Getting Started… Breakfast nuts and seeds

IMG_8229 Well hello! This happens to be my very first post on the Yoghurt Pot, how exciting! I have been told a lot lately from my friends that I should really start some way to share with people the food I make. So I thought, oh what the hey, I’ll start a blog. But, now that I have done this step, I am truly perplexed as to what I will put up first! Its like looking into the pantry and realising there is so much you want to make but you only have one meal to prepare and being like, hell, with so much choice I don’t know what to do! I was listening to a Ted talk on the radio the other day about the key to happiness. The talker went through how we have so  many options in today’s world that our standards are raised so high and we are never truly as happy as we could be when we have made our decision, because of the overwhelmingness of the process you have just gone to get there. Even if you walk out the shop with the best possible pepper grinder (or whatever you please), you will most likely be doubting that it is any good at all, because if there are so many options, then your expectations for quality are truly very high!

So this Ted talk ended with answering the question: what is the key to happiness? = low expectations

It all makes perfect sense really, if you were to go somewhere expecting a really bad experience, and really it was alright, then you would be quite satisfied and pleased that it wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be.

Going back to food, simplicity and not to many ingredients often work really well, but I’m going to flip things round and make this recipe here have a whole lot of lovely ingredients! While pondering over what my first post would be, I thought, whats the first thing you eat in the day? Breakfast! (well for me after I have my coffee and my golden detox drink…)

Breakfast is amazing, you can have sweet, savoury, a drink, a feast or anything you really want! If you want to love breakfast like me, put down that bowl of corn flakes, or white toast and jam. And never look back. This bowl has been my breakfast a lot lately, with different variations on toppings, and it boosts me so well for the day! IMG_8250 IMG_8252 EVERYTHING BREAKFAST BOWL makes one good serving  ingredients for seeds & berries mix

  • a handful of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, dried cranberries, goji berries and two whole dried figs. Use what ever you’ve got in the cupboard!

ingredients for cardamom yogurt

  • 4 tablespoons of good, organic greek yogurt.
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • two soft dates (I soaked mine to soften)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rose-water
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of ginger

ingredients for assemble

  • soaked seed mix
  • half an apple, grated
  • half an orange, cut into pieces
  • cardamom yogurt
  • thawed frozen blueberries (or whatever you desire)
  • small handful of walnuts
  • juice of half a lemon
  • chia seeds
  • bee pollen (optional)

Seed mix prep: Mix all this up in a small bowl and cover with water. Leave in the fridge to soak over night. Making Yogurt mix: Bash the seeds of the cardamom pods on a mortar and pestle into a powder. Mix with the yogurt, and the soft dates until the dates mix through. Add the remaining ingredients and mix it up!!! Assemble: Plop the soaked seed mix into a bowl and tear apart the figs into pieces ( this helps spread the natural sweetness). top with the apple and lemon juice, then the yogurt, berries, crushed walnuts, and chia and bee pollen! EAT with gusto! Feeling the different textures in your mouth and really thinking about the tastes! Give this one a try, I’m sure you won’t regret it. Laura xx IMG_8234

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