Lucy's Guide to Feeling Good, Day 2
"On waking start your day with a glass of warm water and juice of 1/2 a lemon squeezed into it. This is naturally alkalising - great to detoxify the liver first thing in the morning. Also, rich in vitamin C."
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Check out today's fitness tip from the Lucy Bee trainer, Karl:
Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
• 50g blueberries
• 1 banana
• 6 strawberries
• ½ avocado
• 100ml almond milk - see our recipe to make your own
• 100ml coconut water
• 1 tsp. acai powder
• Dash of Udo oil
• 1 tsp. Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pancakes with Raw Chocolate Protein
• 50g buckwheat flour
• 50g gluten free plain flour
• 1 scoop raw vegan chocolate protein (I used Sunwarrior)
• 300ml almond milk - see our recipe to make your own
• 1 egg
• 5g Lucy Bee Coconut Oil for frying
• Pinch of Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt
• TO SERVE:
• Greek yoghurt or choose a lactose free alternative
• Sprinkling of milled flaxseeds
1. Place all of the pancake ingredients into a bowl and mix together using a balloon whisk.
2. Melt the Lucy Bee Coconut Oil in a small frying pan.
3. Pour out enough mixture to make one pancake, into the frying pan and cook on a medium heat. Flip the pancake to cook the other side.
4. Serve with your choice of topping - here I've used Greek yoghurt, strawberries, blueberries and milled flaxseeds.
Spanish Omelette Lucy Bee Style
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp. Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
- 1 large garlic clove, chopped
- 1/2 sweet potato, cooked and sliced
- 1/2 courgette, sliced
- 3 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced
- 1 spring onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. chilli flakes
- Fresh dill. chopped
- Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt and ground black pepper, to season
- Using a heavy bottomed frying pan, sauté the garlic, sweet potato, courgette, tomatoes, pepper and spring onion in Lucy Bee Coconut Oil, until soft. This will take approx 6-8 minutes.
- Pour over the egg mixture, chilli flakes, dill and seasoning and cook slowly until firm underneath.
- Next, either place the pan under a pre-heated grill to cook the top of your omelette or alternatively, try to flip the omelette in the pan and cook until firm.
Quinoa Patties with Spinach
- 170g quinoa, cooked
- 100g mozzarella, grated (you could substitute for a lactose free alternative)
- A handful of spinach
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp. Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
- 2 slices gluten free bread
- 2 tbsp. gluten free plain flour
- Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt and ground black pepper
- Blitz the bread and flour together then add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix together well.
- Roll into 4 - 6 balls then flatten into patties.
- Fry in Lucy Bee Coconut Oil for 2 minutes each side, being careful not to burn.[/accordion]
"Meg Loves - Water infused with natural flavours. If, like me, you drink plenty of water each day, try adding half a lime/lemon/orange sliced or a handful of mint leaves with a few ice cubes (optional) for added natural flavours, making your everyday glass of water a little more vibrant!"
A few brazil nuts and an apple.
Brazil nuts are high in protein and can help lower cholesterol. They are, also, said to be a mood booster. Perfect for an afternoon pick me up. Apples are anti-inflammatory, rich in pectin and malic acid.
- 500g mushrooms
- 1 1/2 litres of vegetable stock
- 100ml Madeira (optional but gives a lovely rich, sweet taste)
- 50g Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 300g risotto rice
- Pinch of Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt and ground black pepper
- Big bunch of parsley, chopped
- 75g Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 150 C, 300 F, gas mark 2.
- In a large frying pan suitable for the oven, add Lucy Bee Coconut Oil. Once melted, add the onions and cook for a few minutes over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until the onions are soft.
- Add the mushrooms and cook until soft. You may need to add a little more Lucy Bee Coconut Oil.
- Add the rice, stirring to coat with oil.
- Add Madeira (if using), the stock, seasoning and bring to the boil, stirring continuously.
- Place the pan in the oven, uncovered, for 35 minutes.
- The risotto should still have a little juice. Add the Parmesan cheese if using and leave to stand in a warm place for 10 minutes before serving.
- Stir in the parsley, to serve.
Red Pesto with Grilled Chicken and Salad
- 100g Lucy Bee Coconut Oil melted
- 150g sun-dried tomatoes (drained if in oil)
- 2 tbsp.chopped fresh basil or 1 tbsp. if using dried
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 75g Parmesan cheese (omit if lactose free)
- Optional ½ to 1 red chilli (depends on how hot you want pesto)
- 100g passata
- 75g pine nuts slowly roasted until just changing colour
- A pinch of Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt and ground black pepper
- In a food processor or blender combine Lucy Bee Coconut Oil, tomatoes, basil, parsley, garlic, chilli if using and Parmesan cheese and blitz until well blended.
- Still blitzing, add the passata slowly until you get the desired texture (this depends on how hydrated the sun-dried tomatoes are).
- Stir the pine nuts in and season. Pesto can be frozen.
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