Frozen Fruit Oatmeal

Making an easy and delicious breakfast could not have been easier. It is time to ditch the traditional sweetened sugar cereals and try our simple frozen fruit oatmeal.

There are many benefits to adding oatmeal into your diet. According to Health Canada, “Oat fibre helps reduce/lower cholesterol, (which is) a risk factor for heart disease.” Oats are not only healthier but adding fruits and maple syrup to the recipe will sweeten your breakfast which is a great alternative into satisfying your sweet tooth.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 cup of milk (1% organic milk or unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 cup of frozen fruits (let them thaw while you are cooking)
  • 1 table spoon of maple syrup

  Instructions:

  1. Pour one cup of oatmeal and one cup of milk into a pot and mix for five minutes
  2. Add 1 cup of frozen fruits
  3. Add 1 table spoon of Maple Syrup (to taste)
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

Yogurt Parfait

This yogurt parfait is an easy, healthy, and delicious option for breakfast.

Greek yogurt is a rich source of calcium and has enough proteins to keep you feeling full throughout the morning. However, make sure to choose a plain variety and not one with artificial flavour. Yogurt should only have two ingredients: milk and bacterial culture. To avoid the hidden ingredients and added sugars, opt for adding fruits instead. This is a great way to increase your daily intake of recommended fruit servings (roughly two cups) and to give your yogurt amazing flavour and extra nutrition.

Having a diet rich in whole grains reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. To keep this dish interesting, you have several options of grains to add to your yogurt. The choices are limitless: quinoa, chia seeds, oats, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, bulgur, barley and even brown rice. Top all your ingredients with a spoon of pure maple syrup or honey and enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, fresh
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Using a mason jar or a bowl, add chia seeds and yogurt.
  2. Layer greek yogurt and berries (or any other fruit you prefer).
  3. Top with honey and nuts.