Banana smoothie recipe

This is a quick and easy banana smoothie recipe – with almond milk, greek yoghurt and flaxseeds – perfect for a super healthy breakfast or as a snack. First though, here are: 5 banana-ry facts There are over 1000 different varieties of bananas growing around the world. The Cavendish variety was named after William Cavendish, …

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Rainbow ribbon salad recipe

Colourful fruits and vegetables contain so many minerals and vitamins that are essential for a healthy mind and body. Infact, the more foods with the colours of the rainbow that you can eat every day, the better. This is a super simple salad that is certainly full of colour, and perfect on its own, or …

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French toast recipe

French toast was first described in Apicius – a collection of Latin recipes in the 4th century – as simply aliter dulcia (“another sweet dish”): “Break [slice] fine white bread, crust removed, into rather large pieces which soak in milk [and beaten eggs] fry in oil, cover with honey and serve“. Alternative names include “eggy …

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Acai bowl recipes

Perfect to serve with granola or porridge, for getting in some extra daily greens and it tastes fab! The acai (or assai) – a superfood berry originating from South America – is extremely rich in antioxidants, high levels of essential fatty acids, amino acids, and dietary fibre. A small edible blackish purple berry, it grows …

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Beetroot hummus recipe

Hummus is a regular at the lunch table in the Ellson house, although not usually this pink in colour! Of Middle Eastern origin, hummus (also spelt houmous) is a dip or spread made from cooked mashed chickpeas, tahini (made from sesame seeds), lemon juice and garlic. Chickpeas – the main ingredient – provide a good …

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Muesli Bar Recipe

Muesli bars are a popular lunch box snack across the world, especially to provide fuel whilst on a walk or similar outdoor pursuit. However, there are many examples available in the supermarket that contain a number of artificial ingredients including added sugars, colours and preservatives. Here is my homemade version – made with just whole …

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