Homemade Milkshakes

This is a delicious strawberry milkshake recipe which you can whip up in a few seconds at home. Ingredients: 2 scoops of ice-cream (vanilla, strawberry or boysenberry) 2 cups of washed and hulled strawberries 1 banana 1 1/2 cups of milk 1 dessertspoon of honey Blend all the ingredients together, using more ice-cream if you…

Almond & Banana Porridge

This is a super quick and wholesome breakfast. If you are trying to reduce or avoid dairy use almond milk instead, it gives a lovely nutty flavour. Serves 1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup of organic rolled oats (45g) 1 cup of almond milk (250ml) 1/2 small banana or 1 whole small banana Handful of flaked or…

Energy / Detoxing / Digestive / Immunity Smoothies

Even though they are really delicious, you do need to be careful about the sugar content in smoothies. In all of these recipes you can replace the juice with water, or coconut water. Energy Smoothies:  2 bananas 2 kiwifruit Handful red seedless grapes ¾ cup apple juice ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 bananas 2 peaches 2 tangerines ½…

Fruit Crumble

Fruit crumble is a real winter favourite pudding. The soft, warm and often spiced fruit covered with a crunchy, sweet, perhaps nutty crumble topped with cream is a perfect way to top off a Sunday roast. This is a basic apple recipe but I’ve given you some variations below. Apple Crumble Serves 6 – 8…

Rhubarb with Greek Yoghurt & Granola

Here’s a happy way to start your day, you could make these the night before in small sterilised jam jars, but they look really good in a cocktail glass as part of a leisurely breakfast.  First make a sugar syrup, by putting equal quantities of sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to the…

Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is gooey and gorgeous and almost better the next day.  Ingredients 3 ripe medium sized bananas 150ml cream (whipped)  2 squares of chocolate (for grating)  1/8 teaspoon fresh vanilla (optional)  For the toffee sauce: 50g butter  100g dark brown sugar Tin of condensed milk For the base: 300g packet of digestive biscuits  125g…

Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote

If you freeze in your rhubarb you can enjoy this anytime of year. Ingredients 2 cups of rhubarb, cut in 1 inch pieces 2 cups of strawberries, hulled and halved 2 cups of sugar 2 cups of water Method Place the sugar and water into a large saucepan over a medium heat, stirring until the…

Tooty Fruity – Simple Fruit Treats 

Berry Compote A really lovely quick dessert all year round which adults and children both love is a fruit compote. It’s so simple – just place equal quantities of sugar and water in a saucepan, one cup if serving 4, two cups if serving a larger amount. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the…

You can’t beat a Fresh Fruit Salad…

Fresh fruit salad is a great thing, it’s quick to make, looks great, tastes delicious, goes a long way towards your “five a day” and is versatile. This morning we had some for breakfast and the remainder will be used this evening with the pavlova for pudding. For that reason I don’t tend to use…