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Anyone for a cuppa?

Black and green tea are high in antioxidants and contain caffeine, both of which are thought to be neuroprotective. Studies have found that 3 cups of tea a day may lower the risk of Parkinson’s and possibly slow progression.

But what to have with your tea? Rather than a custard cream which will add very little nutritionally here is a recipe for Blueberry, Apple and Cinnamon Oat Slices which will add to your antioxidant intake. The star ingredients here are blueberries, apples, oats, seeds and cinnamon.

Blueberry, Apple and Cinnamon Oat Slices

180g oats 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 apples 2 tablespoons blueberries 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds mixed

Preheat oven to 180℃/350F/Gas mark 4

Grease or line a 20cm square baking tin

Cut the apples into quarters, removing seeds and place in a blender with a dessert spoon of water. Blend into a coarse puree.

Melt the coconut oil and honey together in a pan. Stir in the apple.

Add the oats, cinnamon, blueberries and seeds. Stir to form a sticky mixture.

Transfer the mixture to the baking tin and press down. Bake for 20 minutes.

Allow to cool and cut into 9 squares.

Per slice: 145 kcals, 3g protein, 22g carb, 5g fat (0.7g protein from seeds, optional)

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