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Polenta and Amaranth Porridge

Polenta and Amaranth Porridge

This is a great alternative to porridge oats. Not there is anything wrong with oats, but I am always looking for yummy, nutrient rich ways of diversify my diet and breakfast.

Wonderful and creamy in texture and lovely in taste, it goes well with pretty much anything! This time I decided to top it with desiccated coconut and cocoa nibs! Yum!

Polenta & Amaranth Porridge (1 portion)

  • 20g Polenta
  • 20g Amaranth
  • 20g Spelt
  • vanilla pod or extract to taste
  • 200ml Coconut milk (Almond milk or skimmed milk would work just as well)
  • 250ml water

    Method:
  • Place all ingredients in a pan and cook for about 30-40 minutes depending on thickness preference! Serve with preferred topping and Enjoy !

 

 

Macros per portion prepared with coconut milk:

KCals: 275
P: 8g
F: 6.5g
C: 43g
Fibre: 6.5g

To make things easier in the morning, I've mixed 200g each of polenta, spelt and amaranth in a mason jar. 1 portion = 60g of the already mixed grains.


Pineapple and Mint Green Juice

Pineapple and Mint Green Juice

First ever attempt to make a green juice and it worked! Hooray!!!

Call it “beginners luck” if you wish, but I will call it my “refined sense of taste and talent to put ingredients together" (only in my dream world)! Jokes apart, I was actually so surprised it worked! I’ve tasted so many yuk green juices in the past… I wanted to create something that not only I could stomach, but that I could actually enjoy it. I stocked up my fridge full of fruit and veg in preparation of the many attempts of creating THE green juice. This is a twist on the classic pineapple and mint juice with added green veg to make it super healthy and refreshing! I bet even the kids would enjoy this one on a hot summers day!

Ingredients:  

  • 30g spinach
  •  1 leaf of Cavolo Nero (black kale)
  •   1 stick of celery
  •   1/4 cucumber
  •   1 handful of mint
  •   130g pineapple
  •   Water and Ice (optional)

Method:

Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve! This method will retain all the fibre, however, if you are not keen on the texture, use a juicer or a strainer to remove the pulp.

Super easy, healthy and refreshing! Enjoy

Macros:
Kcals: 91
Protein: 2.5g
Carbs: 18g
Fat: 1g
Fibre: 3g

Quick & Healthy Sweet Fix

Quick & Healthy Sweet Fix

This one is a great quick and healthy sweet fix! Packed with potassium, dietary fiber and lots of other vitamins, it is great for kids (and adults too!)

So it takes all 3 minutes to do and you only 3 (maybe 4) ingredients:

  •  Apple
  •  Banana
  •  Cinnamon
  •  Honey (optional)

Cut the apple and the banana into thin slices. layer it onto a plate. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top and microwave it for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. Drizzle with honey and serve warm. Voila'!