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So this is my very first blog post! Daunting, nerve wrecking but hugely excited to say the least. I’ve finally joined the bloggers blogger sphere! Heck it’s the 21st century ….it’s about time I joined the virtual world. So for those who don’t know me…and haven’t yet read my “about me” page, my name is Deirdre and I am the food Junkie!

The aim of this blog will be to showcase the latest food trends, share a few recipes that I come across and a few that have been in my family and for the fun of it throw in some nutritious facts as well.

So like there is a start/beginning to everything, this marks the beginning of the food junkie journal. And where do we start….with breakfast of course!

It is said “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and most of us tend to skip breakfast, including me! I must confess i am guilty too yes you heard right me..

Though many of us take breakfast for granted because we don’t have time to prepare meals, if we had to wake up earlier to prepare the meal we rather sleep a little longer and then there are of us who say they don’t feel hungry.

 So before considering on skipping breakfast take a look at these facts on why breakfast is so important:

 • It is the breaking of the fast of the nights rest

• It provides you with energy, gives you that needed vooma for the day!

• Improves your mental performance

 • Improves your cognitive performance

• And helps with moods, you’re just in a better state of mind.

These are just a few facts on why breakfast is important for us there are loads and load of more the, list just keeps going. So let’s try and give breakfast another go!!

 I have found a few recipes that everyone can try out, they are simple-easy to prepare and even little kids can join in and help.

Banana, Honey and Apple Smoothie

 Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, ripe bananas, halved
  • 300ml plain yoghurt
  • 30ml honey
  • 2 apples, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 30ml peanut butter
  • 400ml low-fat milk

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for about 1 minute. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
Makes: 1, 2 litres

Servings: 6

Cinnamon Toast

Preparation time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of sliced bread
  • 40ml of butter, softened or room temp
  • 3ml teaspoon cinnamon
  • 15ml white granulated sugar

Method

1. A small bowl or jar, stir together the cinnamon and sugar so they are well mixed.

2. Toast your bread.

3. Slather the toast with butter.

4. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the buttered toast.

Makes two slices of cinnamon toast (and lots of smiles).

Peanut Butter and Oatmeal

Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • 125ml instant oats
  • 15ml Peanut Butter
  • 75ml  fresh berries (sliced strawberries)
  • 2ml. cinnamon sugar
  • 125ml water

Method

1.  Place the oats and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring continually.

2. Reduce heat to low, place lid on saucepan and allow oatmeal to simmer, stirring occasionally

3. Spoon the oatmeal into a bowl

4. Top with remaining ingredients.

Serves 1

References:

anon, 2012.Kraft Recipes: Peanut Butter and Oatmealhttp://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/peanut-butter-oatmeal-127592.aspx(14/02/2012)

anon.2012.Food24.com: Banana, honey and apple smoothie. [Online] Available:      

http://www.food24.com/Menus/Entertaining/Breakfast/Breakfastinbed/Banana-honey-and-apple-smoothie-20091103-2(14/02/2012)

Elise, 2012.Simply Recipes: Cinnamon Toast. [Online]Available:

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cinnamon_toast/(14/02/2012)

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About The Food Junkie

I am a 3rd year student, currently studying Consumers Science: Food and Nutrition. I am very passionate about food,health and love the outdoors.. Spending time with family and friends is essential." Live life like their is no tomorrow, to the fullest"

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