I have been experimenting with healthy alternatives to manufactured breakfast cereals and toast. Oats are a great breakfast food because they help to keep your blood sugar on an even keel so you don’t feel hungry mid-morning, but there are only so many ways you can make muesli or porridge, so I decided to experiment with my trusty blender. Here’s what I came up with:
Handful of frozen spinach
Handful of blueberries*
4 tablespoons homemade plain soya yoghurt
250ml unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
1 teaspoon local honey** (optional)
Handful of porridge oats
1. Put all ingredients in blender and whizz until there are no lumps and the smoothie is -er – smooth.
*Substitute blueberries with any seasonal local fruit for a more eco-friendly alternative. I used Spanish blueberries, so at least they hadn’t travelled thousands of miles, but local fruit would have been better from an environmental viewpoint.
**Our local honey tastes of flowers and is wonderful. It is expensive so we use it sparingly, but this breakfast seemed a good enough reason to use it!