Simple Homemade Smoothie

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well and you all thoroughly enjoyed the Festive Season. Things are now feeling a bit more normal and I’m kind of excited for the New Year. I still have a few more days off work so I’m just keeping up with the extra things that usually slip my mind.

It might seem a little early for a Spring/Summer smoothie recipe but I think it’s well needed after a long December of chocolates and pure indulgent! I think this December I ate way too much sweet things compared to other years and my body is really craving a lot more fruit. This is a super simple recipe that takes little time to make, using only oranges and a mixed selection of berries. This is great because it tastes amazing and counts towards 2 of your 5 a day, I think using frozen berries makes it a little more refreshing but you could always use fresh berries.

Recipe: Homemade smoothie (serves 1)

Ingredients

1 Orange

A handful of frozen mixed berries

Method

  • Set aside some berries in a blender.
  • Juice the the orange and pour over the berries, pulse the mixture until smooth then serve.

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Have a Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well and you’ve been keeping warm in this cold weather. Only 5 days left until Christmas can you believe it? I haven’t really cooked a lot of Christmas themed foods so I’ll quickly share my thoughts instead.

This Christmas I’m looking forward to some tasty food (which I’m sure I’ll be sharing), seeing family and watching lots of movies. To be honest with you, this year I’m not as excited for Christmas as I have always been in the past but it’s still such a fun and festive time to relax, eat chocolate and be merry.

The main thing to remember during this festive season is that it isn’t just about the presents and gifts but giving back and spending quality time with family and friends. Giving back can be done through donations no matter how little, charity or volunteering your time, it can be something relatively small which another person would be so grateful for. Make sure you are present with your family and friends, ask questions and check in with your loved ones.

Thanks for reading and have a Merry Christmas 🎄

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Check out my Mini Scotch Pancake recipe here, could be an idea for Christmas day breakfast.

Merry Christmas! 🎄

Hey everyone, I hope your day has been well.

This year has been very eventful and its finally coming to an end, but not before we celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Although December is a time of food, drinks, and general indulgence, it is important not to over do it.

Here are some tips to staying (somewhat) healthy:

  1. Stick to a daily workout, something you enjoy and will look forward to.
  2. Cut out the added sugar in your drinks.
  3. Don’t feel forced to eat everything you are offered
  4. Eat more vegetables and salads in your meals to avoid snacking throughout the day.
  5. Opt for low sugar, salt and fat varieties.

I’ve really enjoy posting recipes again on WordPress and it’s been a great challenge for me to keep consistent and remain creative in the kitchen. Thanks to all of my new followers 🙂

I probably won’t be posting on here until the New Year, so I’ll see you in 2021!!

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Apple Crumble Muffins

Hey everyone, I hope you are all well and excited for this festive season.

Although it’s been a strange year, Christmas is something I always look forward to every year. I love the festive season, Christmas films, food, family, work celebrations and everything else. These muffins are not Christmas related but definitely seasonal. I had the idea of combining the 2 together and was so surprised to see many recipes online. The crumble is nice and crunchy and the cake is so soft and the apples add more sweetness.

Recipe: Apple Crumble Muffin (makes 7)

Ingredients

110g self raising flour

65ml oil

95ml milk

1/2 egg (save the rest in a container in the fridge)

80g caster sugar

1 apple grated, squeeze out the juice

35g plain flour

55g oats

35g brown sugar

40g butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and place 7 muffin cases on a tray.
  • Place the self raising flour, oil, milk, egg, caster sugar and apple into a bowl and mix well. Evenly spoon into the cases.
  • Next use you fingers to rub in the flour, oats, sugar, butter and cinnamon. Add this crumble mix to the top of the muffin batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the crumble is golden. The actual cake will look quite pale but it should be cooked.
  • Leave to cool completely before eating.

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