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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beeby's Overnight Oats Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup wholegrain oats
  • 3 Tbsp pumpkin, steamed
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • milk of your choice (I used homemade almond mylk)
  • Toppings – coconut yoghurt or greek yoghurt, granola, natural nuts and seeds (I used homemade Manuka Nut and Seed Granola and coconut yoghurt)

Method

In the evening before, mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and cover with milk of your choice.  Cover and place in the fridge for the morning.

In the morning, stir and then add your toppings!  (You may wish to top with more milk here too)

 

Enjoy!

If you would like help with meal ideas, plans and nutrition support , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.

Larissa

Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beeby's recipe for a Chocolate Smoothie Bowl.

Seems too delicious for breakie!

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 frozen spinach cubes
  • 2 frozen kale cubes
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 4 Tbsp cacao
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Milk, of your choice
  • Toppings: cacao nibs, buckwheat, coconut, chia seeds, your favourite muesli/granola, raspberry chia jam

Method

  1. Pop all the ingredients (minus the toppings) into the blender and process until smooth.  Making sure all the chunks of avocado are blended. Remembering to add the milk to reach your desired consistency.
  2. Pour or spoon (depending how thick it is!) into two bowls and add your toppings of choice!)

 

If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.

Larissa

Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist

Cacao & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beeby's recipe for Cacao & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Cacao & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 large handful of greens (spinach, kale, cos)
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder ( I use Clean Lean Protein)
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups of milk (cow, almond)
  • 4 cubes of ice
  • Toppings: homemade granola, cacao nibs

Method

Place all ingredients into a blender and process until its reached a consistency you are happy with.  (I love mine smooth and really cold so often add the ice last!).  Add toppings and serve.

Serves 2

Enjoy!

 

If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.

Larissa

Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist

5 Quick Breakfasts for Winter Mornings

Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beeby's top 5 breakfast ideas

Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beeby’s top 5 breakfast ideas

Breakfast is one of my favourite parts of the day.  Ok I have heaps of favourite parts and most of them involve food, but after 10ish hours give or take of no food I am always ready for breakfast!  So this leads me onto my point, breakfast means just that breaking the fast.  What you eat along with what you drink first thing in the morning is incredibly important.  Aim to include a portion of good carbohydrate, good fats, quality protein and a serve of vegetables (or fruit) or two.

I don’t tend to crave smoothies as much in winter, so here is what I am loving now the mornings are a little cooler.

  1.  Porridge with stewed rhubarb: 1/2 cup of wholegrain oats cooked in milk of your choice, rhubarb (bonus as this is actually a vege!), and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and almonds.
  2.  Scrambled eggs with spinach and mushrooms:  This is way quicker than it sounds, scrambled eggs literally take less than a minute to cook, throw in 2-3 veggies of your choice and you will have breakie in less than 5!
  3. Overnight oats (but HEATED – go on try it!): In a container, add 1/2 cup of wholegrain oats, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 tsp pumpkin seeds, 1`tsp sunflower seeds, 1 tsp sliced almonds, a pinch of cinnamon and vanilla paste, 2 Tbsp frozen berries and cover with your choice of milk.  Then in the morning, zap in the microwave or gently heat on the stove.
  4.  Homemade Banana Bread with Almond Butter:  By making a batch of my banana bread, slicing and storing in the freezer you will always have a quick breakfast on hand.  There is something about hot tea and toast on a winters morning.
  5. Sourdough with avocado or if avocados are still $6 each and you don’t want to re-mortage your house then peanut butter, banana and cinnamon is always awesome.

 

If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.

Larissa

Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli all packed and ready to go!

Bircher Muesli all packed and ready to go!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Wholegrain Oats
  • 1 cup of Milk of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp Flaked Almonds
  • 1/2 Grated Apple
  • 1/2 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 tsp Maca Powder
  • Sprinkle Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Yoghurt

Method

1.  Place oats, milk, almonds, seeds, maca powder and cinnamon into a jar and leave over night in the fridge to work its magic.

2.  The next morning, take the jar out of the fridge and add grated apple.  Mix to combine.

3.  Top with yoghurt and fresh/frozen berries.

ENJOY!

If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.

Larissa

Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist

 

 

Buckwheat Porridge

Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beeby's Buckwheat porridge

Buckwheat Porridge

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method

  1. Soak buckwheat for at least 4 hours (or overnight) in cold water.
  2. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and drain.
  3. Place buckwheat, vanilla, cinnamon and milk in blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into 2 bowls and serve topped with coconut yoghurt, LSA, berries and cacao nibs.

Note: this can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.

Larissa

Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist