The surprising hack that’s literally getting me out of bed this Winter

05 AUG, 2022 | Lorna Jane Clarkson

Active Living | Wellness | Recipes

There is no denying it’s officially winter (sad face) and here in Brisbane Australia, the days are noticeably shorter, darker, and SO much colder than I remember it being in previous years!!

That being said, as a summer baby, the winter months are always a little more challenging for me to do even the simplest of things- like getting out of bed in the morning, working out and even deciding what to wear!

It’s still dark at 5am (my usual wake up time) and the average temp is below 10 degrees! But you’ll be surprised when I share with you what’s currently motivating me to get out of bed.

Drum roll please….


Now, I know what you are thinking. *Insert sarcastic tone*
“Oats in winter- not exactly ground-breaking right!”

Well, let me share with you that there’s a lot more to oats than what first meets the eye. Besides being easy to prepare, quick to make, cost effective, versatile, and so comforting when the weather is cold, they’re also packed with multiple nutrients and associated with so many health benefits. For instance, did you know that...

Eating oats can:

  • Help stabilise your blood glucose levels.
  • Help with weight management by keeping you fuller for longer.
  • Reduce cholesterol levels which can improve cardiovascular health.

They’re also:

  • A prebiotic- so good for your general gut health.
  • High in protein.
  • And delicious, comforting, nourishing and so versatile!

I have to admit that one of the things I love most about oats is their versatility!! They are so versatile in fact, that I literally have a different flavour every day- depending on what I’m craving but also what I feel my body needs from a nutritional point of view as well.

My morning oats are literally my first thought in the morning, and I genuinely look forward to deciding what flavours and/or toppings I’m going to choose to satisfy my cravings and keep me full, nourished and energised for the rest of my day.

Still not convinced?? Let me show you some of my favourite oat toppings that my team and I have put together for you – and let’s see if your love affair with oats as a winter must-have can match mine!! xx

Some of our favourite Oat Topping combinations are;

Antioxidant Beauty Oats

  • Berry Compote
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Pomegranate
  • Coconut Yoghurt
  • Maple Syrup
  • Pistachios
  • Coconut Flakes

Weekend Oats

  • Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Peanuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Tahini Drizzle

Immune Oats

  • Turmeric
  • Banana
  • Fig
  • Orange
  • Passionfruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Blueberries
  • Pepita Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Honey

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