Muv and I made a green smoothie. It wasn't horrible. It was green. It was healthy. If you've got any other ideas, get in touch. The jar came from Elena and is pretty funky I think. We got talking to John last night and he explained he was super keen on all these healthy smoothies as he's got a NutriBullet; I don't have one so we just used a blender. Seemed to do the trick.
I've seen a lot of these going around so thought it was high time I try it. Can report it was great. You can add sugar or honey if you want but I didn't because I'm trying to be good. Putting the strawberries in overnight helps with sweetness I think.
It's basically edgy porridge. Give it a shot.
I have seen these floating around all over the internet for a while now so I thought I would try it to see what all the fuss was about. Have to say they are very good. They're kind of dense and because it's just banana and egg it's pretty healthy. I think these might become my new breakfast for when I haven't got any milk for cereal. Or maybe when I feel like a pick-me-up in the summative revision season... Do give it a go.
Chop your banana into a bowl and then mash it with a fork. Make sure you mash it well otherwise the pancake won't work so well.
Bung in an egg and give it a good beat with your fork. (Not going to lie, it doesn't look that attractive at this stage).
Fry in butter, flipping when brown. Keep the pancakes quite small. This recipe makes two.
I topped both with a little honey and raspberries. Eat.
Life enhancing lunch. Super easy and just gloriously good.
Scrambled egg. It's a classic. Normally found in a pan. Today, we are doing it in a mug. In a microwave. I was sceptical when I first heard about it but I can confirm it tastes and looks like egg once it's done. So do it. Check out the Nigella video.
I'm suddenly becoming aware of just how much sugar there is added to all the ordinary stuff we eat. I'm a big believer in having a balanced diet, so that does mean you can enjoy a nice pud every now and again. But things like smoothies and milkshakes are notoriously bad at all this kind of thing. So here is a nice little milkshake that tastes and does good for you. No added sugar. It's bananas, milk and oats. You don't need honey or sugar or syrup. It's great as is. Do it.
This is a lovely little snack (or lunch) and very healthy. Tastes lovely too. The feta is a great little addition. Give it a go. Basically you're looking to get a nice balance between spinach and egg. Too much of either is nasty. If you want to make a big one, could add in two eggs I reckon. Haven't tried it though...
Let's face it: smoothies are not as great as we think they are. Sure, they taste good but really the reason why we love them so much is because they're full of sugar. So this is a 'reduced' sugar recipe; obviously it's not as sweet but it does still get lots of fruit in you without the sugar. Give it a go. Watch the video.
Super easy and super healthy. This is a great snack and a fabulous way to get some fruit in you!
Saw this on a blog late last night I think. Gave it a go. It's like french toast, but with an egg. Amazeballs. What a way to start your day. Smother with ketchup. Music in the vid is my own; enjoy!
Cut a hole out of the bread with a glass. Melt the butter on a lowish heat. Pop the bread on. Crack the egg in. Cool until it's pretty much all white through. Flip. Season. Eat.
Omelettes seem to frighten people. I don't really know why. This recipe works for me and you can basically add anything to it. Today I added ham and cheese. Trick (as I mention in the video) is to use strong cheese and nice ham (ideally). Also season well. Pepper is your friend.
If you want something healthy and delicious this is for you. Peaches are just the most amazing things and probably my favourite fruit. Use a small banana for this (or half a large one) as we don't want to overpower the taste.
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Cut the peach, apple and banana into slices then put onto a plate with some baking paper (this helps stop it sticking to the plate).
Blend in a blender when it's frozen solid. It's quite stubborn so you'll need to keep scraping it down with a fork.
Enjoy. Makes about 2.5 ramekins of ice cream.
This is another addition to our healthy ice cream series! It's great. Not going to lie, it is arguably more of a sorbet. This recipe makes just one serving so if you want more, double up the ingredients. Got to start packing for my return to Durham soon and this was a perfect way to procrastinate...
Cut the peach into slices (no need to skin it but do remove the stone). Pop the peach and the blueberries on a plate with some baking paper. Freeze overnight.
Bung the frozen fruit into a blender and whizz until it's gone smooth - you'll need to use a fork to push the mix down the sizes of the blender.
Sophisticated and delicious. Niiicceeeee.
Who doesn't like pancakes? No one. Honey and bacon is a really great combination for a bit of breakfast in the morning/a nice lunch. This is very easy, give it a go.
I think this recipe came from my old art teacher who is something of a star baker! These are gorgeous but actually very easy to do. Just make the dough and leave it to rise and that's basically it.
HOW FUNKY IS THIS!?! Love it. Really getting into the christmas mood! Heading home tomorrow! Cheerio Durham! This tastes a bit like hot cross bun to be honest - very nice! This does not take as long as other bread as you do not need to leave it to prove for hours....
I feel that too much cereal is eaten at the weekend. In college we always used to have brunch on Sunday so this is my homage to that.
Not really a recipe as it is so blindingly easy it is unreal, more of a gentle reminder that bacon and eggs exist (it can be easy to get on that cereal/toast treadmill). The only possible issue here is putting your toast on too early and eating a soggy, cold sarnie. Not about that. We have, however, addressed this issue below so fear not!
Enjoy your breakfast this weekend!
Having spent the last 18 years in education, one thing that I have learned to be very nervous of is what I call "industrial" scrambled eggs. This is the yellowish mess you find in any canteen. This is no reflection on the catering, it is simply that scrambled eggs are something that should be cooked at home. Not for hundreds of people.
So here you go. Scrambled eggs. The proper way.
Soooooo goood! Peanut butter and chocolate in a beautiful plaited loaf. Life doesn't get much better. Different flavour in each plait. Amazing.
I think we can all safely agree that this is a fantastic idea. Everyone likes chocolate spread on their toast - but this cooks the chocolate spread into the bread itself! It is the best thing ever! Looks great, tastes great. What is not to like?! Boom.
OK. You saw it here first. This is just the best idea EVER. The ultimate toastie - the ham and cheese is cooked right into the bread, and because you roll it, it looks fantastic. This will rock your world.
It was a little hectic when I made this and as a result I did not take any pictures. Instead, you have a lovely panoramic one which I took this summer. Hope it calms everything down. This one makes for a great breakfast. The challenge is the hollandaise sauce but this recipe is actually quite simple so give it a go.
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