>My Juicy Day
>Yesterday morning was spent at Juicemaster HQ at a photoshoot for my Juice Recipe entry into Jason Vale’s new book (due out November 1st) “The Funky Fresh Juice Book”
Before you wonder where this week’s recipe is, don’t worry it’s at the end of this post – a delicious breakfast.
I had a really interesting time talking juice and nutrition to The Juicemaster’s first “Juice Therapist” Carol. To say we are on the same page is probably an understatement, and she bought lots of lovely home grown vegetables and fruit from her garden in Kent.
David (my husband) and I talked photography and Canon (rekindling a previous passion of ours pre baby and cancer) with photographer Kris Talikowski.
I also got to meet several of the other Juice public who’s recipes are also featured – and sample their creations too!
I had a great chat with Jason Vale and from my ex-career as an Interior Designer appreciated the successful conversion of an old Shoe Factory into a multi-purpose space for his business.
Creative Assistant Charlie was on hand making us feel very welcome and took us on a quick tour of the building seeing the “engine room” including the Gym and one of the Juice Vans.
above - Chatting with Jason after the photoshoot
Now for the recipe, my “Breakfast Special” which will keep you going til Lunchtime!
We have this for breakfast quite a lot in the Summer and I have made this for friends and they are always asking for the recipe. Its my version of Bircher Muesli and Jamie Oliver’s “Pukkolla”
Serves approx 3 – 4 people (can be kept in fridge for the next day)
3 cups (750ml) Porridge Oats
1/2 cup (125ml) Quinoa flakes
1/2 cup (12ml) Barley Flakes
1/3 cup (85ml) Ground Linseed/Flaxseed (preferably grind your own fresh in a coffee grinder)
Handful of Gogi Berries
Handful of Chopped Natural Dried Apricots (not the bright orange ones)
Handful of chopped dried Figs
Small Handful of natural (no sugar added) Cherries (try www.cherryactive.co.uk for Montemarency ones)
Handful of chopped Walnuts
Handful of chopped Almonds
Oatmilk or Nut milk (or grass fed Goat or Cow’s milk)
For the topping to serve:
1 dessertspoon Natural Goats Yoghurt (optional)
1 teaspoon of Chia Seeds (great source of anti-oxidants, Omega 3 (available from Independant Health Food shops)
Handful of fresh berries
Okay so this looks like a long list of ingredients but apart from chopping some nuts, grating an apple and snipping some dried fruit up there’s hardly any preparation required!
You will need to mix all of the dry ingredients up in a small mixing bowl the evening before, grate the apple into it then cover with enough milk to cover well. Put in the fridge and go to bed!
In the morning it should look something like this:
Give it a stir and you can add some more milk if you wish (a good idea if you are not using Yoghurt to finish it)
Spoon a portion into a bowl, top with Yoghurt, Chia Seeds and Fresh fruit – EAT!
And finally here’s one my daughter had started eating when she saw me photographing mine she insisted I do hers too!
You can also make up a big batch of the dry ingredients and store in an airtight container ready to add the apple and milk at a moments notice
I hope you have a go at this one, its really delicious.
Please leave any questions or comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them!