Start your day with the easiest, healthiest breakfast
Who on earth has time to make a fresh, healthy and easy breakfast every morning? For many years, I’ve read about the importance of breakfast. They say that it’s the most important meals of the day and I can believe it. But it’s that old problem – time. Grabbing a bowl of cereal is so much easier. Skipping breakfast, which was my previous habit, is even easier.
Commercially-produced breakfast cereals are far healthier today that they used to be but nevertheless, I was aware that my diet – although pretty healthy is most ways – was missing fresh fruit.
So I combined these two problems – lack of breakfast and and negligible fruit in my diet – and believe it or not, this breakfast takes less than a minute to prepare. And it’s so tasty – a wonderful start to the day.
I have to thank my colleague, Merry Citarella, for introducing me to the Ninja blender. I now use it at least once a day and as a result, eat much more healthy food prepared in a fraction of the time. You can read what Merry has to say about the Ninja here.
Here’s my wonderful, tasty recipe.
Serves: 1 portion
- 1 teaspoon oatmeal
- A little cold water
- 3 medium / large strawberries
- 3 heaped teaspoons thick ,plain yogurt
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon granola (optional)
- Spoon the dry oatmeal into a breakfast cup.
- Add cold water - just enough to cover.
- Place strawberries (green tops removed) in blender.
- Add yogurt.
- Add honey.
- Blend for about ten - fifteen seconds.
- Add to oatmeal in the breakfast cup and stir.
- Optionally, add a little granola on top to add a little crunch.
This is the right amount for one person but if there are other people around, I can just multiply as necessary. I like to use a little oatmeal because it adds fibre and is reputed to be beneficial to heart health.
The granola is optional (as is the honey) but I do like the crunchiness it provides.
The Ninja is SO easy to clean as all I need to do is run the blade, the container and the lid under the cold tap to rinse them clean. Then they can just be left to air-dry. Merry has the profession version which, if you’re a keen cook, she highly recommends. I have the smaller version which is ideal if you’re preparing meals for just one person. Here it is below.
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