Posts in Breakfast
Sweet Potato & Minced Chicken Hash

This recipe is a perfect alternative to your usual breakfast, if you wish to give grains and cereals a break or if you simply wish to treat yourself or a loved one to a fancy breakfast. You cannot go wrong by starting your day filling up on iron rich kale, sweet potatoes which are full of antioxidants and the good proteins that you will get from the red kidney beans and chicken.

Another easy to follow recipe that you can achieve in no more than 30 minutes. Feel free to to use your protein of choice if you prefer not to have chicken or for a vegetarian / vegan option leave the meat out and it taste equally as good.

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Super Green Power Smoothie

The green smoothie is one of my family’s favourites! We tend to have this a few times a week, but I particularly love it not just because of its great taste but the nurishment that is filled this cup of green goodness.

On a usual day I would have it on its own but when I do have more time like the weekends I like to beef it up a little with a base of chia pudding, as pictured above!  

Below I have listed all the health benefits that each of the fruits and vegetables I use in this smoothie have.

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Savory Spelt flour pancakes

These Savory pancakes are a delight when you feel to give yourself a lovely treat with breakfast or end as a side for lunch. They are light, fluffy and guilt free made with wholemeal spelt flour which is a healthier version of white flour you would normally use to make pancakes.

To find out a bit more about spelt flour and why you should try using them more click here to read up what i wrote about it in my previous blog post.

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Spelt Flour Banana & Blueberry Pancakes

Spelt is ancient grain, from the same family as wheat, barley, and rye. With the rise of industrial agriculture and efficient farming, wheat has become our grain of choice.

For general health the spelt grain is also more water-soluble than wheat, which makes it easier for the body to digest. Due to the many minerals and vitamins spelt contains, it can help regulate metabolism, increase circulation, improve the immune system, lower blood sugar, and reduce bad cholesterol levels.

These Pancakes are light fluffy and extremely moreish. If you wish to make the savory version of these all you need to do is leave the banana and blueberries out of the batter.

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Coconut oil and coconut palm sugar blueberry muffins

Now let’s start with blueberries...... often referred to as a superfood, brain food etc. These little gems are pretty much the kings of antioxidants. Blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables. 

The antioxidants in blueberries seem to have benefits for the brain, helping to improve brain function and delaying age-related decline.  Other studies have shown that blueberries have anti-diabetic effects, helping to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels. 

So when it comes to blueberries feel free to over indulge, have them daily if you can  add them in your juices, smoothies or like now in your morning muffins! 

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BreakfastNancy Odogwu
Nut & Raisin Granola

Making your own granola at home is not only cost effective but so much better for you. You can really do without all the added preservatives, and the funny ingredients that you and I cannot pronounce. Another benefit of making it at home is that you can tailor

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BreakfastNancy Odogwu