Category Archives: Brunch Ideas

Avocado, Chia, Baobab & Protein Smoothie Bowl

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I’ve come to the conclusion that if you want your smoothie bowl to be thick and creamy enough to pop other ingredients on top without losing them when they sink into the mixture, (can you tell this has been a long trial and error journey?!) Β you need to add half an avocado πŸ™‚ It’s the best thickening ingredient πŸ˜€ and it’s also DELICIOUS! πŸ˜‰

Ingredients

(liquid measurements may vary depending on the size of your smoothie maker)

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop protein powder – I usedΒ The Organic Protein CompanyΒ protein
  • 1 tsp. baobab powder
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Pop all the ingredients into your smoothie cup and blend using your smoothie maker
  2. Pour into a bowl
  3. Top with anything you like to give it some crunch πŸ˜€Β I used granola, freeze-dried strawberries and desiccated coconut

Enjoy πŸ˜€

With love, Tash ❀ x

Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Almond & Dried Raspberry Toast

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If you are a fan of Instagram, (I am obsessed), you’ll know there is such a thing as #toasttuesday πŸ™‚ I love toast so the fact that it has it’s own day has made me very happy HAHA πŸ˜€

This is a yummy toast recipe that is fab for breakfast or as a snack anytime during the day πŸ™‚

Ingredients

  • Wholemeal seeded bread (or any bread of your choice)
  • Peanut butter
  • Frozen blueberries (defrosted in a pan or the microwave)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Freeze dried raspberries

Directions

  1. Toast the bread
  2. Add the peanut butter first
  3. Spoon on the blueberries
  4. Sprinkle the almonds and freeze dried raspberries

Enjoy πŸ™‚

With love, Tash x

Banana, Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin Breakfast Muffins

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These muffins are made with oats as well as wholewheat flour so they are perfect for a filling and nutritious breakfast πŸ™‚ Also yummy eaten any other time of the day too, I should add… (as my hubby will confirm) πŸ˜‰ HA HA!

Ingredients (for 6-7 large muffins)

  • Mashed bananas x 3
  • Melted coconut oil – 1/3 cup
  • Egg yolks x 2
  • Maple syrup – 1/2 cup
  • Honey – 3 tbsp
  • Caramel syrup – 2 tbsp (I use Monin sugar free syrup that I also put in my coffee sometimes) πŸ™‚
  • Apple puree – 5 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 2 tsp
  • Coconut sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Gluten free apple and cinnamon porridge oats (if you don’t have these, just add some chopped apple and more cinnamon and use normal oats) – 1 cup
  • Wholemeal self-raising flour – 1.5-2 cups (until a thick dough like consistency)
  • Bicarbonate of soda – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5 / 190
  2. Pop some muffin cases into a muffin tray ready to be filled
  3. Add all of the above ingredients into a mixing bowl in the order they are written in stirring thoroughly whilst adding them
  4. Pop the mixture into a jug
  5. Pour into muffin cases
  6. Bake in the oven for 35-40 mins or until a knife comes out clean when poked into the centre

Enjoy one warm with a nice cuppa and keep the rest in a sealed containerΒ for brekkie / snacking πŸ˜€

With love, Tash x

Banana, Blueberry & Peanut Butter Toast

Peanut butter on toast is my go-to snack of choice 😊 You just can’t beat it πŸ˜‹ Add some refined sugar free blueberry jam and banana and you’ve got yourself a delicious creamy, crunchy and tangy nutritious snack πŸ™‚ 😁

Ingredients

  • Wholemeal seeded toast
  • Peanut butter (I use Biona Organic)
  • Blueberry jam (refined sugar free)
  • Banana

I don’t even have to explain how to make it πŸ˜‰

Enjoy πŸ™‚

With love, Tash x

Boiled Egg & Sweet Potato Salad

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A simple salad made up of the freshest ingredients, quick to make and really tasty!

You can’t get fresher than this! Look at all the beautiful colours πŸ™‚ If you are what you eat, I want to be a rainbow πŸ™‚

Packed full of nutrition, you’ve got complex carbs (transporting energy to muscles), protein (building strong and lean muscles), a whole variety of vitamins and minerals (to support your body’s needs), healthy fats (helping you to absorb the vits and mins)Β and of course, fibre (for your digestive health)!

Ingredients (for 1 person)

  • Boiled eggs – 2
  • Sweet potato (chopped into cubes) – 1/2 Β cup
  • Butternut squash (chopped into cubes) – 1/2 cup
  • Garden peas – 1/2 cup
  • Cherry tomatoes (all different colours if you can) – 1/2 cup
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle *yum*

Directions

  1. Pop the sweet potato and butternut squash in a microwaveable dish and pop in microwave for 2-3 mins and then take out and pop in a frying pan with a little olive oil on a low heat
  2. Add the garden peas to the pan and warm through
  3. Chop the boiled eggs
  4. Place the peas, sweet potato and butternut squash on a plate
  5. Wash and add some cherry tomatoes (chop if you prefer) to the plate
  6. Add the boiled eggs
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. Drizzle the olive oil

Eat and enjoy! πŸ™‚

With love, Tash x

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

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Who wants pancakes? I DO!! πŸ˜‰ Who doesn’t want pancakes?! Well this recipe takes 2 minutes to make, has healthy ingredients and is made with whole wheat flour so it has a lower GI meaning it will keep you fuller for longer! Yippee! πŸ™‚

Ingredients (makes approx. 6-7 small pancakes)

  • Ripe bananas – 2
  • Eggs – 2
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Almond milk – 1/4 cup or as required 
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – pinch
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp. (for frying the pancakes)

Directions

  1. Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk into a batter
  3. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add the coconut oil
  4. Using a ladle – spoon the batter into small circles in the pan
  5. Once you can see bubbles start to form, slowly flip them over and cook on the other side

So simple πŸ™‚

Serve with whatever you fancy – I used blueberries, sliced almonds, honey and desiccated coconut

Enjoy!

With love, Tash x

Cheesy Mushrooms on Toast

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Cheese = good, mushrooms = good… cheesy mushrooms = goooood! πŸ˜‰

This is a simple way of cooking a tasty mushroom dish for a quick bite to eat… perfect for all you busy peeps! πŸ™‚ So simple it’s not really a recipe but it’s tasty so I’m sharing!

Ingredients

  • Slice wholemeal toast
  • Mushrooms – 1 cup
  • Philadelphia cheese – any flavour (I used Mediterranean herbs but garlic and herb would be perfect) – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Make it

  1. Chop and lightly fry the mushrooms in the coconut oil
  2. Add the Philadelphia cheese and stir well
  3. Pop on top of the toast and sprinkle the chilli flakes and salt and pepper
  4. Add a side salad

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

With love, Tash x

Smashed Egg, Cream Cheese & Spinach Bagel

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So pretty πŸ™‚ AND so healthy πŸ™‚

A yummy combination of flavours with healthy and nutritious ingredients, what more could you want? πŸ™‚

Ingredients – pp

  • Wholemeal bagel – 1/2
  • Mediterranean herb Philadelphia soft cheese – 1 tbsp.
  • Spinach – 1/2 cup
  • Cherry tomatoes – 1/2 cup
  • Boiled egg – 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tsp
  • Balsamic glaze – 1 tsp

Make it

  1. Toast the bagel
  2. Spread the soft cheese on the bagel
  3. Add the spinach leaves
  4. Smash the boiled egg and pile on top of the spinach leaves
  5. Chop the cherry tomatoes and pop on the top
  6. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic glaze
  7. Sprinkle the black pepper on the top

Done! πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

With love, Tash x

Eat the Rainbow

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The perfect title for this dish…it has almost all of the colours of the rainbow and tastes just as good as it looks! πŸ™‚

Ingredients

  • Beef tomato – 1 pp
  • Green pesto – 1 tsp
  • Diced butternut squash and sweet potato – 1 cup pp
  • Sugar snap peas – 1/2 cup pp
  • Beetroot – 1 pp
  • Poached egg – 1 pp
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Paprika – to taste

Make it

  1. Pop the diced butternut squash and sweet potato in the microwave for 4-5 minutes
  2. SautΓ© the sugar snap peas in the coconut oil for 2-3 minutes
  3. Chop the beetroot and beef tomato
  4. Poach the egg
  5. Add the sweet potato and butternut squash to the pan with the sugar snap peas andΒ sautΓ© for 1 minute and then pop on a plate
  6. Add the beetroot, tomato and pop the poached egg on top
  7. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and paprika over the dish
  8. Drizzle the green pesto and olive oilΒ over the tomatoes

Enjoy πŸ™‚

With love, Tash x

Goats Cheese Pitta Pizza

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Another variety of pitta pizza πŸ™‚ I just can’t get enough of this light meal!

Ingredients

  • Wholemeal pitta
  • Goats cheese
  • Sundried tomato pesto
  • Mushrooms – sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Rocket & Spinach salad
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Make it

  1. Cut the pitta in half and open out
  2. Spoon the pesto onto the bread and place the rocket and spinach salad on top
  3. Pop the goats cheese, mushrooms and tomatoesΒ on top
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the top
  5. Grill or pop in the oven for 10 mins (keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn)

Enjoy πŸ™‚

With love, Tash x