Homemade Muesli.

Packed with super yum and healthy nutrients and of course a lot of energy to get you through the day! Personally I think stepping away from all the preservative foods, pre-made meals will keep you healthier already.

The same goes for food, of course I can purchase muesli bars at my local supermarket or health food store but isn’t it nicer to made something yourself?

Something that has

a) no preservatives

b) is not pre-made

c) packed with healthy goodness

I have to admit that I owe credit to the owner of this delicious recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup wheatgerm

1/2 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pepitas seeds (pumpkin seeds)

1 cup sultanas

125g butter

1/2 cup honey (I used Pureharvest Organic Honey – Raw)

1/3 brown sugar

Method

Grease and line a baking pan with baking paper, I had no baking paper so used a little bit of butter in the pan to avoid the muesli sticking to the pan later on.

Cook oats, wheatgerm, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds in a saucepan over medium heat until golden in color.Transfer to a bowl allow to cool then stir in the sultanas.

In another small saucepan cook the brown sugar, honey and butter. This process is done over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Mixture should form a soft ball when a little amount is dropped into cold water. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Spoon mixture into pan and use the back of a spoon to press down firmly, let cool.         Store in an airtight container for up to seven days.

Yummy goodness!!!

Have a great day,

The Team at

Blondie loves Ginger

                                                                         x.

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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

This one is highly packed with protein and super yummy! My partner is thrilled to be eating even healthier since he is going to the gym … 😉

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To make this Chia seed pudding you need

Ingredients

Chia seeds

Oats

Papitas (pumpkin seeds)

Variety of fruits

(my favourite are strawberries, banana, blueberries and own harvested pears)

Milk

or

Low fat Yoghurt

Method

Put chia seeds in a glass, add milk/low fat yoghurt and put into fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

After taken out of the fridge, add variety of fruits, oats, papitas (pumpklin seeds) stir together and enjoy!

This snack is packed with so much healthy goodness, perfect for post/pre workouts 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

The Team at BLG x.

Mulberry Jam Recipe

The official

Mulberry Jam Recipe

Ingredients needed:

1kg handpicked Mulberries

1kg (2x500grams) Jam Setting Sugar

250 ml water

Glass jars (the more the better)

Method

  1. Put Mulberries in a big pot
  2. Add the water
  3. Boil berries then let simmer until berries are cooked
  4. add the jam setting
  5. stir often for sugar to mix well with berries
  6. let simmer in order for thickening process to start
  7. Put in glass jars + seal fully, let them sit upside down a little before turning them back to cool.
  8. Enjoy the jam!

The jam turned out beautifully! So yummy. I hope you will love this recipe as much as I do.

Autumn Recipe with Pumpkin .

Apologies of my recent absence from my Blog, been super crazy busy helping out on some Property – not easy and it takes a lot of patience and time.

I am back now though.

TADAA!

It has been one of those perfectly beautiful autumn days, where the sun is shining, birds and singing and I am happily enjoying my cooking skills in the kitchen. i have just made a beautiful pumpkin soup that I am literally addicted to right now, mind you, it is perfect for this colder weather … sitting by the fireplace or in a beautiful spot in your home with a book to read.

There a millions of good Autumn recipes out there, perfect for those who like to experiment to find out what tastes best to them and to keep the recipe. Yes correct … ALWAYS keep the recipe!

Nothing worse than wanting to cook something and only knowing half the ingredients or the method.

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Oat Biscuits are yummy + healthy!

Snacks but healthy nutrition. It is all about having a sweet but one that is healthier than those chocolate bars, chips and gummie bears including all possible other confectionery you can get at literally every supermarket or corner store. Of course we sometimes have those cravings for something sweet..even I do, but rather than giving in on the chocolate craze I try to substitute with healthy fruits such as pears, blueberries and strawberries, mango and banana but to be honest in only works that many times. So in order to still enjoy something sweet yet healthy follow my recipe below.

Today’s recipe took around 20 minutes to make with the results being #superyummy!

Surely we all know what I am talking about … Oat Biscuits.

Recipe Oat Biscuits

170grams normal oats

30grams almonds flakes

20grams coconut flakes

2 eggs

100grams brown sugar

tiny bit of salt

Method

First in a frying pan, add the oats, almond + coconut flakes and roast for a few minutes until becoming golden in color.

  

Turn on the oven and preheat to 200C.

In the meantime, add the brown sugar and eggs and mix together until frothy. 

  

Then add the oat mixture and combine.

On a baking tray lined with baking paper make small piles of biscuits, use a spoon to flatten them slightly. Put them in the oven for around ten to fifteen minutes or until slightly golden.

***Make sure you let them cool on the tray

as they are quite soft

and

will otherwise break****

  

Voila!

A.x

#yum #healthy #snackinspo #autumn

Breakfast Inspiration

While I am a lover of the crisp mornings, when its frosty outside and the sun comes up. When you feel the warm of the sun rays on your bare skin and you know it is going to be a good day (couldn’t say the same for rainy weather).

Having just harvested well over ninety pears from just one tree literally floored me. Eating Pear everyday until there is no more, hmmm. It is how you use the pears to make eating them that tiny bit more exciting, you will be surprised.

While there are a variety of Health benefits, let me clarify that the pears I have harvested do not look like the nice green pears with no bruises or discoloration which you can get at the supermarket. Eating pears regularly, can help prevent high blood pressure and stroke, it can help with fever due to the pears cooling effect, it helps in pregnancy as the high content of folate (folic acid) helps prevent neural tube defect in infants, due to the pears large amount of fructose and glucose it is a great way to get energy especially on those lethargic days we all have once in a while. In addition, the high vitamin C and copper content also act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals and can help. There is many more benefits to eating pears but I know that some of you do not like eating pears the way they come, some of you like them chopped up into small pieces, others cut them in halves and those of you like me add them to your breakfast – it makes eating a pear #so.much.easier

To have this healthy quick + easy breakfast simply add to a bowl the following:

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Easy to make and easy to enjoy….

Oats (about 3-4 large table spoons)

Quinoa Flakes (small amount)

Pumpkin Seeds

Almonds (my favorite)

1 Pear (chopped into pieces)

Full cream milk

                                                                                    Voila!

Stay Fit. Stay Healthy. Stay Beautiful.

A. x