They always say the most important meal of the day is Breakfast and I, for one, do agree with it – this crucial first meal of the day works to kickstart your metabolism and sets you up for the day. But like many I rarely take the time to really sit down and enjoy a good healthy breakfast.
I recently was sent the following recipes which utilise Almond Breeze – a lovely flavourful almond milk and a great alternative to the dairy sort. Its made with Californian-grown almonds, boasting all their superfood goodness. The nuts are rich in protein, fibre and monounsaturated fat and are also a fantastic source of numerous important nutrients like bone-building calcium.
Celebrity MasterChef winner and mum Nadia Sawalha, along with nutritionist Amanda Ursell, show us different ways of incorporating almond milk to give some traditional recipes a yummy twist.
Check out these fabulous recipes below:-
Almond Breeze Apple Pancakes
My girls just love helping me to make these little babies, not only because they get to make a mess in the kitchen with mum but also because they know how utterly delicious they are! If I say so myself I have been a bit of a clever mummy with this recipe because by adding sweet apple to the batter there is no need for any added sugar Tee he he!
225g plain flour
2 tsps of baking powder
300mls of Almond Breeze almond milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 medium apples peeled and coarsely grated
Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour the Almond Breeze almond milk, grated appleand vanilla extract into a jug with the egg and whisk together. Then pour into the flours whisking continuously until you have a smooth batter. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium heat and then brush with some of the melted butter. Then pour a ladleful of the batter onto the pan and cook till bubbles form then turn it over and cook on the other side. Serve with a light sprinkling of icing sugar to make them pretty!
Almond Breeze Herby Scrambled Eggs (serves 4)
This makes for a lovely Sunday breakfast and is far healthier than a fry up! I sometimes serve these gorgeous herby eggs with some lean grilled bacon or smoked salmon on the side – the devil that I am! If you are on a dairy free diet just use olive oil rather than butter to cook the eggs, they will be just as delicious.
8 large eggs
200mls Almond Breeze almond milk
1 tbsp each of chives and tarragon
A sprinkle of parsley
Salt and pepper
A knob of butter
Chervil also works well with this dish, as does coriander.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and season pour in the Almond Breeze almond milk and gently whisk the eggs. Sprinkle in the herbs. Melt the butter in a non stick pan and pour in you herby egg mixture turn the heat down to a low simmer and gently stir the eggs continue cooking until they are just how you like them. Serve on a whole meal bagel with roasted on the vine tomatoes.
Watch our video where Nadia shows us how to make two simple breakfast recipes- apple pancakes and herby scrambled eggs. Low calorie, low fat and scrumptious in taste, exactly the kind of breakfast you deserve. Amanda joins Nadia to tell us about the importance of a good breakfast and the nutritional values of Almond Breeze almond milk.