Blueberry, Chia Seed and Coconut Porridge

Oats are one of my most favourite things to eat. I love how simple they are, yet you can do so many amazing things to make them even more delicious, nourishing and filling. I feel like sometimes when you’re trying to eat healthy/clean and keep on top of things it can get a little overwhelming, especially as there are so many options – and some can be a little spendy. Porridge is a quick, easy and cheap way to start the day – or to enjoy at any point during the day for that matter – and you can be as creative as you like when trying different combinations.

Recently whilst I was on holiday – delightful – I stayed at my grandparents house and whenever I stay there I always have porridge. I, along with most of my family, have been eating porridge at my grandparents for as long as I can remember, mostly because my Grandad, without fail, has porridge every day for breakfast. Oats have a sort of comforting feeling about them because of my Grandad, and I can’t imagine straying from the norm of porridge when staying at the Grandies. The below concoction is one I threw together whilst I was away from home, but managed to suss the ingredients from my Granny’s pantry relatively easily.

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Beverages & milks, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Snacks, Treats

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

To continue on the Summer Smoothie Series, I couldn’t go any further without including a smoothie with my old faithful friend, peanut butter. As long as you buy a natural peanut butter, which is essentially a variety that only has crushed peanuts in it and perhaps a little salt, then peanut butter – like all nut butters – is actually really great for you. Life win! Full of good fats that your body knows how to process and packed with protein, you really can’t go wrong; I like to use Pic’s  peanut butter, which is a local NZ product and is suuuuper delicious!  The below smoothie isn’t too rich and is jammed with the savoury-sweet mix of peanut butter and banana, and is a great drink to make the night before and take to work/school/wherever your road takes you if you want a snack during the day.

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