16 April 2012 + Almond, Chia seed Oatmeal

Monday, never anyone’s favourite day of the week. This Monday was made significantly easier due to the wonderful oatmeal that has become an instant favourite of ours. Breakfast has always been my least favourite meal of the day, it’s not that I don’t like eating breakfast, it’s just that I have never particularly enjoyed breakfast foods. I have never liked the taste of milk, so cereal was never appealing to me, and toast got to be quite boring. This oatmeal is delicous, so sweet and creamy it’s unbelievable. The best thing is, you can change the topping each day to suit what you feel like.

Almond, Chia seed Oatmeal recipe

This recipe is beneficial in a number of ways. Firstly, this is made using almond milk. Almonds are a good source of protein, they have no cholesterol, and they contain magnesium, phosphorus, fibre, zinc and Vitamin E. Secondly, Chia seeds; they are high in Omega-3, fibre, antioxidents and protein. And lastly, rolled oats, which are also a great source of fibre and iron and are a wonderful low-gi food that will keep you full for longer. (Also, apparently, oats contain beta-glucan, which may help people with Type 2 diabetes control their blood glucose level. I wonder if could also apply to Type 1?).

I’ve just come home from a pilates class, I’m not sure why I have always thought I disliked pilates. It was just what I needed, though my stomach and glutes are going to know about it tomorrow!

In exciting news, I have had stable blood sugar levels all day. I’ve tested about 5-6 times, and all the results were between about 5.2 and 7.5mmol, which for me is almost unheard of.

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