Hi guys – how’s it going? Good? Fantastic, I’m glad – now, stop hogging the spotlight and let me get on with the post.
If you’ve been following me for a long old time, you may remember my recipe post for 2 Ingredient Healthy Pancakes. And, if you don’t, let me refresh your memory.
You may be shocked, horrified and disappointed to learn that I . . . God, this is hard . . .
I am a healthy eater.
Well, somewhat. I try to eat healthily; it doesn’t always happen, but overall I’d say I do pretty okay.
When I have the time to prepare my breakfasts (and the ingredients, that’s also a big factor), I do like to start my day with something vitamin-packed and nourishing. And yummy, because I’m not sacrificing my tastebuds for my health; knowing my luck I’d get hit by a car and all that healthy eating would be for nothing anyway. God, if you’re listening, that is the exact opposite of what I want to happen. Don’t let that happen. Please. Prayer done, Mia out.
In today’s post, I am bringing you my current go-to healthy breakfast. Unlike those admittedly delicious pancakes, this breakfast is quick and simple – with real minimal clean up and preparation. It’s the perfect pre-work meal and it keeps you nice and full until lunchtime.
So what is this delicious breakfast? Well, in all honesty, it’s actually quite basic: oats, yogurt, fruit and seeds or nuts. If you’re feeling fancy, maybe some dark chocolate chunks. That’s it. However, this combination is surprisingly delicious – and it has a whole host of benefits.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Oats or muesli.
Personally, I just buy normal oats (they’re almost laughably cheap; you can pick up massive bags for like 20p from Tescos) and I stick in them mason jars. Also – and you environmentalists will love this – I use my old coffee jars to store my oats. (No, but seriously, guys reuse things because our planet is literally dying.)
My friends, I am going to block quote this next bit because it literally changed my life – and my bank account – for the better.
Buy your berries frozen.
Frozen berries are ridiculously cheap – you can buy 1kg of frozen berries for £3.25. A kilogram. You pay like £3.50 for 200g of fresh berries – and they’re not even mixed.
Or 3 bags of 500g of frozen fruit for £5.
I’m sorry, but how cost-efficient is this? Not to mention, it prevents you from having fruit going off and getting wasted.
Because you need something to make the oats edible. Also, pro-biotics – but we’ll talk about those a little bit later. My yogurt of choice is Onken Blueberry flavour.
(Optional) Chia or Flax Seeds
(Optional) Dark Chocolate
For the taste.
Alright beauties, now that you know how simple it is to make this little breakfast bowl . . . let’s talk about why you should.
PROBIOTICS IN YOGURT
Probiotic yogurt has so many benefits that it’s basically a superfood, so what better way to kick off your day? Here are a few of the main attractions:
- Aids digestion
- Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
- Lowers the Risk of Colorectal Cancer
- Supports Weight Loss and Increases Fat Loss
- Boosts the Immune System
- Reduces High Blood Pressure
- Reduces Bad Cholesterol – Source
Let’s be real here: I don’t even need to talk about why berries are so good for you. We all are well aware of the multitude of benefits eating fruit has for us. But fine, if you want more evidence:
- Berries are packed with anti-oxidants
- Berries are high in fibre
- Berries may improve blood sugar and insulin response
- Berries are low in calories, but very high in nutrients
- Berries can help reduce inflammation
- Berries are good for skin
- Berries may help protect against cancer
- Berries can help to keep your arteries healthy – Source
I’ll be honest – before researching this post, I thought the only real benefit that oats had was fibre and . . . well, just giving the bowl some texture and extra taste. To my very pleasant surprise, I was super wrong and oats are actually a very healthy food all on their own!
- Oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods
- Oats have a lot of anti-oxidants
- Oats can lower cholesterol levels and and protect LDL cholestrol from damage
- Oats can improve blood sugar control
Okay, my beautiful people, I hope I convinced you to give this breakfast bowl a try! It’s honestly delicious, super easy to make and packed with so many benefits your body just won’t know how to process all the goodness! By the way, if you guys are into your healthy eating, don’t forget to follow my Healthy Food Pinterest board!
What do you think of this breakfast idea? Have you ever tried this bowl? What’s your go to breakfast meal? Let me know your thoughts down below!