Nutrition

I love cereal. I could quite literally have cornflakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner without getting bored or sick of it. There is just so much variation… Having said that, I am very particular about the cereals that I eat. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say that I’ve only ever really loved like four cereals in my time… Off the top of my head, those four are: Crunchy NutHoney Cheerios, Coco Pops and now… Blueberry Wheats.

I’ve got a confession, I stopped eating Coco Pops (which was always my go-to) just last year after discovering that there is as much sugar in a single/in a relationship/married serving of Coco Pops as there is in a Coke can. That amounts to 35%. This is ridiculous. Look, I knew it wasn’t (exactly) healthy, but I didn’t think it was that unhealthy.

So, rather than having Cheerios every morning or evening, I’ve now started alternating between them and these little pillows of blueberry juicy goodness! ICYMI: they’re wholegrain too. Not partialgrain… But: WHOLE!

Blueberry Wheats are pillows filled with blueberry jam, I am obsessed with them. They are not only a lot healthier for you than Coco Pops, but dare I say it… They taste better too! I’m someone who could quite easily substitute fruit over chocolate. I just love fruit.

I disliked Shreddies (the original cereal pillows) because I always found them tasteless… However, these are Shreddies, but tastier — with jam inside. #YUM 😋

If I’m honest, blueberry flavouring is one of my most favourite flavourings… For instance, I’d prefer a blueberry muffin to a chocolate chip one, any day. If there’s a blueberry something and other, I’ll choose the blueberry one, always.

I can’t say I’m particularly a fan of the fruit itself – eaten raw – though… But, the flavouring (in other products such as jam or yoghurt) is one of the best (second to strawberry). I mean, I love blueberry smoothies…

That said, I can’t justify eating a pack of raw blueberries (which are practically the pre-smoothie phase), without yoghurt or something to accompany them…

I find that blueberries (eaten raw) can be* tasteless. Blueberries, to me, taste just like water with a very mild hint of fruit. Blueberries are the celery of fruits, in my opinion… But, someone has really enhanced their flavour when putting them in jam, yoghurts etc. Thank you, kind person!

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Anyway, I love blueberry things, and this is a blueberry cereal which found its way into my basket (and mouth)… If you’re into this kind of thing (fruits and/or cereals), then it should find its way into yours too! Oh, before I forget, it’s £2 and exclusive to Sainsbury’s.

PSA: you won’t find Theresa May and her friends frolicking in your bowl of Blueberry Wheats… So, if that’s not a bonus, I don’t know what is.

Disclaimer: Blue is my favourite colour, obvs. So, I have nothing bad to say about blue things…

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Healthy. Hearty. Good food. Fast.

The colours and flavours of each bowl are second to none, and irreplaceably moriesh. 

Oh. My. Word. I have never, ever, ever… tasted anything as fresh and as good, as this, ever.

I have been secretly indulging in this for around two months, but I felt the need to blog about it today because a new branch is opening in London’s Spitafields on Monday, charging 1p per bowl (raising money for Elton John’s AIDS charity). Therefore, you’ll be eating the best meal in the world, and helping a good cause.

Wow. I think I just discovered that I am obsessed pennies. Apparently, it’s all I seem to talk about these days… 🙈

So, anyway, if you love sushi, and want it deconstructed, in a bowl… Welcome to Ahi Poké. I’m not even joking, their tuna sashimi chunks are the best tuna sashimi chunks that I have ever tasted. Hawaii…

My personal favourite is the Oahu. But, I’ve also been into the Sweet Green recently too… I love Pokés, and Ahi’s in particular! They can poke me any day… 😋

If you’re lucky, Deliveroo can deliver this to you… If not, go to central London or Spitafields (as of Monday) for your fix! You won’t regret it. Good food, good produce, good deals.

The best part? You also get the option to build your bowls… Make your own. Be creative. Choose from a list of toppings, sauces and bases… You know you want to!

Disclaimer: vegetarians are welcome. The tofu is delicious and freshly sourced. #TastyAF #OrderYoursNOW #Enjoy #EatWell

Wow! Thrice in one day… Aren’t you lucky?! I promise to make this my last post, because I’m on my way to a spa weekend – so I’ll have very little, if any at all access to my blog.

I wanted to share my favourite supplements (some of which I’m sure you’re familiar) and how they’ve helped me…

If you know me, you know that apart from the money I put aside for my future, I spend the rest in Holland & Barretts and/or Lush. Literally, those two are the only stores that I shop at.

Anyway, I’ve always been really into supplements, but taking it all more seriously of late because they’re honestly a life changer… I used to be lethargic, lacking in energy… My skin went through breakouts regularly and my hair was hard to maintain… I was a mess… I’m probably still a mess, let’s not beat around any (armpit) bushes… But, I’m less of a mess than I once was, admittedly. What’s changed? My life and more so, my lifestyle…

Obviously my most recent skincare routine and diet has been helping… But, outside of that, I’ve been taking care of the problems within. I’ve started by taking Pilfood (great for hair thinning, dry scalp and hair loss/damage), Juice Plus Berry (for great overall health), Cayanne Pepper along with Apple Cider Vinegar tablets (for extra help to burn fat/calories, eliminating cravings for unhealthy snacks). I’ve also started walking a lot more… Look, I’ve not seen miraculous changes, but I’ve seen changes nonetheless. Literally, just a mere hour after taking Juice Plus Berry, I am bursting with energy and don’t feel lazy. It’s actually strange. It’s weird that three little tablets can give you such a boost.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayanne Pepper are the ones less likely to show you a difference straightaway. However, I did start noticing changes a couple of weeks after taking them. For instance, I was less bloated and my body looked less water retention stricken.

Pilfood? It’s been something my mum’s talked about for years… My mum really benefitted from using them, and I’ve started to. This is a new tablet for me, so I can’t say, I, myself have have been taking it long enough to give it a fair assessment. However, I’ll circle back and let you know soon. The biggest change on the hair front though is that I’ve started – dare I say it – putting a brush to thy hair, twice a day. I have also been plaiting it in two. Plaiting hair helps keep it clean, healthy, stronger (and apparently it helps it grow over time)? I’m not sure about the latter, but it’s something I heard once.

Finally (but not entirely so), and lastly, this is less of a supplement… But, the secret to banishing premature greying of the hair is drinking powdered yeast with milk. Look, there is no way of sugar coating this… It is hand on heart the vilest thing I’ve ever tried, but it apparently helps. So, I’ve been taking it with almond milk and honey. Gross but helpful.

Also, a great shampoo & conditioner combo that I’ve tried whilst taking Pilfood is the HairBurst one… Yep, you’ve guessed it… That too can be found at Holland & Barretts. Oh, and I think the Penny Sale is still happening in store… So, if you’d like to buy one and get the other for 1p, choose H&B!

Disclaimer: although all are organic and only use the most natural of ingredients, I am not sure if they’re entirely suitable for vegetarians. It’s best to check before purchasing. Also, supplements only work when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle. You cannot take them as a replacement of food. Similarly, you cannot take them on their own, without putting real work in place, and notice a healthier change. The changes start from within.

Ciao for niao,

Miamii

Okay, so.. I’ve been trying to hold back the urge to write this post for all of 30 minutes, but I’ve caved. It’s honestly too good to not share. Before you ask, no… I didn’t take a photo of ‘My Brunch’, because in all honesty…. I didn’t think I was going to stumble on the Holy Grail of simple brunches… That’s my excuse, should you choose to accept it.

Anyway, it all started when I got up, did my whole Winter Skin Miracles morning routine, brushed my teeth, showered etc. etc. that I discovered that I was in fact hungry and had yet to consume food items via the mouth region. So, I felt like some boiled eggs… So, I made two free range organic boiled eggs. Now, the secret to the best boiled egg is to boil the water with a dash of salt, and then add them in for a few minutes, turning off the heat completely (leaving to simmer) before transferring them into a cold bowl of water. This allows them to peel easier without damage.

So, I then got my Ryvita crackerbread out, which, let me tell you… That shizz is the most underrated of crackerbreads. I have no idea why people think it tastes like cardboard… If it truly does “taste like cardboard”, I’m about to start slathering Flora on my boxes, because: TASTE SENSATION!

Anyway, I coated/marinated each crackerbread with Flora butter, and sliced up the boiled eggs on top, seasoning with a dash of salt and ground black pepper… I know what you’re thinking: “simple.” But, effective. Very, very effective.

No, wait… That’s not all. I went food shopping yesterday and bought absolutely every form of fruit that came within a two inch radius of my person, because my Nutri Bulletins are coming Bach, baby! *gets an instrument or two out*

Anyway, I put a packet of strawberries, a packet of blackberries and two red apples inside of a juicer, and juiced them (without the seeds) and then another TASTE SENSATION was born.

There you go… That: is my brunch… That: is the best brunch (until I find something as simple yet effective that tops it). Watch this space.

Crêpe de Suzette

 

The last of my three course meal posts… Yep, it’s time for my Crêpe de Suzette recipe (which is far from crap). Enjoy! For the first time today, the image used is my own (and I ate it, quelle surprise).

Ingredients:

Pancake mix:

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 1/2 to 2 cups of flour

Pinch of salt

Zest of lemon

1/4 teaspoon of olive or vegetable oil

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Suzette (Lemon & Sugar) Sauce/Syrup:

1 orange

1 clementine

1 lemon

4 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or orange Curaçao liqueur (you can substitute these liqueurs to any syrup that you like)

Zest of an orange (garnish)

Method:

Pancake mix:

Whisk eggs, add pinch of salt, sugar (and vanilla essence optional) together with the lemon zest. Once that’s done, add the milk and gradually mix in flour. Leave in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes to set and coagulate.

In a pancake pan, squirt two to three drops of oil and spread all over using paper towel.

Heat the pancake pan, and once heated  (using the big, deep spoon) transfer the measured pancake mix from the bowl into the pan. This should be done on a medium-high heat. Only flip when bubbles burst and it looks dry. If you flip it too early, it’ll break. After flipping, wait a couple of minutes and then you’ll notice brown spots begin to form on the bottom, that’s the sign that you’re looking for – they’re ready to plate.

Suzette syrup:

Juice the lemon, orange and clementine, adding two tablespoons of brown sugar (mixing thoroughly). In a frying pan, add the rest of brown sugar (2 tablespoons). As they begin to melt, begin pouring in the juices of lemon and clementines. After the flavours start to blend together on a medium heat, begin adding the liquor.

As soon as you start to notice that they’re coming together, turn down the heat (low) and start lining up the wrapped pancakes to soak in the flavours. Spoon some of the sauce from the side to spread across the pancakes and that’s literally it… Turn off your hobs, plate up and dig in!

(You can garnish it with the zest of an orange.)