Weekend brunch…

There’s nothing more relaxing after a busy week than a super slow breakfast with good friends. Taking the time to linger over fantastic healthy food, good coffee and great conversation gets the weekend off to a chilled start. But what to serve to please everyone?

Keeping things simple but excellent quality never fails! Kick things off with a chilled glass of fresh juice, either classic orange or try this zesty green juice for an extra vitamin hit…

Simple Green Juice

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 6 small apples

Wash everything and chop into suitable sized pieces for your juicer. Juice everything. Add half a teaspoon of vitamin c powder to a glass juice and pour in the fresh juice. Mix well and chill ready for serving.

Next move on to an abundant fruit platter, easy to prep in advance and it always impresses. Just grab any ripe fruit you find and aim for a variety of colours. Try adding some dried fruit such as dates, figs or apricots to mix it up. Arrange everything on a beautiful plate and you’re done! Place this in the centre of the table for everyone to pick at throughout the morning.

For crunch I always make my own granola. So simple to prepare and you can easily adapt this to include all of your favourite nuts and seeds. I always love to bake this just before everyone arrives as this winter spiced version makes the kitchen smell incredible! Sealed in an airtight container this will keep for ages so you can enjoy on even the busiest morning.

Winter Spiced Granola

  • 85g coconut oil
  • 100g honey
  • 250g oats
  • 100g nuts, roughly chopped
  • 50g seeds
  • 1 tsp mixed spice or cinnamon
  • 30g coconut chips

Preheat the oven to 150C.

Place the coconut oil and honey in a small pan and melt gently.

Mix together all the other ingredients until combined. Add the melted oil and honey mixture and combine until everything is well coated.

Spread out on a large tray and bake for about 40 minutes, stirring everything around about halfway through. Keep a close eye on it for the last 10 minutes to ensure the edges don’t burn at all.

Serve with cool and silky coconut yoghurt and you have everything set for a fantastic, delicious and super healthy breakfast. Then just put the coffee pot on…

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