Donal Skehan
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  • Beautiful day out there! Just back from doing the full cliff walk in #Howth with Max! Proper dose of vitamin D! :) #ireland
  • My 3 favourite smoothies up on youtube this week! Have you checked them out? Here's a little taster video- watch the full one on my channel, link in profile! Hope you're having a brill weekend! :)
  • So officially I'm officially a spiralizer fan! Totally aware it's a complete gadget but look how cool this crunchy Thai cucumber carrot and mint salad turned out! So tasty! :)
  • Super green broccoli soup for lunch today! :)
  • Apple, cinnamon, honey and toasted pecan porridge with a little almond milk moat for breakfast this morn! Possibly my favourite way of eating oats! :)
  • Ultimate leftover fried rice for lunch today! Coming up on the youtube channel in a few weeks! :)
  • So apparently today is #ChocolateCakeDay- would be rude not to sure this amazeballs Millionaire Chocolate Gold-dust Cake! Who wants a slice? :)
  • Max is on youtube! To watch the full video check out my channel- link in profile! RUFF! 🐶
  • So Max has been keeping the bed warm! 🐶
  • Griddled baby gem, with roast cauliflower and brussels sprouts, red pesto and halloumi chips for lunch! Basically another fridge clear out- but bloomin' delish! :)
  • Healthy Chocolate Fudge with @susanjanekitchen on my youtube channel! Can't remember what was so funny but needless to say we had a good time! :)
  • Sunday swim time for #maxthedog! On the hunt for his ball! :)
  • Introducing guilt free Raw Chocolate Fudge and the incredibly inspiring @susanjanekitchen over on my youtube channel this morning! Link in profile! :)
  • It's the weekend! Which means it's #maxthedog time- have a great weekend folks! It's getting brighter everyday! :)
  • Bloomin' beautiful kale chips up on my youtube channel! Give them a go this weekend- highly addictive! :) (link in profile- subscribe!)
  • #tbt to cooking on NBC's The Today Show in NYC for St. Paddy's Day! :)
  • How to make spicy kale chips on my youtube channel today- check them out link in profile! :)
  • It's breakfast time baby! Check out myself and @thehappypearfood lads cooking up some epic buckwheat pancakes on my youtube channel! Link in profile- have a great Tuesday! :)
  • Burren Smoked Salmon Quiche @pepperpotcafe for lunch! Delicious as always! :)
  • Beat the Monday blues with a slice of Orange Polenta Cake. And guess what... It's GLUTEN FREE! :)
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Frozen Fruit Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is the perfect pick-me-up for any sleepy head. It has the ideal combination of sharp and sweet and provides the ice-cold hit that could wake anybody up. Don’t be tempted to add sugar or any extra sweetness, as the banana and apple juice will balance out any sharpness from the berries.

Serves 2
100g frozen berries
1 banana, peeled and broken into chunky pieces
Apple juice, not from concentrate

Allow the berries to thaw slightly before putting them into a high-sided container with the banana.

Fill the container with apple juice up to the level of the banana, then blitz with a hand blender until smooth.

Serve in a glass with some ice.


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Auntie Ann’s Banana Bread

This recipe comes from my auntie Ann who spent a lot of time in America over the years and has picked up some really great US inspired recipes. This banana bread is deliciously moist and is extremely easy to throw together. I add a little sliced banana on top before it goes into the oven, but if you want you sprinkle some nuts on top or even stir some chopped ones through.

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Blueberry and Banana Breakfast Porridge

I eat porridge for breakfast most mornings, normally with a bit of honey and cinnamon, but eating the same thing everyday can become extremely boring. This recipe is my solution to jazzing up regular old porridge, it’s really filling and super healthy! In the winter months when fresh berries aren’t in season, I keep my freezer stocked up with frozen ones which are great to have at hand.

Makes 1 serving
35g of jumbo oats
200ml of water
1 banana
1 teaspoon of honey
A small handful of blueberries

Place the oats and water in a small pot and place over a medium heat.  Allow the oats to swell and cook slowly, stirring with a wooden spoon, until they become nice and creamy. While the porridge is cooking, using the back of a fork, mash together the blueberries and banana until you get a nice smooth paste. Pour the cooked porridge into a bowl, top with the blueberry and banana mix and stir through with a little bit of honey.

Serve straight away.

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Blueberry and Banana Breakfast Muffins

Healthy muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go. These blueberry and banana muffins are packed with healthy ingredients, which will keep you going for any busy morning. I normally make them the night before I have them and grab one or two just before I leave the house.

Makes 12 muffins
125g/4oz blueberries
2 bananas, mashed
125g/4oz plain flour
75g/3oz wholemeal flour
200g/7oz rolled oats
75g/3oz brown sugar
250ml/8fl oz milk
2 large eggs, separated
3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar. Create a well in the dry ingredients and add the banana, egg yolks, milk and oil. Mix everything gently until a wet batter forms. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold the egg whites and blueberries into the muffin batter until everything is mixed evenly.

Divide the muffin mix into individual paper cases and place in an oven for 25 minutes at 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. The muffins should be fine to eat for 4–5 days and can easily be frozen in zip lock bags.

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