Author: notontherocks

Breakfast For Dinner?

Soul Revival Smoothie Bowl – Serves 2-3 4-5 frozen chopped bananas 2 large handfuls of frozen blueberries/raspberries/strawberries A little coconut water to get the blender going Annihilate in a high powered blender with minimal liquid to sustain the consistency of, ‘nice cream’. Top with bee pollen, sunflower, chia seeds, fresh berries and gay flowers. Infuse

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The Finger

Life has been exceptionally difficult of late. Two stints in hospital. Abnormal ECGs. Overworked and underpaid kidneys. A savage muscle biopsy. The subsequent infection. Morphine night terrors. And the ever predictable and unwavering mortality crisis doing jazz hands in the limelight…..ad infinitum…..compulsory-mind-wank……yawn…. Whenever unwell and vulnerable, our ability to distinguish who might actually be whom

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Electrolyte Roulette

Routine Stand. Move. Collapse Drink potassium Collapse. Correct the hypo Piss out the calcium Sweat through the potassium Sleep off the magnesium Fight for oxygen Trick the renal distal tubular Drink from a rock pool (St Mark’s Solution) Correct the pH of the blood Assuage the disgruntled and flickering heart Collect 15mg of codeine and

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The Old Man And The Sea

There is nothing quite like another hospital admission to make you re-evaluate your priorities. Now home, juggling glucose and electrolytes like knives, I am shuffle walking into a new phase of my life. I have no idea how to plot my path, or even where I’m going. It is all and only one breath after

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies

Absolutely cannot wait to get back home to make these beauties again….. Ingredients – Serves 2 3 chopped frozen bananas 2 level tablespoons raw cacao powder 3 heaped tablespoons crunchy peanut butter Squeeze of runny honey 250-300ml cold almond milk Blend well and top with fresh raspberries for the ultimate potassium hit 👊🏼. Will keep

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The Light In The Dark

When I was unwell and unworldly, my life was teeming with those who took advantage of my good nature until there was no good nature left. I turned off the tap and all the wordless people went to drink elsewhere. Even though I knew this would happen, I was still so surprised. Few remained who

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Strawberry And Rhubarb Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients – Serves 2 1 large handful of cold pre-poached rhubarb in grenadine 3 chopped frozen bananas 2 handfuls of frozen strawberries 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence A little water to get the blender going You will need a high powered blender for the ‘nice cream’. Have a spatula to hand to scrape down the

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Whole Hearted Salad In A Half Hearted World

There is something supremely healing about caring for yourself and putting the effort into your food or wellbeing. The base of this salad is constructed with fresh micro leaves, herbs and edible flowers. For protein and flavour, I added bacon, and Shropshire blue, as these were easy to hand, then combined with red onion, figs

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Tropical Breakfast Jars

These are one of the most easiest and vibrant layered breakfast jars to prepare if you’re low in capacity, or your willpower to commit to a healthy eating plan is waning. Will keep refrigerated in airtight jars for up to 2 days. Ingredients – Serves 2 1 sliced fresh mango 6 tablespoons of homemade granola

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Wakey Wakey!

Ingredients – Serves 3 4 chopped frozen bananas 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 ridiculously heaped tablespoon cashew butter 375ml cold almond milk 2 pitted dates 3 teaspoons instant espresso powder Handful of ice Top with coconut yogurt and fresh coffee beans Blend well. Will keep in the fridge in airtight jars for 2 days.

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