Welcome to this week’s update of the HBC Cookbook! In celebration of the recent summer sunshine, we thought it only right to share some of our favourite summer breakfast recipes! From peanut granola to avocado ice cream and caramel overnight oats, we’ve got some serious breakfast inspo coming your way. All recipes are created and tested by you, our wonderful community of health bloggers.  If you want to be in with a chance of being featured on the HBC Cookbook, post your recipes in the Recipe Sharing group.

Peanut Butter Seedy Granola: Hankering 4 Healthy

image-3“Granola is one of those foods that is hard not to love. There are so many varieties and you can eat straight or stick it on almost anything for a bit of extra yummy crunch, yoghurt, ice cream, banana slices, the list goes on.  However, most granolas you get in the market these days are loaded with extra icky stuff like glucose syrup and bulking agents and preservatives. It makes you wonder if granola is so easy to make, why do they need all that other stuff?” Read more…

Paleo Banana Bread: Balanced Life Leslie

IMG_0236“Everything I know about cooking & baking I learned from my mom. Every day, my mom would have homemade bread as part of our family dinner, the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting through out NYC apartment, and on weekends, a special treat of homemade bagels. She put her love, heart and soul into everything she served us and I hope to pass along that knowledge and compassion to my own family. ” Read more…

Avocado Banana Ice cream: Healthy & Psyched

banana-avocado-icecream-healthyadpsyched“Do you love avocados? Do you love bananas? And ice cream? Then get excited about this recipe! And if you don’t- what’s wrong with you!!! :p This recipe was inspired by some ‘utterly avocado’ icecream I had to cerebrate my first week living in Singapore. That was over 2 years ago and I don’t know why I’ve only just got round to making some now! Totally kicking myself for not doing it sooner. It’s delicious! (p.s. I live in England now).” Read more…

Mango Mint Smoothie: Rough Measures

Mango3“This blend has a sneaky hidden ingredient – chickpeas! Now don’t baulk and think ‘chickpeas in a smoothie, say what?!’ Adding chickpeas into your smoothie will mean it satisfies your belly for longer. It well help aid any mid morning or afternoon hunger pangs! You can’t taste them once they’re blended, trust me on this one guys!” Read more…

Caramel Overnight Oats: Healing Holistically

img_3740“Overnight oats are my go to breakfast when I am hitting the gym first thing in the morning. They are so quick and easy to make! Plus it means they are ready as soon as I get to work, as I am usually starving by this point!” Read more…