All posts tagged: Recipe

Jude’s Pancakes

This morning Jude and I made pancakes for breakfast. Like most four year olds, Jude has his favourite dishes but I try and encourage him to eat a variety of different things. He loves helping me in the kitchen and I love watching him discover new foods. Recently, I’ve noticed that Jude has become more aware of what he’s eating. (more fussy!) For examples, I’ve always used fresh basil in our pasta sauce and after almost three years of eating it, Jude has started to pick out tiny pieces of basil and push them to the side of his plate. I’ve asked Jude to help me to make some of his favourite meals, in the hope that he might try some new foods. If nothing else, I’m sure that he’ll enjoy making lots of mess! Here is our recipe for Banana & Blueberry Pancakes. . . Ingredients – 1 cup Self Raising Flour – 1 cup Soya Milk – 1/2 tsp Baking Powder – 1 Banana – 1 Large Handful of Blueberries Method – Heat …

Cinnamon & Cocoa Milkshake

This one is delicious !!! 1/2 a tsp Cinnamon 1/2 a tsp Cocoa Almond Milk 1 Banana One tsp of Almond Butter One tsp of Nutella 2 Ice Cubes I love this smoothie as a sweet treat, it’s the perfect recovery drink after a tough workout. I have been gradually increasing my running milage over the last few weeks as I am training for the February Cambridge half marathon. All these extra miles are being fuelled by my secret weapon . . . Nutella 🙂

Green Goodness

Earlier this week I attended a party at Frame Kings Cross to celebrate the opening of their awesome new fitness studios! I left the party with a bag packed full of healthy goodies, one of which was a pack of Naturya Organic Wheatgrass Powder. I’ve only ever had fresh wheatgrass shots from juice bars before, I know that it is super good for you. Let’s face it, most foods that are bright green are good for you. (perhaps with the exception of Haribo’s green fizzy laces, damn it!) This morning I made a green juice using 10 grams of wheatgrass powder. I added the juice of a whole lemon, half a glass of pressed apple juice, fresh mint & ice. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to stomach a big glass of green juice, first thing in the morning, but I was pleasantly surprised! It was super refreshing! Wheatgrass is packed full of vitamin E, calcium, iron and fibre, so it is a great way to kick start your day. You can …

Pink Milkshake

Soya Milk, Strawberries, Blueberries, Banana & Mint. This mornings strawberry milkshake. . . . Top Tip – I always have berries in the freezer, that way if I haven’t been shopping and we’re out of fresh fruit, I can just add a few frozen berries to a smoothie or to my porridge etc. Jude calls this one ‘Strawberry yoghurt juice’ 🙂 He’s not a big fan of bananas, so this is a good way for me to sneak them into his diet. (I other hand love bananas, they are by far the most under rated fruit!)

Friday’s Fuel – Banana Milkshake

This milkshake is sooooo delicious!! & it’s the perfect refuel after my friday morning run. Here is my super simple recipe for the ultimate dairy free banana milkshake! Blend one large banana, half a glass of soya milk, a couple of ice cubes & . . . (one big spoonful of Sweedish Glace Vanilla Soya Ice Cream) Yes, that’s right, ice cream!! Enjoy!

Yellow Juice Boost

Today, I felt tired & I needed a bit of a boost. I resisted the temptation to grab a spoon and dive head first into the Nutella jar! Instead I made this delicious smoothie . . . Coconut water is packed full of goodness, it’s great for rehydrating after exercise. (Also a good hangover cure) I added a little bit of coconut cream too. Ingredients Coconut Water Mango Pineapple Lime Juice Mint Coconut Cream (optional) This smoothie is quite sweet, just what I needed to wake me up, after a late 10k last night with the midnight runners. Sunshine in a glass on a grey day, enjoy!

Beautiful Blueberries !

This smoothie has only 4 ingredients but it is packed full of goodness. Blueberries have a high fibre content, which is great for boosting your digestion & they also contain a huge amount of Vitamin C. Eating these little super berries will give your gut & your skin some TLC. Ingredients – Half a cup of frozen Blueberries A handful of Cherries Half a cup of Almond Milk One Banana – Blend all of the ingredient with a hand blender or smoothie maker. This smoothie is quite thick so you can add a little bit more milk if you want to make it lighter. This easy Peasy recipe takes about 60 seconds to make. If you often head out the door in the morning without breakfast, then try making this smoothie in the evening, you can keep it over night in the fridge and it’s ready to go in the morning. Bon appetite !

Red Berry Breakfast !

Today, I made this delicious smoothie for breakfast. Berries have a long list of benefits from improving the health of your heart, to giving your skin a boost. Bottom line is, they are good for you! I keep berries in the freezer at all times, perfect for making smoothies & pancakes. Ingredients  Strawberries Blueberries Blackberries Watermelon Alpro Soya Vanilla Yoghurt Ice Fresh Mint Enjoy!!

Very Cherry Smoothie.

This weeks miniature heat wave has left us feeling thirsty! Here is my recipe for our favourite summer smoothie. Ingredients 2 Handfuls of Cherries. (remove the stones) 1 Handful of Frozen Blueberries 1 Handful of Strawberries A few Ice Cubes Fresh Mint A squeeze of Lemon Juice 2 Tbsp Alpro Vanilla Soya Yoghurt Blend all of the ingredients with a hand blender and enjoy. Dairy free deliciousness!