1/3 cup oats
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
1/2 small apple
2 tbsp Mayver's Dark Roasted Smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 cup blueberries
2 tsp chia seeds or pepitas
1. Cook oats to your preference with milk or water.
2. After oats are cooked, remove from heat, transfer to bowl and mix through the Greek yoghurt.
3. Top with fruit, peanut butter, seeds and serve.
"During the cooler months our bodies need good quality energy to help optimise immune function and to help the body respond to the drop in temperatures. In addition to keeping you fuller for longer, nuts are an excellent source of zinc and copper which are known for helping to support your immune system. Other foods that help optimise immunity include ginger, garlic, broccoli, oranges, berries and yoghurt that contains live cultures, says Susie.
Adding a handful of nuts or a spoonful of a 100% natural nut spread like Mayver's Peanut Butter to sweeter dishes is easy. I really enjoy porridge on cooler mornings and to make this a balanced meal you need to make sure you add a protein (nuts, eggs or dairy) and some form of fruit or vegetable (you get the wholegrains from the porridge!). My favourite toppings are a swirl of peanut butter and I'll alternate between a mix or pepitas and cranberries or dates and fresh banana for an extra boost of energy but minus the added sugars. You might be a bit more stuck on how to add peanut butter or nuts to your savoury winter meals, so I recommend adding them to soups, curries like my Peanut Butter Chicken Curry or blending them in marinades – they're also fantastic dish toppers!"