Breakfast needs to be ready quickly in my house. There’s not time to faff about preparing anything. Grab and eat is best, so this summer porridge recipe I found in my current food bible, The Family Cooks, ticks all the boxes. I’ve often intended to prepare a week’s worth of bircher muesli in advance but have never gotten around to gathering all the ingredients and getting organised enough to do it. This recipe has a similar principle, but is much simpler, and I’ve added in a couple of shortcuts of my own – a bought muesli, and frozen berries. You’ll need: Air tight jars (I use three 500ml Kilner jars) A cup of rolled oats, or raw muesli. I use Wessex Mill’s The Millers Muesli. 3 cups of Greek yoghurt. I prefer full fat, it just tastes better. Two large apples, grated. 3 tablespoons of honey. A cup of frozen berries. I always have frozen raspberries and blueberries in the freezer. Mix it all together in a large bowl. Spoon into your jars and store in the fridge. …
When I need a quick energy boost to kick start the day, or just need to boost my intake of healthy green veg or berries, I turn to my green, power smoothie. Sugar-free, full of healthy goodness, and tastier than it looks, it’s just what I need to give myself a boost.
Following on from my post about the tools of the trade that will help you make a decent cup of coffee at home, here are the seven steps I recommend you take to ensure you never drink bad coffee again. You deserve better.
Do you run out to Pret/Sainsburys Local/M&S to grab a sandwich when you’re at work? Until recently that’s exactly what I did, but if you’re trying to eat clean or counting calories then leaving yourself at the mercy of cafes and supermarkets for lunch is temptation you can do without. As someone who never used to both checking calories on the food I bought, I was surprised to find that the sandwiches I was buying from Sainsbury’s averaged around 450 calories.
Coffee. It’s a serious business, and a serious daily ritual the world over. According to Business Insider after crude oil coffee is THE most sought after commodity, and worldwide we drink over 500 million cups every year. That’s a huge amount of caffeine hitting our bloodstreams day after day.
Oh my this is good! Homemade granola – just add Greek yoghurt, berries and a spoon. A healthy, sugar-free, clean-eating dose of brekky on the go thanks to 10 minutes prep and half and hour in the oven.