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Sky Rage

The novelty of air travel has completely worn off. I used to enjoy the suspense of waiting on the tarmac to take off, the excitement of leaving the earth and watching other people on the plane. Today, the whole process felt more like torture. This was not helped by the two young children who screamed the entire duration of the flight, the man beside me who hogged the armrest or that everyone around me seemed to have a cold or flu.

Thankfully, I had a good breakfast with me to help brighten my day. Airports aren’t exactly renowned for their healthy food options so I usually bring my own. This breakfast mix looks kind of like pet food but was the perfect portable meal. I prepared the mix last night so all I had to do was grab it out of the fridge as I walked out the door. I used an old cottage cheese container so I could just toss the it in the bin when I was finished, saving on precious baggage space.

This mixture was a mix of Nature’s Path Blueberry Almond Muesli, milk, chia seeds, banana, cinnamon and sultanas. Because it is left over night, the mixture is soft, creamy and very moreish. What made this really special, was the peanut butter and jam on top. Mm! I’d make this again at home even if I didn’t need a breakfast on the go.

Banana Muesli Mobile Breakfast

(serves 1)

Ingredients

  • 1/2C Blueberry Almond Muesli (Any untoasted muesli would work)
  • 1/2C trim milk
  • 1TBSP chia seeds
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • handful sultanas
  • 1/2 banana, roughly mashed
  • 1/2TBSP peanut butter
  • 1/2TBSP jam

Method

1. Mix all ingredients apart from milk
2. Pour milk over the mixture and stir to combine well
3. Top with a dollop of peanut butter and jam
4. Refrigerate overnight

 

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Mission Accomplished

I am a woman on a mission at the moment. I’m going away tomorrow and I seriously don’t like food going to waste so I’m trying to eat my way through the perishable contents of my fridge. After surveying my fridge this morning I came up with this decadent porridge recipe.

It turned out very sweet and creamy, reminding me of rice pudding. I topped my oats with greek yoghurt, passionfruit curd, toasted coconut and toasted, sliced almonds. I loved how the sweetness of the oat mixture was cut by the yoghurt and the toasted toppings broke the creaminess.

I quite often have toasted nuts on my oats. It sounds like a lot of hassle but doesn’t need to be. Just chop them up and pop them in a small microwaveable dish. Nuke them a minute at a time until they are golden and you can smell them cooking. So simple and delicious.

Creamy Tropical Oats Recipe

(serves 1)

Ingredients

1/3C rolled oats
2/3C light evaporated milk
1/3C water
1/2 banana, sliced
1t chia seeds
1 ring of tinned pineapple, chopped into bite-sized pieces (fresh would be even better)
1/2t coconut essence

1/2TBSP desiccated coconut
1/2TBSP sliced almonds
Greek yoghurt
Passionfruit Curd

Method

1. Heat oats, evaporated milk, water, banana and chia seeds in a saucepan at a moderate temperature.
2. Whisk every few minutes until the mixture is thick and creamy
3. Meanwhile, toast coconut and almonds in the microwave (see above for how to do this)
4. Add pineapple
5. When fruit is heated through, stir through coconut essence
6. Pour into a bowl and top with yoghurt, passionfruit curd, coconut and almonds.

If I make this again I think I would add sultanas in with the oats. You could also substitute the pineapple for mango.

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