What’s your Valentine’s Day habit?
I say ‘habit’ because, well when you’re with someone for a while you tend to stick to a bit of a V-day tradition!
Ours? An M&S meal + wine for £10 (or Waitrose if we’re feeling fancy!)
This year though there’ll be no ready meals on the table. That’s mostly because I’m attempting to stick to a no sugar diet – and Mr Rinroad’s basically on one by default!
It’s true that sugar is addictive, and I haven’t been so strict since sugar free January ended. No chocolate or cake has passed my lips, but the odd store-bought meal has definitely made its way into my fridge (my hand was just surreptitiously covering the sugar content label!)
I was doing ok on no sugar until I relaxed the rules a bit. Then the other day I found myself in the kitchen sniffing a bag of chocolate cookies Mr R had bought. Sniffing cookies! I mean seriously, what’s wrong with me?
So, since Valentine’s Day is all about the chocolate (and I’m clearly experiencing withdrawal!) I’ve cooked up a sweet and special Valentine’s Day breakfast which contains no refined sugar whatsoever.
These raw cacao overnight oats are so chocolatey and delicious I ended up eating two portions in one bowl. If you feel like sharing them with your Valentine though, the recipe makes enough!
And as for our sugar free Valentine’s Day dinner? I’m sure if I look hard enough on Pinterest I’ll be able to make something from scratch.The problem will be finding sugar free champagne…
- 90g rolled oats
- 300ml coconut milk
- 4 tbsp full fat natural yoghurt
- 2 tbsp baobab powder
- 2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 drops vanilla essence
- peanut butter, strawberries and bananas to top
Combine all of the ingredients (except the toppings) in an airtight container. Mix well and store in the fridge overnight. Divide between two bowls in the morning, heat (if desired) and top.
Have a very happy Valentine’s Day!