The days are shorter, nights longer and we’re starting to crave those good old stodgy home cooked meals… Well, I have something that will brighten up your mornings and satisfy your hot food needs- Pink Wholegrain Berry Porridge!
Not only is it warm, delicious, and looks fab, it will actually keep you full until lunch time and is one of your five a day (as well as being super healthy in itself). Made with a variety of summer berries- think raspberries, blueberries, cherries and cranberries- and whole rolled organic oats, this is one healthy meal to make any cold winter morning more enjoyable. Here’s the recipe below…
1 Handful of Frozen Berries
150-200ml of Milk
100g of Organic Whole Rolled Porridge Oats (click here- these ones are particularly good and not too pricey)
A Drizzle of Honey- optional!
Add oats, berries and 150ml of milk into a pan.
Heat on low-med temperature for 5 minutes, stirring throughout until at preferred consistency and ensuring that the berries are warm. Add more milk midway if required.
Serve into your favourite bowl and add a little honey if you fancy!
It’s Pancake Day tomorrow but that doesn’t mean that the more health conscious of us should have to miss out. Try these whole wheat and fruit pancakes for a healthier (and super yummy) alternative.
What do you need?
- 3/4 cups (105 grams) whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cups (105 grams) all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups (295 to 350 ml) milk, whole or 2% reduced fat milk are best
- 1 large egg
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet
- Fruit of your choice (I recommend blueberries, strawberries and raspberries)
How do you make them?
Whisk flours, sugar, baking powder and the salt in a medium bowl, set aside. Warm the milk until lukewarm, not hot (you should be able to dip in your finger without being burnt). Whisk milk, butter and the egg together until blended.
Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Pour milk mixture into the well and stir with a fork until mixed and only small clumps of flour remain. Add in the fruit and mix again. Do not over mix batter.
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Once warm, lightly brush with melted butter. Spoon a 1/4-cup of the batter onto the skillet and gently spread into a 4-inch circle. When the edges look dry and bubbles start to appear and pop on the top surfaces of the pancakes, turn over, about 2 minutes. Once flipped, cook 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the middle.
Your pancakes should be golden with fruit throughout the middle (heaven!). You can serve them with any topping of your choice. Try fruit, honey, freshly squeezed lemon or orange juice or melted dark chocolate for the healthiest finish!
Happy Healthy Pancake Day guys! Enjoy xx
Yippee, Christmas is finally here and what better way to spend the next few days than sharing a festive tipple (or tipples should I say) with family and friends, especially when your choice of drink has health benefits!
Sangria is usually considered to be a summer drink but this seasonal take is perfect for the holiday season. Using fruit and red wine it’s actually as healthy as alcohol gets. Studies show that drinking red wine once a day for women and twice for men can help to protect the heart and control cholesterol levels. Plus, wine and superfruits contain plenty of antioxidants, which block free radical activity. Holiday Sangria is also really easy to make. Perfect!
All you need is fresh fruit (1 seeded pomegranate, 1 cup of fresh cranberries, 2 pears, a red apple and a green one), the alcohol (1 1/2 bottles of red wine), 2 cups of ginger ale and if you like cinnamon you can add 1/2 a teaspoon!
Chop the apple and pear into bite-size pieces, pop into a bowl and mix with the cranberries and pomegranate seeds. Add the wine and stir again. Ideally you’d now want to leave this for 2-3 hours, but you don’t have to if you’re an eager beaver or simply low on time! Add the ginger ale right before serving and stir gently to combine. And finally, take a nice big sip and let the holidays begin!
By the way, if you’re not a fan of red wine you can use white, it tastes just as good.
Merry Christmas Tigers! xx
I literally just found this super healthy recipe that looks more than delicious and had to share it with you straight away! If you’re a fan of mango this is a definite winner, as that’s the only ingredient.
Remember Winders, those fruity sweets that had to be unravelled to be eaten and that seemed quite healthy but probably weren’t? Well, this is an actual good-for-you version of those. They’re really simple to make and are great snacks to keep you from indulging in sweets! I’m currently detoxing (nightmare, but I’m sure it will be worth it) and I’m allowed to eat mango so will be trying some of these yummy little snacks myself- woohooo!
See the full video recipe here! Enjoy! xx