Breakfast: Smoothie Bowl
An amazing way to make a simple smoothie a little bit more interesting and substantial! We make a basic smoothie mixture with a range of ingredients such as frozen bananas, blueberries and mangos, and blend this up with some almond milk and some macha protein powder. We then pour the mixture into a bowl and top it with whatever we fancy, we usually opt for more fruit and things like oats, granola or chia seeds.
Lunch: Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry
We are both complete lovers of Sweet Potatoes and this recipe is so simple and easy to make even at lunchtime (this recipe serves two). Chop up around 4 sweet potatoes and roast them in the oven for around 10 minutes to get the cooking process started before adding them to a saucepan with the other ingredients. Then add in one onion, one clove of garlic, a tin of chopped tomatoes and a tin of drained chickpeas. The spices we added were around 2 tbsp each of hot chilli powder, dried chilli flakes, paprika, garam masala, as well as salt and pepper for seasoning - but this is completely down to individual taste! Continue to cook this all until combined for around 5-10 minutes before adding spinach leaves. This can be served with either wholegrain rice, cauliflower rice or a side of spinach leaves for a lighter version - all are delicious accompaniments!
An amazing substitute for complex carbs such as pasta and spaghetti are courgettes! We use a spiralser to create ours, but you could equally use a basic peeler for a similar effect. Simply put your courgette in a saucepan and cover with boiling water and leave this to simmer for around 4 minutes before draining. We change up our toppings all the time, but some of our favourites include prawns cooked with garlic, chilli and tomato or chopped tomato with feta cheese and spinach. If you are like me and believe that the best part of the pasta dish is the sauce anyway - this option may work well for you!
We usually have around two snacks a day and some of our favourites include dried or fresh fruit. We also have recently loved making Kale crisps, simply place a large handful of Kale on a baking tray and spray with light oil and salt before baking for around 10 minutes - so simple yet delicious!