Sunday, 3 January 2010

New Year's REVolution

A very old and tattered, but much loved paperback, has been begging me to open its pages. My energy levels have been low and digestion has been all over the place so now would be a good time to take some of its advice.

I'm going to start with breakfast so instead of my usual toast or cooked porridge I'm going to be making some raw energy museli.

1-2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 tablespoon nuts (almonds, walnuts, brazil, hazels, cashews)

1 tablespoon wheatgerm (optional)

1 apple
juice of half lemon or orange (fresh)

1 tablespoon raisins
quarter cup yoghurt

1 teaspoon honey
cinamon (optional)

Put the oats in half a cupful of water to soak overnight. Soak the raisins in the minimum of water in another cup.

In the morning put the soaked oats in a bowl with the yoghurt and add the drained raisins. Grate the apple and mix it with the freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice. Stir into the oat/raisin mixture and top with honey, spices, nuts (and wheatgerm).

The action of soaking the oats overnight breaks down the carbohydrates into sugars making it very easy to digest. It is delicious, with a lovely creamy texture, and very more-ish!

I'm going to start this tonight and hopefully within a couple of days it should start to make a difference!



  1. Sounds lovely Ros. One meal I never skip is breakfast.

  2. Hi Ros
    DH watches some of the cooking programs so he comes up with healthy ideas biggest trouble is i can't eat when i first get up so have to be up a while & even then i have to remember the breakfast but am trying to do better now the new year is here
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Janice

  3. Your breakfast recipe sounds delicious, and I could go for a little more energy too. I'll try it. I hope you have a wonderful new year.

  4. Hope it goes well!! I am afraid that it is the one meal that I do really struggle with is Breakfast, unless it is a little bit of wet food!! For example fried egg, tomatos and beans! Yum! Andrea x