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What we think is just nice this week… + a sneaky recipe!

Ooooh isn’t there just a whole LOAD of stuff to get excited about this week?! Firstly, it’s a short week – WOOP! As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also a short week next week – WOOP! And as if that wasn’t enough…it’s only bloody sunny!

I’m sure I’m not alone in having high hopes for this Easter weekend, as if the weather holds out we’re in for a corker. So keep your fingers crossed, keep that BBQ at the ready and who knows…we may be saying hello to the start of summer!

Here’s what’s been making us smile this week (on top of the bank holiday excitement). As always, let us know what you’re loving by commenting, tweeting @its_just_nice or dropping us a line on Facebook.

Happy Easter everyone – have a cracker! (LOLOLOLOL)

Mx

This week Meg’s highlight is…

My new super healthy, super tasty breakfast regime.

I’ve spoken before about Clean and Lean, a ‘diet’ (and I use that term extremely loosely) which advocates, at it’s core, simple, healthy eating. The thinking is easy – reduce the amount of bad shit you eat (think sweets, soft drinks, refined carbs such as pasta and bread) and increase the amount of good shit you eat (protein, fruit, veg, nuts and seeds) and not only will you lose weight but you’ll feel better. Simple, right?

I’ve been following Clean and Lean for about a year now, sometimes more religiously than not, and I can tell you this – it works.

Over the weekend I knocked up a batch of Clean and Lean Granola, and this week I’ve been having it for breakfast with berries and a big old dollop of yogurt and I’m completely obsessed. It look totally fancy, tastes great, fills me up, and guess what…it takes no time at all to make.

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I’ve tweaked the recipe slightly, but if you want to make a batch which will last you for at least a fortnight all you’ll need is:

400g porridge oats

2 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of  vanilla essence

25g linseed

25g sunflower seeds

100g of whatever nuts you like – I went for a mixture of almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts, all chopped up

3 tbsp of  coconut oil

Mix your porridge oats, cinnamon, vanilla essence and 2 tbsp of coconut oil in a bowl ad spread evenly on a large baking tray. Bake in the oven at about 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove, stir, and pop back in for another 10 minutes.

Whilst your oats are baking, heat your remaining tbsp of coconut oil and add your nuts and seeds until they start to go golden – they’ll start to smell amazing too.

Remove the oats from the oven and mix with your nuts and seeds mixture, et voila!

You can add some dried fruit if you like, but it’s pretty damn good just on it’s own!

This week Cloe’s highlight is…

My highlight is no way as interesting as Meg’s – in fact mine is being put to shame by hers. But this week my highlight has been the simple fact the bloody sunshine has been beaming down on all of us!  Its been ruddy delightful getting up everyday to the beautiful sunshine! I really do love it so fingers (toes and everything else) crossed it lasts for our ace long weekend!

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