Monday, 23 March 2015

Apple oatmeal bars with orange spiced tea

Apple choco oatmeal bars and Orange spiced iced tea...
A guilt free, healthy yet fulfilling breakfast after a heavy workout to keep you active and refreshed throughout the day!!
Apple choco oatmeal bars 
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 1/4th cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2  cup fresh orange juice
  • 4-5 tbsp powdered  sugar (to taste)
  • 2 large apples shredded
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • A handful chopped walnuts
Directions:
  • Combine all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pre- heat oven at 190 degree C for 10 minutes.
  • Grease a baking dish, pour the oats mixture and bake it for 25-30 minutes or till done.
  • Allow it to cool and cut into slices.
  • Bars are ready to serve.

Orange spiced tea:
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 crushed green cardamoms
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • Peels from half orange
  • 2 drops orange essence 
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tea bag

Directions:
  • In a saucepan heat water over medium heat, add cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, star anise, cinnamon powder, orange peel and grated nutmeg.
  • Bring it to boil, switch off the flame.
  • Add orange essence and a tea bag, cover and let it brew for 5- 10 minutes.
  • Strain and stir in sugar.
  • Add ice cubes and serve.