Mum, never skip breakfast!

Mum, never skip breakfast!

As modern mothers in our busyness we can lose focus on the importance food has in our postpartum recovery + oftentimes a nutritious breakfast is the first thing to drop off. One of my favourite breakfasts is porridge [especially when laden with fruit, brown sugar + cream]. Whether loved or hated oats are most prized for their nutritional value + health benefits. Oats are associated with heart benefits, may prevent a sharp rise in blood glucose, increases satiety [feeling full], the fibre within oats contributes to bowel regularity and the prevention of constipation, they're also an ingredient traditionally used to boost breast milk supply. You could also try making overnight oats, also known as bircher muesli as a quick, easy no-cook solution for a nutrient-dense breakfast or snack.

Porridge [serves 2];

  • Bring 1 cup milk, 1 cup of water + 1 cup of oats to the boil
  • Reduce the heat to simmer, stir frequently until liquid has been absorbed
  • Add desired toppings such as fruit, sweetener, chopped nuts, cream,
  • My favourites are mashed banana, cinnamon, cream, brown sugar + chopped almonds or stewed apples, cinnamon, candied almonds + cream
Overnight Oats or Bircher Muesli [serves 2];
  • 1/2 C of rolled oats, 1/2 C of milk [any variation will work], 1/C of greek yoghurt, 1 T of chia seeds, 1 T of maple syrup or honey, 1 pinch of salt
  • Add to a mason jar, screw on lid + shake. Regridgerate for at least 4 hours or overnight
  • These will keep for up to 5 days, before eating top with your favourite toppings
  • The topping options are endless but here are some ideas - fresh or frozen berries, grated apple + cinnamon, cocoa powder + peannut butter, passionfuit pulp + raspberries + coconut

For more nutritional information check out our FREE Pospartum Nutrition eBook

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