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Mothers Day Breakfast Recipes (and a love letter to the mums in my life)

With Mothers Day fast approaching in Australia (next Sunday 8 May, people!), I thought I’d get in early with some breakfast ideas… Not just for those readers who will be cooking for their own mothers or the mothers of their children, but more likely: for those of you who ARE mothers, who might want to pass on some gentle suggestions!

Below are some breakfast recipe ideas (all relatively healthy and low-sugar), including my recipe for an extremely easy Zesty Orange French Toast; which might be a perfect option for someone less confident in the kitchen or who doesn’t really like cooking. I’ve also provided links to some other delicious sweet-ish and savoury breakfast options. I’m on a bit of an avocado-and-eggs thing at the moment, and nearly ended up with a list of only avocado-and-egg recipes. But I’ve managed to restrain myself to just one. This time. 🙂 Continue reading

Simple Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (sugar-free, vegan, with hidden greens!)

I came up with this smoothie one afternoon when my 4 year old requested a ‘strawberry milkshake’. I do buy him the odd milkshake when we’re out and about, although he more frequently enjoys a babyccino, which he shoots back like a yuppie drinking espresso (he has become quite the babyccino connoisseur and is unimpressed if there is no accompanying marshmallow or chocolate freckle). In relation to milkshakes however, I’m not a fan of the supermarket flavoured milk drinks, syrups and powders that have loads of added sugar, as well as various numbers, preservatives, and other ‘ingredients’ I can’t pronounce. That popular strawberry (and chocolate) flavoured milk powder, loved by Australian children, is basically ALL sugar – nearly 3 tsp of it per serve. That’s assuming one sticks to the suggested serving size.

But, negativity aside, I also love smoothies because they provide a wonderful opportunity to sneak in extra healthful ingredients, such as greek yoghurt, kefir, chia seeds, oats, spices (vanilla and cinnamon are lovely), LSA mix, coconut milk or coconut water, as well as vegetables – I frequently add spinach and avocado. Smoothies use the ‘whole’ food – rather than juice, which separates out the fibre. My kids enjoy green smoothies, unaware that they contain all sorts of green vegetables, but they particularly love colourful fruit smoothies. Continue reading

Recipe: Jaffa Overnight Oat Breakfast Pots

I was lucky enough to recently be invited by I Quit Sugar to participate in a promotion for Pureharvest, by ‘road-testing’ a mystery product from their range, sent to me in the mail. I probably shouldn’t have been surprised to receive almond milk – you know, given the blog name and all – but was very happy to recipe test with it!

I’m not dairy-free or vegan, but I do enjoy using almond milk on the odd occasion. I often use it if I want something a little lighter and more refreshing than dairy milk, and I like the nutty flavour. I have made my own in the past – a much cheaper option that uses less packaging – but do occasionally indulge in the convenience of buying it (which also saves me hours drying out almond pulp in the oven!). If you are buying almond milk, be sure to look for one without added sugar.

Please note this is not a sponsored post. I was not paid by I Quit Sugar or Pureharvest to provide this recipe. However, I do buy Pureharvest products anyway, which is why I’m happy to give them a plug here. Pureharvest is an Australian company, and highly rated by Shop Ethical, a free guide that provides an assessment of the environmental and social impact, treatment of animals, and accountable business practices of supermarket products and companies. Continue reading

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