BLUEBERRY BRAN MUFFINS

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line 10 hole muffin tin with muffin cases.

INGREDIENTS – always use organic where possible

150g plain flour

100g wholemeal self raising flour

1 tbsp oatbran

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

Pinch of salt

50g demerara sugar

1 tbsp clear honey

1 large egg

200ml buttermilk (alternative normal milk with a splash of vinegar and let sit)

150g freah blueberries

METHOD

Mix the flours, bran, baking powder, bicarb of soda and salt together in a mixing bowl and stir in sugar. Whisk honey, egg and buttermilk together in a jug.

Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir briefly to combine. Don’t over mix – the mixture should still be a little lumpy. Fold in blueberries.

Spoon mixture into paper cases and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes until risen and lightly brown.

Remove muffins and leave to cool in tin. Serve warm or cold.

CEREAL FRUIT CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS – always use organic where possible

100g unsalted butter

125g clear honey

150g porridge oats

50g unsweetened crispy rice

1 tblsp sesame seeds

100g mixed dried fruit such as pears, mango, apple and cranberries chopped

50g shelled pecan nuts chopped

METHOD

Melt the butter and honey in a small saucepan over a low heat,

Mix the oats, crispy rice, sesame seeds, dried fruit and chopped nuts together in a bowl, add melted butter and honey and combine.

Spoon into 12 cake paper cases and press down well. Chill for 6 hours before serving.

SUPER SMOOTHIE

This is a recipe you can get creative with and is a great breakfast idea for kids because so much can be included (and hidden) in a delicious smoothie!

Remember to never just use fruit as it quite a sugar hit.

Add omega 3’s for brain function, skin and immune system health:

Avocado is tasteless and give a great smooth consistency to a smoothie

LSA mix (linseed, sunflower and almond ground)

Chia seeds

You can use frozen fruit such as mangoes or banana to keep your smoothie chilled while drinking.

I like to add organic or biodynamic yoghurt for gut health and baby spinach leaves for energy.

You could add some kid friendly protein powder for a more sustained feeling of fullness to keep them going till morning tea.

You can prepare your nutribullet and leave in the fridge the night before to just whizz up in the morning if you know you will be short of time!