It was the hottest day of the year yesterday, which meant it time to bust out the popsicle molds!
I made some refreshing elderflower, strawberry and blueberry popsicles. Juicy red summer strawberries and plump blueberries couldn’t be a better accompaniment to a delicately floral, slightly tart yet sweet elderflower juice.
Granola is one my favourite things for breakfast and snacking. I could munch on it all day long. Its crunchy(I love everything crunchy!), flavourful and delicious on top of everything!
I couldn’t find a granola recipe that didn’t use cups full oil and maple syrup, so I decided to experiment myself, and I came up this delicious,wholesome cranberry pumpkin seed granola to share with you guys. I have made a few batches, switching up the different fruits, nuts and seeds but this cranberry pumpkin seed granola has become my go-to recipe.
This has less oil and maple syrup than regular packaged granola, so it doesn’t come out in clusters. It’s a ‘loose’ granola that is crunchy, nutty and full of flavour. It’s so much healthier and tastier than the store bought stuff. Feel free to switch out the cranberries and pumpkin seeds for whatever fruits and nuts you like. Flaked almonds or hazelnuts with dried coconut works well too!
I chose pumpkin seeds as they are high in Iron (highest iron content of all seeds), rich in omega-3 and antioxidant vitamin E. They are also high in oleic acid which helps to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in the blood.
Yogurt melon bowls are so cute I wish I had thought of them earlier! They are perfect to satisfy that summer sweet tooth, amazingly refreshing and healthy (hello bikini body) at the same time, great for a snack or breakfast. Best of all, it only takes three minutes to make and there are no dishes to wash after!! Is this idea genius or what?!
I love this recipe since you can switch it up using different flavoured yogurts and toppings. I used greek yogurt for some protein in the morning, topped with strawberry compote but you can use any yogurt you have on hand and honey, or preserves instead! I also topped the yogurt melon bowl with chia seeds, pumpkin and flaxseeds for an extra nutritious breakfast 🙂
If you’re craving something sweet and refreshing you have to try this!
Move aside regular blueberry muffins. HELLO protein packed blueberry quinoa chia seed muffins. These quinoa muffins make for amazing snacks since they are packed with protein and are healthier than the usual blueberry muffin.
Quinoa muffins have a bit more bite to them, they’re slightly denser but are full of flavour. Quinoa is a complete protein so it keeps you fuller for longer and great as a post work out snack / on the go breakfast.
I added some chia seeds to my batter as they soo good for you (high in omega-3s, antioxidants, great for healthy hair skin and nails the list goes on…) but of course this is optional and if you don’t add them in it won’t change how amazing the muffins taste.