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Sunshine Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast is served in under 5 minutes… So I try to work from home at least once if not twice a week, and you’d think that on those mornings I would be chilling in my onzie making myself a nice cuppa match tea infused with ginger and lemon. Not quite, the school run is not for the faint hearted. There is always the mad rush in the morning, topped with I can’t find my PE kit or school shoes! Worse still at the eleventh hour you find out its dress like a ‘book character day’. I find myself muttering under my breath ‘what, seriously is that even a thing! Its at that moment that I pause take a deep breath ‘I’ve got this’. All I need is some eyeliner, a scarf and trousers tucked in socks and we have ourselves a pirate! Meanwhile whizz this up in 5 minutes and you’ll be ready for some swashbuckling adventure…captain Jack Sparrow to the rescue, yes please! INGREDIENTS (serves 2-3) 1 banana 2 heaped tblsp oats 4-5 strawberries …

Oaty morning smoothie

I love making this up when I have those early morning ‘breakfast meetings’ where contrary to the name there is no breakfast there.  Worry not, help is at hand with this sunshine in a glass.  I like to use a cute jar/style mug and a straw that reminds me of the fairground…it makes me smile! Oats are a wholegrain powerhouse, a slow digesting carbohydrate that’s great for your muscles and energy levels. *Warning this glass of goodness my cause you to kick some ass in the boardroom!   INGREDIENTS (serves 2-3) ½ banana 2 heaped tblsp oats 4-5 dates 1 pear (peeled and chopped) Top up with milk of choice METHOD Chop up banana add oats, deseeded dates and pear to your juicer.  Add a tsp raw cacao powder and top up with milk and wiz up.

Berry good porridge

Ready in 10 minutes and keeps you satisfied all morning! INGREDIENTS 3 heaped tbls oats 200mls water ½ tsp coconut oil 4-5 strawberries, quartered 1 small banana, sliced handful of blueberries 1 tbls greek yogurt honey to sweeten METHOD Add 3 tbls oats to a pan with 200mls of water, medium heat stirring occasionally. In another pan add 1/2 tsp of coconut oil, quartered strawberries, handful of blueberries and a banana. Add some honey to sweeten and cook for a further 2 minutes until it turns into a compote. Porridge should be a thick consistency, add to a bowl, stir in tbls Greek yogurt and pour over the compote. Try sprinkling over some crushed almonds of flax seeds. Enjoy

Buckwheat Pancakes with Summer Fruits Compote

These pancakes ooze the feel good factor, especially good for when the weather or any other external factors dampen your mood… cook a batch of these babies and shine! Buckwheat is a high quality protein containing 8 essential amino acids, helps fight disease and great for your cardiovascular system… making you awesome in more ways than one! INGREDIENTS Batter 225g buckwheat 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 275ml milk 1 egg Compote ½ a table spn of coconut oil 175g of blueberries 4-5 srawberries 2 pears maple syrup for serving METHOD For the batter Add 225g buckwheat 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Measure 275ml milk and whisk in one medium sz egg. Add the milk gradually to the flour mixture, whisking in until you have a smooth batter consistency which is loose enough to pour. For the compote Add ½ a table spn of coconut oil to a medium sz pan on a medium-low heat. Add 175g of blueberries, strawberries (quartered), …