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!

Mango porridge Dani Stevens
Mango porridge Dani Stevens

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)

Volvo XC60 Dani Stevens
Volvo XC60 Dani Stevens

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.

Add some steps YOUapp with Jamie Oliver Dani Stevens
Add some steps YOUapp with Jamie Oliver Dani Stevens

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE0Q8ivVwlE

Enjoy the Spring air and tell me how will you add steps in your day today?

Dani Xx

Your everyday Fitness Food Motivator