Last week, I did my third cooking demo in my small kitchen. I had such a lovely time with all the fabulous and inspiring ladies who came.
When planning the recipes a few days before the class, I thought to make my Anti-bloat smoothie. But there was no fennel in the shop, so I went with B. I had very little time, so I decided to make one of my favourite breakfast smoothie that I have been making every time I am in a hurry. During the weekend especially when I am in college, I try to make something quick and easy for the kids and me. They love it! So do I! Weekdays thankfully, we make Porridge with loads of fruits, seeds and nuts for the whole family so they can be full and satisfied till they have their lunch break. Sometimes I even make Chocolate Porridge.
Breakfast, in my opinion, is crucial. To balance the sugar level throughout the day, it has to start with eating a healthy Protein; an Essential fat filled breakfast. So porridge oats provide some of the beneficial nutrients. Chia, flax and almonds are all an excellent source of omega three fatty acids that we use in our porridge and smoothies to boost the nutrient value. Omega 3 fatty acid is crucial in today’s diet. It’s an anti-inflammatory and important for our hormonal health.
A few years ago, when I came to Ireland, I only knew Weetabix as cereal. Soon after, we started buying all the chocolate coated, honey coated or sugar coated cereals. It didn’t take long for my family back home to see the difference in my weight and health. They would not even hesitate to tell me that I had put on so much weight. That’s the culture.
As my health deteriorated, I started taking my health in my hands, and today I am teaching people around me to make better choices when it comes to food. I feel better inside, and my weight is dropping naturally. Another advantage to refusing to buy cereal box is that we’ve become more creative with our food. From
Another advantage to refusing to buy sugar filled cereals is that we’ve become more creative with our food. From homemade granola to creamy smoothies. With a variety of food comes a variety of vitamins and minerals that our body for optimum health.
Obvious: Double the recipe if making for 2
- 20 -25 whole almonds
- 4 tablespoons of oats
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup of dairy free milk
- If you have enough time, do soak the almonds overnight.
- If not, put the almonds and oats in a food processor and grind till a thin'ish flour is obtained.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse again.
- The consistency totally depends on your preference here.
- If you prefer the smoothie thinner add some more milk.
- Serve immediately!
This recipe is a version of my Banana and Oat Smoothie without the yoghurt. I love how cinnamony it taste, but if you are not into cinnamon, you can reduce the amount or skip it. However, I would suggest you add it. Cinnamon is good at regulating the blood sugar level which is important especially in the morning. If the blood sugar fluctuates from the morning, the day is usually bumpy.
I can talk so much about food, health and better options. But I realise that there’s only that much I can write here. So if you want a private online consultation send me an email. I’ll be happy to have a chat with you. While you think about it, have a smoothie.