Category Archives: Breakfast

Sweet Oranges with Ruby Red Grapefruit

Citrus

 

We loving having people over for brunch, it’s a nice easy meal to entertain friend’s and it often doesn’t involve too much prep work. I always like to have a platter of fruit on the table, and me being me, I usually go over the top and make too much. This citrus plate is a delicious and refreshing dish to serve that will take you no time to put together and it’s not an overkill of fruit.

 

Ingredients:

2 oranges

1 large ruby red grapefruit

A sprinkling of toasted mixed seeds; i’ve used sunflower, pumpkin and sesame

A sprinkling of roasted slithered almonds

1 orange juiced

1 teaspoon of caster sugar

 

Instructions:

Peel your oranges and grapefruit ensuring you cut off all the white between the skin and the fruit. With a sharp knife, cut oranges and grapefruit into thin slices.

Juice 1 fresh orange and add sugar. Stir in a small bowl till the sugar is dissolved.

Arrange the fruit slices on a plate, and sprinkle with seeds and almonds. Then pour over the orange syrup and you are ready to serve.

It’s as easy as that. This will serve roughly 4 people.

 

I hope this has inspired you!

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Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

 

We love to entertain by having people for brunch; it works really well particularly if you have little ones that need to rest during the day. Brunch is always nice and easy and can be a relatively healthy meal to prepare. One of my favourite things to serve is bircher muesli.

This recipe makes enough to serve at least 6 people as a side, if there are left overs, store in the fridge for a few days.

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of rolled oats

1 ¼ cups of milk

2/3 cup of natural yoghurt

1 apple grated (discard skin and core)

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds

2/3 cup of dried apricots roughly chopped

2/3 cup of dried roasted almonds roughly chopped

 

Instructions:

Put rolled oats in a bowl and cover with milk and yoghurt. Add the grated apple, not including skin and honey. Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.

When you are ready to serve, mix through the chia seeds, apricots, almonds, and sunflowers seeds.

Top with fresh berries and toasted slithered almonds to serve.

 

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Granola Trifle

Granola Trifle

 

 

 

Keeping breakfast different and interesting can be hard, but when you put something colourful on the table people love it! This is a healthy alternative to supermarket cereals that are packed with sugar and who knows what else. If you are entertaining, this dish will look beautiful on your table, otherwise just as fabulous to bring out to your breakfast bench each morning.

Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 cups of rolled oats

1 cup of desiccated coconut

1/3 cup of sunflower oil

¼ honey

½ cup of roughly chopped almonds

½ cup roughly chopped dried apricots

Fresh strawberries

Fresh blueberries

1 litre of yogurt of your choice

 

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 180 °C.

In a large bowl add your oats, coconut and almonds and mix together. Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl. Pour the liquid over the oat mixture and stir until all the oats and nuts are well coated.

Pour onto a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake, stirring occasionally so the mixture cooks evenly for 45 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

To assemble your trifle, start with a layer of oats and nuts, top with berries and dried apricot then yoghurt. Repeat this step till you reach the top of the dish.

You can use one large bowl as I have, or individual glasses.

 

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Overnight Oat and Chia Breakfast

Overnight Oat and Chia Breakfast

 

Most of us seem to be so busy these days that eating breakfast is way down on the priority list. Little do you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it kick-starts your metabolism and it is believed to reduce hunger throughout the day which in-turn helps with weight control.

If you prepare your breakfast the night before, I’ll guarantee that you will wake up in the morning and head straight to the fridge – your breakfast is waiting for you!!

This is a very simple and nutritious oat and chia pudding that you soak overnight. When you are ready to eat, top with any seasonal fruits.

 

Serves 2

 

Ingredients:

½ cup of rolled oats

¾ cup of milk (any milk of your choice)

½ cup of natural yoghurt

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence or paste

 

Instructions:

Using an airtight jar, place all the ingredients in the jar. Secure the lid and shake well until combined.

Place in the fridge overnight or for up to three days.

Served chilled topped with fresh fruit.

 

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Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding
Chia Pudding

 

 

If you are a busy person and tend to skip breakfast, this is perfect for you. Prepare your breakfast the night before, and in the morning it’s ready to go!

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of chia seeds

3 tablespoons of natural yoghurt

100ml of milk (any milk of your choice)

1 tablespoon of honey

2 teaspoons of vanilla paste or essence

 

Instructions:

In a glass jar, combine all ingredients and shake well. Put in the fridge overnight. When you are ready to eat top with berries, fruit and nuts of your choice. I like to have blueberries, strawberries, and banana, flaked almond and seeds. Enjoy!

 

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