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July 21, 2014

Summer Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet potatoes are my new favourite thing. They not only taste great, and are actually really good at lowering stress levels due to the fact that they are very rich in vitamin C, iron and magnesium, they contain vitamin D, which helps to support your immune system and your thyroid gland, as well as keeping your bones, heart, nerves, skin and teeth healthy. It also helps to boost our energy levels and mood!

Because they are so good for you, I've been trying to incorporate sweet potatoes into my diet more. However, just having them as wedges or as mash can be pretty boring. So, I decided to experiment a bit and make sweet potato cakes, and they came out suprisingly well. Quick, easy and delicious, they make the perfect summer meal and are one of my new favourite recipes!

July 12, 2014

Berry and Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast is probably my least favourite meal, mainly due to the fact that almost everyday I have to rush it. Honestly, I'm not what you would call an 'Early Bird', I absolutely hate mornings. I'm still in school, meaning I have to be out the door by 8 to ensure I'm not late, and my morning routine is simple: wake up, stay in bed lie in as long as possible (which is about 10 minutes to be honest), get dressed as quickly as I can, grab my stuff, and try to eat some breakfast before I leave. On weekdays, my breakfast is sometimes a cereal bar or a bit of yoghurt if I'm in a rush, but most days it's fibre/bran flakes with raisins, banana and a couple of almonds. Pretty tasty, but also pretty boring. Weekends are great because I get the time to actually make myself a decent breakfast. My weekend breakfasts are either banana pancakes (I usually make these on Sundays, so I'll post a recipe tomorrow!) or a smoothie bowl like the one above. Berries are my favourite type of fruit; sweet, rich in antioxidants and fibre, they fill me up quickly and are a great start to the day, however, can be a bit boring by themselves. Based on Deliciously Ella's recipe (her blog is a-m-a-z-i-n-g, you should definitely go check it out), I concocted a relatively fast and simple breakfast smoothie bowl that is really really tasty. Consisting of blueberries, strawberries AND raspberries, as well as banana and yoghurt, this is one of my favourites and I hope you all will try it!

June 28, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

Honestly, I hate summer. It's too hot, like way too hot and I end up walking home everyday covered in sweat and feeling gross. Plus it's too bright. I think I'm secretly vampire.

Anyway, the only reason I do like summer is that it gives you the excuse to drink copius amounts of ice coffee and smoothies and slushies. Although it rained today (oh how I love England) I decided to concoct my own summer smoothie/slushie recipe. It combines my two favourite things, strawberries and lemonade and went suprisingly well for a first attempt. It's super easy to make, contains a lot less sugar than regular slushies, and each serving is only around 30 calories. Plus it tastes really, really good.

- One cup of large strawberries (around 7-8 strawberries)
- Two cups of diet lemonade
- One cup of ice

This one's really simple. All you have to do is cut off the tops of the strawberries, put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend for about half a minute. Then, pour your slushie into two glasses and serve.

Serves 2 - 30 calories per serving