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
One month’s supply of Betavivo oat hearts (RRP: £35)
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