I’ve recently celebrated my 21st birthday and one of the most useful gifts I received (from my sisters) is a NutriBullet! I’ve been dying for one of these for ages and I’ve actually used it every single day since I’ve had it! I’m preparing hard for Miss Scuba UK now so a smoothie makes a great breakfast to help get my body in the best shape, and also the vitamin rich ingredients can encourage glowing skin and healthy hair and nails.
I like to start my day with a good wholesome breakfast to keep me going through busy days so this smoothie recipe is perfect for keeping me full and giving me energy, whilst tasting amazing!
- 1 whole medium banana
- 1 generous handful of frozen berries
- 1 sachet of porridge oats (27g)
- Unsweetened almond milk
I just threw the ingredients into the cup and blended well for about 30-40 seconds. The amount of almond milk you use is dependent on the consistency you like. I like mine thick so I didn’t go all the way up to the Max Line.
I have put together a rough guideline for the nutritional values:
- Calories – 250
- Protein – 5.1g
- Total fat – 4.7g
- Saturated fat – 0.6g
- Carbohydrates – 43g
- Fibre – 6g
Hey! I’ve finally finished writing my dissertation for my Events Management degree, so I’ve got much more time to do nice things like bake, work out and blog!
I decided to do a spot of baking before my pilates class today, and wanted to try something simple with ingredients I already have lying around the house. I’m currently training for Miss Scuba UK – a beauty pageant with a difference! The top 5 from the UK competition head to Cyprus to scuba dive and take part in some marine conservation. The winner is then chosen based on the scuba diving, the willingness to try and how well you work as a team….. The winner then travels to MALAYSIA for the Miss Scuba international finals where again, she will dive and participate in marine conservation. So of course, I’m wanting to eat right and train hard to make the most of this oppurtunity!
The ingredients of this loaf make it super moist and filling – it’s great as a quick snack or with a cup of tea!
What you’ll need:
- 3 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 ripe avocado mashed
- 1 egg
- 250g Wholewheat flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp natural honey or agave nectar
- 4 tsp natural unrefined sugar
- Almond milk
- Cocoa Nibs optional
- A loaf tin (preferably silicone)
- Pre-heat your oven to 200•
- Mix together your avocado and 2 1/2 bananas (set aside the other half).
- Add the egg, honey, sugar and vanilla essence and mix well.
- Sift the baking powder and half of the flour to add air into the mixture and avoid any lumps. The consistency should be thick but sticky. Continue to add flour until you get to this firm consistency.
- Add a dash of almond milk to create a thick but smooth consistency.
- Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and top with the remaining half banana and a sprinkle of cocoa nibs. (One of mine slipped!)
- Bake in the oven for around 45 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
- Pop out of the tin onto a cooling rack and leave to cool before slicing.
I’d love to hear if anyone tries this recipe or if you have any of your own clean baking recipes in the comments!
I’ve been so bad updating my blog recently since I’ve been so so busy with uni work and preparing for my next pageant, Miss Galaxy England.
I thought I’d take some time out to share with you a recipe I’ve concocted and have tried this evening! We all need a treat every once in a while, especially when we’ve been working so hard, but if you don’t want to sabotage your healthy living – this clean/guilt free snack is beyond perfect! It’s so quick and easy and requires only a handful of ingredients.
This recipe is around 4 servings.
150-200g oats (depending on wet ingredients)
3 tea spoons of natural honey (any type of honey will work)
2 table spoons of Omega seeds (any seeds will do!)
Walden Farms peanut and chocolate spread (optional)
Grease proof paper
– Pre-heat your oven to 180•
– Mash your banana to a purée consistency
– Mix together the mashed banana, oats, honey, and seeds until you get a medium-moist consistency that clumps together.
– Flatten the mixture into your grease proof paper on a baking tray and create a square or rectangle around 1/1.5cm thick.
Ready to go in the oven!
Pop your flapjack into the oven for around 10-15 minutes or until firm and golden brown.
Leave it to cool down, then slice into 4 and carefully peal away the baking paper…..
I served mine with a blob of Walden Farms Chocolate Peanut spread – you won’t believe it’s calorie/fat/sugar free!!! It doesn’t beat the likes of Nutella but it’s great for sweet cravings! You can purchase some on amazon here!
And don’t forget to post in the comments if you give this recipe a go!