This month I decided to team up with the “Food’N’Flix” movie group and make Boxty. Each month a movie is chosen and after viewing, the participants cook a dish inspired by the movies culinary scenes. Culinary Adventures with Camilla is the host for July and has chosen the movie “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” Continue reading “Irish Boxty and a Potato Peel Pie”
Fruit and oats are favorites for breakfast and taste even better when blended into a delicious smoothie with Oatmeal, Raspberries, Blueberries and Chia seeds. And the good part is… the whole process only takes a few minutes from start to finish. If you enjoy making smoothies it’s a good idea to store a variety of fruits separately (in ziplock freezer bags) in your freezer, such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries and bananas. When blending, the frozen fruit helps thicken and chill the smoothie without the need for ice, which only dilutes the flavor. I also keep a bag of oats in the fridge, especially for smoothies, keeping everything really cold. Adding oats makes the smoothie more filling and perfect for anyone who wants to have an all-in-one type of breakfast.The wonderful thing about smoothies is you can use different fruits and other ingredients, like rice, soy and coconut milk, coconut water and tofu… to suit your taste and dietary requirements. You can also stir in other healthy energy boosters such as chia seeds, ground flax-seed or ground nuts. To sweeten or not to sweeten… a little honey or agave syrup is suffice. You can even go vegan with this lovely Peach Oatmeal Smoothie recipe over at the Minimalist Bakers blog or you might want to try this Avocado Smoothie with Cinnamon. Have a great start to your day and blend up a healthy satisfying smoothie for breakfast.
A Smoothie with Oatmeal, Raspberries, Blueberries and Chia Seeds
- 1/4 cup low-fat milk
- 100g greek yoghurt or other plain yoghurt (full-fat or low-fat)
- 3 tablespoons of oats
- 100g of frozen berries (mix of raspberries and blueberries)
- 1/4 teaspoon Chia seeds (optional)
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
How to make:
- Place a serving glass into the freezer. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend on low-speed for a few seconds before increasing the speed to full power. Blend until ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Pour the smoothie into a chilled glass and serve immediately.
What fruit do you like in your smoothies and do you like to add any special extras?
Using the blender to whip up a quick vitamin and mineral packed smoothie for breakfast or later in the day is a fast way of providing your body with food, sustaining energy levels and keeping hunger pangs at bay. Avocado are one of the super foods and we eat a fair amount in our family… I love their delicious buttery texture and slightly nutty flavor, the hass varieties with their knobbly skin are my favorite. We enjoy avocados in smoothies, salads, spreads, sandwiches and pâtés and of course who doesn’t love guacamole. Even if you are not an avocado fan, you can pamper your face with these wonderful home-made face masks… avocado’s are so good for your skin… inside and out. I don’t ever remember not liking avocados and as a child my first memory of eating them was when dining at hotel restaurants and choosing from the menu an Avocado half filled with Prawn Marie Rose which I always seemed to favor. Continue reading “Healthy Avocado Smoothie with Cinnamon”