Thursday, 30 July 2015

Healthy Banana Ice Cream

Ice cream is another one of my favourites, great for topping puddings, like my Apple & Cinnamon Oat Crumble but equally great by itself on a summers day.
This is definitely not an All Hans-on original as there are recipes all over the internet but it's such a good healthy alternative, I couldn't resist sharing it. I'll also be showing you how you can create Chunky Monkey Ice Cream from this basic recipe.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Apple & Cinnamon Oat Crumble

Now apple crumble has to be, hands down, one of my top 5 puddings!!

So I was gutted to think that I would have to cut down if I was serious about eating healthier but I knew there must be a way to still enjoy this delicious pudding, and there is...
Oat Crumble! 
With less sugar and butter but still packed with all the flavour of a great apple crumble.

As am sure you can tell but oats are a running theme in these healthy recipes. This is because they are a great source of fibre which is further boosted by the apples and blueberries and they are so versatile, not just for breakfast!

If you haven't been following my healthy series then take a look for some of my healthy breakfast ideas.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Greek Yoghurt and Granola Parfait

For my final healthy breakfast in the series is this lovely fresh parfait, it's perfect for those warm summer mornings. Today I will be sharing with you my simple cinnamon pecan granola recipe and how I pair it with greek yoghurt and berries to make this healthy and nutritious breakfast.

Granola is simply toasted oats which you can add you choice of nuts, dried fruit, spices or even chocolate to. This is much cheaper than buying in the supermarket and this way means you will know exactly what is going in to your granola.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Tortilla Egg Cups

For those who prefer a savoury breakfast then these tortilla egg cups are perfect, great for on the go and very easy to make. They are so versitile, you can fill the cups with pretty much anything.   Perhaps pizza cups with tomato puree, cheese and your favourite pizza topping or fajita cups with salsa, sour cream and chicken.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Cinnamon Oat Smoothie

Next in my series of healthy recipes comes this nutritious thick and creamy breakfast smoothie, packed with flavour and fibre keeping you fuller for longer. An easy grab and go morning pick me up.

Prior to making this smoothie you need to make sure you have one frozen ripe banana, peeled and diced into small discs. Bananas don't take long to freeze but I would recommend freezing them overnight. I always have a couple ready as they are a great natural ice cube and really thicken up any smoothie or shake, giving it a lovely creamy texture.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Healthy Banana Oat Pancakes

To start off my healthy recipe series it's got to be Banana Oat Pancakes. I have been absolutely loving these over the past couple of weeks, they are high in fibre and protein and totally guilt free! Perfect for weekend breakfasts or why not even make up the batter the night before and whip up a batch before work. With only three ingredients these couldn't be any easier and you know how I like a simple and easy recipe.

Here are some less healthy pancakes recipes on my blog if your not on a health kick and fancy a naughty treat: Cinnamon Swirl and Bacon Strips

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Series of Healthy Recipes

 If you read My Healthy Week post you will know that I am on a bit of a health kick.

I used to think that healthy food had to be boring and bland and you couldn't have those yummy sweet treats that I like so much. How wrong was I?!
My health kick has been going very well so I thought it would be great to share some of my favourite breakfast and pudding recipes over the next couple of weeks. So until the end of the month I will be posting twice a week - Monday and Thursday.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

With the sun making a regular appearance, as are my Ray Bans, as we move into the summer months it is definitely time for some summer treats. Ice Cream has got to be the ultimate summer treat and mint choice chip has got to be one of my favourite flavours.
If your on a health kick then this recipe probably isn't for you but why not take a looks at my Berry Frozen Yogurt.
I do love my simple recipes and this one really couldn’t be any easier with only two ingredients to make the ice cream base and then just add any flavourings you desire. No fancy ice cream machine is needed, just an electric whisk and you are ready to go.