I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. We had a fabulous break over the festive period but now I’m ready to get stuck into 2017.
With the New Year comes new goals, and exercise and clean eating are at the top of my list. Luke is almost sleeping through the night and this means I can no longer use the excuse about how exhausted I am.
To kickstart my goal of clean eating, I received Lidl’s Silvercrest Nutrition Mixer (£29.99). It is the ultimate appliance to kick off your new year’s resolution and help get you back on track after the festive period. Its perfect for a post-Christmas cleanse or if you want to get in your daily allowance of fruit and veg. The stainless steel machine boasts a 700 W motor that spins the blades 19,000 times a minute to blend and crush ingredients in a matter of seconds. Also included in the nine piece set are two blades for blending and chopping, two tumblers (350 ml) and (700 ml) as well as lids for storing or drinking on the go.
Leila was super excited and she wanted to make a smoothie as soon as it came out of the box. I have a video of Leila making a smoothie and hummus on Insta stories which can be view at https://www.instagram.com/lucyevangelista/
The nutrition mixer is so easy to use and great to get the little ones involved.
I am absolutely delighted with this product and even more delighted with the price of £29.99. It is so easy to use, it takes only a few minutes to make something nutritious. It is a very sturdy piece of equipment, no hassle and very easy to clean. Apparently it is even good to make fresh pancake mixture, I’m looking forward to Sunday morning already.
The Lidl Nutrition Mixer is available to buy at Lidl now.
Why not try making your very own green juices, smoothies and soups which are ideal vitamin-rich tasty snacks or even shakes to refuel after exercise.
PAUL FLYNN TOMATO AND ROASTED GARLIC SOUP WITH ROSEMARY AND ORANGE
(Serves 2 generously)
2 tins of chopped tomatoes (2x400g)
2 cloves of garlic (14g) peeled and thinly sliced
I tbsp honey ( 12g)
½ tsp paprika
Juice of ½ an orange
½ a chicken stock cube
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
Salt and pepper
Cook the garlic very gently over a low heat until lightly golden.
Add the tomatoes and chicken stock cube and bring to a simmer.
While the temperature raises, add the paprika, honey, orange and rosemary and cook gently for 10 minutes. Remove the rosemary and season. Let it cool and add to Nutrition Mixer and blend.
PAUL FLYNN WATERMELON, GINGER AND LIME BOOST
1 watermelon (2kg,497g) peeled and cut into chunks
1 small piece of ginger (19g) peeled and chopped
2 limes juiced (126g)
1 pkt of fresh mint ( 25g)picked
Blend everything together and chill for ultimate freshness