Spring Breakfast Bowl

You know I love a good smoothie bowl, they are my favourite healthy breakfast! But we’ve been hauling the smoothie maker out nearly everyday for the past couple of months, so we’re switching it for spring with a non-blended breakfast bowl.

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I’m not a fan of yoghurt in general, it’s too sour or too sweet and I really don’t like lumps of fruit! However, I recently discovered The Collective, a UK brand of yoghurt (I’m not sure if its available anywhere else) which comes as a smooth, thick yoghurt that balances sweet and sour perfectly, with a range if flavours.

My favourite is the passion fruit, which adds a lovely tart bite to the yoghurt!

The Collective Passion Fruit Yoghurt

We’ve been topping 150g of The Collective with 30g of Fuel 10k chocolate protein granola and fresh blackberries, blueberries and sweet cherries.

Fuel 10k is another brilliant find from the supermarket. It’s high in protein and comes with tiny dark chocolate chinks, but it isn’t too sweet and adds an almost bitter taste (in a good way).

Fuel 10k chocolate granola
My nearly 3 year old loves this breakfast just as much as I do, it’s really filling, satisfying and doesn’t feel too virtuous!

spring breakfast bowl

spring beakfast bowl

What’s your go-to breakfast?
xoxo

Eats of the Week, and September is here already and I can’t wait for Autumn Outside Runs!

That was a long post title wasn’t it? But it’s exactly how I’m feeling!

I said I would do an Eats of the Week in my last Friday Round Up, and so here it is.

I’ve been making my smoothie bowls for a while now, and they are such a great start to the day. I need to top up on flax or chia though to bulk them out a bit.

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When I was pregnant I ate so much fresh fruit, especially pineapple as I read somewhere that it made labour easier (which I think is true as I had a quick and complications-free experience). I’ve gotten back into making a big batch of homemade fruit salad and then taking a portion to work with me each day.

 

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I made an EPIC breakfast last weekend of homemade blueberry pancakes, strawberries with peanut butter, fried eggs and crispy smoked bacon, it was AMAZING!!!

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I’ve also started upping my alcohol intake, which is something I need to keep my eye on. Here’s a pic of me enjoying a glass of Old Mout Cider (Kiwi and Lime flavour, yum!) whilst watching the World Champion Athletics in China. #GoMo!

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I thought I had more pictures but never mind! I’ll be sure to snap some more pictures this week! xoxo

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl with Nutty Granola

I try to make sure that we eat a healthy breakfast each morning at around 7am, which is sometimes easier said than done whilst trying to get ready for work and the toddler ready for nursery.

One of my favourites is a banana berry smoothie bowl topped with granola. Not only does it taste delicious, but it keeps me satisfied until mid-morning and is packed full of healthy ingredients.

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I have a smoothie2go maker which is super convenient as you just put all of your ingredients into the cup, screw on the lid and attached it to the machine. You can then choose to drink the smoothie straight from the cup, add a travel lid or pour it into a bowl as I do.

You can mix up the ingredients you like and there are thousands of smoothie recipes online, but this is my go to.

Ingredients:

80g frozen raspberries
80g frozen pitted cherries
1 medium banana
100g plain non-fat Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon of ground flax or chia seeds
Tiny amount of water to loosen the smoothie up.
25g nutty granola – I’m currently using Jordans but also really like Nature Valley granola

NOTE: I like my smoothie to be thick so that I can eat it with a spoon, so I don’t add much additional liquid.

Method:

1) Place the frozen ingredients in the cup first
2) Then add the banana, in chunks
3)Top with the flax/seeds
4) Spoon in the yoghurt
5) Pour in a small amount of water straight from the tap or bottle

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6) Turn the machine on and blend to your preferred consistency
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7) Sprinkle on your granola and enjoy!

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What’s your favourite smoothie combination?
xoxo

 

Breakfast of champions

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s true, it really is.

I know that more than ever having suffered through intense hunger pangs during these first few weeks of the second trimester. I mean, I wake up hungry, really hungry, and crawl out of bed to the kitchen to fix myself a ‘lil sum sum.

Today’s breakfast choice? Apple and Raspberry Alpen with fresh blueberries, as pink lady apple and a pint of water!

Breakfast

(Sorry about the quality of the pic, it was taken with my shizzy phone!)

xoxo

Breakfast: Wholemeal Bagel With Peanut Butter & Maple Syrup & Apple

Just a quick post today to tell you about a new breakfast I have started enjoying, which keeps the hunger pangs at bay and tastes delicious!

You start with half a wholemeal or wholewheat bagel – toasted. Top this with a thin layer of good quality peanut butter and drizzle with maple syrup. Core and slice your favourite type of apple and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
A nice glass of cold water is the perfect accompaniment!

xoxo

66 Days to Party!

So with 66 days to go until my Christmas Party (and the target date of -21lb loss) I have 18lb to go.

If I keep an average of -2lb per week I will hit my target, and hopefully I might reach -3lb loss some weeks which would be great if I had a bad week!

I know I keep saying “right, I will properly start now”…but today I really mean it! I am going to the gym tonight and I will be having no starchy carbohydrates for my tea, just chicken salad.

I will then be gym-ning it on Thursday and Friday combined with healthy eating.

Speaking of eating…I know reports come out all the time saying that we should shun cereal but I have found a delicious apple and raspberry Alpen muesli which is tasty without milk! (I don’t like soggy food so I have my cereal dry-this is the only muesli I have tasted which is great dry!) It’s not listed on the Alpen/Weetabix website but Ocado have the details: http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Alpen-Raspberry–Apple/59882011

 

 

 

 

 

xoxo