Sweet Matcha Smoothie

 

This green smoothie is the sweetest green smoothie you will ever taste! I love having it for breakfast as it’s absolutely delicious, refreshing and full of vitamins. The banana, dates and matcha in this smoothie will give you lots of energy which is perfect to start the day with! I also use spinach which is extremely low in calories and its full of vitamins and iron. Also adding a tablespoon of chia seeds will give you a boost of protein as a finishing touch! Healthy, sweet and yum! WIN WIN!

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • Splash almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 unpitted dates
  • 2 hand fuls frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Matcha powder
  • Tablespoon chia seeds

 

Method

 

  1. Apart from the chia seeds place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add some extra almond milk if you think its a little too thick.
  2. Pour your smoothie into a glass and top it off with a tablespoon of chia seeds.

 

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Nutty Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa doesn’t only make a great lunch or dinner, its also an amazing breakfast! This quinoa porridge gives you an amazing energy boost to make sure you get your day started in the best way you possible can! It’s full of protein and fiber and it has a slow energy release, making you also feel full for longer!

On top of all this, it tastes absolutely amazing! Win win! It has a deliciously creamy texture and the crunchy nuts give it lots of flavour! The best way to start an energetic day with a smile!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 50 grams quinoa
  • 150 ml almond milk
  • tablespoon agave syrup
  • tablespoon rasped coconut
  • small hand full cashews
  • tablespoon almond butter
  • small handful fresh strawberries

 

Method

 

  1. Combine the milk and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil – stir it once in a while. Then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15 minutes until most of the milk has been absorbed.
  2. Stir in the agave syrup and pour the mixture into a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the rasped coconut and add a spoonful of almond butter on top.
  4. Break the cashews into smaller pieces and cut the strawberries into small slices, add these as a finishing touch!

 

 

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Nutty Chocolate overnight oats

Who doesn’t want to have chocolate for breakfast!

This nutty chocolate oat bowl is truly one of my favourite breakfasts. It’s super easy to make the night before and you only need a few ingredients to make something extremely delicious. I make it a lot late at night as it’s quick to whip up and you will definitely thank yourself the next morning! Who wouldn’t wake up with a smile knowing you are having a bowl of chocolate deliciousness for breakfast!

 

Ingredients

 

For one large bowl

  • 50 grams oats
  • 100 ml almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons cacao
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 handful pecans
  • pinch of salt

 

Toppings

  • Shredded coconut
  • Pecans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut yoghurt
  • Add granola for some extra crunch

 

Method

 

  1. To make your base simply place all the ingredients apart from the pecans in one big bowl and stir until everything is combined.
  2. Then pour the mixture into an airtight jar and finish it off with a handful of pecans on top.
  3. Place the jar in the fridge overnight to let it set.
  4. When you are ready for breakfast the next morning simply pour your nutty chocolate oats into a bowl and top it off with a tablespoon of coconut yoghurt, pecans and some shredded coconut. You can also add some granola if you like a little crunch!

 

I love to serve mine in my favourite coconut bowl from Coconut Bowls for an extra tropical look! They are 100% natural, hand made and absolutely beautiful!

 

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Cashew & Coconut Oat Pot – the healthiest way to start the day

This is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can have and it’s super quick to make! Perfect for those with busy mornings but wanting to have a healthy start to the day.

It gives you lots energy and it’s full of healthy oils. Also, as it’s quite filling it will keep you full until lunch! Which is a win if you are on a diet.

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • 150 grams oats
  • 2/3 cup of cashews
  • 6 soft dates
  • 3 tablespoons rasped coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • squeeze of lemon

 

Method

 

  1. Soak the cashews and oats in some water for at least 5 hours or overnight if you are wanting to have it for breakfast. Also make sure your dates are soft – if their not put them in a cup of boiling water and leave to soak for a bit so they can soften up.
  2. When you’ve soaked everything drain the access water and place all the ingredients together in a blender.
  3. Simply blend until it forms a smooth mixture.
  4. Pour it in a cup and top it off with some more cashews or even some blueberries!

 

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Healthy Honey Puffs

 

Honey Puffs is something I have always had a weakness for as a child. These days it’s still a treat but due to the amount of sugars it’s not a very healthy treat. So I decided to remake Honey Puff’s my style!

It’s a simple recipe yet so delicious.

They go great simply with milk or with some coconut yoghurt and red fruit!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 150 grams puffed brown rice
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • pinch of salt

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven at 180c.
  2. Place the almond butter, agave syrup, coconut oil, vanilla powder, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a small pan on a low heat and let the ingredients melt together.
  3. Then add the melted mixture to the puffed brown rice in a big bowl and mix well.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking tray and place in the oven for about 10 min until they are crispy.
  5. Then add the chia seeds and leave to cool. (Store them in an airtight box)

 

 

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Power Berry Breakfast Smoothie

As a breakfast lover I am totally in love with this berry breakfast smoothie. It’s the perfect combination of nutrition,vitamins and healthy fats, which will give you the best boost to start the day.

It’s also a great pre-workout smoothie if you go for a morning run or workout!

 

Ingredients

Makes one large glass.

  • 1/2 a cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of oats
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 a cup of ice cold water
  • splash of almond milk

 

Method

Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you think it’s a little too thick add a little more water or milk. Then, drink up and enjoy!

 

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