Good Morning Green Smoothie !

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Nutritious smoothies eaten with a spoon are the way to go. Unlike juicing there is no waste. You can make it last longer by chewing every mouthful and the soluble fiber found in fruit helps slow digestion and keeps you going longer.

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Ingredients makes 4 glasses

2 chopped apples

3 chopped bananas

1 heart of a lettuce

5 Kale leaves washed

1 lime

1 Tbs raw coconut oil

1 slice ginger

3-4 passion fruit

150ml filtered water

Using a jug blender or hand blender, blitz together all ingredients and enjoy every mouthful knowing that you are building your immune system and supplying your body with vitamins and nutrients.

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Banana & Poppy Seed Muffins

Everyone has their own favourite banana bread recipe. I love adding poppy seeds to mine and turning them into delicious banana & poppy seed muffins. The little poppy seeds emphasize the black little seeds in the centre of a banana and add new dimension to an ordinary banana bread recipe. Muffins are easier to handle, no slicing necessary and the muffin cases provide an instant little container.

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Millet with stewed Apples, Raisins, Cinnamon and Cream


Millet is the only grain that is alkaline. It is rich in iron and makes a healthy and delicious breakfast. Served with apples, cinnamon, raisins and cream it makes a wonderful start to the day. Millet seeds are a source of fibre which can help maintain a healthy digestive system.
My family love this breakfast as it reminds them of apple pie. So its both tasty and healthy.

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Granola rock cakes & biscuits

Ingredients:

250g Soft Butter
250g Brown Sugar
2 eggs
250g Granola
150g Flour or ( Gluten & Wheat Free)
100g Oats
1tsp Baking powder
pinch of salt

a Handful chopped nuts

a Handful of raisins

Beat butter, sugar add eggs mix until creamy. Add Granola, Flour, Oats, baking powder, raisins, nuts and mix.
If mixture is too sticky add a little flour at a time until mixture is moist and buttery but not dry.Form into balls and place into 12 muffin tray.

For biscuits place the rest of the granola balls
onto a greased baking tray.
Flatten slightly with palm of your hand.
Bake at 180C for 20min

Once baked place on wire rack to cool

Tip: For crispier biscuit and rock cakes place trays back into oven once oven has cooled off slightly, leave for 15-20min to dry out.

Place on wire rack to cool completely then store in airtight container.

Date & Walnut Muffins

Makes a dozen of delicious muffins

Ingredients:
250g Dates chopped
1 cup boiling water
1tsp bicarb
125g soft butter
1 cup soft brown sugar ( or substitute)
1/2 walnuts chopped
2 Cups Flour sifted ( or Gluten free flour)
2 tsp baking powder.
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 ginger ( optional)

Preheat oven to 200 C
Method:
1.Pour boiling water over chopped dates, add bicarb and mix well , set aside to cool.

2.Beat butter & sugar until creamy, add eggs and continue beating.
3.Sift dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt into butter mixture and beat until mixture is creamy.
4.Add the date mixture and half the chopped walnuts and mix together.
5.Line med muffin pan with muffin cases and spoon mixture into each individual case leaving 1cm space to rise. Sprinkle the rest of chopped walnuts on top and finish off with a sprinkling of sugar.

Put into pre heated oven and turn temperature down to 180C & bake for 20 min.
To check if muffins are cooked stick a knitting needle into one muffin it should come out dry.

Serve buttered for breakfast or tea time and ENJOY !

Homemade CRUNCHY Granola


1 kg Oats or ( Basic Muesli)
250g Butter
8 Tblsp Honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of Salt
Almond flakes
Raisins

In a Large Pot melt butter add honey and stir.
Add the Oats or ( Muesli), chopped nuts, cinnamon and stir until covered with honey & butter mixture.
Transfer onto large baking tray. Turn heat down to 175 and put mixture into oven for 10-20min
As soon as the top layer is golden brown fold the bottom layer of oats mixture to the top surface.
Keep on watching granola until the whole batch is golden brown. Turn off heat and leave to cool in oven. At this stage raisins can be added. (To avoid them from turning hard)
Store in airtight container.

Tips: Your Granola can be as economical or luxurious as your budget allows.
Any of the following can be added Coconut flakes, chopped Pecans, chopped Cashews, wheatgerm, crunched cornflakes, dates, raisins, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, cranberries whatever your fancy.
Serve with milk and chopped bananas. ( or any other soft fruit).
P.S. I used 1kg basic unbranded Muesli costing me 58p which was cheaper than 1kg of Oats. The Basic Honey cost 44p. Basic Butter cost 70p and the Flaked Almonds had been marked down.
Per serving 12p