START THE DAY Prep the night before for a healthy breakfast
This omega-rich and cholesterol-busting porridge can be prepared the night before, so there’s no excuse to skip breakfast Oat & chia porridge with prunes
SERVES 2 PREP 10 mins NO COOK EASY V 6 prunes few pinches ground cinnamon
50g traditional oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
½ tsp vanilla extract
300ml bio yogurt milk, for diluting (optional)
2 small pears, cored and thickly sliced
2 tsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds (optional)
1 The night before, put the prunes in a small pan with the cinnamon. Cover scantily with water and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins. Tip into a bowl and set aside to soak overnight.
2 Put a kettle full of water on to boil. Tip the oats and chia seeds into a bowl, pour over 300ml boiling water then stir well. Cover and leave to soak overnight too.
3 The next morning, stir the vanilla and half the yogurt into the oat mixture then dilute to the consistency you like best with a little milk or water if necessary. Spoon into bowls and top with the remaining yogurt, the prunes, pears and seeds, if using, then dust with a little more cinnamon, if you like.
GOOD TO KNOW low fat • calcium • fibre • 2 of 5-a-day
PER SERVING 359 kcals • fat 10g • saturates 3g • carbs 48g • sugars 30g • fibre 10g • protein 14g • salt 0.3g