My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Breakfast – Day 40

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Today’s breakfast is a salad, and a particularly huge one, consisting of all kinds of proteins you could imagine: eggs, feta cheese and smoked salmon, plus tomatoes, avocado and wild rocket!

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Smoothies – Day 15 – Strawberry Ice Cream (DairyFree)

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Yesterday I noticed that my strawberries were about to start going bad, so I froze them. This morning they were perfectly ready to go into my smoothie. Here is my short list of ingredients:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • 200g frozen strawberries
  • Half ripe avocado
  • Half teaspoon vanilla extract

The smoothie ended up being more like a dairy-free ice cream! It wasn’t too sweet, so I added a bit of condensed milk (any sweetener would do though) and some chocolate chunks!

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Breakfast – Day 36

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Another attempt on poaching eggs – this time in a microwave! It is meant to be really easy, you just crack an egg into a bowl filled with water and microwave it for a minute or two. However, in my case the cracked eggs go straight to the bottom of the bowl, while they are supposed to float!

Anyway, at the end they turn out ok, but still far from perfection. I have them with toasted rustic roll, spread with mashed avocado, chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese.

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Smoothies – Day 11 – Green Tea Avocado

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I got some matcha green tea powder recently, so decided to try it in a smoothie. Here is what I put in my blender:

  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon matcha
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 date

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Smoothies – Day 4 – Pineapple/Mango Green Smothie

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The world has been going crazy about green smoothies and their health benefits for a while now. And I decided I should give it a try as well!

My smoothie is made of:

  • Half cup coconut water
  • One cup greens (baby spinach + chopped kale)
  • Half cup chopped pineapple
  • Half a large mango fruit
  • 1/4 average-sized avocado.

Obviously, the proportions are variable, and the more fruit you add, the more they will mask the leafy taste of the greens!

Pineapple/Mango Green Smothie

 

 

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Breakfast – Day 30

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I’ve had porridge for quite a few days now, and, honestly, feel a bit fed up with sweet breakfasts. They can be yummy (and sometimes healthy!) but the problem with them is that they don’t keep me full for very long – 3hrs maximum!

Today I’m really craving for something savoury, so I decide to make myself a breakfast panini. I take half loaf of ciabatta with olives and cut it in half horizontally. First I spread some mashed avocado with lemon juice on the bottom half. Then come the following ingredients in the following order: 2 slices of roast chicken breast, some wild rocket salad, 2 slices of tomato, a generous sprinkle of grated cheddar and finally the top half of the bread spread with mustard. Then I put the sandwich in the preheated panini press for a couple of minutes, until the cheese is melted, take it out and cut in half. Ready!

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Breakfast – Day 23

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Eggs and avocado are a great combination, and today I’m making something different, but still very easy. I just half the avocado, take out the pit and some flesh, crack an egg into each half and bake the halves for 15-20 mins at 180 degrees Celsius. This delicious meal is accompanied by small vegetable salad and a small fruit salad (bananas, apple, raspberries and blueberries).

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Breakfast – Day 21

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Today I’m having liquid scrambled eggs (I wasn’t originally intending to make them liquid, but that’s even better, as I can dip pieces of bread in it!) with asparagus, fried tomato, avocado and a cup of coffee.

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Breakfast – Day 5

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I rarely eat hot breakfast on week days, but somehow feel for it today! I’m having crispy fried eggs with seed bread toasts, smoked salmon, slices of avocado and grapefruit, black coffee and orange juice.

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Breakfast – Day 2

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This has been my most favourite breakfast lately – it is very simple to make, healthy and absolutely delicious!

To make the avocado spread I take a very ripe avocado, mash it up with a fork, add lemon juice, salt and pepper – and done! At the same time I also toast a couple of Warburton’s Seeded Batch bread and hard boil two eggs. Now I’m ready to enjoy my breakfast with a cup of green tea!

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