Monday, 16 January 2017

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast [Yogi Dragoness & Giveaway!]

Hello everyone!

"Sometimes I believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. 

That's one of my favourite quotes from the book (even though I didn't really like the book), but I'm not sure how much truth there really is in that. I don't know about you, but I don't really wake up much before breakfast. The most I can do on a school morning is have my bible study. On the weekends, sometimes I can do my workout and yoga practice. But that it's at the most. Not six impossible things for me. 

On my clean eating journey, I started to follow a lot of healthy bloggers and instagram accounts. Almost every single one was talking about 'overnight oats,' or 'the best things to put in your oats,' or pretty much anything to do with oats. If it wasn't for smoothie bowls and avocado toast, I would believe it was the only thing they ate for breakfast!


But alas, I decided I was going to give oats a try myself. And while overnight oats aren't really my thing because I'm much more a fan of warm milk than cold, I have fallen in love with oats. It takes a little bit of mastering to know just how much oats to include with the right amount of milk, but once you have that, I'd recommend a few different things.

First of all, I don't add any sugar myself. But some people like a bit of sugar. I substitute with honey. And a requirement for me? Bananas. Bananas in oats is simply the best combination, and it's really quick and easy too.


Another thing I like to have in my oats is warm apples and cinnamon. I usually just dice up an apple, sprinkle the bits with cinnamon and warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds. You can leave them in a little longer if you want them warmer. If you put those in your oats it's bliss. Especially if there are bananas as well as the apples and cinnamon. 

Lastly, one day we had leftover apple crumble from a party. And yes, I did put apple crumble in my oats. But really, when I made the apple crumble it is basically the apples and cinnamon with the crumble on top. The crumble is made from sugar, flour and butter. Only two of those ingredients sound a bit weird when it comes to including it in oats. But I dare you to give it a try. You might just love it. Even better? Apple crumble banana oats. 


I think you realise by now, I just really love banana :D

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Olivia's Question: What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Olivia-Savannah x

24 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try overnight oats as well. But I'm too much of a sweet tooth to ever forgo sugar. Honey sounds good, and the convenience of warm apple. Delish!

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    1. Honey is a good substitute for sugar though! Maybe someday it will be something we both get to try.

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  2. Ooh these look like such delicious foods! I'm not a big eater or snacker at all and I LOVE bananas so I might just have to try out a couple of those dishes :D

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    1. Bananas are so good, they really make my life complete :D

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  3. I have no idea what overnight oats is, (need to google that) but I love my oaty porridge for breakfast with a little golden syrup and a good shake of ground mixed spice - ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Sets me up for the day!

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    1. Ooh, that sounds just lovely. And like the perfect way to begin the day :)

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  4. I'm a huge banana fan too!! Bananas are a staple in this house haha.

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  5. I don't like the idea of a cold breakfast, so overnight oats will probably never be my thing. For breakfast, I try to have something healthy-ish like yogurt or something oat-y. Good luck with this!

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    1. Yeah, me either. I am always someone for a warm heated bowl of something in the morning. I'm a warm meal kind of gal!

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  6. Coffee! Does that count? :D

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    1. It does! I hope you have more than only coffee though...

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  7. I prefer warm oats but do eat boxed oats with bananas :) You can mix almost anything into them. I love greek yogurt with oats mixed in :)

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    1. Join the warm oats gang. That sounds delicious <3

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  9. I usually have porridge in the morning as well - and I don't think I had a bowl of oats without bananas yet. My go-to toppings are blueberries, although in the winter I do eat my porridge with apples and cinnamon as well. When I don't have time for oats (not one for overnight oats either), I usually have some yogurt with some fruit.

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    1. Porridge is life. You need to try bananas one day! Although I should try blueberries - that sounds positively wonderful.

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  10. I tried overnight oats for the first time about 3 weeks ago and I LOVE it! It surprised me that it's so good and filling. I have a "thing" about textures, so I was also happy that I was okay with the texture of it. My two favorites are: added to my base recipe 1. chopped strawberries and slivered almonds 2. peanut butter and a measured amount of dark chocolate chips. You should give those a try!

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    1. I am glad you could love it when you have it a try! I should try oats with strawberries in it! I think that would be delicious ;) Thanks for the recommendation!

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  11. I think I'll try addiing fried apples to my oatmeal.

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  12. We LOVE raisins or cranberries in our oatmeal, with walnuts!

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