Thursday, 21 January 2016

Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric, the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, has long been used in Chinese and Indian medicine. There are many claims about it being the cure for some serious illnesses so I advise reading this article if you are unsure. So while there's not enough scientific proof (on humans) to tout it as a super drug I'm still loving this smoothie which is an easy way to slip this spice into your life :)



Ingredients
makes two glasses

  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 small bananas
  • 1 tsp turmeric (I used the powder)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ice cubes

Chuck all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Greek Blueberry & Banana Pancakes

Always on the look out for quick & healthy pancake recipes I love this one which produces fluffy little pancakes of joy ;)

Ingredients
serves 2
makes about 6
  • 150ml Greek yoghurt (I use Clevedon Valley Buffalo brand, no sugar and nice n thick)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup plain flour (or just use 1/2 cup of one)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • To serve: sliced bananas and/or fresh blueberries; maple syrup; Greek yoghurt

Method
  1. Whisk together yoghurt & egg until smooth.
  2. Add flour and baking soda and mix in.
  3. Preheat a fry pan over a medium heat and use about 1/4 cup for each pancake. Place blueberries or sliced banana or half and half over the top, so these caramelise when you flip the pancake.
  4. Cook until bubbles start to show and brown underneath then flip and cook for another minute
  5. Serve with topping of choice. Yum!