating a new taste every day by choosing different toppings and fruits as you go. As well as choosing gluten free oats, you can also keep the recipe dairy free by choosing a non-dairy milk of your choice.

Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Flour Pancakes

January 14, 2016
Banana choc oat pancakes
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Serves 12-14 pancakes
Prep time
5m
Cook Time
10m

Gluten free oat flour pancakes are simple, quick, easy to digest and are bursting with flavour. These pancakes are filled with bananas and chocolate chips that will brighten up your breakfast table. Oat flour is a nutritious grain flour that is high in fibre and protein central to your digestive health. It is also so beneficial for your heart health lowering high cholesterol levels.
I used coconut oil instead of regular vegetable oil as coconut oil naturally boosts our immune system and is rich in anti-oxidants with antibacterial and antiviral properties helping us to fight off those nasty colds and infections.

Read more about the health benefits of coconut oil in a lovely article by the editor in chief at Well-Being Secrets here.
The banana, vanilla and cinnamon give the pancakes a scrumptious taste as well the chocolate chips for all the chocolate lovers. This healthy recipe requires little time in the kitchen and will keep you fuller for longer.

Overnight Apple Bircher Museli

January 14, 2016
Apple Bircher muesli
Serves 6

This is a pre-prepared breakfast recipe that saves you time and effort in the mornings. It is made up of nuts, seeds, oats, fruit, orange juice and non dairy milk giving you a well rounded and healthy gluten-free breakfast. Oats are great soakage for the orange juice and coconut milk and provides a great source of fibre for digestive health and boosting energy. Sunflower seeds, apricot kernels and chia seeds deliver an excellent combination of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals neceesary for your immunity and digestive systems, improving your overall well-being. The dried blackcurrants and cranberries offer another powerhouse of nutrition and anti-oxidant elements, setting you up for your day. Of course, you can never go wrong by adding a dash of cinnamon for its delicious taste and building up your immunity.

Vanilla Cinnamon Quinoa Pancakes

January 14, 2016
Honey pancake
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Serves 6-7 pancakes
Prep time
7m
Cook Time
10m

This a healthy gluten free recipe loaded with fiber, protein and minerals as quinoa is one of the main ingredients. Quinoa is a well know  and almost ‘trendy’ superfood, high in anti-oxidants and various nutrients helping to fight against signs of ageing and many diseases. Apart from feeding the body with natural goodness, quinoa also helps to shed that extra weight.

The cinnamon and vanilla work well together creating highly flavoursome pancakes. Cinnamon is a delicious spice that is known for its medicinal properties, as it is rich in anti-oxidants and used to fight inflammation, as well as being linked to a healthy heart and lowering blood sugar. Vanilla is also known for its antioxidant activity and anti-inflammation abilities.

You do not need to be gluten intolerant to enjoy this recipe as you cannot go wrong benefiting from all the natural goodness that quinoa has to offer to improve your well-being.

 

 

Overnight Chia Lime Pudding

January 11, 2016
chia lime pudding
Serves 2-4

This is such a light and refreshing recipe that’s very easy to whip up. With these 4 healthy ingredients you can create a sweet and dairy free dessert. Chia seeds is a known superfood reputable for its anti-oxidant properties and is a great source of vitamins, protein and fibre. Raw honey is also rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals and increases energy levels. Lemon juice is a natural detoxifer and helps in digestion. Coconut milk is a great substitute for dairy milk making this recipe dairy free. So not only is this a delicious snack, but it is also packed with goodness.

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5 Minute Chocolate Oatmeal

January 11, 2016
5 minute chocolate oatmeal
Course
Serves 1
Prep time
5m

With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, I highly recommend starting your day with a bowl of nutritious oatmeal. Oats are high in fibre, Iron, calcium and vitamin B benefiting our digestive and nervous systems as well as providing energy and promoting weight loss. It is high in anti-oxidants and lowers cholesterol.

This recipe is gluten free and can also be made dairy free depending on your choice of milk. The vanilla and cocoa powder adds to the taste of the oats and the cocoa powder is a great additional ingredient if you want to encourage your kids to try out oatmeal, adding some extra honey as a natural sweetener. And for those of you who claim that you dont have time in the morning, this recipe only takes 5 minutes so no excuses!

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Apple Cider Vinegar Daily Detox Drink

January 11, 2016
apple cider vinegar detox drink

If you haven’t already made Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) part of your daily routine, now is the time to do so! Not only does it offer so many versatile uses but its natural benefits are endless and mega powerful. To find out more about its many uses and benefits, please see our article ’20 Practical Uses & Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar’.

This detox recipe makes an effective drink to consume daily to help you detox and lose weight. Apple cider vinegar is a natural detoxifer that boosts digestion and lowers cholestrol. Lemon Juice is also a resourceful detoxifier working well with the ACV and the cinnamon benefits digestion. As Apple cider Vinegar can have quite a sharp bitter taste, you can add some natural honey to consume it more easily.

Sattvic Foods Apple Cider Vinegar is made from organic Himalayan Apples using traditional ayurvedic methods, so rest assured this is the natural way to go!

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