My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Breakfast – Day 54

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Ok, I have to start with a confession here: I can’t cook buckwheat. I tried to make some for lunch yesterday, and I miserably failed: while I should have brought it to a boil and then left to simmer for 10 minutes under a lid, I continued cooking it at full power without a lid, which naturally resulted in the thing being overcooked.

But never mind, I thought, it would make a great porridge for the next morning. Which it did! I added coconut milk and a bit of stevia to the buckwheat and cooked it a little more, and here I am having it with chopped dates, blueberries, figs, cocoa nibs and a cup of black coffee!

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Breakfast – Day 48

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I quite like porridges, especially topped with nice stuff of all kinds, but the problem I have with them is that they don’t keep me full for long. In fact, I get extremely hungry in just about 1.5-2 hours after having them.

Today I decided to make oatbran porridge, as oatbran is said to be very filling, compared to rolled oats or oatmeal. So I just cook 1/4 cup oatbran in a cup of water, adding some cinnamon and vanilla extract and then top the porridge with fresh raspberries, a knob of butter and a drizzle of honey.

My drink this morning is green tea latte, to make which I mix 1.5 teaspoons of matcha powder with 3 tablespoons of boiling hot water until smooth, add some hot milk and top with frothed milk and a sprinkle of matcha powder. I am taking my latte unsweetened.

UPD: I had my breakfast at about 7:15 this morning, it is now almost 10am, and I am already feeling quite hungry, even though not completely starving yet, like I would after having regular oats.

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Breakfast – Day 29

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On a lovely spring day like this I magically wake up at 6am without an alarm clock and head out to the gym for a metabolic training class. Naturally, after the workout I am hungry as a wolf and want a hearty filling breakfast. So I get some oat porridge with milk sultanas at the office canteen, but, knowing that a porridge doesn’t usually keep me full for very long, I add a tablespoon of sultanas and a scoop of protein powder with cookies & cream flavour to it. It tastes divine, I have to say, especially that I’m having it outdoors!

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Завтрак – День 28

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Обычно я воспринимаю кашу, как завтрак для будних дней, и никогда не ем ее на выходные, но сегодня очень уж захотелось овсянки со вкусом яблочного пирога, и я делаю исключение!

Готовится это очень быстро: я помещаю полстакана овсяных хлопьев вместе с 3/4 стакана молока в кастрюлю, довожу до кипения, варю на маленьком огне минут 4-5 и отставляю кашу еще минут на 5, чтобы овсянка впитала больше жидкости. В это же самое время, в другой кастрюле или сковородке я растапливаю немного сливочного масла, добавляю одно очищенное и нарезанное кубиками яблоко сорта голден делишес и обжариваю до мягкости несколько минут. Сняв яблоки с огня, добавляю в них полстоловой ложки коричневого сахара, позволяю ему впитаться, затем добавляю четверть столовой ложки корицы. И наконец, я вмешиваю яблоки в кашу, сверху посыпаю еще корицей и наслаждаюсь замечательным вкусом!

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Breakfast – Day 20

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Today I am having a creamy oat porridge with blueberry compote. It’s really simple to make. First I cook some rolled oats with water and once they are done stir in some Greek yoghurt. For the compote I mix some blueberries with a teaspoon of honey in a ramekin and microwave for 30 seconds – easy! Then I top the porridge with more Greek yoghurt and the compote, and it’s ready to eat.

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Breakfast – Day 8

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Today I’m having a very simple, but tasty and filling breakfast – oatmeal porridge cooked in coconut milk, topped with chopped walnuts, raspberries and blueberries and sprinkled with chia seeds!

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