Jul 202010

Here is one recipe that is really handy and combines different colours, flavours and textures into one. As well as being a nutrition bomb, it is also both filling and satiating.


Basic oatmeal:
½ cup steel-cut oat / rolled oats
3 cups of water
10 almonds/macadamias/cashews
5 dates
1 banana

Colouring agents:
bright pink: ½ beetroot
orange: 2 carrots
yellow: 2 cups pumpkin or butternut squash
green: spinach or silverbeet
brown: chocolate.

Toppings: fresh fruits, nuts, dried fruits, candied fruits, peanut butter, almond butter, chocolate chips, etc.


Puree all the ingredients along with the colouring agent (beetroot, carrots, spinach, pumpkin).

Boil in a pan or pot.

Before serving, check the sweetness and add sugar if needed. Bear in mind that the topping will also sweeten up the dish.

Add your favourite toppings.

Tip: for tanginess in the base of the oatmeal, add fruit puree once the mixture is boiled. Use fruits with matching colours – berries, apple, persimmons, kiwi, papaya, etc.


Vasundhara Kandpal
Green Karma

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