Cacao, banana + berry smoothie

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs organic raw cacao powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup chilled yogurt with live cultures
  • 1 pack of fresh organic berries
  • a handful of frozen organic mixed berries
  • 3 ice-cubes

If you like things sweet you could add a tsp of honey. Once all processed in a high speed blender I pour in a large glass that I have previously placed in the freezer. I’m still in the lookout for the perfect straw. This one is made out of paper and looks pretty but sadly suction is poor:(

Good energy booster and filling. Ideal for 4pm to keep you going till dinner.

Warm black rice salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pack halloumi (preferably goat’s cheese)
  • 1 cup black rice
  • 1 packet of wild rocket
  • A handful of sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Iliada Extra Virgin Greek olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper & himalayan salt
  • 3 cloves of smoky garlic
  • Fresh basil

Directions:

First cook the rice. This particular kind requires more water than the usual 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water; more like 3-4 cups of water. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix the avocado, rocket leaves and crushed garlic. Add the juice of one lemon and set aside. Once the rice is cooked (takes about half an hour), grill the halloumi. I use a non-stick heavy frying pan, no need to add oil. Keep turning till it’s nice and golden on both sides. Put the halloumi aside and in the same frying pan toast a handful of sesame seeds. Add the rice, halloumi and toasted sesame seeds in the salad bowl and springle a generous amount of Greek olive oil, cracked pepper and salt. Toss well. You could display a couple of pieces of halloumi with basil leaves on top otherwise it’s impossible to detect the halloumi till you taste it:)

Serves 2 (hungry people)

Quinoa Muffins in Leigh

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The recipe for these muffins was found in a book called ‘500 superfood recipies’ by Beverley Glock. Check out the article I wrote for my sister’s blog Trendsurvivor:

Perfect Quinoa Superfood Muffins