Monday, 23 April 2012

Banana and strawberry smoothie

This recipe is so easy to whip up! I promise it will only take 5 minutes. If you are a busy person, this is a great breakfast accompaniment. It is high in calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, antioxidants, is low in fat and has no need for added sugars! If you're lactose intolerant or don't like cows milk, this recipe also tastes great with soy milk. It's also refreshing and tastes great, so go for it!

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Recipe below.

Banana and strawberry smoothie recipe

1/2 cup of low fat milk
1 small banana
1/4 cup strawberries
1 tsp honey
1/4 cup ice-cubes

Chop the banana and strawberries into small pieces. Combine milk, banana pieces, strawberry pieces and ice-cubes in a blender. Blend for about three minutes until ingredients have smoothly combined. Pour in a glass with ice-cubes and enjoy!

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Guilt-free Pleasure

So I've finally started a food blog. It took me forever to decide the subject of my first post but finally... it's here! Since it's Easter holidays, I'm sure many of us are indulging a bit more than we should. Here's my alternative to unhealthy sweets - apple crumble with rolled oats. It's sweet and tasty and you can eat it as a snack between meals without feeling guilty about adding unnecessary kilojoules to your day. 

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recipe below...

Apple crumble with rolled oats


1kg Granny Smith apples
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
4 whole cloves
2 tbs raw sugar
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup water
1 tbs polyunsaturated margarine spread
1/4 cup sultanas 

Peel and core the apples then cut into wedges. In a saucepan add 1 cup of water, apples, cinnamon, cloves and sugar. Simmer on low heat until the apples are tender. In a separate saucepan, melt the margarine. Add in the rolled oats and coat them in the melted margarine. Spread the cooked apples in a round pie dish then sprinkle the rolled oats on top until the apples are completely covered. Sprinkle the sultanas on top of the oats. If you like, you can sprinkle a bit more cinnamon on top for more flavour. Bake in a fan forced oven at 180ÂșC until the oats are golden and toasted.