Take-away Breakfast Idea

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I’m often rushed in the morning which  unfortunately means I don’t get an opportunity to have a proper sit down breakfast. Although I love taking my sweet time during breakfast, ideally drinking tea while slowly munching away on tasty homemade food then reading a good book or flicking through a magazine, I have found the perfect on-the-go brekkie recipe which makes up for all of the above!

What I love about this recipe is that:
1) It is dead easy
2) It takes only 1 minute to prepare
3) It is very cheap (which is always a bonus for poor university students like me!)
This recipe was inspired from Sarah Wilson’s ‘I Quit Sugar For Life’ book. Although I have never done the full I Quit Sugar program myself, I have experimented with her recipes a great deal. In my opinion, it is very true that we consume far too much sugar each day and that a low sugar diet makes you feel 100% better. The less sugar you eat, the less you crave it. It’s crazy!! Although I am not particularly a strong advocate of Sarah Wilson I do have a great deal of respect for her and I really love her recipes and perspective about food. I strongly support her approach to food waste management as well as her overarching vision which I discussed in my last post ‘Supercharged Vegetarian Salad (and a note about food sustainability)‘. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about! If you want more information please head to her blog.
Here’s the basic recipe for my take-away breakfast:
Ingredients:
– About 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
– 2 to 3 fresh or frozen strawberries
– Two/Three Weet-Bix (depending on how hungry you are)
– Milk (I used full-cream milk but any type of milk would do)
Method:
– Pour the blueberries at the bottom of your take away-container
– Crumble your Weet-Bix on top
– Cover the lot with milk
– Add strawberries as toppings (if frozen you might want to unfreeze them in the micro-wave)
– Let the milk soak and the blueberries unfreeze for about 20-30 minutes
– Eat your breakfast!
This is a very simple recipe. I really like the texture of ‘soggy’ Weet-Bix and find it sweet enough just like that, however, feel free to drizzle some honey or maple syrup on top for an extra boost of sweetness! I also like to add these various ingredients to it:
– a scoop of chia seeds (soaking the chia seeds in the milk with the Weet-Bix makes a more pudding-like texture)
– a few roasted almonds
– Greek yogurt
– a scoop of LSA
– extra berries such as raspberries and/blackberries
– sliced banana
– granola
– chocolate sauce which consists of one tsp of cacao, one tsp of maple syrup and one tsp of tahini mixed together with hot water (inspired from Healthsynergy)
So let’s get into it shall we!
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Afternoon snack idea

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Good afternoon!

This morning I went to one of the hardest gym classes I have ever done! Let’s face it though, one of the reasons for which I found it so difficult is probably because I am rather unfit due to my recent trip where I did not get the opportunity to train very much!! But that’s all good :) It’s kind of fun to push myself again and try to get fitter and eat healthier ;) Afterwards I went straight to uni where I had a very busy day.

Does anyone else feel that when they come home around 4-5pm from uni it’s often a time when you want a good snack? I certainly feel that way! Especially when I haven’t stopped moving the whole day. But the thing is you don’t want to fill up too much before dinner and you want to avoid grabbing an ice-cream, cookies or anything that is not quite the best for you when you have just worked your butt off at a gym class that morning!

I have the perfect answer to your question :) This snack will definitely satisfy your hunger and give you that extra boost of energy that you need to get back to your readings before having dinner, without making you feel guilty or fill you up too much.

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Ingredients:

– One piece of organic spelt & muesli crisp bread

(Note: I found these on the weekend at Harris Farm and I fell in love with them! They are rectangular thick crackers kind of things from the brand called Dr. Karg). I’m pretty sure you can find them from most supermarkets or in health stores/health aisles of supermarkets. Otherwise I also found a few websites where you can purchase them online: Organic Buyers Group  and The Happy Apple Greengrocer.)

– Peanut butter (preferably organic and with no added sugar or salt!)

– Chocolate buckinis

(Note: I used the brand LovingEarth’s new ‘Chocolate Buckinis – Activated and Raw Organic’ which is just a fabulous snack for those chocoholics like me. You can purchase it from health stores which stock LovingEarth products or you can also buy it online through the LovingEarth website. Warning: they are so addictive!!!)

– Coconut flakes

– Goji berries

– Roasted almonds

– Blueberries

Method:

Simply spread a bit of peanut butter on the slice of crisp bread (or any other nut butter like almond butter for example) and then sprinkle some chocolate buckinis and a few coconut flakes on top. You can then play around by adding goji berries or blueberries as you are eating your crisp bread.

Options:

If you’re not as hungry as I was and want a lighter snack then eliminate the crisp bread and just munch on a few almonds, goji berries and blueberries – they form such a good combination! You can also add banana to the crisp bread or you can use banana instead of the crisp bread. It is one of these snacks where you can let your imagination give you different inspirations.

Enjoy!

Blueberry cocktail

Here are some images of a really yummy juice which I made as part of my 5-Day Vegan Cleanse. For the full recipe head to: http://www.theblondevegan.com/cleanse/

I did not have all the ingredients required to make the proper juice as from the cleanse program so I tweaked it a little bit. The ingredients which I used include: celery, cucumber, blueberries, ginger, apple, coconut water and a little bit of ice.

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