Mango porridge and add some steps today
Good Morning beautiful you! Things were pretty busy this morning in our household – actually the whole week… and last week… and the week before! I am very glad I took the time and spent 5 mins last night to prepare the kids morning breaky.....
I simply pour the oats into a container (which has a lid and hangs out in the fridge overnight. I make a large batch for the week, you can simply put glad wrap straight over your cereal bowl to serve one.)
- Add some water or favourite milk
- Rind and juice from a lemon and an orange
- Sprinkle some delicious cinnamon
- A couple of drops of vanilla essence
- 1tsp chia seeds, other seeds and nuts
- A few sultanas
In the morning, all you have to do is serve it. There is no cooking required!! Add whatever fruit you have (we had a banana, handful of blueberries with slivered almonds and that was it!!!!) This was so beautiful and fresh tasting, as all these wonderful flavours had a party together while the kids were sleeping last night. The kids really enjoyed this dish this morning. THEY LOVED decorating it!!
Oh yes, I just had my quick mango oats, sprinkled with cinnamon cacao. Delicious!
I hope this gives you some inspiration to be creative with your porridge in the mornings especially when you don't have time to cook it over a stove top! Only under extreme emergencies do I use the microwave as I really don't want to degrade this fine grain. What are some of your favourite porridge creations???
Healthy facts about oats
- Whole Grains and Fish Highly Protective against Childhood Asthma
- Increase Appetite-Control Hormones
- Help Cut the Use of Laxatives
- May Improve Insulin Sensitivity
- Has a unique antioxidant compound called avenanthramides (which helps prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol)
After school drop off on most mornings I take my Volvo for a drive to my favourite headland and lookout. It feels like home and it takes me everywhere I want to go and discover our new coastal neighbourhood. How lucky am I to have this view at my door step? It's my ultimate getaway machine and I love the places my Volvo let's me explore.
Now.... let's talk fitness.
I did a quick beach power walk to the Norries Headland steps (gotta get a kick start to those 10,000 steps somehow!) and now I need to cram in a 15 minute super workout! I'll do some lunges, squats and mountain climbers. It's all doable, you just need to make time for yourself.
Here's a quick video too as I am hosting over at YOU-app with Jamie Oliver as we STEP IT UP this September for our monthly challenge. Nothing better than a quick walk along the coastline or any part of your neighbourhood to get your blood pumping and increase our steps too!
Enjoy the Spring air and tell me how will you add steps in your day today?
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