Celebrating love doesn’t have to entail feeling incredibly guilty the day after. These healthy breakfast recipes make great breakfast-in-bed options for you and your health-conscious sweetheart.
What? No, of course you don’t look fat, sweetie. Now eat.
1. Chia* Vanilla Pudding
1 cup unsweetened milk (you can use skim, soy, rice or almond milk)
3 tbsp Chia seeds
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tbsp Honey
• In a blender, blend all ingredients until it you get it to the desired consistency.
• Transfer to a bowl, cover and keep in refrigerator overnight.
• Serve next morning with sliced bananas and a dash of cinnamon or strawberries and a dollop of low fat whipped cream!
*Chia seeds or as they’re called in hindi–sabja are those gelatinous seeds commonly used in faloodas and have recently come into favour as a super food thanks to their abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids.
2. Peanut Butter Strawberry Milkshake
1 cup milk (skim, soy, rice or almond)
4 tbsps peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1 banana, ripe
10 strawberries, fresh or frozen
Juice of ½ a lime
• In two tall glasses place five strawberries each with equal parts of lime juice and mash them
• In a blender, blend milk, PB, banana and a couple cubes of ice
• Pour the PB-banana shake on top of the mashed strawberries and serve immediately!
(Or you could try this amazing healthy breakfast smoothie)
3. Apple Crumble
(Serves 1 – double the recipe for you & your Valentine)
2 tbsps milk (skim, soy, rice, almond)
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsps honey
1/8 tsp salt
4 tbsp oats
Olive oil for greasing ramekins
• Preheat oven at 175 degrees
• Take two oven-safe ramekins and grease with olive oil, set aside
• Chop the apple into cubes, mix with milk, cinnamon, sweetener of choice and salt and mix well
• Pour the mix equally into to ramekins and top with 2 tbsp of oats each
• Bake for 40 minutes and then to broil for a couple of minutes for the top to get crisp
• Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-12 minutes
Optional: feel free to add in almonds, walnuts or raisins into the apple mixture for an extra crunch!
4. Shortcut Hot Chocolate
(Serves 1 – double the recipe for you and your Valentine)
1 tbsp peanut butter (if you can get your hands on almond butter that works well too)
1 tsp cocoa powder
¾ cup milk of choice (soy works best)
¼ cup water
1 date, pitted
• Blend all above ingredients in a blender until smooth
• Microwave for 1 and half minute
• Top with shaved dark chocolate or some nuts and enjoy!
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