MILLET SUPERFOOD BOWL

Spring is truly here! This means lighter evenings, warmer weather and an abundance of fresh vegetables! This millet super-food bowl is a great way to enjoy all the amazing vegetables available right now. It is really healthy and packed with nutrients. Continue reading “MILLET SUPERFOOD BOWL”

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: A WALK BY THE SEA!

I am trying to set myself regular photography projects. This weekend my project was to create a photo-journey of Brighton and Hove. I walked along Hove seafront to Brighton and basically snapped anything I found interesting. It was a great chance to use my new camera and it made me really take a good look at my surroundings. It was such a beautiful day and it felt lovely to be walking around in the sunshine after what feels like months of winter!

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A WALK IN THE PARK…

TODAY

BY BILLY COLLINS

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

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Spinach, Pear and Cashew Smoothie!

Spinach, Pear and Cashew Smoothie

Spring is just around the corner! That means sunshine, flower blossoms and to me – smoothies! I tend to have smoothies for breakfast almost every day in spring and summer. Smoothies are a great way to enjoy all the beautiful fruit that is available in these seasons. They are also a great way to get more veggies into our diet! I find they are a great way to re-boost my immune system if I have been overindulging (in a mountain of Easter eggs…)

This smoothie is a great blend of spinach, bananas, pears, cashews and flax seeds! You can use any blender to make smoothies, but ones with a powerful motor will provide a smoother finish. I use a nutribullet. It is one of my favourite kitchen gadgets and I really get a lot of use out of it. They cost around £99 – quite pricey but you really get a great blender. It has a blending attachment as well as a milling attachment. I make nut milk, nut butters and nut flours in mine as well as smoothies!

My smoothie recipe is super filling. This recipe makes one large glass of smoothie that I find keeps me full for most of the morning. Don’t worry about tasting the spinach. The flavours are masked by the other ingredients! I like to put a couple of cubes of ice in with mine, smoothies are best served chilled! Remember to sprinkle the bee pollen on after you have blended to enjoy the maximum nutritional benefits! I like to soak my cashews before blending. I normally soak a batch overnight. It makes for a really creamy smoothie!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Wash your spinach and chop the fresh fruit.
  2. Add all ingredients apart from the bee pollen) to the blender and top up with the fresh water.
  3. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with bee pollen!

~ Enjoy! ~

Enjoy!

The Brighton Kitchen Test

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Spring is just around the corner! That means sunshine, flower blossoms and to me – smoothies! I tend to have smoothies for breakfast almost every day in spring and summer. Smoothies are a great way to enjoy all the beautiful fruit that is available in these seasons. They are also a great way to get more veggies into our diet! I find they are a great way to re-boost my immune system if I have been overindulging (in a mountain of Easter eggs…)

This smoothie is a great blend of spinach, bananas, pears, cashews and flax seeds! You can use any blender to make smoothies, but ones with a powerful motor will provide a smoother finish. I use a nutribullet. It is one of my favourite kitchen gadgets and I really get a lot of use out of it. They cost around £99 – quite pricey but you really…

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