In celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, we have pulled together some ‘so easy a child could follow them’ recipes for more nutritious versions of childhood favourites, for the responsible adult in you.
Embrace your inner child and take yourself back to the days when your only worry was what you were going to find in your lunchbox that day.
Traditionally a summer food, strawberries are a great source of vitamin C, which will boost your immune system during the winter months too. Rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and fibre, this fabulous fruit is a true natural wonder.
Nut milk is rich in protein, healthy fats and minerals. Choose varieties such as almond, hazelnut or cashew to complement the strawberry flavour.
Oatmeal is one of nature’s most versatile substances. It is nutritious, good for the skin and inexpensive. Oatmeal is rich in magnesium (a key contributor to enzyme function), beta-glucans (which help to reduce cholesterol) and has anti-inflammatory properties.
It can easily be incorporated into a wide variety of recipes and is suitable for people with restrictive dietary requirements as they’re naturally gluten free. Eat it as part of a balanced breakfast for slow-release energy. Add it to smoothies like the one below to increase nutritional benefit or use it as part of your skincare routine in face scrubs and bath pods to soften and soothe.
Honey is a rich natural source of antioxidants which has been used as key ingredient in homeopathic concoctions for thousands of years. It has antibacterial properties and can help to regulate blood sugar levels.
What you will need (for 1 serving)
150g fresh strawberries, de-stalked and sliced
250ml nut or rice milk
One tablespoon of oatmeal
One teaspoon of honey (preferably organic manuka honey)
A handful of ice cubes
Step 1 Blend the ice, milk, honey and strawberries on a high setting until all ingredients are well mixed
Step 2 Add the oatmeal and blend for a further few seconds. Add more oatmeal if a thicker consistency is required.
Step 3 Serve in an old school milkshake glass with a straw for maximum nostalgia and enjoy.
Tip. Add a sprinkle of cacao nibs or powder for a tasty nutritional boost.
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