Monday, 13 March 2017

Sweet Mornings

Lately, I have been thinking more about the way I am eating and the effects it is having on my body. I suffer from Migraine, IBS and various other auto immune type symptoms.  I am trying hard to eat foods which have not been heavily processed. I am not ready to go raw and to be honest, I probably never will be. I am also no great cook but a little bit of research convinced me, that it would be fairly straightforward to keep to a menu which is based on good wholesome food. 

Since my diet has improved, I got to thinking that Muffin would be able to eat quite a lot of the food I am now cooking and wondering if she may do well on a mostly, home cooked diet. We have been trialling this for about 3 weeks now and it seems to be going really well. The food is very popular and I have noticed that the excitement level at tea time has gone up a notch. She doesn't seem to be hungry and best of all, she has lost a quarter of a pound! 

A firm favourite seems to be our occasional post breakfast treat which I have imaginatively called ' Algae bites' I was pondering how to use my recently purchased spirulina powder and not really being into smoothies, I threw a few bits in the blender and hoped for the best.
These are the things I had to hand

*Milled flax seeds with blueberries and Goji Berries 40gs
*Spirulina 20gs
*Cashew butter 20gs
*Dates 10
*Almond milk Just a dash and carrageenan free.

After blending these all together, the mixture was quite sticky. I dolloped it onto a tray and put in the freezer for a while. When they were firmer, I put them into a freezer bag and left them in there. I take one out when I am ready to eat it. They remain chewy even when consumed straight away. Muffin has a tiny piece of mine. I find them very tasty and quite sweet due to the dates. For anybody starting out on the road to healthy eating and missing sweets, these would be a good substitute. Only to be eaten in moderation of course. 

Sadly we don't have many left to showcase and the presentation isn't great. Both of us agree on the great taste, however and we don't feel terribly guilty when we indulge in one of these little power packed bites. Spirulina, flax seeds, Goji berries and blue berries contain a range of nutrients and can be added to any doggy dinner. or breakfast. Best to keep the sweet ones as occasional treats.


  1. These ingredients are wonderful ideas! May have to give them a go!

  2. I have just mixed the same ingredients with coconut oil instead of dates. The mixture was very crumbly but hardened in the fridge to form a biscuit. Less sweet but still popular.