importance of breakfast + WAFFLES!

Good morning all ❤ …  What’s for breakfast?

My usual mornings typically begin with a Big Bowl of Oatmeal.

Oats are nutritious and packed with complex carbohydrates to keep me going. At times I have my oats plain, sometimes with peanut butter, and sometimes I add cocoa for delicious chocolaty oatmeal.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I would never miss it. If I do miss my breakfast for some reason, (warning) you wouldn’t want to speak to me… I’d be extremely grouchy 😡

The old saying goes… “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”

Here are some reasons why you should start having a good breakfast every single day:

  • Metabolism – you have been sleeping and your body hasn’t had food for several hours. By eating a good breakfast in the morning you will kick-start your metabolism, allowing your body to effectively burn calories during the day.
  • You will be more productive – by supplying your body with nutrients in the morning, your brain will be fuelled and your body full of energy to take on the day.
  • Happiness – people who have breakfast in the morning are happier than those who skip it. #ask me about it 😉
  • A healthy breakfast allows for stable blood sugar levels and hormones.
  • Weight loss and fitness goals – eating a good breakfast in the morning will keep your tummy full and you will be less likely to snack on junk food throughout the day.
  • Healthy! – A healthy breakfast boosts your immune system so you’re less susceptible to illness.

 

Back to the question…

What’s for breakfast today?

 

WAFFLES!!  Everybody loves WAFFLES!

Today I shall have waffles! 😀

Yes, I do follow a generally healthy diet, and it includes waffles!

 

 HEALTHY CHOCOLATE PENGUIN WAFFLES WITH FROSTING! XD

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of rolled oats (dry)
  • ½ banana
  • 1 whole egg or 2 egg whites
  • ½-1 tablespoon raw organic cocoa powder (depending on how rich you like it)
  • 1 tbsp fat free plain or vanilla flavoured yoghurt. (I used vanilla)
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of organic honey or other sweetener of your choice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • handful of hazelnuts or other nuts (optional)

 

METHOD:

Combine all the ingredients (except the nuts) into a blender.

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Blend together until a creamy batter is formed.
Add the nuts and blend in short pulses (unless you don’t want a little crunch, then blend completely)

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(careful not to eat up all the batter before cooking 😛 )

Pour the mixture into a waffle maker…

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And…

Boom! Penguin Waffles!!

waffle_ready

 

The frosting:

Ingredients:

  •  100ml tub of fat free vanilla yoghurt (or plain yoghurt)
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein
  • Sweetener of your choice

 

Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine to form a creamy chocolaty frosting…

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Pour the frosting over warm chocolate waffles…

frosting_waffle

And enjoy!

penguin_waffle

 

 

mmm…

*the batter can be poured into a frying pan with a little olive oil and cooked to make chocolate pancakes.

 

 

… i still had my morning oats… in the form of Amazing Waffles! 🙂

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