Are you guys breakfast people? I am not. I can easily go up to midday without putting anything other than water in my mouth and funny enough I never feel hungry before lunch maybe my body is just used to it by now. I am not very big on heavy or early breakfasts either when I do eat breakfast I prefer something light a fried egg and juice is enough for me or a smoothie or yoghurt or two slices of toast and juice is just fine and 6am is way too early for me to have breakfast. I once worked at a company that had a staff cafeteria on site and I would get to work before 8 in the morning and have breakfast at 10 am on days that I did. Since starting my fitness journey I have started incorporating regular breakfast into my daily routine I am trying to make it a habit, I still fail most days but having breakfast at least three days of the week before 10am is good right?
Here are three different ways to make a quick and healthy filling breakfast or snack (you can totally have these whenever you feel like it not just for breakfast) using two major ingredients Yoghurt and Fruits;
Breakfast option one – Fruit and Yoghurt
Fruits (Any fruits you have at home can be one type or more it doesn’t matter)
Chopped/crushed nuts of your choice or raisins (optional)
For this recipe I used papaya/pawpaw, strawberries and peanuts
Peel fruit if applicable
Chop the fruit up into bite size pieces
Place in a bowl
Pour yoghurt all over the fruit
Sprinkle some of the nuts or raisins on top if using and breakfast is ready!
Breakfast option two - Smoothie
Fruits (this tastes better with more than one fruit type but if you just have one that’s fine too)
For this recipe I used banana, strawberries and papaya/pawpaw
Wash and peel fruit if applicable
Chop them up
Chop them up
Place in a blender
Pour in the Yoghurt
Blend away until smooth and serve.
Breakfast option three – Stewed Fruit (My Way)
Fruits (Not all fruits stew well so do your research first)
One levelled tablespoon sugar (optional)
For this recipe I used some pineapple about five chunky pieces and half an apple both stew very well.
Wash and peel your fruit
Chop them up into chunky pieces
Place them in a pan with some water; enough to fully cover the fruit sprinkle some cinnamon and add the one levelled tablespoon of sugar
Bring it to a boil for about one minute and then reduce the heat and let it simmer on medium to low heat for about ten to fifteen minutes. Note: cooking time depends on type of fruit being used and quantity, mine took about fifteen minutes since it was a small serving enough for one person. The more fruits the longer it will take and pineapple will cook faster than a pear for example.
Once the water and fruit juices reduce and fruit soft that means it’s ready. You can drain excess juices to use in another recipe if it’s still too much left and the fruit is done.
Serve with yoghurt, best eaten while stewed fruits are still warm.
Of all the three recipes today this one is my absolute favourite! It’s simply delicious!
Please note: if you Google stewed fruit a lot of recipes online call for huge amounts of sugar to be used I’m talking 1 + cups of sugar. In my opinion that is way too much sugar since the fruits are already sweet so I use very little sugar or none at all; the major reason for using so much sugar is to get a syrup like consistency which I am not too bothered about as long as the fruits are stewed I am good. Please use your own preferred measurements I eyeballed everything or you can Google similar recipes for proper measurements.
That’s all ladies eat away!
Kitchen Korner is a series on the blog that showcases food and drinks prepared using ingredients that can also be used on the hair as well; double food hair products I like to call them. Today’s double food ingredients were papaya/pawpaw, banana and yoghurt. Please see my “DC Recipes” page at the top to see how you can incorporate these ingredients and others into your all natural homemade deep conditioners.