Monday's Bowl

Bowl of morning oats with fruit and soya milk www.realfamilyjourney.comRight then you lovely lot we are sharing the love this week with seven posts for seven days. It’s in celebration of our new look blog and we are running with the theme of bowls! This is a cracking recipe and a perfect choice to kick off the week. It’s the energy boost we all need to get ourselves going on a Monday morning. Stay tuned for some delicious recipes and nutrition advice and have yourselves a wonderful Monday.

Bowl of oats

Ok, so this bowl we have at least five days out of seven. It’s our breakfast practically every day except for the days when we maybe have porridge, granola or a cheeky cooked breakfast. We even have it for supper sometimes too as put simply...it’s da bomb! This is a very loose recipe as it is entirely down to preference what fruits, nuts and seeds you use.

We choose to start our day with these bowls as they are a great way to get as many nutrients into our family as we can. The oats are quite possibly one of the healthiest foods on the planet boasting numerous health benefits. They are a great source of fibre and carbohydrate and loaded with the vitamins manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, B1 and B5. They also have slow releasing energy making them a great choice for breakfast.

Next on the superfood list are the flax seeds. They are a great source of vegan omega 3. They are high in both soluble and insoluble fibre and even more importantly they are truly rich in Lignans which help protect your bodies from heart disease and cancer.

Then, dependent on which fruits and seeds you choose you’ll be getting an array of antioxidants, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, vitamin c and so much more. Top off the bowl with fortified dairy-free milk and you’ve covered most of the bases before you even start the day.

Now to the recipe...

Bowl of oats

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 tbs flax seeds
  • 1 tbs pumpkins seeds
  • 1 tbs broken walnuts
  • 1 tbs of nut butter (we chose crunchy peanut)
  • 1-2 tbs chopped dates
  • A handful of raspberries
  • Some chopped banana
  • Your choice of dairy free milk. We use soya or coconut milk for breakfast bowls

Pop all of your ingredients into a bowl and enjoy.

Here is a quick glance at some of the other options you could have:

  • Nuts- walnut, cashew, Brazil, almond
  • Seeds- pumpkin, sunflower, chia
  • Dried fruit- dates, apricots, raisins, cranberries
  • Fresh fruit- banana, strawberry, raspberry, kiwi, mango, blueberries

So, get your oats, add your flax and then pick one from the nuts, one from the seeds, one from the dried fruits and two from the fresh fruit and top with milk. Involve the kids with this as they love getting creative with the ingredients just make sure they don’t have too much dried fruit as it contains a lot of sugar! (But tastes like gummy sweets I’m told!!) Have fun experimenting with flavours and let us know your favourite combos.

Vegan morning oats with soya milk poured on. Bowl contains raspberries, banana, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and flax seeds
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