Back at the start of the year when I decided to lose weight and become healthier I was surprised to learn (when researching weight loss foods) that raspberries are one of the lowest calorie fruits around, 1 cup (which is a fair amount of berries) contains just 60-70 calories. I don’t know why I assumed berries were higher calorie, maybe because they are so sweet, but I was wrong, yay!! They also provide a great amount of vitamin C (1 cup provides over half your daily needs) along with good levels of vitamin K, vitamin E, potassium and manganese.
So I now try to regularly eat berries as a snack. I do sometimes have berries for breakfast but unless paired with a thick greek yoghurt they don’t tend to fill me up just on their own…unless combined in a delicious bowl of oats. I just can’t resist a good bowl of porridge!
Pum’s Really Raspberry Porridge
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tsp. agave syrup
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- On the night before eating combined all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerated overnight (so the chia seeds had time to plump up and absorb the liquid).
- In the morning heat over a medium heat in a pan.
If you’re not keen on seeds I would give this recipe a miss as the raspberry seeds do provide a small amount of crunch, but I’m actually really liking the change in texture from my usual smooth oats.
Fruit, chia seeds and oats are a brilliant combo high in fibre so you’ll definitely be kept full with this bowl!