I used to be obsessed with Bircher muesli – it was honestly the closest thing I knew to a healthy breakfast, and I’m pretty sure I made Pret-A-Manger a lot of money during that period of my life! Whilst I don’t eat dairy products (what makes up my beloved Bircher) that doesn’t mean we can’t make an even more delicious dairy-free alternative. Provamel one of the longest standing dairy-free brands has just released a wonderful sugar-free soy yoghurt, the first in the market. Whilst I know not all of you may like soy, this yoghurt is a wonderful treat and tastes just as creamy as the dairy yoghurt we know and (used to) love!
Oats contain a wealth of fibre, which helps to maintain a healthy digestive system. They also help to regulate blood sugar levels, preventing sugar spikes and crashes. Oats are Low GI Carbohydrates, meaning they release slowly into the bloodstream and give you a slow release of energy throughout a long period of time. Unlike high-sugar carbohydrates (the bad kind) like white bread or white pasta, oats convert into glucose slowly without giving you a sugar crash. This makes a wonderful, energising start to the day.
This is a great breakfast to prepare five minutes before you go to bed, and enjoy first thing in the morning. No-fuss or hassle required!
1/2 cup oats
1 orange, juiced
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
A handful of dates, chopped
In a bowl combine all the ingredients together, keep in the fridge for a few hours before eating. Overnight is always best!