Mix up fresh snacks, fast
By PEARLYN NG – What are the top 3 things that urbanites look for in their diet? According to social media fitness trends: Simplicity, low-cost ingredients and hassle-free preparation.
Exactly what you want? Here are 5 ideas for Simple, Fast & Fresh snacks or meals.
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- Blended Smoothie
Why a blended smoothie? Because there’s no need for heat or cooking. You only need a power socket and a trusty ol’ blender.
You can create a beautiful concoction with strawberries, mangoes, oranges, bananas, and even honeydew. My favourite is an avocado milkshake which I top with fresh corn.
For health, replace milk with soy milk and white sugar with brown sugar or honey. Most of the time though, you don’t need any additional sweetener.
- Fruity Yoghurt Bowl
A fruity yoghurt bowl can be a solid meal to keep you full and energized for a busy day. Dice your pineapples, apples, pears and toss them into your yoghurt bowl. I would recommend Greek Yoghurt, and the brand ‘Farmer’s Union’ as its creamy texture is appetizing, unlike the usual chunky natural yoghurt. As I’m always rushing, I just add grapes to my yoghurt.
This is an example of a beautiful fruity yoghurt bowl:
- Soya Milk with Grass Jelly
Yes, this can be homemade as well. A glass of soya milk with Grass Jelly is a fast way to keep you satisfied in the morning, or before the next meal. Chop up or push grass jelly through a grater before adding them to your soya milk. Grass Jelly is available in supermarkets in tubs and tubes.
- Sweet Potato with Peanut Butter
A wonderful snack as peanut butter is a perfect source of protein and as a topping on sweet potato, you get a low G.I. high nutrition snack. You may choose to steam your sweet potato, then toast or grill it, as you like.