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December favourites

As you may have read in my all about me, I am currently in my GCSE year at school- I have tests coming up so here's a tiny post to keep you updated.

For todays blog, I am going to share with you some of my favourite foods and most memorable meals from the past month.

First up: Nut butter

Pip&Nut coconut and almond butter is my new addiction- I was given some for Christmas and I love it to pieces! I have tried it in so many different ways; on toast, porridge, rice cakes, sliced banana or apple and of course on its own to. At first I wasn't amazed because I really love crunchy nut butters but now… You must try this if you like nuts and coconut!

 

toast-on-a-heart-on-a-plate

 

Next: Smoothies

My current favourite smoothie is a thick and creamy one, perfect for scooping into a bowl and decorating. I made a few festive bowls around Christmas but my orange and cacao one came up trumps. If you fancy the recipe, message me for details.

Toppings for breakfast (lunch, dinner or pudding):

I couldn't choose just one for this so I have two.

First up cacao nibs- I found these pushed right to the back of the cupboard in disgust from when I first tasted them. I absolutely hated them at first try and avoided them ever since; they were very cheap in grape tree at the time. But after starting to add cacao to more and more of my recipes, I gave them another go and I can't believe I ever hated them! I love them in my orange and cacao smoothie and coconut porridge especially!

 

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My other favourite topper has been the Tesco's breakfast topper- this is a large bag of frozen fruit, diced into tiny cubes including strawberry, peach, pineapple and mango. at £1.50 this 350g bag lasts an age and the summer fruits are so refreshing and genuinely tasty!

 

porridge

 

Bread:

I love brown bread, whether it is Saturday lunch time with my poached egg and avocado, or dipped in soup in the cold months of winter, it needs to be good- especially as toast. My mum and I recently tried the Lidl wholemeal loaf; we keep all our bread in the freezer and take out a slice or two when we need them. This was an extra large loaf for under a pound and it's been fantastic!. Here's the Lidl brown bread:

 

toast-on-a-plate

 

Unfortunately we have yet to find an affordable Gluten free bread for my dad, but his favourite at the moment is the Genius brown seeded loaf.

Dessert:

My current favourite sweet treat is the Dark chocolate Alpro yoghurt. It's 100% vegan and 100% amazing! I found it in the free from section in Tesco. I love topping this with desiccated coconut, cacao nibs and breakfast topper (see above) for pudding.

alpro-yoghurt

Quote:

A little off topic but I came across the most relatable quote for me near the end of December, ready for the new year:

"1 year = 365 opportunities to eat peanut butter"

 

I hope you enjoy this week's blog, sorry it is a little hurried!

 

 

 

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