Bigged-up bix

There’s lots of snobbery around manufactured breakfast cereals, and rightly so in a lot of cases. They’re usually a horror story of refined carbs, with loads of added sugar. Whilst I wouldn’t advise eating Weetabix on its own (unless you specifically needed a really fast input of carbs for very little stomach distress – and there are those situations in an athlete’s life) it IS one of the very few cereals with very little added sugar.

The main part of your diet should be made up of unrefined foods, but sometimes there is a place for more refined carbs. Timing is the key point. It works well after a swim; swimming is a carb-heavy activity and Weetabix will replace those carbs very fast straight afterwards. But it’s best to give it some extra help on the nutrition front. So here we have Bigged-up-Bix!
Serves: 1 • Prep: 10 mins • Easy 
  • 1 or 2 Weetabix
  • 1-2 dessert spoons of oats
  • whole milk
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • tablespoon of ground flax, in this case we used Linwoods Flax, Brazil Nut and Co-enzyme Q10
  • 3 chopped brazils, for a bit of crunch
  • 2 teaspoons of mixed seeds
  • 2 chopped dates, we use dried fruit with no artificial additives, like Crazy Jacks
Mix the oats, flaxseed, seeds and brazil nuts.

Place the Weetabix, and the above mix, in a breakfast bowl and add the milk, to cover.

Add the banana and chopped dates.
Nutrition info
Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D, folate, iodine. Minerals: Magnesium, phosphorus, copper, selenium, potassium, iron, calcium.

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