Before I embarked on this healthier diet I was the kind of person that could have bread or toasties for breakfast every single day. Sometimes, it was even a croissant or any sort of fatty pastry from the nearest bakery. For nearly 30 years of my life, I lived on that sort of breakfast. I was conscious that it wasn’t the healthiest of the options and that that eating ritual was not going to help me get rid of the cellulite I always wanted to get rid of. I knew it very well… but it was very hard to change my eating habits from day to night and if it wasn’t for my health coach, I would have never been able to get where I am right now… There is still a lot to work on, but nothing better than start changing your life by changing your early morning routines.
I started by swapping the usual coffee and bread with a green smoothie and/or porridge oats and I feel energized now – I even wake up earlier to try different recipes every morning. (Wow…So impressed!) Thank you Claudia!
So a few weeks ago, I looked at whatever I had in my fridge and thought to myself… “I have never seen an oats recipe made with figs?” and decided to try something new. I grabbed some figs, some strawberries and some seeds and combined them with the usual rolled oats. The result? Well, figs are such a sweet and versatile ingredient that you don’t even need to get any other sweetener and you get a strong taste of honey. It was so delicious that my husband attempted the same recipe last Saturday and brought me the sweetest breakfast in bed… SWEET!
Figs are my absolute favourite fruit (probably because it reminds me of my childhood summer holidays spent at my grandparents’ house, where I use to wake up in the morning and grab my “breakfast” directly from the fig-trees)… These are the sweetest of the memories one can have…
So here it is, my ‘figlicious’ oats recipe:
- - 1 cup / 230ml of water
- - 80grs of rolled oats
- - ¼ cup / 60 ml of any good organic nutty milk
- - 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil
- - 2 or 3 very ripe figs, mashed
- - 1 Tsp. of cinnamon
- - Freshly sliced strawberries
- - Freshly sliced figs
- - 1 Tbsp. of raw honey or maple syrup
- - 1 Tbsp on linseed
- - Just get the base ingredients – oats, nutty milk, figs, and some cinnamon – add them all up in a pan and cook them gently, stirring well (add extra milk if needed) until creamy.
- - Then just add your favourite toppings, and if you are crazy about figs like I am, I am sure you’ll adore this scrumptious combination which will leave you begging for more.
- Figs are known for being a healthy and versatile ingredient and they can add a burst of sweetness to all kinds of dishes... Therefore, no need to use any additional natural sweetener when you are cooking with figs. Figs are also a great source of fibre and full of vitamins and minerals.