15 Oct 2015
Mango Yoghurt with Chilli Seeds & Coconut
A healthy breakfast yoghurt with a kick!
For many years, one of my favourite breakfasts has been natural yoghurts, mixed seeds and fruit. To begin with that fruit was blueberry. I then went on to experiment with other fruits such as strawberries, pineapple and mango. The latter evolved into this simple, delicious and healthy breakfast.
The chilli oil is optional, but you will find that the mango, yoghurt and coconut soften the heat and make for a more flavoursome breakfast.
6 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
2 tbsp mixed seeds
1 tsp chilli infused oil
Firstly, heat just a dash of chilli infused oil in a pan and toast your mixed seeds. I like to infuse my own chilli oil over a number of months, but you can buy it readymade from the supermarket.
Whilst your seeds are toasting, cut the fresh mango into chunks.
If you prefer you can defrost some frozen mango.
Add your toasted seeds to the mango.
Add your desired amount of yoghurt. You can always add more to tone down the chilli.
Finally, add the dessicated coconut.
Yoghurt is great source of calcium and vitamins and can help fend off the cold, which makes this healthy breakfast recipe great for those cold winter morning training sessions.
Mixed Seeds including flax, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame, are good for the immune system and contain essential omega 3 and 6 oils, which can be difficult to get without fish or supplements. They also contain antioxidants, which can prevent cell damage.
Mango is full of fibre, vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, not mention that it tastes great! It has also been shown to ward off several types of cancers.
Chillies have a long list of healthy components including vitamins, iron, magnesium and potassium, which can help to regulate blood pressure and heart rate.
Coconut contains essential calories and B-complex vitamins that are required by the body.
Did you hear about the outlaw that was walking around the wild west with chocolate covered desiccated coconut perched on his hat? It turns out he had a bounty on his head!