Category Archives: Breakfast

Start your day with a healthy and great tasting breakfast.

VitaMatcha pancake recipe

With pancake day being just around the corner, how about trying a new take on an old classic with these green tea pancakes!

VitaMatcha is simply powdered green tea leaves and therefore one of the most potent types of green tea, carrying a huge amount of health benefits – just two grams of VitaMatcha per day is equivalent to 20 cups of green tea, in terms of nutritional value & antioxidant content.

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10p vegan sausage recipe

Jack Monroe has done it again! How fantastic, vegan sausages (my youngest always argues if there is no meat in them you can’t call them sausages, no matter how many times I explain thats just the shape) these are great because they are easy to make, quick and cheap but still have wholesome ingrediants, although I would swap the cooking oil for coconut oil and probably omit the white bread and use spelt or wholemeal breadcrumbs.

When I made the 9p burgers, I didn’t use white flour, I had a blend of hemp, flax, chai seeds thats for sprinkling on breakfast, but I used that instead and it gave it a nice texture.
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Magical morning rituals

Found this great article on Mind Body Green today, I always say affirmations upon waking, then put the kettle on and feed the animals, sometimes on autopilot, I am going to try to implement some of these ideas and see if I feel more balanced.
Ever switched off your alarm and immediately dived into emails, texts, and Instagram — only to later ask yourself why you feel so frazzled? I’ve been there.A few years ago, I realized that I can decide how my day goes by simply making mindful choices about my first waking moments. How we begin our morning has the power to affect the entire day. Mornings have an expansive, pure, beautiful quality. I think of morning mindfulness as a magic portal, accessible to everyone but discovered by only a few.

Ideally, I’d wake up three hours early every day to allow for journaling, walking, and conducting tea ceremonies. But that’s not always my reality. In the mornings, I have about 90 minutes to get ready. Although making an hour-long meditation part of my morning routine has been shown to have life-changing effects, even that doesn’t always happen.

Mother Theresa said, “It’s the small things done with great love that matter,” and it’s been my experience that small daily traditions do make a huge difference. So here are my five nonnegotiable morning rituals. Hope they help you add a little loving mindfulness to the start of your day!

Raw food recipes from the Rawfoodfamily

Going raw and don’t know where to begin?

This handy Ebook “The 70 Best Rawfood Recipes of the Rawfoodfamily” can help.

Over the years the raw food family realized, that people would ask  the same questions all the time :
– What can I  eat for breakfast?
– What can I have for lunch or dinner ?
– What about parties or holidays like Christmas and birthdays ?

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Healthy gluten free porridge recipe

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Breakfast of champions! Gluten free porridge with rice milk and cinnamon topped with linseed, goji berries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. Great way to start the day.

You can either soak your oats overnight in rice milk/any milk of your choosing or just use them dried.

Serves 4

225g (8oz) gluten free oats

700ml Rice milk

1 tsp cinnamon

Packet of cereal topping (we use crownfield) or you could make your own topping with nuts, seeds and berries.

Pop the oats and milk in a pan on a low heat, add the cinnamon and stir, keep the porridge on a low heat throughout and stir occasionally, after about 10 mins your porridge is ready, if you need to add a drop of milk to stop it being too gloopy, feel free. If you have soaked your oats overnight they will cook quicker.

After serving in bowls, sprinkle the seed/berry mix over the top.

Oats and goji berries are full of slow release energy and fibre, both contain nutrients to help support a healthy nervous system. They are also considered to be natural sedatives, helping to lift low moods and calm the nerves*.

The addition of cinnamon provides a warming quality, it is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium too. Cinnamon and linseeds lowers triglycerides (undesirable fats in the blood), reducing the risk of heart attack and strokes LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol and high blood pressure. 1/2 tsp daily of cinnamon reduces sugar levels in Diabetics within 2 weeks.

Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, great for promoting healthy fertility and preventing prostate problems. A good source of B vitamins, magnesium, iron and protein.

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant which helps maintain healthy skin and hair, protects cells from damage and has anti-cancer properties. Full of vitamin B too, especially folate.

Chia seeds are great for a healthy heart, they are high in omega-3 fatty acids. They are also high in calcium and magnesium, they promote a healthy gut and stabilize blood sugar.

Goji berries are rich in a combination of antioxidant nutrients that benefit cardiovascular health, muscle health and vision. They also contain a variety of carotenoids, including beta-carotene known to boost metabolic processes and promote good sleep and memory.*

NYR_Healing_Foods* I got this information from this excellent book. Healing foods from Neals Yard Remedies, it has the healing properties of more than 175 ingredients, explained in full detail how they can benefit your health and wellbeing. Also containing over 150 innovative, nutritious recipes designed to heal from within. Easy to uses indexes from illness to ingredients. Also featuring eating plans tailored to target specific health concerns.

 

 

Vegetarian budget breakfast recipe

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

We really enjoy a big breakfast before a day at the allotment and this recipe is just the ticket!

Omelette from our chickens eggs, chestnut mushrooms cooked in coconut oil on a bed of rocket and spinach on granary toast

Take 2 or 3 eggs depending on size, we use our on free range chickens eggs but I know not everyone has chickens at hand so if you do buy eggs please make sure they are free range and organic, local is even better if you can find a farm nearby as you can go and visit the farm and see how the chickens are treated. I think eggs are one of the main things to spend the most money on because the welfare of the hens are at stake and you can vote with your money.

If you have an area where you can keep chickens I would wholeheartedly recommend it, after the initial set up, 6 chickens only cost 12p per day to keep.

Back to the recipe, add salt and pepper into the eggs and some herbs if you have them, thyme is always nice, whisk them up add 50 ml water and leave to one side.

Slice up your mushrooms and shallow fry in coconut oil with sat and pepper and a chopped up clove of garlic, I like mine quite crispy but cook them to your taste.

When the mushrooms are ready cook your omelette, I always put a pan lid or a big plate over the top of the frying pan, this makes the omelette rise and become fluffy. At the same time grill your toast, on this occasion we used granary bread from the bakers.

Serve your meal with some organic rocket and spinach, this is really quick and cheap to grow in a container and you can cut it and it regrows a few times so is very economical. You can also buy it in a mixed bag from the supermarket!