All posts tagged: oats

Porridge with banana, cinnamon & brown sugar + low calorie series

Porridge is one of those delicious, warming breakfasts you HAVE to eat in Winter. It’s filling, warm, nutritious and best of all it only takes 90 seconds if you use the instant oat packs. This fits right into my low calorie series for breakfast. Here’s a super simple recipe for my favourite way to eat porridge! Per serve Calories 245 Carbohydrates 41g Fat 5g Protein 9g Porridge with banana, cinnamon and brown sugar (serves 1) – One sachet of Uncle Toby’s instant oats, plain – 1/2 banana, sliced – 1/2 cup skim milk – sprinkle of cinnamon – 1 tsp brown sugar Method. 1. In a small bowl combine the oats and milk. Microwave for 90 seconds. 2. Add the sugar and stir well. Top with banana and cinnamon. Enjoy!

Low calorie fudgey brownies

Low calorie? Brownies? When have you ever heard those words in one sentence before? You guys better believe it because I can never lie when it comes to brownies. Now there is a brownie option for those trying to go healthy or lose weight, and they are wheat free too! These seriously fudgey brownies are so rich and chocolatey that you’ll be satisfied with one square, as impossible as that sounds, and they’re only 62 calories a square. If you aren’t on any particular diet you’ll still want to bake a batch of these babies because they are scrumptious and literally take 2 minutes to put together. If you’re feeling daring, and I know you are, serve these brownies with a nice big spoonful of my homemade vegan nutella, yummm! The main ingredients here are oats, greek yoghurt, cocoa powder and stevia sugar replacement, a natural alternative to sugar that has fewer calories. Per serve (9 total serves) there is 62 calories, 5g protein and 7g carbs. This recipe can be found on myfitnesspal under ddbagel …

Lemon & blueberry greek yoghurt protein pancakes

You know how sometimes you just really want pancakes for breakfast? A lot of the time I can’t justify them because I eat a low carb/high protein diet and pancakes don’t quite cut it in the protein department. Well, I did some searching for a pancake recipe that includes greek yoghurt, uses oat flour instead of wheat, and how to omit the banana that’s always added. Ta-daa! These light and fluffy pancakes use lovely fresh lemon juice, zest and blueberries with oat flour, protein powder and greek yoghurt. I don’t typically eat many pancakes in one sitting so this recipe is customised to make just 6, you can just double the recipe for 12. One serving (3 pancakes) has 286 calories, 29g carbs and 17g protein. You can find this recipe on the myfitnesspal database under ddbagel lemon & blueberry greek yoghurt protein pancakes If you don’t have any oat flour, use a processor to grind some rolled oats into flour. Combine the lemon juice, zest, greek yoghurt, egg, butter and honey. Mix well. In a larger bowl combine the …

Banana Berry Blitz (how original)

I know, I know, banana berry blitz? It’s been done so many times before but I honestly couldn’t come up with anything else. Who cares what it’s called anyway? I’ll tell you what you should care about, how quick, easy and delicious this smoothie is. Sometimes I find it really hard to eat breakfast, especially when I have work early. This smoothie is super easy to make and nice and healthy. All you need is some yoghurt, oats, banana and frozen berries. The oats are made up of half soluble and insoluble fibres, which has been found to lower blood cholesterol. The yoghurt can be your decision really, if you want greek, natural or vanilla, go for it! It adds calcium for your bones and is high in protein too. The fruit obviously is good for you too, with antioxidants and vitamins, it also helps to colour the smoothie a delightful pink. My favourite yoghurt was all gone :( Smack all the ingredients into a blender/processor. Blend it up baby! Look at that gorgeous pink colour! …