My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Breakfast – Day 48

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I quite like porridges, especially topped with nice stuff of all kinds, but the problem I have with them is that they don’t keep me full for long. In fact, I get extremely hungry in just about 1.5-2 hours after having them.

Today I decided to make oatbran porridge, as oatbran is said to be very filling, compared to rolled oats or oatmeal. So I just cook 1/4 cup oatbran in a cup of water, adding some cinnamon and vanilla extract and then top the porridge with fresh raspberries, a knob of butter and a drizzle of honey.

My drink this morning is green tea latte, to make which I mix 1.5 teaspoons of matcha powder with 3 tablespoons of boiling hot water until smooth, add some hot milk and top with frothed milk and a sprinkle of matcha powder. I am taking my latte unsweetened.

UPD: I had my breakfast at about 7:15 this morning, it is now almost 10am, and I am already feeling quite hungry, even though not completely starving yet, like I would after having regular oats.

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Breakfast – Day 35

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My today’s breakfast is a monobreakfast, because it’s made of bananas only . That simple! First I put one banana in the blender with a little bit of water, then I pour the mixture over four more bananas, chopped. And that’s it. As a finishing touch I sprinkle some cinnamon, cocoa powder and matcha green tea powder on my banana breakfast.

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Smoothies – Day 13 – Pear Detox Green Smoothie

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Today I’ve had a really heavy and unhealthy breakfast, so I want to go easy with lunch and make myself a smoothie, consisting of:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • 1.5 pears
  • One kiwi fruit
  • One banana
  • Half cup spinach
  • Four thick slices of cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens 81 Vital Ingredients Powder with tropical flavour (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon matcha powder

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Smoothies – Day 12 – Spicy Creamy Shake

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I would call this one a shake rather than a smoothie, as it doesn’t really have any solid ingredients, only liquids and powders. I’ve had it after a workout and it feels great!

Here is what goes in the blender:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • Half cup black coffee (americano)
  • One scoop protein powder with chocolate flavour
  • Two teaspoons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens Cacao Boost powder
  • One tablespoon flaxseed
  • Half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon matcha powder
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of clove
  • A pinch of ginger
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Half tablespoon clotted Cornish cream (the unhealthy bit 🙂 )

Spicy Creamy Shake

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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

Green Tea Avocado

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Breakfast – Day 33

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My latest obsession is matcha green tea powder which I got from a Japanese supermarket, so I’m making everything with it! Given that I’ve been interested to try a chia pudding for a while now, I decided to combine!

So the evening before I blend half cup almond milk with half teaspoon honey and 1/4 teaspoon matcha powder and add 3 tablespoons chia seeds to the mixture. I let the seeds soak for about 15 mins, stirring them every 2-3 mins. It’s quite fascinating to see how the mixture obtains a jelly-like texture as the chia seeds absorb more and more liquid! Then I leave the pudding in the fridge overnight.

In the morning I add some plain yoghurt, pineapple chunks and another pinch of matcha on top of everything, and it’s ready!

Green Tea Chia Pudding

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