PCOS + a recipe

If you're a follower of mine on Twitter, you'll know by now that nearly a week ago I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Its been a long road to get to this point, around 8 years, so most of me is glad I finally now whats wrong. Did you know 10% of women have PCOS; since my diagnosis friends have even told me they have it, and I never even knew!

Mine is quite severe, which is why it is all the more important that I carry on losing weight. I am having to look at my weight loss in a different way though. Reading about PCOS, lots of women say there's is aggravated by dairy. I taking the big step for better health and fertility, and cutting dairy out of my diet.
You can find the symptoms for PCOS on this website. If you have even a few of the symptoms, please go to you doctor, they will be able to help. For all those women who have PCOS; this website is a mine of information.

So what's the first thing I do when I hear the news, go searching for recipes of course! I came across this one and thought, yummy. Crumbles hardly have any dairy in anyway and this one is totally dairy free = yay! I didn't have enough apples, so I threw in a couple of pears and some raspberries too.

Pear, Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Serves: 8
Propoints: 3
2 pears, peeled and cubed.
3 apples, peeled and cubed.
A handful of raspberries.
140 g (2 cups) oats.
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
250ml (1 cup) apple juice
250ml (1 cup) water

1. Turn the oven onto gas mark 6. Place the apples, pears and raspberries in a ovenproof dish.Cover with apple juice and water.
2. Mix together the oats, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Put the dry mixture on top of the fruit mixture, and bake for 40-50 mins.

Yes, I bake in my PJ's!

H xo


Real Food Runner said...

Yummy! You can check at my blog at therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

Fash Boulevard said...

Baking in my PJ's is always a must. Fabulous post, love. Thanks for sharing. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xo


Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I would LIVE in PJs if I could! I get my best work done in PJs! I've been so amazed with how you're handling everything Helen, you're a superstar! <3

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