I just couldn't wait to share this one with you, inspired by my mum and her love for prunes I've come up with this version full of flavour. You can add a cinnamon stick or some vanilla extract if you like but I think they're great with my simple method.
This is a great post gym/breakfast snack. Prunes are high in fibre and are a natural laxative so great in January to get everything moving and keeping things regular! I know my body definitely isn't used to the food overload and I'm almost glad Christmas is over to get back to a routine and eating well and regularly.
These are such a great little snack but are quite high in sugar so be carfeul not to eat too many, they do however help me to wean myself off all that refined sugar and curb my sugar cravings. I might have this as a snack with eggs for breakfast or after the gym if I have already had my dinner. Prunes are high in antioxidants which helps recovery along with Vitamin A and potassium which so important for us all.
I absolutely love the flavours of the prunes once they're soaked and a simple coconut yoghurt is just so delicious with them but equally great with a homemade granola or in porridge. Not only is it better for our digestion to soak prunes before eating them but you are adding water so you're hydrating your body too, win win.
125g pitted prunes
2 x star anise
1 x rooibos tea bag
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp bee pollen
1 tbsp cacao nibs
Boil the kettle. Add the prunes, star anise and tea bag to a medium bowl. pour over enough boiling water to cover the prunes and then cover tightly with cling film. Leave to soak for at least an hour or overnight to allow the prunes to soak up all the flavours.
Drain the prunes from the liquid retaining 2 tbsp, place in a small bowl along with the maple syrup and stir to combine. (you can drink or use the rest of the liquid in a smoothie).
spread the yoghurt between bowls and add some prunes to each bowl, sprinkle with a little bee pollen, cacao nibs and a drizzle of the syrup and serve.
This is such a simple and delicious recipe it's well worth a try.
Let me know how you get on or if you add any other different kinds of spices.