Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A better breakfast

2lbs ripe black cherries
3 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Stone and halve the cherries, place in a heavy bottomed pan and stir in the sugar.
Leave for half an hour to let the sugar draw the juices.
Add the vanilla extract and place the pan on a medium heat, stir from time to time.  When the fruit has softened take off the heat and leave to cool before storing in the fridge.

1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup Alpro chocolate soya milk
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp maple syrup

Before you go to bed mix all the ingredients together in a nice big jar (I use a Kilner jar as these have plenty of space for fruit and seal well). 
Pop the jar into the fridge and leave it to do its thing while you get your beauty sleep.

In the morning layer up your beautiful dark cherry compote and your favourite yogurt (I used cherry Alpro) on top of the oats.  If you are short of time pop the lid back on your jar and run for the bus or take your time and enjoy with a cup of good coffee.

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