Affordable Breakfast Bowl
You don’t need acai to make a perfect breakfast bowl, and better yet it doesn’t cost $15
1 medium banana, mashed
1 cup rolled oats
70g Greek yoghurt, any flavour
½ cup dried fruit, chopped (e.g. sultanas, apricot, cranberries)
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
Optional: 1 tablespoon light cream cheese
Mash the banana
Chop the dried fruit, or leave this step if you’re in a rush!
Mix all ingredients together
Variations: If you don’t like bananas, you could leave that out and have a flavoured yoghurt instead
Bananas are rich in potassium, soluble fibre, vitamin C and B6. The riper the banana is (i.e. the more yellow and the more spots), the more sugar and less fibre it contains. Hence we should always try to eat them before spotting!
Oats are an excellent source of soluble fibre, which plays a role in lowering cholesterol levels. They’re also rich in iron, making it an excellent plant food source.
Yoghurt is a good source of protein and calcium. Greek yoghurt, in particular, have a higher protein content than natural yoghurt, as well as lower lactose levels, making it a good dairy choice for those who are lactose intolerant.