Australia Daffodil Day is an important day each year where we stop and reach out to the individuals in our community who suffer from a life-altering diagnosis: cancer. The thought is simple. Give a daffodil – a beautiful, fresh flower – and help fund cancer research for generations to come. It’s one of the most iconic and best-loved campaigns in the country, and the more people who join in the better.
This year, we invite you to support Australia Daffodil Day in every sense. Donate online, volunteer your time at a stall, show support to a loved one or stranger struggling with cancer and eat fresh, delicious food with a yellow theme. There are so many ways that you can uplift the health of those around you while maintaining your own health at the same time. Here’s one of our very favourite recipes that’s perfect for raising cancer awareness this year.
What’s easier than overnight oats?
Overnight oats have become all the rage in the past couple of years because they are beyond easy as a breakfast option. Who has time to make a full breakfast in the morning? Not us! Full breakfasts are for the weekends, but overnight oats are awesome when you need to rush out the door but still pack a nutritious punch.
Lemon Ginger Turmeric Overnight Oats are high in fibre, which means you won’t be hungry two hours after breakfast. And the combination of almond milk, honey or maple syrup (your preference), lemon zest, ginger root, turmeric, and coconut adds flavor that will spice up your original impression that oatmeal is bland. This recipe is anything but boring.
Perhaps the very best part is that you’ll be able to add any toppings that you desire. Almonds, yoghurt, and shredded coconut add the perfect amount of crunch and sweetness if you think that your breakfast is just a little bare without it.
How to lend support to others fighting cancer
Has Australia Daffodil Day got you feeling inspired? Don’t stop! This is just one way that you can help the cancer community, and we’ve got a few other ideas for anyone out there feeling as though their reach could go a little bit further.
1. Reach out and ask permission to help. Sometimes during difficult times, everyone is so anxious to give their help and be a part of someone else’s grief that they don’t reach out and ask permission to help. Whoever has been diagnosed in your life, be conscious of their space.
2. Check out the Ring Theory for grief. This is one of the best ways to ensure that you’re being thoughtful about how you handle your own feelings throughout it all!
3. Default to food. Because we all need it! If you want to ensure that you maintain your distance while being helpful, consider giving fresh, healthy, and local food to the affected friend and their family. It’ll ensure that they have one less thing on their plate to take care of.