Hello, thanks for stopping by, to make a change from my usual posts about all things related to children’s interior design, Moozle teepee tents and kids craft projects, I want to share ways I find for a more mindful way of living, little tips for cutting down on things we don’t need in our lives (using less plastic for instance, a post about cutting back on plastic packaging coming soon) and just appreciating what we have, buying well with sustainability in mind to make us happier and more content generally.
Mindfulness is about being present in the moment, focusing on yourself, your environment and how this in turn makes you a feel more fulfilled.
Take a few minutes (literally takes minutes, I made up a mix whilst the dinner was in the oven) in the evening to prepare whatever version of the following you can with ingredients from your cupboard:
1 cup of oats (I used spelt oats as that’s what I had).
2 large spoonfuls of yogurt (I had natural Greek style, for a vegan version use coconut yogurt).
Approx half a cup of milk (I used coconut milk).
1 grated apple (I peeled my apple first).
Zest and juice of an orange (I only had mandarins in so used one of those).
A tablespoon of honey (use date syrup for a vegan version).
A sprinkle of cinnamon.
Some ground nutmeg if you like.
Mix it all together to coat the oats in the yogurt, cover the bowl and leave in the fridge until the morning.
Serve in a bowl with what ever you like/have, berries, apple slices, nuts, seeds, banana… I used toasted pecan nuts, dried apricots I had soaked overnight in a little water, date syrup and a spoonful of mashed avocado and cacao (this was just a happy after thought as I had some left over from a vegan chocolate cake I’d made and was frankly happy to find a use for it!) and little more cinnamon.
This was so delicious I had it for breakfast AND lunch!