On many days of the week I throw a few things into the blender and see what comes out. Not always successful it has to be said. I really don't follow a recipe so it is all a bit hit and miss and depends on what I have in the fridge. I am not madly keen on smoothies that are simply a mixture of fruit - all too much sugar. I prefer them to be more vegetable based with one portion of fruit to sweeten a little. Here's what I had this morning
As I said in an earlier post, the secret to eating consistently well is to get into the routine of planning and preparing food ahead of time. Making meals in batches really helps. A super easy way to sort out a healthy breakfast is to make bircher muesli. It takes no time to pull together and it’s really easy to make a larger batch that will last you for a few days through the week.
This will be my last word on raw flax porridge options for a while....unless I discover a particularly delicious flavour combo. Apple and cinnamon without doubt is a wonderful pairing and unsurprisingly it works well in this dish. It's probably my go to option as I always have the ingredients to hand.
Step away from those gloopy bottled salad dressings that you can find in your local grocery store. Many are full of strange looking ingredients that you would find hard to pronounce. Often these are preservatives to ensure that they remain shelf stable for a long time. They can also be loaded with sugar....
So there is a bit of a theme developing here. As you might tell I am on a mission to increase my intake of flax seeds, and find that this is easy if I start the day with a raw flax porridge. This means that every morning I am experimenting with different flavours. You can find a few of my favourites on this blog.
I am a big fan of the humble flax seed (also known as linseed), a bit of a dowdy cousin to the uber cool chia seeds – not a day goes by without me seeing an image of a chia pudding on social media. Whilst I wouldn’t want to knock the nutritional benefits of chia, personally am having a bit of a flax moment.
So I was looking for a healthier alternative to the standard jar of mayo and came across a recipe for what I will call 'cashew-naise'. I know it could sound a little too hardcore healthy for some, but bear with me and remember I am not interested in healthy food unless it really tastes great and believe me this does....
If you have any form of blender you can make a fruit smoothie, whether it is a simple stick blender or a turbo charged blender such as a Vitamix. A pure fruit smoothie will give you a bit of a sugar high from the fructose hit. There are simple things that you can do to lessen this sugar high and give it some real nutritional punch.