In order to keep my PCOS symptoms at bay, I have been cutting out refined sugar from my diet. A lot of people think that it just means cutting out traditional desserts, pudding or bags of sweets. But if you check the label on a lot of savoury things, you can see that there is sugar everywhere. Its in pasta sauces, dressings, breads and cereal; even in yoghurt.
Breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day. It can be hard to know what to have, especially when you’re busy and having to head off on the school run. So making things the night before is especially helpful. One thing I have been making quite a lot recently is sugar puffs, that are free of refined sugar. They can be had in a bowl with some nut milk, or my favourite way to have them is with coconut yogurt, berries and seeds. They are super versatile and also taste good just to nibble on as a snack. My kids like eating them this way and I’m happy for them to do so – much better than their sugar laden counterparts.
They are super quick to make, they making a tasty and filling breakfast and it is full of all things natural.
For enough to last one person for a week, you will need:
- 100g Brown Rice Puffs (I get Rude Health‘s)
- 3 tbsp nut butter of your choice
- 2 tbsp raw coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- drop of vanilla extract
What to Do:
- Put the rice puffs in a bowl and set to one side.
- In a pan, melt all of the other ingredients together. Stir until smooth. Pour onto the rice puffs when all smooth and mixed together.
- Stir well. Spread the rice puffs out on a baking tray. Heat in the oven (about 175ºc) for 15 minutes, or until the are crispy.
- Leave to cool and then they can be stored in an airtight container for about five days.
Thanks for reading – let me know if you give this a try!
I think in need to try these I have PCOS too and need to cut down on refind sugar.
These sound yummy! So quick and easy to make too xx
Yes refined sugar really doesn’t help us at all , I’ve cut it out almost totally. Great breakfast idea.
interesting, so much sugar and salts added to cereals, a lot of people think they are having a healthy start to the day when in fact they are not.
wow great idea thanks for sharing x
Very interesting to read i really enjoyed recipe and i must try it