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

(Serves 2)


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)


1 Apple

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

• Serve

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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