Summer time Oats & Yoghurt

So summer is here now in Australia, and with the hot weather a warm bowl of oats is no longer front of mind for either breakfast or dinner. Instead try this blend for a more summery twist on a high energy breakfast. The amounts are only guidelines, adjust according to personal preference.

In a medium sized bowl;

3/4 cup of natural yogurt (Greek also works).
Yogurt has active live cultures in it which are going to help your microbiome. Did you know that your body by number has more bacteria which aren't you than you do have cells that are yourself?

1tsp Cinnamon.
Tastes good, anti-inflammatory effect, and it helps stabilize your blood sugar levels.

1 Tbs Ground Flaxseed
Fibre, protein, healthy fats.

Stir to combine the powders into the yoghurt.

2 Tbs Raw rolled oats.
Fibre, slow digesting, low GI energy.

Fibre, protein, minerals.

Half an apple. Tastes good?

1/4 cup of frozen blueberries.
Fibre, antioxidants, delicious (fresh are also good, but the frozen berries add great texture).

1/4 cup (small handful) mixed nuts.
(My favourites are almonds and cashews). Protein, low GI carbs, fats, minerals

Stir again now to combine the chunky ingredients through, a splash of milk or water might be needed if it is extra thick but I find these ratios work fine.

And that’s it, play around with different fruit, berry and nut combinations to suits your preference. It looks like a mess, tastes amazing, heaps of energy that should do a great job of fueling a big day of summer training, or playing.

Breakdown (Based on these numbers, these will vary greatly by portion and ingredient variations)
Calories:  (2,750 kJ)
Protein: 25g
Fat: 35g
Carbohydrates: 60g (27g sugar)
Fibre: 16g