This week's guest blogger is Dr. Rupy of The Doctors Kitchen. Hailing from London, Dr. Rupy has a background in Emergency Medicine. We tasked Dr. Rupy with whipping up some quick, easy, and nutrient dense recipes for on the go folks like yourselves.
I get a lot of friends saying they don't like to eat first thing in the morning. They skip breakfast and by 10am they are snacking on sugary sweets on the wards. These first two recipes are for those who need some nutrition first thing but nothing too heavy.
3 tbsp chia
200mls cashew milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
1 tsp cinnamon
2-3 crushed cardamom pods
1 tsp honey
Mix all ingredients together and leave overnight. In the morning top with pumpkin seeds, walnuts and blueberries before you rush out the door for clinic :)
Almond Breakfast smoothie
250mls Almond Milk
2 tsp hemp seeds
2 tsp cacao
1tsp coconut cream
pinch of sea salt
1 tsp flax
Blend all ingredients together and pour. A dash of maple syrup for extra sweetness and top with cacao nibs if you want to make it Insta worthy ;)
Expert Tip- The flax and hemp seeds are full of fibre and cacao is a great source of protein containing all amino acids.
A great way to get extra protein and micronutrition into your average hummus for that snack you can't resist. Sprouted beans are one of the most protein dense plant based foods and this is incredibly easy to make. Serve with your favorite baked pita chips, parsnips or simple crudites!
Power House Hummus
1 cup chickpea
1cup spouted mung beans
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients and drizzle with olive oil before serving.
Dr Rupy is the Emergency Medicine doctor and NHS General Practitioner behind 'The Doctor's Kitchen'. He creates delicious recipes and brings attention to the amazing clinical research behind the ingredients. He is inspiring patients to appreciate the beauty of food and the medicinal effects of eating well on his Youtube Channel as well as his popular Instagram page, Facebook and his Blog. In his role as clinical adviser to the Royal College of GP's, he has big aspirations to bring the concept of 'Culinary Medicine' to the profession globally.