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Homemade Granola

Alternative title: I fear I now have an addiction to Granola…


During our stay in Ålesund I probably consumed my body weight in nut-free Granola and complimentary waffles, I nearly cried over the cereal section on our last breakfast there…I know, odd reaction really, but in my hometown I can’t find nut-free Granola for love nor money and I am one of the poor unfortunate souls who end up screaming “I don’t want nuts!” in the aisle of the local supermarket.

It’s not that I oppose nutty cereals or anything (you’re already aware of my love of Almonds…Especially in butter form) but I find some of them to be quite overpowering. I actually want to taste the oats, otherwise I’d just buy a bag of hazelnuts or cashews and add milk to that.

Actually I probably wouldn’t as I’m still adapting to my new found affection for almonds and this change in taste doesn’t seem to have extended to other nuts yet…(Ok folks, admit it, how many of you giggled at that statement?).

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Kiwifruit, Cucumber, Avocado, Spinach and Ginger Smoothie

Alternative title: Sometimes you just need a boost…


I’ve had a horrific week at work…I’d like to blame the post-holiday blues (I wish it was the post-holiday blues) or the muggy weather (the UK has been experiencing a heatwave…What the heck?!) but unfortunately neither of those are to blame and while I’m not going to go into details I’m sure you’ve all had weeks where everything you touch just goes to hell.

As such my stress levels have been through the roof, my skin has broken out, my head has been taking advantage of this and throwing tantrums…

I just feel physically and mentally drained.

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Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Alternative title: Yes…A smoothie…In a bowl! 


“Why are you putting that smoothie in a bowl?” my brain asked perplexed.

“Because it’s a smoothie bowl…It’s a bit thicker than a normal smoothie because of the frozen banana and the avocado…You eat it with a spoon” I wave the spoon in the air, as though this gives it further significance.

“No really…Why are you putting that smoothie in a bowl?” my brain isn’t convinced.


“Yes? I’m listening…” I can almost hear it impatiently tapping a foot (if brain’s had feet, obviously).

“…Because I want to make something pretty, ok?!”

“…Sure…” my brain still isn’t convinced.

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Very Easy Overnight Oats

Alternative title: Today I’m going to talk about Overnight Oats and…What? Yes it’s cold oats…What do you mean that sounds gross and snotty? Where are you going?! Just hear me out and…Fine! Slam the door on the way out!


Ok folks so I have a bit of a confession to make…I fully expect you all to tell it as it is, call me a silly sod and tell me that I should know better. Because I do know better. Really I do. You ready to hear this? Really? … Sigh…Ok here goes – Recently I’ve committed the terrible sin of neglecting breakfast. It’s been going on for about a week.

*Hides as you all gasp in shock and horror*

I know I know, the extra 15 minutes or so in bed just isn’t worth forgoing the most important meal of the day. My body has told me this, repeatedly…By growling like a petulant git from the hours of 9am to 1pm (lunch-time at work) and making me look an utter tool in meetings by answering “arrgggguuuuulllllgggg” to all the questions.

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