Ibiza-based private chef, restaurant consultant and food writer Tess Prince creates outrageously beautiful food that tastes delicious too. From her Mediterranean island home where she cooks daily in her outdoor kitchen, Tess shares her love of light, hydrating foods to eat in summer, with two delightful breakfast recipes to kick start your day. Using the freshest seasonal produce, these breakfast choices are simply sunshine on a plate. So tuck in, and enjoy!
Hormonal balancing overnight oats with maca, chia, cinnamon & coconut
Start you day right with this amazing breakfast that’s bursting with nutrients and fibre. Whether you’re an adaptogen pro or new to the game, maca powder is one of the most popular hormone-regulating super foods.
Chia is one of the richest sources of omega-3s fatty acids which are the building blocks of a group of hormones called eicosanoids, which the body uses to deal with inflammatory responses. For a touch of spice I have added cinnamon – I call it my love spice, it’s a beautiful sweet warming spice that helps balance hormones by lowering the amount of testosterone, while increasing progesterone.
200g organic porridge oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 teaspoons maca powder
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
1 tsp ground cinnamon
500ml non-dairy milk (organic soya is best choice)
Optional toppings; Greek yogurt or kefir, mixed berries, pomegranate, banana, hemp-seeds, cacao nibs, edible flowers
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir in the non-dairy milk. Pop into the fridge overnight.
- If you want extra creaminess you can mix Greek yogurt or for a super probiotic kick add some kefir.
- Top with any beautiful topping of your choice
Summer Berry Smoothie with almonds & probiotic kefir
This gorgeous fruity smoothie recipe will help beneficial gut bacteria flourish and it’s a great on-the-go breakfast option.
Kefir is fermented by lactic acid bacteria and yeasts that provide natural probiotics. It also includes “prebiotic” ingredients; bananas and almonds which supply non-digestible fibres that fuel the beneficial bacteria… and it’s beautifully delicious!
1 banana (frozen better for a thicker creamier result)
50g frozen berries
40g whole almonds
1 tablespoon of raw honey
*(1 teaspoon maca powder or chia seeds optional)
Optional toppings; a mini fruit kebab with strawberries, blueberries and slices of blood orange
- Put everything into a blender or food processor and whizz until completely smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and serve.
You can see more of Tess’s beautiful recipes in the new Summer ’22 issue of Wildflower, on sale now.