Happy Christmas!!

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Happy Christmas!!

Happy Christmas everyone!! The best time of the year has finally arrived. From opening presents to eating Christmas dinner I love it all! I wasn’t planning to post recipes today but then I realised something. When I did my first “the lead up to Christmas post” I put in sweet treats to give to Santa but I didn’t put sweet alternatives for milk to go with the sweet treats. So I thought “what could be a sweet alternative to milk?”. And here is the answer: milkshakes. Below are some of my favourite milkshake recipes. Enjoy!!

Berry and candyfloss milkshake

Ingredients

a medium handful of chopped strawberries

30g of blue or pink candyfloss

30g melted white chocolate

1 scoop of either strawberry or raspberry ice cream ( I use raspberry ripple ice cream)

Method

  1. Blend the strawberries and candyfloss together in a blender.
  2. After that, add in the ice cream and white chocolate and blend again.
  3. Pour into a cup and enjoy!!

Bannoffee chocolate and nut milkshake

Ingredients

3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

1 banana

50g dark chocolate

3 tablespoons milk

30g toffees

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave.
  2. In a separate bowl melt the toffees.
  3. Blend the banana, chocolate and toffee together in a blender.
  4. Add in the peanut butter and milk and blend again.
  5. Pour into a cup and enjoy!!

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The lead up to Christmas #2

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The lead up to Christmas #2 –

We are only 2 days away from Christmas Eve and I am so excited for that special day to come!! I love Christmas because it means I can have a big party, spend time with my family and friends and cook delicious food!! I think the best part of Christmas dinner is the appetisers because they start off the meal and our appetites! Even though it is a time for celebration, I still like to have healthy food to enjoy. Below are some of my favourite healthy appetisers recipes.

Cobb salad nachos

300g tortilla chips

2 avocados

10 cherry tomatoes

200g lettuce

150g black olives (with no stones)

A handful of scallions

2-3 tablespoons sourcream

2-3 tablespoons plain, natural yoghurt

Method

  1. Mix the sour cream and yogurt in a small bowl to use as a dip for the nachos.
  2. Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and put in a large bowl.
  3. Chop the lettuce into small pieces and add to the bowl
  4. Peel and stone the avocados and cut them into pieces. Add into the bowl.
  5. Mix everything in the bowl thoroughly and add the scallions.
  6. Pour the salad onto a large oval plate and arrange the nachos around the salad.
  7. Leave a gap in the centre of the salad for the bowl with the dip.
  8. ENJOY!!

Beetroot toast

Ingredients

2 boiled beetroots

4 tablespoons plain, natural yoghurt

1 tablespoon sour cream

slices of bread (as many as you need considering the amount of people)

Method

  1. Blend the beetroots, sour cream and yoghurt to better until smooth.
  2. Toast the bread needed.
  3. Spread the blended beetroot mix onto the toast.
  4. Garnish with watercress.
  5. ENJOY!!

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The lead up to Christmas

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The lead up to Christmas

It is the 7th of December and we are 18 days away from Christmas!! I love Christmas because in my opinion, it is the best time of year to spend time with your family and be connected over food. The temptation to eat all the chocolates in the advent calendar is huge but hopefully I can make them last all the way until Christmas. Today I will be giving you recipes for sweet treats to put out for Santa. Who said we always need to give him cookies?? We can give him sweet treats that I hope he will enjoy!!

Loaded chocolate bark –

Ingredients

300g of chocolate ( any chocolate will work!)

a small handful of Oreos

a small handful of twix bars

a small handful of m and m’s

a a small handful of maltesers

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave.
  2. Pour into a tray covered in aluminium foil.
  3. Crush the oreos and maltesers in separate bowls.
  4. Sprinkle them on top of the chocolate alongside the m and m’s and twix.
  5. Refrigerate until solid.
  6. Break into medium pieces.
  7. ENJOY!!

Christmas Cake pops –

Ingredients

200g leftover vanilla sponge cake

200g milk chocolate

Method

  1. Crumble the cake in a bowl.
  2. Shape the cake crumbs into small balls with the help of a spoon.
  3. Place cocktail sticks in the balls.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a microwave and pour in a bowl.
  5. Dip the balls in the chocolate, making sure they are fully covered.
  6. Add the sprinkles as decoration to the cake pops.
  7. Refrigerate until the chocolate is solid.
  8. ENJOY!!!

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