Apple and Cinnamon Pudding

A lot of people believe that once they are on a diet they can no longer eat desserts or sweet stuff. I was one of these people, cutting out the sweet stuff, the ice cream, the desserts only to find the cravings come back a lot faster. It is better to keep still something sweet in the diet, but natural sweets not added sweets. In my diet plan there is a lot of variety in meals and I was even surprised when I saw a pudding on the menu as a second breakfast. Today you can read how to make this nice dessert or second breakfast and why I need a second breakfast.

I eat a second breakfast everyday, especially because my breakfast is around 6.30 (on some days even earlier) and it is really hard not to get hungry before 12. I have four meals per day and in total they are together around 1800kcal. I do not need more for my daily job, I am simply just sitting the whole day and to reduce my fat percentage It is better to decrease the amount of kcal and increase the amount of sports to get faster results. However every time I have a training my trainer asks how I feel, how the diet is going, just to see how fit I am that day. Do not get me wrong, last Friday I had an ice cream outside of the diet and no it will not mess things up. Because saying no to everything is not the solution to my problem.

I am on the diet to get a more healthier lifestyle, to drink more water and to eat better and a bigger variety. Today I will share the recipe for one of my favorite second breakfasts I have during the week and some of my coworkers already asked for the recipe. It might not look that appealing, but tasty it most definitely is.

What do we need for a one person portion?

  • 1 apple (150g)
  • 125mL 1,5% milk
  • 1,5mL vanilla extract without alcohol
  • 39g millet groats (kasza jaglana in polish); small yellow balls of groats.
  • 24g honey
  • 5g cinnamon
  • 6g lemon juice.

How to prepare?

  • Boil the groats in the milk for around 10minutes (keep on stirring)
  • Peel the apple and cut in small pieces.
  • Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend together. If you would like to decorate with apple, then blend only half of the apple in the mix otherwise if it is for the next day, blend it all.
  • If it is too solid, you can add a little bit of extra milk, but it should not be necessary if the groats have been boiled properly.
  • Serve the pudding in a bowl and enjoy this healthier version of pudding.

Please note that this pudding is considered an extra meal in my diet plan and I would not recommend to eat it as an extra dish after dinner, because it will be a high calorie dinner then.

The pudding contains 357.3 kcal, 8.7g of protein and 3.7g of fat. When I eat the pudding around 10 in the morning it keeps me satisfied until 13/13.30, even with a gym workout early in the morning. I hope you will enjoy this dish as much as me.



Credits: Sarah Grybos, nutritionist.

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