Superfood Banana and Nut Butter ‘Noats’

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We’re moving house this weekend so it’s fair to say I am feeling a little bit stressed! You know the drill, stuff everywhere, clothes you need are already packed and the cat thinks the boxes scattered on the floor are purely for his pleasure (That is until they all crash on top of his head!).

 I took a day off the gym yesterday following a fun filled late night of packing! I’m not even sure how I have accumulated so much stuff. I moved to Dubai a year and a half ago with only one suitcase and one hand luggage! Anyway I am going waaaaay off track…. As I was saying, I physically couldn’t get out of bed to go to the gym before work and I knew we were spending our evening moving the first load of ‘stuff’ to the new place (which went incredibly smoothly surprisingly! I put it down to the fact I have moved a GAZILLION times, so I am practically a Pro now). I made a conscious effort to stay out of the kitchen last night, which ain’t easy for me! Food was prepped for lunches and we enjoyed a well deserved meal out after dropping our things off at the new pad (I had baked Ricotta Salmon and vegetable quinoa in case you were wondering!)

I attempted to relax (something I am not great at), got into bed early and annoyingly had the WORST nights sleep ever. Tossing and turning, really anxious but excited at the same time. Kind of like the feeling you have on Christmas Eve as a kid… You know if you don’t go to sleep Santa might not come but you kindaaaa wanna catch him in the act! Yeah, that feeling. I’m babbling again aren’t I? SO the point I’m trying to make is that, I went to the gym this morning on next to no sleep and did a very brutal  leg session, which instantly made me feel better. I swear the gym is like a drug to me, I released all that nervous energy and have been bouncing around ALL day!

As you may or may not of realised, breakfast is one of my FAVE meals of the day. If I only had time to either do my hair or eat breakfast I would ALWAYS choose breakfast, hands down! Especially if breakfast means Paleo Noatmeal… (I have had them every morning this week…. officially ADDICTED!)

So here is what you will need for the ‘Noats’:

  • 3 eggs (2 egg whites 1 full egg)
  • 1/2 cup of Flax Meal
  • 1 large Banana (only put half in the ‘Noats’ mixture, other half is to go on top)
  • 250ml almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A dollop of nut butter (I used around 2 and a 1/2 tsps)

How to make:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together remembering to leave half of the banana out of the blender.
  2. Heat in a pan, continuously stirring for 3-5 minutes until it forms a ‘oatmeal’ texture.

It really is as simple as that! The toppings used are pretty self explanatory, I used Gojiberries, fresh blueberries, half a banana, Chia Seeds, Sunflower seeds and pomegranate. Basically making this already delicious bowl of Noatmeal SUPER delicious and even more nutritionally awesome! Get in my bellyyyyyy!

Peace out Paleo peeps! J xx

Ps. Here is some past Paleo Noats inspiration for y’all!

 

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Like I said… It is an addiction!

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Banana and Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl, topped with ‘Rawnola’

It was day 6 in the gym for me this morning, my body was aching, but not in a painful “I can’t move” way.. It was more like the “I feel great!” achy way! I was staaaaarving after that cardio and core workout out but eggs just wouldn’t do this morning, I needed comfort! And this was like receiving a cuddle off your Mum… It’s a whole lotta goodness in one bowl let me tell you 💜

 

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Banana and mixed berry smoothie bowl made with almond milk then topped with homemade “rawnola” and fruit. My belly is extremely content right now!

What you will need-

Smoothie bowl ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
  • 1 large banana (leave a quarter to one side for the topping)
  • 250ml of sugar free natural almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 cup of oats
  • Scoop of Vanilla Protein powder (This is optional)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Handful of fresh blueberries and chopped strawberries for the topping

Rawnola ingredients (Makes a jar full) :

  • 2 cups of Oats
  • 1/2 cup of Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 cup of Flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup of chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup of chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup of Coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbs of Coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs of Honey

How it comes together!

Simply blend all ingredients for smoothie bowl together in a blender (Remembering  to leave a quarter banana and the fresh berries to one side). The texture should be a lot thicker than a usual smoothie you would drink! Pour into a bowl, sprinkle some rawnola on top along with the remaining fruit and dig in! Queue a happy belly!

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding Topped with Rawnola and Banana

 

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I know, I know, going back to work after all the fun of Christmas and New Year  can be a little disheartening can’t it? The thought of waking up to the sound of my alarm was already making me sigh, I found myself daydreaming about pressing the “snooze” button before my head had even hit the pillow! With this in mind I decided to prepare my breakfast the night before because I just KNEW I wouldn’t want to get out of bed the next morning! Plus, in my opinion, the thought of a having yummy breakfast to wake up to always makes early mornings that little  bit easier to face (Yes and the fact I just LOVE breakfast!). I guarantee this little jar of goodness will have you leaping out of bed (ok , ok maybe leaping is a little TOO far, but I promise it will certainly help!) – Chia Seed pudding topped with Banana and my home made Rawnola. How did I make this heaven in a jar? Have a read below!

What you will need-

  • 2 cups of Oats
  • 1/2 cup of Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 cup of Flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup of chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup of chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup of Coconut flakes
  • Coconut Milk- 2 Cups to 1/2 cup of Chia Seeds
  • Honey
  • 1 Banana

Lets get cooking!

Rawnola:

I mixed up oats, sunflower seeds, chopped hazelnuts, chopped almonds, flaxseeds and a few coconut flakes then sprinkled cinnamon and mixed in a little squeeze of honey before baking in the oven for a few minutes to achieve that “crunchy” texture you get from granola. Now in this particular case I made enough to last me a few days, so please bare this in mind when following the recipe! *Half the measurements  will make 2 servings*

Chia Seed Pudding:

Soak the chia seeds in coconut milk and half a scoop of whey vanilla protein powder (whey is optional) and leave it in the fridge overnight to soak. It will seem watery when you first put it in the fridge but will turn into a pudding like texture when left overnight.

The next morning all I had to do was cut up a banana and sprinkle some of my already prepared rawnola on top et voilà! A delicious and nutritious breakfast to start your day! You can add any fruit you desire I just love having a banana in my breakfast. It keeps me fuller for longer and energized for the morning ahead! It is also really tasty with blueberries or raspberries! ENJOY 💜

Poached Eggs with Spinach & Red Onion Sweet Potato Patties

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Eggs, Avocado and Sweet Potato have to be 3 of my FAVOURITE foods, I just love them in any way, shape or form! The combination of the three together tickles my taste buds every time! Here is a simple but outrageously tasty recipe I love to cook up on a Saturday morning:

What you will need:

  • Eggs (2 per serving)
  • 1 Ripe Avocado (1/4 avo per serving)
  • 1 large Sweet Potato mashed (Makes 4-6 patties)
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 100g of spinach leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Balsamic Vinegar (Just a dash)
  • Coconut oil (Olive oil can also be used)

Get Cooking!

Fill a deep pan with water, add a dash of balsamic vinegar and bring to the boil. Meanwhile sauté the chopped onion and spinach leaves and mix into the mashed sweet potato. Add salt and pepper to the mix and form into small patties as shown below.

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Heat up some Coconut Oil in a frying pan and once hot add the patties. Keep them on  a medium heat and flip them every 2 minutes. The poached eggs shouldn’t take as long as the patties so once the patties are sizzling away in the pan, crack your eggs into the boiling water then reduce heat slightly. Ensure the water is just above the eggs and cook for around 2-3 minute. The egg white should look firm and the yolk runny!!

Place crispy patties onto a plate and put your poached eggs on top with some avocado chopped up on the side! Happy breakfasting!