I’d been out for a run yesterday and felt in need of refuelling and even though I don’t normally feel like anything sweet for breakfast, this made a nice change.
I always make sure I balance meals and snacks with protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats in order to keep blood sugar levels stable, and to provide my body with optimum nutrients. Protein is essential in order to help repair muscles, especially after a workout, so it’s a good idea to include a good amount in this otherwise carb heavy breakfast option.
The dates and raw honey provide natural sweetness, along with the oatmeal for long lasting energy. The soya milk, coconut flour and almonds provide protein and the addition of extra nuts contain healthy fats essential to the body.
Makes a generous portion for two people:
0.5 cup stoneground oatmeal
2 heaped tbsp coconut flour
0.25 cup ground almonds
6 dates, chopped
2 tbsp raw honey (maple or rice syrup for vegan)
2 tsp cinnamon
450ml unsweetened soya milk
Extra seeds and nuts to top
Put the dates in a pan and add a little water, simmer for 2-3 minutes until very soft and you can mash them to a paste easily (most of the water will be evaporated).
Add all other ingredients and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes.
Add more milk if it’s too thick. Pour into bowls and top with extra nuts and seeds (I like to use ground flaxseed for Omega 3).