Banana, Melon & Kiwi Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast smoothies have been apart of my diet the past 4 years and ever since I started serving them in a bowl; they seem to taste even better. It's almost like having soup for breakfast. There's something so much more appealing about eating with a spoon than drinking the smoothie from a glass. The addition of toppings is the icing on cake; its satisfying and suddenly, the smoothie becomes so much more than just something you drink. It becomes a truly filling, absolutely delicious breakfast bowl. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I'm eating more smoothie bowls and experimenting with different flavours. The past 2 weeks have been all about Kiwis so lets get right to it.

Tenkaichi Sushi & Noodle Bar Cardiff Review

School's officially out for all and so we decided to head out for food to celebrate. Being the budding Scientists that we are, we decided to skip the usual steak for a change & go for a healthier option. Only one thing came to mind, Japanese food. They offer healthier, more nutritious options and so it was only inevitable we would end up at Tenkaichi Sushi and Noodle Bar. The authenticity of food from this independent, family run business differs greatly from that of a chain like Wagamama. Located at the bottom end of busy City road, it's the perfect place to kill time with good friends. We were greeted with a smile by the friendly staff and promptly seated. Just like the many other Japanese restaurants, Tenkaichi's interior decor is minimal consisting of bare walls, bright lighting and communal seating. This relaxed, informal seating can be uncomfortable if you're unlucky enough to be sitting in the middle. Having to get up numerous times for other guests to leave is rather unsettling. As for the food, you'll just have to read on to find out. 

Sautéed potatoes and vegetables *vegetarian friendly*

Sometimes all you need is simple dish after a long day, one that is comforting and wholesome. I'm probably rice's biggest fan but unfortunately it's one of my triggers and so I've had to cut down. Yes you got me, I am cheating on rice with potatoes. Being faithful to just one staple food is proving rather challenging, after all, it is said that variety is the spice of life. I've been studying recipe books a lot lately, trying to put together my own recipes that are IBS friendly with lots of flavour. In case you haven't noticed, I've got a really fussy palate. Potatoes are one of my favourite things to cook because of their versatility, a quick vegetable mash up.

Singaporean Fish Head Curry

When you're happy; make a good Curry! I've only gone and made my very first Singaporean fish head curry, yes you just read fish head. Let's focus on the nutritional value of this dish for just a moment. Fish offers high quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D. Why do you need these nutrients? Protein is required by the body for repair and growth. Omega-3 fatty acids are not synthesised in the body, they can only be acquired from food. They are an important part of cell membranes throughout the body affecting the cell receptors. Just to name a few. omega-3 fatty acids regulate the contraction and relation of the artery walls as well as blood clotting; they are crucial! Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphorous absorption in the body, it also helps maintain healthy teeth and bones. We wouldn't want those teeth falling out for no reason now would we?


This is something I would've never tried a year ago but thanks to my Seafood obsessed boyfriend, I'm now open to trying out different foods at least once. I mean, what's the worst that could happen? I'm aware that the whole point of a curry is to also enjoy the soup that comes with it but unfortunately I'm not really a soup kind of girl and so my plate always consists of mainly solids. The recipe I used is so easy to follow and the flavours in this dish go so well together. It will be making a regular appearance, don't knock it until you try it.

Peanut Butter & Kiwi Breakfast Bowl

I strongly believe that preparation is the absolute key to a healthy lifestyle. Planning out your meals and workouts a few days in advance will help keep you motivated and on track. Your diet and workouts go hand in hand which is why it's important to allow plenty of time. A good breakfast is one that makes you feel amazing, one that's nutritious and keeps you going until lunchtime. Unhealthy snacking be gone! Oats are my go-to breakfast option most of the time and this is mainly because they are so easy to prepare and versatile. The list of toppings you can choose from is pretty much endless, it's all down to preference. Its a gorgeous, sunny day which calls for this peanut butter and kiwi breakfast bowl. 
It's been a while since I had the kiwifruit. There are a few health benefits associated with Kiwis and one of them like many other fruits and vegetables is Vitamin C. This vitamin is a crucial antioxidant and nutrient. Collagen (a hard and insoluble fibrous protein) which is the support system of the skin is reliant on Vitamin C. Kiwis have also been associated with better sleep in adults experiencing sleep problems (read the study Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition). The kiwifruit has high potassium content which can help reduce high blood pressure. Their taste is a cross between nectarines, strawberries and bananas; where else can you get that kind of mix?


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