Saturday’s Simple Smoothie

My bananas were about to become just a little bit too ripe for my liking, so it was smoothie time! (If they’re surpass smoothie levels of ripeness, then it’s banana bread time). 


Here it is:

– 2x bananas

– handful of raspberries (six, in this case)

– and then halfway full with Alpro’s Coconut Original (coconut anything makes me feel like I’m at a beach bar, so bonus points there)

Blend, and then enjoy. Honestly, smoothie making is just too easy!


Hope your Saturday is as lazy as mine! Reading September’s Elle, got my smoothie, eggs and bagels .. Hugo’s got the F1 on and next door’s cat has come and hung out. 


Really recommend this month’s Elle! Not only does it come with a free sample of Benefit’s Hoola, but also has a better-than-usual selection of interviews.

What a life 🌿

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Breakfast of Champions

Oat queen is back! I had my last exam today and it was a morning one. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I currently have a head cold so am dosed up to the eyeballs, period started yesterday and it was barely short of brutal, and had under four hours sleep. Yeah. Not the best exam conditions, I have to say! I decided to combat my bad luck with a filling and nutritious breakfast (and a big cup of ginger tea to wash my handful of medication down with).

Instead of my usual quick oats I went for some regular ones. I went for 1/3 of a cup, 3/4 of a cup milk (my nose is blocked up beyond belief so I couldn’t give my dairy free alternatives a sniff test! They’ve been in the fridge for a while, and figured that having food poisoning on top of everything else would majorly suck). I’ve been having coconut drink with my oats a lot recently, so to make up for my lack of it, I went a bit overboard with the decimated coconut.


After a couple minutes of stirring my oats, milk and coconut, I stirred in a handful of frozen raspberries, and have it a couple more minutes! I served it up and did a big teaspoon of chia seeds over the top. This was definitely one of the sweetest breakfast I’ve had, and it was also a bit bigger than normal – I couldn’t finish it! I ate at around 6.30am and it’s now coming up to 1pm though, so it’s definitely kept me going. Good old brain food.


Happy hump day, all! Xx

Quickie: Katya, Meet Figs

Well, we all know I love my breakfasts (and that I love photographing my breakfasts), but this really was a good one.


Here’s what’s up:

  • Two figs, sliced
  • Heaped tablespoon of decimated coconut
  • Mini handfull of raspberries
  • Heaped tablespoon of my linseed cereal/smoothie topper
  • Half tablespoon of chia seeds
  • Half tablespoon of sunflower seeds
  • And that’s all on top of Quaker quick oats made with Alpro’s coconut drink!

Truly delicious. Full of good stuff, kept me going for a while, yes please.


This was the first time I’d had figs before, and *yes* I was inspired by someone I follow on Instagtam to try them! (I also want to try chia pudding thanks to her – yum)


Hope you all enjoy your morning as much! Xx

Quickie: oats!

Happy breakfast, all. A simple but easy-on-the-eyes bowl this morning.

  

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup boiled water
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp mixed chopped nuts
  • 1 tbsp decimated coconut

  
Yum! Good to combat the cold weather, filling (hoping it’ll keep me going until the early evening), and both high fibre and high protein.

Quickie: Ultra-filling Lunch

I feel almost obliged to share this, as it was just too good to keep to myself!

  • A whole aubergine (sliced, roasted using low cal cooking spray and some extra virgin olive oil, black pepper on top)
  • A cup of mixed salad (I like them sweet, so watercress and baby spinach based)
  • A chicken breast (~150g, diced and baked over the roasting aubergine. I poured 2tbsp light soy sauce over the chicken and aubergine)
  • Giant couscous (1/4 cup dry, made in vegetable stock)
  • Huge dollop of humus
  • Courgette spaghetti (1/4 of a pack, stir-fried with low cal spray, sliced cherry tomatoes, and a tablespoon of pasatta)


Delicious! Super filling,  and full of the good stuff. Happy Sunday xx

Banana Bread 

The go-to when your bananas are looking super worse for wear. I absolutely made this recipe up, and for that I apologise! It means a lot of measurements are total guesstimates. I went for a lactose-free, mostly-clean recipe. “Mostly-clean” meaning that I tanked up on all the buzzwords: almond butter, almond milk, coconut chips and coconut manna, and oats!

Ingredients

  • Old bananas, I went for five
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 and 1/4 cups self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Splash of almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coffee, mixed with 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp coconut mana
  • Handful of coconut chips
  • Handful of chocolate chips

I’d totally recommend putting in mixed seeds, too! I sadly didn’t have any on hand.

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