Overnight Oats

Monday, July 06, 2015

Hey Hey,

Today's oat meal is Overnight oats. Just as the name implies, it's simply oats left overnight to soak. I know you're wondering how possible it is to eat uncooked. Trust me, it's not impossible, it's extremely yummy too.

Overnight Oats
Ingredients: * Oats
                    * Skimmed/Soy/Almond Milk
                    * Coconut Milk
                    * Yogurt
                    * Honey/Brown Sugar to taste
                    * Fruits
                    * Cinnamon/Nutmeg/Flavouring
                    * Coconut (Diced or Grated)

1. In a mason jar or any empty jar you have at home, put all the ingredients and mix well.
2. Place in the fridge overnight to soak in.




*Tip: Use a recently finished jar of peanut butter that still has just enough butter in it to soak your oats. When it has all melted in, you'll get an amazing nutty kick in your oats. Yum Yum.

Hehe, I'm such a foodie. Remember though, moderation is the key to ensuring this meal is still healthy. So don't go overboard on any of the ingredients.

Enjoy and please remember to tag me if you make this. My instagram.... @d.o.f.e

Cheers,
xxx

Oatmeal Pancakes

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Hiya!

Still on the healthy eating journey and making the most of oats, I decided to make a healthier version of pancakes by replacing white flour with oatmeal flour (blending oats to a fine texture). You'll be amazed how easy it is to turn a normally sinfully unhealthy meal into a healthy and still tasty one.

Oatmeal Pancakes
Ingredients:  * Oats
                     * Honey/Brown Sugar to taste
                     * Milk (Skimmed, Soya or Almond)
                     * Egg
                     * Fruit
                     * 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
                     * Cooking Spray or Olive Oil

1. Blend all the ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. You can add fruits (e.g., banana) in at this point if you want.
2. In a pan, spray a little cooking spray or olive oil and place the mixture on the surface of the pan to fry.
3. When it starts to bubble, turn over to the other side for a few minutes until both sides are golden brown.
4. Place in a warm oven to retain heat.
5. Put fruits of choice in a bowl (I used grapes).
6. Put honey in a pot and bring to a boil. Pour the honey over the fruits and leave to sit for 2 minutes. 
7. Pour over the pancakes and serve.




Now you don't have to feel bad about eating Pancakes :)

Please let me know if you try these, I'd love to see pictures and how you put your spin on it.

Cheers,
xxx

Choc Oatmeal X Fruits

Friday, July 03, 2015

Hellooo,

Boy am I happy to NOT post another beauty post. Feels like all I did in June was wear lipstick. Anyhoo, today we're talking food. I've been switching my meals up lately and seeking out healthier alternatives...we all know that the key to weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. So even if I sleep in the gym, eating all the wrong foods will make a mess of all the effort I put in.

Breakfast is a must-do (infact, every meal is a must-do) so instead of loading up on meaningless calories via stacks of toast, pancakes and unhealthy cereal, I started playing around with good ol' oats.
In the next couple of posts, I'll show you the amazing un-boring and yummy meals you can make with oats. The great news is their all super easy, cheap and fast to make. Chances are, you already have all the ingredients in your kitchen...yup, they're that basic.

Choc Oatmeal garnished with Fruits

Ingredients:  * Oats (rolled or steel cut)
                     * Cocoa Powder
                     * Brown Sugar or Honey
                     * Fruits (any of your choice)
                     * Milk (almond, skimmed or soya)

1. Boil oats in water, mixing in milk, a tablespoon of cocoa and sugar/honey to taste until thick.
2. Pour into a bowl and serve topped with fruits and a coating of milk.

 Fresh out of the pot :)



See? Easy Peasy but different and yummy :) Let me know if you try this.

Cheers,
xxx