As discussed in yesterday’s post, we are embarking on a four-week health journey. The objective for week one is to, Increase your fruit intake by starting your day with a good breakfast.
The Breakfast Dilemma
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”
We’ve all heard similar sayings before, but we seem to have shunned these words of wisdom with all other known clichés. Many of us have formed, ‘coffee-and-toast’, breakfast habits. Others have opted for packaged cereal, and worst of all, some of us still continue to skip breakfast!
While we’ve personally found a fruit-only breakfast to be best for us, we like to switch it up a little, especially the weather is cooler. This quick and easy, 10-minute vanilla-cinnamon porridge recipe, is perfect for when you’re craving something warm and more substantial.
It is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar, which is better than regular, refined cane sugar, since it is created through a natural process, and contains several nutrients that are absent in regular cane sugar. Having said that, sugar is sugar, which means that it should still be consumed sparingly. Rather than adding heaps of sugar to our porridge, we opt for whatever fruit is in season, and combine well together. The natural sweetness of the fruit lifts the blandness of the oats immediately!
This recipe for vanilla and cinnamon oats is one of our favourites. It’ll be ready in 10 minutes, which means you have no excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day. If you are however, super stressed in the morning, why not try making this the night before. Simply combine ingredients and store in the refrigerator. Overnight oats success. Boom!