Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 19, 2022

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Spiced carrot bircher

Unusual bowl-based breakfasts for at home or “al desko”

Your body will thank you for incorporating vegetables into your breakfast bowl. Grated carrot is a great one to sneak in there, adding flavour, nutrients, texture and colour. Prepare this recipe before bed and you’ll have something to look forward to in the morning.

For the bircher
¾ (180 ml) oats
⅓ c. (80 ml) milk
⅓ c. (80 ml) natural yogurt
¼ c. (60 ml) water
1 carrot, peeled and grated
½ apple, peeled and grated
1 tsp. (5 ml) maple syrup
½ tsp. (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. (1.25 ml) ground nutmeg

For the toppings
dried dates
maple syrup (for those with a sweet tooth)

Place all the ingredients for the bircher in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. The next morning, divide the mixture between two bowls. Serve with the suggested toppings. Makes 2 bowls.

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