Betavivo Blueberry & Yoghurt Breakfast Pots:
Recipe, Review and Giveaway
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, whether it be a slap-up Full English Breakfast (called a FEB in our house), a buttery croissant served with ruby-red raspberry preserves, creamy porridge, toast and Marmite (I’m a Marmite lover) or something a bit healthier, such as my recipe for today for Betavivo Blueberry & Yoghurt Breakfast Pots. So, apart from the yoghurt and blueberries, ingredients we all know, what is Betavivo? Betavivo are crispy oat hearts with a high content of beta-glucan, which lowers cholesterol and blood glucose; they are made in Sweden with natural raw materials from oat bran, cornmeal and fructose (from apple).
I am always on the look out for healthy food and so when Betavivo sent me a week’s worth of these oat hearts to try, l was fascinated to see what they tasted like. To enjoy them at their best, I devised a quick and easy breakfast recipe – it is suggested that you eat them with milk, like your usual breakfast cereal, or add them to other cereals, but being a fruit and yoghurt lover, I decided to create some little breakfast pots using my Betavivo oat hearts. As I had a small punnet of blueberries and a couple of pots of thick Greek style yoghurt, it seemed natural to add my Betavivo hearts to those ingredients, along with a sprig or two of fresh mint leaves.
These little Blueberry & Yoghurt Breakfast Pots were delicious and the Betavivo oat hearts added a wonderful crunch; they tasted sweeter than expected but their was a definite oaty taste and the texture was light with the hearts holding their shape well when added to the yoghurt. (I hate soggy cereal!) So, who should think about adding Betavivo to their diet? Here are the recommendations from the official UK website:
Who should use Betavivo?
* Those who need to lower their blood cholesterol.
* Those with impaired glucose tolerance – often those with metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
* Anyone who wishes to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels and a healthy heart.
The lovely folks over at Betavivo have kindly donated ONE MONTH’s supply of Betavivo oat hearts to all Lavender and Lovage readers as a giveaway! You can enter the giveaway at the end of this post, just after my recipe for Blueberry & Yoghurt Breakfast Pots. For more information about Betavivo and the benefits of adding it to your daily diet, just pop over to their site here: Q&A I am a convert and I am considering adding them to my diet to help lower my cholesterol, which is slightly high at present, and an all natural additive has to be better than Statins, which I refuse to take – I try to control my cholesterol through diet and lifestyle. DO enter the giveaway and if you are already a lover of Betavivo, I hope you enjoy these breakfast pots as much as we do! Karen
Little Blueberry & Yoghurt Oat Pots
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Meal type||Breakfast, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 2 x small pots of natural Greek yoghurt
- 75g fresh blueberries
- 2 x packets Betavivo oat hearts
- fresh mint leaves, to garnish
Delightful little breakfast pots of goodness, these can be whipped up in 5 minutes on the morning, or can be assembled the night before.....Betavivo oat hearts are available at leading Lloyds Pharmacies, Holland & Barrett stores and independent pharmacies.
|Step 1||Layer the ingredients in small water glasses, starting with yoghurt, blueberries and then Betavivo oat hearts.|
|Step 2||Continue to layer this way finishing with some blueberries and a scattering of Betavivo oat hearts.|
|Step 3||Garnish with fresh mint leaves.|
One month’s supply of Betavivo oat hearts (RRP: £35)
To enter this Giveaway, all you have to do is the following:
1. Complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries – THREE mandatory questions will appear, which you need to answer by leaving an answer to the question shown above at the bottom of the post, following Betavivo UK and me on Twitter, before going back to the Rafflecopter form and hitting “Enter”. (After this, you can complete the bonus entries as explained on the form to increase your odds of winning – you can also return daily to tweet this for more bonus entries)
2. Entries are by blog comment, Twitter, Facebook etc
3. Closing Date: 3rd June 2015
(For more information on how to enter blog giveaways using Rafflecopter please see this short video
You can win more bonus entries by tweeting on a daily basis.
It’s EASY! Rafflecopter will tweet, like and follow on your behalf. For information on finding the URL of your tweet please see this
All my other current giveaways are here:
Lavender and Lovage Giveaways
Terms and Conditions:
This prize is offered by Betavivo UK and I am hosting it on behalf of them. You must be over 18yrs old to enter. Please note, I am not responsible for posting the prize out or providing it. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received. The winner will be notified within 7 days of the closing date. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available. This competition is open to UK entrants only. The winner will be selected at random by the Rafflecopter widget below and you can enter via Twitter on a daily basis to have more chances of winning.
Patricia Walker says
low fat greek yoghurt with dates and walnuts
Tracy Nixon says
I love Greek yogurt with honey or muesli!
Tracey Peach says
I love granola xxx
janet humphrey says
Home made Bircher Musli (so this would be a great addition for me)
Suzanne Drummond says
porrigde with syrup
iain maciver says
porridge with honey
Porridge with cinnamon, brown sugar, and bananas
Elle Bloggs says
Lovely recipe Karen. I love making granola at home using oats – porridge is my go-to breakfast recipe 🙂
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thanks Elle, I am a huge fan of home made granola too!
kim plant says
banana porridge x
Helen Hodgson says
Usually have porridge but this sounds delicious
Donna Loxton says
Yogurt with chopped walnuts and pears
Helen Battle says
Susan Barrie says
I make my own granola, adding lots of whateve seeds, nuts and dried fruit I have in the cupboard!
Gill Bland says
For a brunch one, baked eggs with harissa and yoghurt but on a daily basis, any muesli mix with lots of pecans and dates. mmm Preferably with hazelnut milk.
William Gould says
I just love muesli, or porridge with honey! If I’m in a rush, I’ll have Weetabix, or should I say Asda’s equivalent which is a bit rougher and not as sloppy!
tina holmes says
poached eggs or porridge
Lydia Graham says
I love making a ‘breakfast muffin’. I make these by using a muffin tin and lining each individual ‘hole’ with cooked bacon, I then crack an egg into each ‘hole’ then sprinkle cheese on the top. Cook in the oven for around 20 minutes until the egg is cooked. Gorgeous
kellyjo walters says
boiled eggs and soldiers
Ashleigh Allan says
I like yogurt and granola!
laura banks says
scrambled egg on toast
Angela McDonald says
Fresh fruit porridge!
clara cort says
banana & blueberries overnight oats, porridge or homemade granola with yogurt and fruits
Paula Readings says
Toast & Marmalade.
Angela Treadway says
Ruth Harwood says
I do love a cheese Omelette with herbs and a touch of spice xx
Katherine L says
I love a veg, chorizo and cheese omelette!
claire woods says
Greek yogurt with honey
emily omara says
Leona S Fisher says
Pancakes with syrup, bacon and sausage!
Nat thomason says
Oats and golden syrup
Stephanie Tsang says
Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast.
Rey Chunara says
Porridge with honey
mark cameron says
oats with honey, berries
Phil W says
Either high fibre muesli with yoghurt or scrambled eggs on toast
Pancakes and maple syrup.
sue hodges says
love a big bowl of mixed fruit with greek yoghurt and honey
claire nutman says
Boiled eggs x
Siobhan Davis says
Granola, Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits its amazing and my children love it x
Holly Gibson says
Crunchy cereal with fresh strawberries
jodie crossley says
poached eggs on toast!
greek yoghurt with slices of banana and drizzled honey. would be lovely with some of these oat hearts <3
Anthony G says
Yogurt and granola
Karen Lloyd says
Porridge with blueberries.
Kerry Charlesworth says
I love porridge with raw honey, blueberries and flaxseed.
Andrea Smith says
Porridge with strawberries and golden syrup
kayleigh Bates says
Porridge with honey
Andrea A says
Porridge with chocolate drops.
Zoe G says
I like natural yogurt with bananas and raisins
John Tingay says
Karen Barrett says
lindsay chadburn says
i love greek yogurt honey and walnuts
Danika Lloyd says
Oats & honey <3
Val Swift says
Porridge with golden syrup
Susie Wilkinson says
Depends on the day………I usually just have toast, but on a Saturday, my favourite of all breakfasts, the full English!!
Lesley Bradley says
Porridge with walnuts,sunflower seeds and a cheeky swirl of syrup
Michaela Brennan says
Porridge with honey and berries.
Emma Clements says
Greek Yogurt with strawberries mmmmm
Karen Smith says
I usually have yoghurt & granola
k walsh says
Greek yoghurt with blueberries
Eleanor Wigmore says
Overnight oats with chia seeds and honey.
Christine Dodd says
Porridge with almond milk, seeds, honey and blueberries
jodie yorke says
I love porridge.
Lesley-Ann Dunn says
Porridge with coconut, cinnamon, Greek yogurt and blueberries
Dawn Totton says
Porridge with honey.
Ema J Lowe says
muesli with lovely juicy currants
leanne weir says
I love granola xxx
Tracey M says
i love granola with yogurt
Laura Costello says
Porridge n banana omnomnom
Kathleen Bywaters says
Greek yoghurt, blueberries and honey! Or if I want something a bit more meaty, scrambled egg on toast with slices of smoked salmon.
Steven Appleton says
Yoghurt with Blueberries
aaron broad says
I enjoy anything with bacon in
Kat Lucas says
Avacado on toast <3
Michelle Banks says
i love museli topped with greek yogurt and honey x
I love granola with natural yogurt, honey, banana and nuts
Hannah Igoe says
Sheila Reeves says
Porridge with either bananas or honey
Harry Letham says
Porridge salt, banana and maple syrup.
Petra Hora says
Erica Price says
Claire Davies says
I love Porridge for breakfast followed by a homemade Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookie! They are delicious 🙂 And feel me up 🙂
Jean Vaughan says
I always start the day with porridge made with light soya milk, sweetened with a teaspoon of honey and a chopped up small banana and handful of blueberries.
Kerry Locke says
Vanilla Chia Pudding is my new favourite breakfast
Alison MacDonald says
Porridge with honey 🙂
Victoria Prince says
Museli with extra additions of whatever fruit and nuts I have in the fridge/cupboard at the time!
Amy B says
I usually have porridge and blueberries but this looks like a fab change!
Sarah Parker says
Angie Hoggett says
Greek yoghurt with fresh mango, nuts, and dried fruit
Liz Marriott says
Anything that involves seeds and nuts…
emma kinsey says
porridge and jam
Joanna Sawka says
Porridge with dried fruits
LEE HARDY says
I like Greek yogurt with honey
Rich Tyler says
porridge or crumpets!
Patricia Avery says
My favourite breakfast is a slice of cold toast spread with ice cold butter and washed down with a cup of green tea. Not exactly super healthy but I love it and it sets me up until lunch time 🙂
Natalie Crossan says
Porridge with golden syrup
Ellie P says
At the moment my favourite breakfast is scrambled egg with oatcakes!
Jo W says
Fiona K says
Porridge with banana & soy milk
Hazel Rea says
Millet porridge with a little cinnamon in it and sliced banana on top.
Karen R says
I like bran flakes and raisins with hot milk 🙂
Andrew Seaman says
Kerry Kilmister says
low fat greek yoghurt with blueberries, raspberries and drizzled with honey
Deborah Bird says
I like all bran with sliced banana and milk! would like to try these, they sound lovely!
Maria P says
Jane Middleton says
porridge oats and seeds
Kimberley Howes says
Porridge , Greek yoghurt, honey, and bananas