I’m not a vegan. Sorry. Vegetarian I could quite happily be but life without cheese and chocolate? I just can’t. However, as you’ve probably noticed, veganism is huge now. It’s not just for animal welfare reasons, for lots of people it’s about health, the environment or even budget so I think even a dedicated cheese and chocoholic like me can benefit from dabbling every now and again. (Really don’t want to cause offence to any vegans by the way, completely respect your choices!) Also, the sugar issue. If you hadn’t heard, apparently we all eat too much sugar. I think for a long time I was so conscious about making sure the kids ate well I would forget the same rules apply to me, so whilst they were being served some delicious no bake cacao and peanut balls, (I should make them again actually,) I was happily gobbling down a buttery, sugar drenched pastry in the kitchen. I’m sure I’m not the only Mum this might apply to.
So for various reasons, over the last year or so I have made a bit more effort with my own diet. I hate to say it but I do feel better. Not going to pretend I’m the healthiest person out there and neither are the children. It’s so hard to break some bad habits. But little things like starting the day with a really wholesome breakfast like this really make a difference. Give it a go. Here’s how I make it….
You will need:
- Porridge oats
- Handful fresh or frozen strawberries
- One very ripe banana, peeled and sliced
- Coconut milk. (Not the tinned one, the one in the carton that Alpro make)
- Pinch cinnamon
I pour the porridge oats into a small saucepan and cover with coconut milk. Then add the fruit. I stir over a low heat until the oats are softened. Sometimes I add some more coconut milk if it’s gone a bit dry. Then I serve with cinnamon sprinkled over. If the banana is really ripe you absolutely do not need any more sweetness. If it’s not sweet enough you could add a drizzle of honey.
This is so nice, I hope you love it as much as I do!