CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT OATS [RECIPE]

AHHH yes, I’m back again with yet ANOTHER breakfast recipe. I have been going through my blog over the last couple of days and have realised that breakfast recipes are TOTALLY my thing, as I tend to post a ton of these! So with that being said, I think it’s only fair to share my chocolatey morning oats discovery with you, topped with banana, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries with a dollop of peanut butter and dark chocolate chips – YUMMY!

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OATS (enough for 1 serving of oats)

  • ½ cup raw rolled oats
  • ¾ cup almond milk/milk (I used Almond Breeze)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • a squeeze of agave nectar (for sweetness)
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence

TOPPINGS (OPTIONAL)

  • 1 banana
  • a handful of blueberries
  • a handful of blackberries
  • 2 strawberries
  • a few almonds
  • 1 tsp peanut butter (I used Wholefoods peanut butter)
  • 1 tsp dark chocolate chips

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OATS:

To prepare this delicious brekkie, your oats will need to be made the night before and left in the fridge overnight to set. Add all of your oats ingredients listed above, mix and pour into a bowl, glass, mug or whichever display jar tickles your pickle for the morning of devouring. I know, it can be a tad stressful to decide how a beautiful breakfast should be served, but once a decision has arisen, pop into the fridge and let your oats stand overnight. Fresh toppings to be added in the morning.

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Although, sometimes, one might prefer to add toppings the night before. This makes it easier to add a lid onto your jar of oats and allows for a quick grab out the fridge and off to work at whichever ungodly hour escaping needs to occur– yip, this happens to the best of us!  This way, you can feel more human eating breakfast when the sun comes up – WINNING!

TOPPINGS:

Add the toppings from the list above (cut your banana and strawberries into slithers) and plonk on top of your set oats, in the morning, or evening –  whichever floats your boat.

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Serve with your cup of morning coffee at home or the office and enjoy!

Happy breakfasting!

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Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

xxx

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BLUEBERRY & BANANA FLAPJACKS

Oh look! Another recipe to get you out of the bed in the mornings – YIPPEE!!

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The thought of breakfast seems to always make rolling out of bed less of a chore and knowing that flapjacks will be on this morning’s breakfast plate happens to be even more exciting to wake up to! If only you knew how excited food REALLY makes me – which brings me to my newly adapted flapjack recipe to get your weekend off to a fabulous start.

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Mixture: (enough to make 6 flapjacks – good for sharing)

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 happy chicken eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • Coconut oil for cooking

Toppings:

  • a couple raspberries
  • a handful blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream
  • ½ a banana
  • a dollop of honey/agave nectar for sweetening

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What to do:

Making these flappers happens to be rather simple, and will have you feeling like you could be the next Jamie Oliver in the kitchen! Before we get started, get your pan ready on a low heat with a small teaspoon of coconut oil for cooking.

Mush your bananas and happy chicken eggs in a bowl, adding the vanilla extract. Once you have a semi thick consistency, place in a blender/ Nutribullet along with your handful of blueberries and almond flour and blitz for only a few seconds. The consistency of the mixture should still be thick, so the shorter, the better.

You may need to give the mixture a stir with a spoon before cooking your batter. Once all is mixed, spoon a desired amount of your super delicious mixture out and place in your heated pan. Cook as you would with normal flapjacks and flip until golden brown. YUMMY!

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Plate your flapjacks in a stack, placing cut banana pieces and blueberries between each layer. Add a dollop of coconut cream to the top with a few sprinkled raspberries on the plate for decoration, and of course, a delightfully good drizzle of honey for some sweetness.

If you manage to master the art of getting your stack to stand or if your breakfast seems to look more like the leaning tower of Pisa, then BROWNIE POINTS TO YOU!! You TOTALLY deserve to eat your fabulous flappers after all that effort!

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Serve and enjoy with a morning cup of coffee.

Happy Flapping, everybody!

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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BERRY BETTY DELIGHT

It’s that time again! Time for a new breakfast smoothie – one with plenty of berries to keep you feeling like an Active Annie throughout your day.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup of raw rolled oats
  • 1 handful of fresh blueberries
  • 1 handful of blackberries
  • 1 handful of frozen berries
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter
  • a drizzle of honey
  • table spoon of chia seeds
  • table spoon of sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of ice water
  • a sprinkle of granola (optional)

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What you’ll need to do:

Mix all of the above ingredients in a blender/Nutribullet until light and fluffy, but for the love of all the Happy Harriets and a clean kitchen, don’t forget to put the lid on properly!

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Once everything has been mixed to your hearts content, pour into a glass of sorts, sprinkle with some granola and enjoy with a cuppa Joe.

smoothie-top-with-granola-1Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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Baked Annabel Apples

It’s that time again!!! Time for a new breakfast recipe, after all, such meals tend to make rolling out of bed a bit easier and somewhat more exciting! How could it not when food is involved??

Oh just look at Annabel!!!

Oh just look at Annabel!!!

Get your inner Jill Jiving and join me in making my Baked Annabel Apples. The below ingredients are fit to serve one Ravenous Raven!!

What you’ll need:

  • An Adventurous Apple
  • 1/2 cup raw rolled oats
  • Two tasty Strawberries
  • A shot of coconut cream
  • A handful of Anonymous Almonds
  • 1 Bubbly Banana
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
Our fabulous ingredients, of course!

Our fabulous ingredients, of course! Family photo!

Cooking steps:

Cut your Adventurous Apple into small edible sized pieces. Once you have mastered that, plonk them in a bowl and pop them in the microwave for 2 – 3 minutes.

Once the sounds and explosions of those similar to WW11 have come to a life altering hault, bravely open your microwave and check if your apple is cooked. If not, you’ve CLEARLY chosen one far too adventurous for a morning meal. Pop back into the microwave for an extra minute until your apple pieces are soft and steamy.

After that, add your shot of coconut cream and ½ cup of raw rolled oats to your cooked apple.

Baked apple, raw rolled oats and a shot of coconut cream all looking beautiful!

Baked apple, raw rolled oats and a shot of coconut cream all looking beautiful!

 

Cut your Bubbly Banana and Two Tasty Strawberries into small pieces and add to your bowls concoction.Lastly, add your handful of Anonymous Almonds and finish off with a sprinkle of cinnamon to taste.

Sweet Strawberries, one Boisterous Banana and a few Anonymous Almonds posing for pictures!

Sweet Strawberries, one Boisterous Banana and a few Anonymous Almonds posing for pictures!

Grab a spoon, some coffee and enjoy your very own Baked Annabel Apple.

Mycaila-Jade

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HOW TO STUFF YOUR FACE

Oh hello, all you Magnificent Martha’s

I hope you have all been the Bravest of Berties and have successfully tried your best to make it through another weekly routine of attempted arse disciplining. That being said, I also SINCERELY hope you have been quite tame with the stuffing of your faces too.

Nevermind that, but am I the only one who feels that one can be exceptionally well bahaved and stick to their very own exercise and meal plan throughout the week, but the MINUTE you take a whiff of a chocolate bar or inhale the muchly desired fumes of fermented grapes, your bottom has all of a sudden escalated in size and you have miraculously expanded by 5kg overnight?

That being said, I for one know that I have been a bit of a Naughty Nelly this week. I’ll be the first to say it, but if you can relate, then there is no better time than RIGHT NOW to pick ourselves (and our bottoms) up, let our arses know of its wrong doings and begin the process of whipping it back into place, and shape (for that matter).

This week, I have decided to share some of my meal recipes from my eating plan, as I have had quite a few Inquisitive Ingrids ask about what I eat, and I am ofcourse, MORE THAN HAPPY to share this daily excitement with you.  Have a look at some of my recipes below.

Breakfast options:

The Marvelous Myrtle Smoothie

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Fabulous Flipping Flapjacks

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The Betty Breakfast

Look at Betty, posing for pictures!

Homemade Chocolate oats

And Vwaaalah, your very own creation!!

Baked Annabel Apples

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2 scrambled eggs on 2 Ryvita Crackers with a handful of cherry tomatoes

All bran flakes with anonymous almond milk and a really cool banana

Lunch and Dinner options:

Practical Prawn salad

Percy Prawn salad

A lavish mixture of cucumber, cherry tomatoes, butter lettuce, carrot sticks, 1/2 block of feta, a handful of prawns with basil pesto, a few olives.

Spicy chicken, cauliflower mash and mixed veg

Each bowl consists of 1 chicken breast fillet, half a head of cauliflower mash (cooked cauliflower mashed up with a splash of almond milk) and mixed veg.

Each bowl consists of 1 chicken breast fillet, half a head of cauliflower mash (cooked cauliflower mashed up with a splash of almond milk) and mixed veg with celery, baby carrots and feta as a snack for that day.

Tina Tuna Brussel Salad

Each bowl consists of 1/2 a can of tuna with organic mayo, half a baby sweet potato, one slice of raw red onion, mixed veg with brussel sprouts (if you're brave) with cucumber, tomato and feta as a snack for that day.

Each bowl consists of 1/2 a can of tuna with organic mayo, half a baby sweet potato, one slice of raw red onion, mixed veg with brussel sprouts (if you’re brave) with cucumber, tomato and feta as a snack for that day.

Tina Tuna salad

Tina Tuna consists of 1 can of shredded tuna in water, cucumber, celery, raw red onion, 1/2 a block of feta, organic mayo, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 a cup of cooked corn with balsamic vinegar as dressing.

Tina Tuna consists of 1 can of shredded tuna in water, cucumber, celery, raw red onion, 1/2 a block of feta, organic mayo, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 a cup of cooked corn with balsamic vinegar as dressing.

Delicious wrap from Lekker in Kalk Bay

This is one of my meals from a lunch date with my mom this weekend. When eating out, i always opt for the CLASSIC greek Salad or investigate the menu to find one of the healthier options.

This is one of my meals from a lunch date with my mom this weekend. When eating out, I always opt for the CLASSIC Greek Salad (only because i know that there few calories in this meal, if im trying to be good) or I tend to secretly investigate the menu to find one of the healthier options. This wrap was delicious and pretty much a raw wrap with the ingredients. A little bit of potato salad on the side to curb the naughty cravings and some beetroot for the win.

Snacks: (at about 3:30/4pm)

A few Caring Carrots

Cherry tomatoes

Feta squares (half a block)

Celery sticks with peanut butter or hummus

An Adventurous Apple

A Bubbly Banana

Cucumber sticks

Two spoons of peanut butter

Essential:

Water is an absolute necessity throughout the day. I try keep it to a minimum of 2 litres a day and about 3.5 litres if I’m exercising. Go on, this is your one excuse to drink away!

Meet Wendy!! She is my 750 ml glass bottle of water. Super easy to refill and oh so friendly.

Meet Wendy!! She is my 750 ml glass bottle of water. Super easy to refill and oh so friendly.

I unfortunately tend to make my breakfasts the most exciting part of my day. Not only does the thought of food help me get out of bed in the morning, but I am also on the go for the majority of the day. That being said, I generally eat the same meals for lunch and dinner because it’s easiest to pack and prep in the mornings.

I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! Feel free to be a Kind Kendal and let me know your thoughts. Summer Sandra is almost out to play, Ladies – just a few more weeks!!

Mycaila- Jade

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HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE OATS

Hello all you Magnificent Maggies!!!

Pondering upon the same thought as me?? Chocolate in one’s breakfast? Why YES, young las, that IS CORRECT!!

Take a read below and let your Groovy Gretel do the cooking this morning. Starting your day off with chocolaty goodness is bound to set you up for the best one yet.

Chocolate Oats Ingredients

Chocolate Oats Ingredients

The below Ingredients are fit for one Hungry Heidie.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 a cup of raw rolled oats
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of Cocoa
  • A handful of Beautiful Blueberries
  • 1 Boisterous Banana
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • A shot of coconut cream

Cooking Steps:

This is such a quick and easy brekkie to make, and that’s why I love it.  Pop your ½ a cup of raw rolled oats and 1 cup of water into the microwave for 2 minutes.

After that, mix your 1 ½ teaspoons of Cocoa into your bowl of oats that is no longer rolled, but ofcourse cooked!!! Mix your tablespoon of honey into this moment of beauty and stir like a Speedy Gonzales.

Once that is done and mixed to perfection, cut your Boisterous Banana into pieces and add to your mixture. Add your handful of Beautiful Blueberries and shot of coconut cream.

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Handful of Beautiful Blueberrries, chopped Boisterous Banana and a shot of coconut cream looking wonderfully dashing this morning!!!

And Vwaaalah, your very own creation!!

And there you have it, your very own HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE OATS. Super yummy and healthy. Enjoy your creation and have an extraordinary day, you Beautiful Betty!!!

Mycaila-Jade

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THE BETTY BREAKFAST

Hello all of you Delightful Detra’s!

While Wobbling Wendy is still trying to move out, I’ve decided to give her an extra kick in the bottom to speed up the process. Take a peak at my Betty Breakfast, try it, and tell me what you think. The below ingredients are fit for one Starving Stella.

Look at Betty, posing for pictures!

Look at Betty, posing for pictures!

What you’ll need:

  • Some Gracious Greek yoghurt
  • A handful of Ambitious Almonds
  • 1 /2 a cup of raw rolled oats
  • 1 Boisterous Banana
  • A few friendly strawberries
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • A squeeze of honey

Cooking steps:

Although this isn’t really cooking, we can make ourselves feel like a Fabulous Fritata and call it just that. We’re in the kitchen making food – so we’ve definitely got our Cooking Courtney pants on!

Pour your Gracious Greek yoghurt into a bowl, measure your ½ cup of raw rolled oats and neatly spread across half of the bowl (but only if you want your food to sport some Pretty Percy tactics and plan to have a photo shoot with your brekkie), otherwise just plonk it anywhere in your bowl.

After deciding whether your Betty Breakfast has a modelling career or not, cut your Boisterous Banana and your few friendly strawberries into edible sized pieces and decorate your bowl.

After that, add your Ambitious Almonds, squeeze of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Oh look, it's Betty, with her Ambitious Almonds!

Oh look, it’s Betty again, with her Ambitious Almonds!

If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, add all of these ingredients into your Brenda Blender and make into a delicious smoothie!

Have a lovely day, my Magnificent Martha’s!

Mycaila-Jade

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THE FRIDAY FIONA

Feeling like a bit of a Wobbly Wendy today? Fear not, for I have one of the mightiest breakfast ideas for you in Town!

Today’s breakfast is super easy and not to mention a Speedy Gonzales favourite!

What you’ll need:

  • A microwave that works
  • ½ a cup of raw rolled oats
  • 1 large and in charge banana
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Any form of wonderful whey/ protein powder
  • Cheerful Chia seeds
  • A dash of coconut cream
Fiona looking dashing for the camera!

Fiona looking dashing for the camera!

Luckily, this is one SUPER EASY meal to make. All you need to do is pop your ½ a cup of raw rolled oats into your working microwave with 1 cup of water for two ENTIRE minutes, until cooked. Remove bowl from microwave without burning the paws and mix 1 scoop of whey/protein powder into your concoction.

After that, chop your large and in charge banana into slices and plonk ontop of your oats.  Then sprinkle some Cindy Cinnamon over your masterpiece along with your Cheerful Chia seeds.  Once that is all in place, pour a teeny bit of coconut cream over your creation!

Grab a spoon, some coffee and enjoy your Friday Fiona!!!

Have a superb day, Groovy Judy’s!

Mycaila – Jade

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THE MARVELOUS MYRTLE SMOOTHIE

Good morning all you Fabulous Franny’s!

It’s that time of the week again – The morning of all Mornings – M.O.N.D.A.Y!

Why not have an “Oh so fabulous” start to your week and try out my very own Marvelous Myrtle Smoothie recipe. It’s pretty basic, easy to make and of course allows you to indulge in some guilt free deliciousness, without those naughty calories. I’ve added a “mighty morning” mug of hot water, lemon slices and ginger on the side to get the metabolism jiving after an eventful weekend.

THE MARVELOUS MYRTLE:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ a cup of raw rolled oats
  • ½ tablespoon of PEANUT BUTTER (Yes, my fave – hence the CAPS)
  • A dash of honey
  • A splash of water or milk/ almond milk
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon

The above ingredients are fit to serve one Hungry Hannah.

Cooking steps:

Basically, if you’re not the next Jamie Oliver, DON’T WORRY, you won’t go hungry, I promise! All you need to do is add all the above ingredients and blend in a smoothie blender, but for the love of a clean kitchen and all the Happy Harriet’s out there, DON’T forget to put on the lid!

Blend for about a minute or so until light and fluffy, pour into a glass of sorts and enjoy with a warm mug of my new found ginger & lemon morning drink on the side.

How fabulous that this is basically on the fat free side of life, so easy to make and is a power smoothie. I totally thought about going back for seconds, but that would’ve made me a Greedy Gretel and let’s face it, I’m all about having one arse at the moment, and not two.

Have a mighty Monday, all you Marvellous Myrtles.

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Mycaila-Jade

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