I am not a fan of Winter. I am super sensitive to the cold, so even the slightest crispness to the air makes my bones freeze up. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with the strong, energising Summer Sun, so having my beloved on the other side of the globe for these months gets pretty tough. And Winter sees my personal hygiene levels dramatically decline , as I often opt not to shower just to avoid that dreaded interlude between turning off the steaming hot water and rushing to wrap my body in a towel. (Come on, you do this too, right?!)
So yes for me my relationship with Winter isn’t the best. All my memories of her seem to be tainted. Except for last year when I escaped her clutches and whisked off to Europe. But this year when she pops by to say “Hello” I am going to be just fine. I have found a cure for my Wintery Blues. And it doesn’t involve flashing my passport and fleeing to meet up with my aforementioned lover in the Northern Hemisphere.
My Brilliantly-Beautiful-Uber-Delicious Bowl of Warming Goodness
A.K.A My Choc-Peanut-Butter Oats.
In the last few weeks Brisbane has whipped out a few crisp-ish mornings of which have proved not to be green-smoothie appropriate. This has sent me into a bit of a flurry, frantically experimenting to create the perfect Wintery breakfast. (I take the first meal of the day pretty freakin’ seriously!). And ladies & gents, I am pretty stoked to announce that I have done just that.
So without further adieu, here is the recipe for the Best Wintery Breakfast this whole planet has ever seen.
Ingredients (1 serving)
1/2 cup Oats (I use Uncontaminated Oats – which means they haven’t come into contact with gluten products during any stage of production)
2/3 cup Almond Mylk ( Or your milk of choice. I made mine using this clever gals recipe.)
1 Tbs Cacao Powder (This will give you a pretty rich taste. You have been warned!)
1/2 Tbs Coconut Oil
1 Tbs Peanut Butter (The only ingredient should be Peanuts. No other nasties!)
Sweetener to taste ( I use 1 -2 teaspoons of Rice Malt Syrup. Here’s why its my sweetener of choice.)
Optional Toppings – Blueberries, More PB (I know, I know I have a lil’ obsession), Banana, Coconut Flakes. Whatever that little heart/ tummy of yours desires.
1. Add oats and almond mylk to a saucepan on medium heat. Stir those suckers continuously for about 3-4 minutes.
2. Add in all other ingredients & stir for another few minutes. (NB. If your arms getting sore please soldier on. The final product will be well worth any momentary discomfort!)
3. Grab yo’ self a bowl and serve her on up.
4. Top with whatever yo’ lil’ heart desires (See the suggestions above).
5. Eat that shiz up. Lick the bowl. (Slowly & mindfully of course!)
6. Feel that warmth in yo’ belly. It’s gonna be a good day!
Need to mend your relationship with Winter too?
Well this is the perfect remedy. Start your day with this little bowl of chocolatey goodness and before you know it, you & Winter will be inseparable.
Summer? Who’s Summer?
And, my Love, if you do create your own version of this big, beautiful bowl of deliciousness remember to share your snaps with me on Instagram @adventuring_home or over on the Facebook page.