Frozen Cherry and Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie

As I am writing this post I’m drinking a nice jasmine tea, in the dark, with a few candles lit. I’m seriously in my element, especially with all this rain going on outside. Loving it!


INGREDIENTS

Makes 2 smoothies

1 cup of frozen mango

1 cup of frozen cherries

Half a cup of any Plant-based milk (you may not need to use all of the milk) – Coconut milk would go perfectly with this.

2 tsp of chia seeds

Half a cup of crushed cereal – I used wholegrain wheats with dried raspberries.

1 cup of vanilla soya yogurt


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend the frozen cherries with 1 tsp of chia seeds and only half of your chosen plant-based milk. It should be creamy and thick but easy to pour, add more milk if needed.
  2. Pour evenly into both glasses and set to cool in the fridge for 5 minutes. (If you’re in a rush you seriously don’t need to do this).
  3. Now blend the frozen mangos with 1 tsp of chia seeds and the rest of the milk. You want the mango to be less creamy/runny and more firm, a bit like ice-cream. So add the milk in a little bit at the time. You might not need to add any at all, depending on the power of your blender.
  4. Pour a thin layer (about 4cm) of vanilla soya yogurt on top of your cherry smoothie in both cups. Layer it with your chosen crushed cereal and then another layer of yogurt.
  5. Top with a few scoops of frozen mango.
  6. Decorate as you like. Done 🙂

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OATS breakfast bowl

Truth is, I haven’t been wanting to make many smoothie breakfast bowls recently because it’s so cold and no one really wants to have freezing cold stuff for breakfast, especially when it’s like 8 in the morning. And you can’t even be lazy because you’ve run out of cereal and milk to fall back on! So grab yourself some fruit and oats for this one.

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This is an oats breakfast bowl, topped with loads of yummy fruit that go really well together, plus some pumpkin seeds (my favourite) and chia seeds. Oh yh, and a little bit of chocolate sauce. To be honest that chocolate sauce absolutely made it!

Just boil together 1 1/2 cups of oats and 2 cups of water in a sauce pan for about 4 minutes (2 minutes on high heat, 2 minutes on simmer) Add a little more water if your oats become quite lumpy and start to stick to the pan. Prepare as many fruits and seeds as you like while it’s cooking and that’s it 😊 so simple and so worth it.

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