Granola and Yoghurt just got Sexy!

With this whole lockdown thing, people are going a little crazy.

Initially we thought it’d be 3 months, so Dalgona and Banana loaf cakes were on the menu daily. Everyone started cooking and baking at home.

5 months into the Lockdown and no clear indication of improvements later, those Banana Loaf cakes are now happily sitting on the love handles, and Sheesh ( kebabs because I don’t swear) just got serious.

Now it’s time to stop the binge eating, pressing the ‘buy’ button on Amazon, and Friends re-run on netflix.

First thing to shape up…..and Breakfast!

We all know yoghurt is good for you, with the diet being all over the place, yoghurt can help produce vitamin B in the bowels, and promotes a healthy gut to fight off infections….. It sounds all great but blah blah…. I just can’t do yoghurt…. By itself.

So I was looking around for how to create something with yoghurt…. But everything seemed so hard, so long to make and so not appetizing. With the rise of social media and Instagram, food not only has to be eaten with the mouth, but also the eyes…

Also, I feel like I’m in the kitchen all day everyday. I don’t think I have cooked this much in my 37 years of life as I have in these last 5 months and I really don’t want to be faffing around in the kitchen early morning. I wanted something quick and easy.

And ta-dah….. Since when did Granola and Yoghurt become so sexy?

Here’s a quickie on how to make this. It’s so easy… I’m thinking breakfast, lunch and dinner …… I just don’t want to cook. Ever again!!

You will need:

  • A very pretty and cool cup, transparent. ( You know I have a thing for cups right) this one is from Bodum.
  • Greek Yoghurt ( I chose strawberry)
  • Granola (just buy it!)
  • Raspberries and Blueberries or whatever fruit you fancy, Banana and Strawberries go really well too.

And here’s what you do with it:

Granola at the bottom….
Add Strawberry Yoghurt….
Add few fruits….

And ta- dah…. Told you it’s easy least lemon squeezy……and picture perfect too and actually really tasty!

Give it a go and take loads of pictures whilst your at it… Just like I did…

Love and Regards

M11bna

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Graze Boxes

The month of giving is here. In Ramadhan I like to give friends and family a little treat to break their fasts with. It’s actually a traditional among all of us. So this month as well as giving we are constantly receiving.

The reason why we give in this month is because:

Whoever gives iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.”

Al Tirmidhi *iftaar meaning food for breaking fast

So basically if someone breaks their fast with food that I have given I get the reward of their fast aswell!! I mean bonus! That’s actually the easiest way to reap rewards in this month.

Fasting takes place between sunrise and sunset which in the UK is 18 hours. As you can appreciate when we eat although we are hungry our stomachs have now shrunk. But the cravings throughout the day … Oh my….

I decided to do graze boxes, firstly because I saw a box and wanted one. And secondly I saw it as a perfect treat, with our stomach being small- this light treat will be perfect to break our fast and….. Well graze on….

I mean just look at that and drool…. I’m fasting right now although had it just the other day I want it again.

Alot of people look at this and think ” I can’t do this” but seriously people you can. It’s not hard at all….. The buying part is harder than doing the boxes ( especially in this climate where there are queues to get into the shops, and once you do get in, half the stuff is already gone)

Well firstly the boxes, I had endless amount of people ask me about the boxes I used. I bought mine from here.

I use this company alot for my boxes. They are quality and free delivery plus it’s next day. How can you go wrong?

What to put in your graze box: the list is endless:

  • Watermelon
  • Orange
  • Cheese block
  • Mini cupcake
  • Nuts
  • Dates
  • Bread sticks
  • Cheese biscuits
  • Raspberries
  • All berries!
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Tangerines
  • Fig
  • Passionfruit
  • Houmous
  • Cheese and chives
  • Olives
  • …… And so much more!

The list is endless! Add whatever you desire, and then use your creative genius to set it up; here’s a video of mine

I used little dessert cups and filled them with houmous and cheese n chives, and just put things together. The colours really make the box…. I did want a fig or passion or kiwi fruit… But shopping is so difficult with the social distancing, and I just gave up. The beauty with these boxes….. You can buy everything, the only thing left for you to do is chop and present.

I’ll ask you again “just how beautiful do these look?”…. Running into the kitchen now to see what I have left over so I can make another box.

And if you do give it a go…. Well don’t forget to share your pics x

Stay Safe, stay Home.

Love and regards

M11bna

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