Cosy up with...pear carrot and ginger oatmeal
Just checking in with you all!
It's been ages since i've posted new recipe.... i've barely had time to experiment. My life has been consumed with website updates, Wholeplus production, coaching studies, book writing and seminar prep. I've barely ventured into the kitchen and smoothies and quick veg soups and stirfrys have pretty much been the norm for my meals of late.
I couldn't stay out of the kitchen any longer (maybe that's procrastination trying to drag me away from 'scary stuff') so today I made two things- two super simple things!!
One I have for you today and the other hopefully early next week (thought you'll have seen it on my Instagram feed earlier today!)
After a hardcore spin session at the gym this morning I fancied something pretty substantial and full of texture instead of a smoothie. Oatmeal bumped up with veggies and fresh ginger for the anti-inflammatory kick. I often add a grated apple to my porridge but since I had a delivery of pears in the veg box this week the pear-carrot-ginger combo was born. It was delicious, more so than I expected considering the amount of carrot I added for a single serve.
Add a drizzle of syrup to sweeten if you fancy- I used a tiny drizzle of approx 1 tsp of maple syrup for good measure. I also added maca powder as I like to add a little boost to breakfast or a smoothie during the day but again this is optional.
Back to website update! Hopefully they'll go live later tonight.... please let me know what you think, i'm feeling really nervous about this for some reason. Kind of like i'm putting myself out there before i'm ready. Though sometimes you never feel ready for the 'big stuff'.... you just have to get out there are start making your difference in the world and tweak as you grow, tweak as you grow...
...practice makes perfect!
Hope you are having an amazing weekend, whatever you get up to (I hope it includes eating this oat bowl!)
Recipe: Pear carrot and ginger oatmeal
- 1/2 cup porridge oats
- 1 cup light coconut milk (or other non dairy milk of choice)
- 1 medium carrot- grated
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 pear- chopped
- sweetener- optional
- 1 tsp maca powder- optional for an extra boost
Add the oats, milk, ginger and carrot to a small pan on the stove. Simmer for 5 minutes and then add the pear chunks, cook for a further few minutes until he carrot has softened and the oats have cooked, the pear should have also softened a little.
Remove from the heat and stir through the maca if using and serve immediately with a little drizzle of syrup if extra sweetness is desired.