This month’s theme: Lunchboxes
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Habit of the month
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prep 10 min : serves 1
- ½ cup oats per serve
- ½ cup combination of water and apple juice
- ½ a grated apple or pear per serve
- favourite nuts and seeds
- favourite yoghurt
- berries or other fruit to serve
- The night before, mix up the oats, liquid and apple or pear and cover and refrigerate overnight (this will keep for three days).
- The next morning add your favourite nuts, seeds, yoghurt and fruit and you’re good to go.
- If you make up a big batch, just scoop out your serving for the morning before adding all the extras.
You can make up to 5 serves of this at once and pop it in the fridge to do a week’s worth of lunches. Just make it in a big bowl and scoop out a serving each morning.
Almond and cinnamon Paleo pancakes
prep 5 min : cook 20 min : serves 20 small pancakes
- 3 cups almond meal
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk, light coconut milk, or milk (I used almond milk) – might need a little extra
- Coconut yoghurt and berries to serve
- In a medium bowl, combine the almond meal, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs then slowly stir in the dry ingredients.
- Stir in about ⅔ of the milk and then slowly add the rest until you get a pancake like consistency.
- You may need to make one or two and alter the batter a little bit.
- Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
- Spoon the batter into the pan and cook until bubbles appear then flip the pancake.
- Cook for another minute or two.
- Keep warm on a plate wrapped in a tea towel.
- Repeat with the remaining batter. You can make them any size you like.
- Serve with coconut yoghurt and berries
You can make the batter the night before ready to cook up in the morning or alternatively make the pancakes the night before then heat up in the frying pan.
Balanced chocolate breakfast smoothie
prep 5 min : cook 0 min : serves 1
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp linseeds
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp pea protein (or other protein powder)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup liquid (coconut water, milk of choice or combo)
- ½ large frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen berries
- ½ cup baby spinach leaves
- 1 tbsp plain natural yoghurt (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
To prep the night before, I place all the ingredients (except the liquid) in a container or jar and freeze. In the morning I tip that into the blender, add the liquid and blend.
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