Berry couscous is a great breakfast recipe, perfect for those hot, sticky summer mornings, great for just after a run or a work out! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important to make sure you’re having lots of healthy nutrition, while enjoying it.
Couscous contains mostly carbohydrate as it’s made from semolina, but it also contains quite good levels of protein and fibre with very little fat and no salt. Nutritionally, couscous contains some calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, as well as some of the B vitamins and vitamin E.
Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits. Just make sure to get Ceylon cinnamon or stick to small doses if you’re using the Cassia variety.
1 cup uncooked couscous
2 cups of orange juice (or other fruit juice)
1 cinnamon stick
2 tsp orange rind
500gr frozen berries of choice
200gr soy or coconut yoghurt
- Place couscous in a mixing bowl. In a saucepan, combine juice, cinnamon stick and orange rind and bring to the boil.
- Remove from heat and pour over couscous. Cover and leave for about 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
- Remove cinnamon stick. Separate the grains of couscous with a fork and gently add most of the berries
- Serve into bowls, sprinkling the remaining berries over the top. Allow to stand for a few minutes to allow berries to defrost.
- Serve with yoghurt and enjoy!
Make a big batch of berry couscous to share with your family and friends. Serves 4
Energy 1349 kJ (322 Cal)
Protein 10g (12%)
Carbohydrates 62g (80%)
Fat 3g (8%)
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