Overnight Oats

In my quest to lose some weight before the wedding at the end of May I turned to Madeline Shaw’s Get The Glow in the library. There she was smiling smugly on the cover with a bowl of something leafy so I guessed this Overnight Oats recipe that immediately caught my eye whilst flicking through would be super healthy.

Upon consulting friends on Slimming World this was not the case. I had raved to them about this luxurious tasting healthy breakfast which was tough to finish due to its size. Her recipe was for two portions which made each portion highly calorific so I have added a bit of extra almond milk and divided it into 3 portions, but you could probably whittle it down to 4 portions. I also sprinkle a pinch of seeds over the top and a teaspoon of yogurt rather than the suggested 25g of each.

By omitting the yogurt this recipe is dairy free and by omitting the honey also it would be vegan.

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Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt and Honey

Thanks to the wonders of scheduled posts, I am currently hopefully sunning myself in Galician Spain. So I thought I would leave you with something I knocked up after raiding the fridge and cupboards to make the most of the delicious Spanish doughnut peaches I bought shortly before my trip with a little influence from my last holiday to Cyprus. You could easily substitute the doughnut peaches for any similar soft fruit and add a sprinkle of granola for a truly summery breakfast.

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Cinnamon Pancakes with Nut Butter and Summer Fruits

I love the fruits of summer and always try to eat as many as possible during their short season. I had grown bored of my usual breakfast of Greek yogurt, berries and granola so this recipe really caught my eye in this months BBC Good Food magazine. The original recipe suggested banana and raspberry to accompany the pancakes but my loathing of bananas and love of nectarines spurred me to swap the fruits to whatever I had in the fridge this weekend.

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Summer Berry Bircher Muesli

I really believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day and porridge with dates, apricots and cinnamon is what sets me up the best but in summer it’s not really an option. Bircher is a cold summer porridge and it’s essential ingredients of oats, fruit juice, grated apple and yogurt are a lovely blank canvas to add fruit, nuts, seeds and varying fruit juices of your choosing.

Created by a Swiss doctor for his patients it’s a satisfying, slow release start to the day.

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