Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pink Breakfast Smoothie

The temperatures are finally getting higher outside, which I love so much, and I am starting to crave a power breakfast every day. The blender has been neglected for a few months, but this is now over. I was never a fan of liquid breakfast and I had to have a French toast in the morning, but I decided it is time to break that routine. I made a smoothie the other morning, right after my run and I had so much energy through the day, I wasn't tired and I was full till lunch. So, start juicing lady's!

You need:

1 cup strawberries
1 banana
1/4 cup oats
1 tea spoon honey
1 cup milk

Put everything in the blender (or smoothie maker) and blend until smooth. Enjoy your power breakfast.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lemon Bars

Spring is here! I love the fact that summer is just around the corner and the first day of spring had to be properly celebrated. I just couldn't walk past some beautiful organic lemons the other day. Since I love to bake anything lemon-y, these wonderful lemon bars happened just hours later.

Recipe adapted from here.

For the crust:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened

For the filling:
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
1 table spoon lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Put the three ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix with a fork until combined. Then put into a greased baking tin (approx. 32 x 22 cm) and press it into the bottom. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Put everything in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer on low speed for two minutes. When the crust is baked, pour the filling on over and return to the oven for another 20 minutes. Leave to cool completely, then slice into squares and dust with icing sugar.