Lose weight the 5:2 way. This quick and easyhealthy recipe is featured in the breakfast section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes that meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.
1 pear, peeled and cored
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick
2 cardamom pods
1 tablespoon light sour cream
2 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted and cut into 3-inch rounds
a pinch of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon blueberries
1 teaspoon honey
How to Make It
Put the pear in a small pan, and cover with about 3 cups water. Add vanilla, cinnamon stick, and cardamom. Bring to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes, until tender.
Spread sour cream onto toasted bread, and sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon. Once cooked, remove pear from the liquid, and cut into quarters. Serve the pear with the toast and blueberries, drizzled with honey.
Smart Tip: Cook a large batch of pears, and keep them in the fridge in their poaching liquid. On nonfast days, you can enjoy them as a dessert with plain yogurt.
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