Whenever I am in the supermarket, the one aisle I feel slight dismay in is the cereal aisle. It’s almost like walking into a cartoon theme park, where all you see is a animated cartoon characters with the fake promises of filling children with ‘fortified vitamins and iron’ and telling us that they will keep us full till lunch time. But it’s complete rubbish. Even with a health revolution, these newly created breakfast cereals are still laden with sugar that will sure enough send you on a rollercoaster of highs and lows.
In addition, with so much talk in the media recently about the amount of sugar in breakfast cereals, I thought I would share with you one of my favourite breakfast recipes. This breakfast is packed with energy giving nutrients and also is a slow burner so will assist you with keeping you fuller for longer.
So what will you need:
Whole Rolled Oats
Small handful of Raisins
Handful of nuts (almonds are great)
Roughly 3 teaspoons of cinnamon (or to taste)
Half a teaspoon of Mixed Spice
Desired low sugar fruit (E.g Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries or ½ Apple)
A dollop of full-fat natural yoghurt
- Take a lunchbox size Tupperware and fill ¾ full of uncooked oats.
- Throw in your handful of raisins (only a few to give flavour as have higher levels of sugar than most fruits.
- Add the spices
- Close the lid and give the box a good shake
- Open the box and fill to the top of the oats with water.
- Stir and refrigerate over night.
- In the morning, spoon out into a bowl, add the almonds and serve with your desired fruit and a dollop of full-fat natural yoghurt.
In this recipe, no milk or cooking is needed. By soaking the oats, you make them easier for your body to digest. It takes about a minute to make this recipe and should last you about 3-4 days. You don’t necessarily need to have it at breakfast, it can be great as a healthy snack.
If this recipe doesn’t take your fancy and you are still on the look out for a supermarket cereal, then make sure you look at the back of the packet and as a rule of thumb pick one that has only 10g of carbohydrates of which are sugars per 100g.