Overnight Chia Oats

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So I have embarked on the Chia Bia Challenge. For the next 2 weeks, I am going to add 2 spoonfuls of Chia Bia to my breakfast everyday and share some delicious tips with you along the way.

LOOK how fantastic this lot is, I am so looking forward to breakfast time for the next fortnight.


I feel like there is some serious oaty hype at the moment, there are entire cafe's in London who just serve up fancy bowls of porridge - heaven.
Anyway, say hello to the easiest, tastiest and most convenient recipe there is – Overnight Chia Oats.

I've been going to the gym in the morning, which means getting up at 6:15 and leaving the house by 6:45. All the work with these jars of greatness is prepared the night before. So with one eye open, I can whip one of these out of the fridge, sprinkle on my toppings and I'm good to go.


You will need:
  • Milk/Water
  • Oats (rolled oats are best for this recipe) 
  • Whole Chia Seeds
  • Honey
  • Greek yogurt (Rachel's organic or Waitrose own is the best)
  • Blueberries
  • Almonds

  • Pour your oats into a jar/cup/whatever you can get your hands on. I did around half a cup of oats.
  • Scoop in 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds and mix it all up.
  • Pour your milk in - I put milk in until it covers the oats & chia seeds, then top it up with water. The little blighters love liquid and absorb it pretty quickly, so it's probably best to put more liquid in.
  • Put in a big spoonful of honey and give it a stir.
  • Pop it in the fridge and jiggy on in to bed, you deserve a rest.
  • In the morning, take out of the fridge and top it up with a dash of milk and give it a stir.
  • Add a great big dollop of greek yogurt and a bit more honey if you're feeling sweet.
  • sprinkle with almonds & blueberries
  • TA-DAAAAA. It's ready to be eaten.


Overnight oats are incredibly easy to make and are great for your digestive system too, both the oats and chia seeds are high in fibre and balance blood sugar levels.

Chia also helps to reduce inflammation and improves circulation.

These little cuties are a great source of plant protein and the highest known plant-based source of omega-3 in the WORLD, which makes for a happy heart and brain - I'll take 100 bags please.

Herbivores, lap em up.


Even Pepper, the queen of poultry, wanted my breakfast.
xxx

Peachy porridge

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I feel like I see the peach emoji at least once a day - usually referencing a tanned babe and her sandy, peachy bum in a bikini. I wouldn't say my bum is that peachy, so my only use for this emoji, is with my latest porridge recipe - PEACHY PORRIDGE. 

Nothing can set you up for the day quite like a good bowl of porridge. I find that oats can be quite bland, so I try to change it up everyday to avoid a boring breakfast...IMAGINE.

THIS is my current fave. 

You will need: 

  • Milk - If you don't drink cows milk, I'm sure any substitute milk would work just fine
  • Oats - I like flahavans the best
  • Chia seeds
  • Honey 
  • Greek yogurt 
  • Almonds 
  • A peach


How to:

  • Put your milk, oats and a big spoonful of chia seeds into your saucepan. 

  • Let it simmer away on a low heat. 


  • Eat a couple of almonds, pour your tea and chop up half of the peach.

  • When the oats are all sticky and delicious, pour into your bowl. 



  • Drizzle the honey all over. 

  • Put a big dollop of Greek yogurt in the center. 

  • Sprinkle your almonds around the bowl. 



  • Place your sliced peaches on top. 

  • Admire your work, then you are free to inhale the lot. 

So if you don't have an arse like a peach, don't worry, this porridge is just as good. 

xxx

Bath

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Bath is a place that I have recently fallen head over heels for. Apart from the Roman Baths & the Therma Spa, which is what Bath is most famously known for, this is why I love it...



Reason 1: The buildings are so incredibly beautiful and if there is anything that can make me work hard in life, it is picturing one of these homes being mine.



Reason 2: The coffee shops. My absolute favourite cafe/shop that there is, has to be The Foodie Bugle. You walk in and instantly feel happy and in need of some sort of wholesome salad. They have the teeniest kitchen but manage to produce the biggest bowls of delicious goodness and the best coffee I have ever tasted. You can get everything from tin bowls to any local vegetable that is in season. If I were to live in Bath, I think this is where you would find me most days.




Some other must visit places for coffee are Society Cafe, Mokoko, & Jacobs Coffee House.


Reason 3: The pubs. I am quite partial to an ale and every time I have visited, I have found myself in a pub or beer garden, sipping on a hoppy half pint. My last visit, we spent a sunny afternoon by the river at The Boater - A glorious sun trap that had live music and a bbq - The perfect combination for a dreamy afternoon.

Reason 4: Shopping. I thought Cardiff was good for shopping, until I went to Bath. All the cute little side streets are home to many hidden gems, that you could spend forever exploring. My highlight of Bath is Anthropology, I could spend a whole day in here picking up every cushion, bowl and door knob imagining where I would place in in my home.


So, now I am in search of more fun things to do, see and places to eat cake. Any recommendations?...


xxx


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