I’m a massive fan of breakfast – so much so that I would never, ever contemplate leaving the house with out it. It kick-starts the metabolism, gives the body much-needed fuel for the day ahead and makes you feel alive!
The practice of eating ‘breakfast like a king’ is certainly well exercised in our house – hubby and I always sit down together over the kitchen table and serve ourselves a generous serving of wholesome, inviting food to really get us going. In fact, our morning meal is arguably the biggest of our day – and as we feel so good and so nourished after it – it proves that for us, front-ending the day with the majority of our calories is a great idea!
A healthy breakfast will help set the precedent for healthy eating throughout the rest of the day and last week I discovered the perfect power-house to get me up and running.
I call it the ‘best ever’ breakfast I’ve had, as I can’t quite believe how simple it is to make, how delicious it is to eat and how satisfying it is at filling me up. What’s more, it’s packed with flavour – and more importantly – oozing with nutrients, vitamins and good stuff. You can make it dairy free (like I did) by replacing cows milk with soya, oat or nut milks, and by using dairy-free yoghurt.
Best Ever Bircher – serves one
50g jumbo oats
50ml milk (I used soya as a dairy-free alternative)
100ml full fat yoghurt (I used soya yoghurt)
75g prunes, pitted and chopped (preferably organic, although tinned prunes are fine if you prefer these)
Here’s what you do:
The night before, mix together the oats, milk, yoghurt, prunes and cinnamon. Cover and pop in the fridge over night.
The next day, give the mixture a good stir and add a little extra milk if you feel it’s a too thick. Transfer to a pretty bowl and top with chopped banana. Devour hungrily at the kitchen table alongside a cup of your favourite tea!