Often healthy eating can be mistaken for being boring, monotonous, unappealing, rabbit food, expensive, tasteless... and the list goes on. Through my website gallery, Instagram and Facebook page, I aim to inspire people to realise that healthy food can in fact look and taste great. It also doesn't have to be difficult. I often get asked "Melissah, how do you make your food look so good? I try and it never looks like that!". My answer you ask? COLOUR, the more colour you give something the more appealing a meal or dish will look. You can create colour through different herbs and spices, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds and grains. Remember also that different colours mean different nutrients, especially when you are considering your vegetables. This means you are killing two birds with one stone.
So to help inspire you I have included below one of my favourite breakfast recipes at the moment, GF porrij with fruit, nuts and coconut yoghurt
40g Brookfarm gluten free porrij
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (+ 1/2 cup water)
1 medjool date
1 dried fig
15g seeds e.g. flaxseeds, cha seeds, pepitas
Spoon Coyo natural or vanilla bean coconut yoghurt
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter or nut butter of your choice
1. Combine gluten free porrij, unsweetened almond milk, water, date, fig, seeds and cinnamon in a small pot
2. Bring to the boil and then reduce to simmer until desired consistency is reached
3. Pour into bowl and top with chopped banana, coconut yoghurt and peanut butter/nut butter
and as my good friend, roomie and vegan inspiration would say..... in-joy!