Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, 1/2 cup of frozen mango, honey, cinnamon, coconut milk
To make this, all you have to do is put everything in a blender and blend it all up - it is literally that easy! You can have this as a smoothie (bare in mind it will be thick due to the frozen fruit) or you can pour it in a bowl and top it with your favourite things! I like to top mine with a dairy-free organic yoghurt from the brand Black Swan - it is naturally sweet and so delicious - and a cranberry granola sprinkle I get from Coles for about $2.50!
Toasted Tomato and Hommus SandwichI kid you not, I am addicted to this one! It is so simple and easy - perfect for those days you cannot be bothered making a gourmet meal, and is so cheap!
Ingredients: 2 slices of the bread of your choice (multigrain is my personal fave!), a couple of slices of tomato, hommus, salt and pepper
I think by now, we all know how to make toast! If you do not have a toaster you could put the toast under the grill (a toaster is sooo much faster though, haha). Whilst your bread is toasting, cut up a couple of slices of tomato, season with salt and pepper and then set aside. For the hommus, you could either buy a dip from Coles or Woolworths (they are about $2.50) or you could try making your own - it is super easy! When your toast is ready, spread hommus on both pieces of bread and top with tomato. I love to eat mine as a sandwich but you could eat each piece individually!
Cous cous salad
Ingredients: cous cous (pearl or the smaller ones are fine), canned beans, canned corn, carrot, celery, egg, bacon or ham, parmesan
This recipe takes a little longer to make due to having to cook the cous cous in a pot, but if you wanted an even quicker meal you could instead use the microwavable packets of rice or cous cous that cook for about 90 seconds!
To make it, boil your eggs and cook your cous cous. Season your cous cous with salt. You could even add a little butter to make it creamier. Mix your remaining ingredients in with the cous cous and top with the boiled egg and a little bit of parmesan (or any cheese you like)!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This has got to be one of the simplest recipes of all time! You cannot go wrong with the class grilled cheese sandwich (well, unless you are lactose intolerant :/)!
Ingredients: 2, 3 or even 40 slices of your favourite bread, cheese, butter, pepper
Put the first piece of bread in the grill with thick slices of cheese. Let the cheese melt for a bit and season with pepper before adding the second piece. Make sure the outsides of the bread are coated in butter - this will make it go golden and crunchy! Remember to keep flipping your sandwich so that the pieces of bread and grilled evenly and the cheese melts! The best thing is seeing the cheese ooze out - zomg!
Orange juice with lime
Ingredients: 8 navel oranges, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, stevia (or sugar) to sweeten
Because I have a Nutri Bullet, I first juiced my oranges my hand and then blended it all up in it with the addition of lime juice. This makes it so light and fluffy - it is unbelievable! It is also insanely delicious and so healthy for you! I brought this to uni last week in a huge bottle and could not stop talking about how good it was! haha
Ingredients: oranges, strawberries, watermelon, pear, banana (any fruit really!) and your choice of toppings - you could crush almonds, use chia seeds; cinnamon is a must though! haha
Although, in stores packets of chia seeds can be upwards of $10, from the nut section you can get small amounts of chia seeds for a couple of dollars. A little goes a long way - especially with the omega 3, protein and other healthy nutrients that are packed in them!
I really hope this has helped you in your day to day life! When I first started uni, scheduled meals was something I really struggled with as everyday is different! Preparation the day before is key! Stay tuned for Wednesday where I will be uploading a Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review!