Saturday, 16 September 2017

Grape, Apple and Mini Marshmallows Oatmeal Bowl

Who knew mini marshmallows would make a brilliant extra topping for my Oats breakfast bowl? When you work so hard, you deserve a treat every now and then; in my case marshmallows suffice. This has made it as one of my all time favourites because of all the colours, it's amazing how we eat with our eyes before our mouths. Surely its a crime for there to also be so much nutritional goodness in one bowl *phew*. Oats have been my go to breakfast for years (sometimes I feel like that's all I eat) mainly because of their high fiber content and of course, they are very convenient. A breakfast that takes just under 5 minutes to prepare in this day and age is a winner in my book. Since this bowl contains lots of apples, let's talk about the apple. Apples are actually my favourite fruit, their crunchiness wins me over every time. They are rich in flavanoids, important antioxidants and dietary fiber. Research conducted by Havard back in 2016 showed that increasing your intake of foods like apples and blueberries can help with weight control. The research was published in the British Medical Journal and you can read it here. Good ol' apples are an easy go-to snack and since they are about 85% water, they help fill you up with little calories. Say goodbye to that chocolate bar, grab an apple instead.


What you need: 

2 satchets Oat so simple or half a cup Oats
110g  Water 

1 banana, sliced
Half an apple. cut into small pieces
A handful of grapes, sliced

Whittard mini marshmallows

Holland and Barrett mixed seeds


Method: 


  1. In a bowl, mix Oats and water and microwave for 2 minutes, some oats are 4 minutes.
  2. Top with fruits, marshmallows and mixed seeds.
  3. Serve immediately.

3 more days until university begins. EEEEEK!
Hope you're having a wonderful week.
Nokhuthula xo 
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