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Oatmeal Drink

This delicious beverage is smooth, creamy and super refreshing. It is loved by children and adults alike. Serve it chilled.

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Serves 4-5

Ingredients
2 cinnamon sticks
3-4 cloves
3 teaspoons brown sugar, or to taste
3/4 cup/75g instant oatmeal
1 cup/250ml cold low-fat milk
Ground cinnamon, to serve

Method
Place 4 cups/1L water in a pan with the cinnamon sticks, cloves and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, partially covered. Remove from the heat. Remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves with a slotted spoon and discard.

Add the oatmeal and give a good stir. Cover and let cool to room temperature.
Using an electric blender, blend the oatmeal mixture until smooth and creamy, adding the milk. Transfer to a serving pitcher and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, pour into glasses, and sprinkle with a pinch of ground cinnamon.

Note: Instead of brown sugar, you may use honey or maple syrup.

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Low-fat Banana Choco Pudding

This delicious dessert can be enjoyed without a moment’s guilt.

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Serves 6

Ingredients
2 packages of silken tofu (about 600g)
2 small ripe banana (about 150g), coarsely chopped
½ cup/50g unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup/45g granulated sugar, or to taste
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
6 walnuts

Method
Using an electric blender, blend all the ingredients together to make a smooth puree. Divide and transfer the puree to individual serving dishes. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, place a walnut on top of the pudding and serve immediately.

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