There is nothing like a good breakfast to start the day and I have previously written about healthy breakfast options you can eat as an alternative to high-sugary cereals. Ready Brek is a really versatile breakfast to have in the house and gives a great nutritional start to the day with long lasting energy. Available in Original, Chocolate, Honey or Seriously Oatey; Ready Brek can be eaten on its own or paired with all manner of ingredients to suit everybody’s individual palates – making it the only breakfast you will really need!
Ready Brek Breakfast Ideas
Plain Ready Brek: Of course for those who do not like things too complicated you can just add milk and cook. Ready Brek can be either in the microwave or on the hob. You can add water or milk (including non-cow’s milk types such as coconut, almond, soya etc – but it is not suitable for milk allergy sufferers).
Fruit Ready Brek: Just add fruit – this can be a singular fruit or experiment with mixed combinations. You could even make a face with it! Top ideas are using bananas, raisins, chopped up apple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries – the list is endless. You could even utilize frozen fruit as the Ready Brek will defrost it. The great thing is you can add what is in season too.
Extra flavoring to Ready Brek: Then you can maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, nuts, peanut butter, jam, seeds and so on. I wonder how well lemon curd works with Ready Brek – do you think it would go well?
Ready Brek Protein Packed Bites: Perfect for packed lunches – simply blitz 100g pumpkin seeds and 100g pitted dates in a food processor; next add 50g grated carrot, 2 grated eating apples and 125g Ready Brek and a little hot water. Roll into balls and place on a lined baking tray – placing in the fridge for 1 hour.
Ready Brek Breakfast Muffins: Not only are these are great healthy go-to-snack (for any time of day) but they are also great to use up any over-ripe bananas to avoid food waste. They also need no flour, sugar or oil to cook). Simply toast 2 ½ cups of Ready Brek on a baking tray for around 5 minutes (I did it at 200 degrees on my electric fan oven). In another bowl mash 2 ripe bananas, and another bowl beat 2 large eggs. Let the oats cool and then combine with the banana. Next mix in the egg, with some honey, ¾ cup of milk, some vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix together and then place in muffin cases in the oven until cooked. You can also mix in other ingredients such as apple or raisins (I added mixed nuts) and sprinkle oats/nuts etc on the top too.
Ready Brek Flapjack: In a saucepan heat 400g soft spread, 300g butter and 7 tablespoons of golden syrup. Add 3 mashed bananas, and slowly stir in 900g or Ready Brek. At this point you can optionally add in chocolate. Line a deep tray and add the mixture. Cook for 25 minutes at 180 degrees/Gas mark 4. Allow to cool then cut into shape.
Ready Brek Smoothies: Again utilizing frozen fruit and sneaking in some spinach (or kale) just add a tablespoon of Ready Brek and 150ml semi-skimmed milk to 100g of strawberries and a handful of blueberries. You could then experiment with the fruit and maybe even add some honey. If you are feeling really healthy you could try switching the fruit for vegetables.
Ready Brek Overnight Oats: Especially good If you are in a hurry in the morning – in a kilner jar put a layer of Redy Brek, then on top a layer of Greek yogurt, next a layer of fruit and then repeat again until you reach the top. Refrigerate overnight.
About Ready Brek
Ready Brek is good for a healthy diet because it contains calcium (for healthy teeth and bones), Vitamin D (for a healthy immune system), Oat Fibre (for a healthy digestion) and no added salt or sugar. Suitable for Vegetarians and those aged 6 months plus.
Priced from £2.00 available from all good supermarkets and food stores.
This is a commissioned post.