Superpower your kitchen for spring
Hello, spring! Finally, warmer weather and longer days mean we can get out into the great outdoors, enjoy breakfast in the sunshine, and fill our fridges with a whole new season’s worth of fresh ingredients.
Before things really heat up, it’s time for a quick spring refresh. But there’s no need to whip out the marigolds and feather dusters – we’re talking about superpowering your diet for the new season, making spring nutrition so easy you’ll barely have to think about it.
Lighter mornings = lighter breakfasts
Lighter, brighter mornings mean there’s no need to hide away in your dressing gown with a steaming bowl of porridge. Make the first hours of the day work harder by getting out and about for a morning workout, then refuel on-the-go with a quinoa bar. Enriched with our Bioglan Superfoods Energy Boost Powder, it’ll keep you going right through to lunch (and make a great mid-afternoon snack, too).
For 12 bars, you’ll need:
A handful of almonds
80g goji berries
80g pumpkin seeds
80g popped quinoa
220g nut butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
12 medjool dates
Line a shallow baking tray with baking paper or parchment.
Remove the stones from the dates and whizz in a blender to break them up.
Roughly chop the almonds and pumpkin seeds, then place in a bowl with the quinoa, goji berries and Bioglan Superfoods Energy Boost Powder.
Add the dates, nut butter and coconut oil to a pan and melt over a low heat to give you a thick paste. Remove from the heat and add into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Stir to combine and then spread into the lined baking tray. Set in the freezer for an hour before slicing into bars.
Store in the fridge.
Hack your meal-prep
When time’s not on your side, eating healthily can be tricky. The answer lies in planning – follow these meal-prep hacks to guarantee delicious, nutritious meals every day (bonus: you’ll save some dosh, too).
- Have one big shopping, chopping and cooking day a week, so that all your food is ready to go. It’ll save you heaps of time throughout the week.
- Invest in some snazzy new tupperware to motivate you to be your most organised self!
- Don’t just prep your meals – prep your snacks as well. That way, you’ll never be left without a delicious, nutritious snacking option.
- Keep your fridge organised with a separate stack of tupperwares for each type of meal or day of the week.
- Keep a stash of pre-prepared meals in the freezer, ready to defrost and eat when you’re in need of a quick bite.
Stock up on smoothies
If you love the idea of a daily breakfast smoothie, but never seem to be able to stick to the routine, we’ve got a hack to let you have your smoothie and eat it too. Make your smoothie mix in a huge vat, portion it ziplock bags, and store in the freezer. Every evening, transfer one portion into the fridge to defrost overnight, then simply decant into a portable cup in the morning, ready to go! This recipe includes cleansing and energising wheatgrass – just what you need first thing.
Per portion, you’ll need:
A handful of blueberries
1 heaped tbsp Bioglan Superfoods Wheatgrass
A handful of spinach
A handful of kale
75ml coconut water
Make it: Whizz the fruit, vegetables and wheatgrass together in a blender, gradually adding the coconut water until you get a smooth drinking consistency.