Acai bowl

acai bowl
I love acai bowls and I love how easy they are to make in your Thermomix! It’s so easy to add whatever flavours you are in the mood for and then add all sorts of toppings to make it look too good to eat!

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a berry from the Amazon that is often touted as the most anti-oxidant rich fruit in the world. You can buy this popular superfood in powder form from your local health store and while it is expensive, a little goes a long way :)

So if you haven’t tried an acai bowl yet I definitely recommend you make one now.

I love this simple recipe from Thermobliss and add an extra 100g coconut water mid blend. So delicious and such a great way to start the day (especially if it’s a hot one!)

Poached eggs with asparagus and hollandaise sauce

 I have never been able to poach eggs by myself. I’ve tried all the tricks I’ve read about but they always ended up in disaster. In the end I had to resort to poach pods which do the trick but without the pillowy soft egg white.

But that was all before I got my Thermomix. Now I can make poached eggs with ease :)

The Basic Cookbook and recipe chip have a recipe for poached eggs which includes bringing the water to the boil for 11 minutes. Continue reading

Breakfast bars

 IMG_6629These breakfast bars from the new Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook are so easy to put together and full of nutrients.

Made with brown rice, linseeds and chia seeds milled in your Thermomix. You just add apple, dried fruits of your choice, rolled oats, puffed rice, desiccated coconut, raw sugar, pepitas, eggs, honey and coconut oil and mix. Transfer the mix into a tray and bake in the oven and you’re done :)

They make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or a great snack on-the-run.

Order the new cookbook and recipe chip online or contact your consultant.

Bircher muesli

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Bircher Muesli was developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner for his patients and is basically rolled oats that are soaked overnight, mixed with cinnamon, dried fruits and nuts, toasted coconut, berries, grated apples and an optional dollop of yogurt.

I had always wanted to try Bircher muesli before I got my Thermomix but for some reason never got around to it. So when I saw the recipe for Bircher muesli in the Basic Cookbook I just had to give it a go.

What I love the most about it is the fact that you can make it the night before and just add the chopped apple and Greek yoghurt in the morning – which is perfect for those rushed mornings! In my case I woke up early to workout which meant I didn’t have time to eat breakfast at home. So I just packed my breakfast to eat at my desk when I got to work :)

What’s your favourite go-to breakfast?

Breakfast bars

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 These breakfast bars from the Cooking for me and you cookbook are a great option to grab for a breakfast on-the-go or even as a pre-prepared snack.

Mixed within 10min, baked in 30min these bars are not only easy to make but also provide a great energy boost with essential fatty acids, complex carbs, protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre. And did I add how yummy they are!

Cooking for me and you is available as a cookbook only or in a bundle with the recipe chip and can be purchased here.