I’m well aware that sometimes it’s hard to convince people to add a raw beetroot into their meals. Especially smoothies. But you’ll never know till you try ; ) I said many times here that it took me a while to get the courage and add the beetroot to my morning smoothie. I haven’t regretted it even once. This veggie is now a quite often guest in my kitchen. So, what would you say? Are you brave enough to try it as well?
It’s time to share with you another old-fashioned recipe in a new version. May I present you with the strawberry jam recipe…but without any added sugar. Making this one took me on the nostalgic trip back to my childhood when I would sneak jam out straight from the jar the second my mum looked away. You can add it to your toasts, porridges, desserts, or even lunches (crapes anyone?). So now the big question, what did I use instead of sugar? Actually nothing. But why? When you eat fresh strawberries do you sprinkle them with sugar? I hope you don’t.
When it comes to breakfast, smoothies are the champion if you ask me. They are my “go to” for kickstarting another day. Because nothing beats that nutritious kick in the morning. Some will say that I am addicted to them. And you know what? They are absolutely right 😉 Today’s idea is a smoothie which will nourish your body when it’s cold or offer some truly refreshing brekkie when temperatures hit the peak.
Some time ago I discovered that you can serve buckwheat not only for lunch or dinner, but also for breakfast. How? By creating a buckwheat porridge, which actually gains a lot of popularity recently. I need to admit that at the beginning it sounded like a really weird breakfast for me. But after adding pumpkin and aromatic spices, buckwheat porridge turned really great 🙂
Spring is finally here in Australia and pumpkins are still in season, moreover they are available for a decent price. That’s awesome! I decided to take this opportunity and make some pumpkin puree, which I can later use for my kitchen experiments. This time it is a turn for pumpkin pancakes with beetroot and carrot salad.