4 INGREDIENTS 4 WAYS

When it comes to breakfast I don’t need to rant on about how it is the most important meal of the day and should be packed with CARBS, PROTEIN and FAT right? A few staple breakfast ingredients include oats, eggs, almond milk and bananas (*cough* peanut butter *cough*). It occurred to me the other day that my porridge was very similar to my Sunday Oat pancake, and my breaky smoothie was looking a bit like my soaked oats just blended.  oat banan smoothie

Here are 4 different ways of eat the SAME 4 ingredients at breakfast time each with a slight little tweak to make it unique. Try it one morning this week. It doesn’t matter whether you bake, fry, blend or soak these ingredients you are in for a nutritional treat!!

GREEN SMOOTHIE

BREAKKY SMOOTHIE

1/2 C oats

1/2 cup almond milk

1 banana

1 egg  (you will NOT taste raw egg)

Additions:

1/2 cup berries or 1 handful spinach (as pictured)

METHOD: place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve in a glass jar with some coconut flakes.

 

oat pancake

OAT PANCAKES

1/2 C oats

2 Tbsp. almond milk

1 large banana (save 1/2 for topping or sliced into mixture in pan)

1 egg

Additions:

extra banana, walnuts, maple syrup and yoghurt for topping

METHOD:

Blend all ingredients (keeping 1/2 banana separate). Heat some coconut oil in pan. Pour 1 large pancake into hot pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Alternatively you could make 4 smaller pancakes. If you chose – add sliced 1/2 banana now before flipping to the other side for another 3-4 minutes.  Serve with yoghurt, berries and maple syrup.

 

porridge

OVERNIGHT SOAKED OATS

1/2 C oats

1/2 cup almond milk

1 banana

1 egg

Additions:

1 Tbs chia seeds

1/2 cup berries and seeds for topping

METHOD:

Mash banana and egg together. Add milk, chia and oats and stir until combined. Place in fridge over night to allow for the chia seeds to expand and soak up. Top with berries, nuts and seeds and enjoy.

banana-baked-oatmeal
image source: http://www.slenderkitchen.com

BAKED BANANA OATS / MUG CAKE

1/2 C oats

1/2 cup almond milk

1 banana (save 1/2 banana for topping)

1 egg

Additions: 

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. psyllium husks

1 tsp. ground cinnamon  

1 tsp. stevia  

METHOD:

Blend together above ingredients (keeping 1/2 banana separate) for later. Pour into a greased or lined baking dish, mug or ramekin. Top with sliced banana. Bake for 15 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius or microwave for 3 x 30 seconds.

P.s Don’t be afraid to use raw eggs in your smoothie or oats. Trust me – you all love mayonnaise and aioli right? well that’s 90% raw egg. Adding an egg to your next breakfast meal can add a whopping 7 grams of protein and only 5 grams of healthy essential fats.

K

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