Creamy almond and orange oats

Delicious, cheap, low in sugar but high in nutrition

Delicious, cheap, low in sugar but high in nutrition

This weekend has particularly been full of sugar temptations as my partner and I explore the beautiful Heathcote region in Central Victoria. But instead of giving in to the gluten free cakes at the local bakery, I whipped up a tasty treat that was surprisingly satisfying (and cheap!) Give this a try for breakfast or with a cuppa for afternoon tea.

Ingredients
Rolled oats
Handful almonds
Approx 1/2 cup full cream milk
Approx 1/4 of an orange
Sprinkle of walnuts (optional)

Method
Pour milk into saucepan on low heat
Add oats and almonds and stir
Add squeeze of orange juice
Keep stirring for approx five minutes until milk is absorbed and oats are soft
Pop into a bowl and serve with chunks of orange. Grate orange zest and sprinkle almonds if desired.

Nutritional highlights

Oats – Because they are low GI oats keep you feeling fuller for longer. Making them an awesome option for breakfast or an afternoon snack to see you through to dinner time. The insoluble fibre in oats is great for digestion, as it can easily move through the intestines (constipation relief anyone…?) One cup of oats also racks up nearly 70% of your daily manganese, the mineral needed to help bone formation.

Almonds – We know almonds are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fats, but almonds are also an excellent source of the minerals manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Phwor, little pocket rockets!

Oranges – A sweet squeeze of an orange is bursting vitamin c, fibre and potassium.

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