Emma Nutrition

Simplifying the science through cooking and education. When I'm not on Mummy duties…

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Recipe: Crushed Blueberry Smoothie

If you’re after a cooling refreshing drink that’s packed full of tummy-friendly goodness you’ve got to try this recipe!

Blueberries x 10
Natural yoghurt x 2 tbsp
Almond milk or water x 150ml
Whey protein x 25gm

Place in blender and whizz!

Nutrition notes:
Combining the antioxidant effects of blueberries with the enzymes and probiotics of natural yoghurt this drink will make your tummy buzz (literally!) with excitement. Whey protein balances blood sugar levels.


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Big breakfast helps weight loss

Study Says Eat Like a King at Breakfast

BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists) Chair Miguel Toribio-Mateas spoke to the Huffington Post about a new study that suggests making breakfast the biggest meal of the day is the best way to lose weight.

Scientists from the University of Tel Aviv studied 93 obese women who were split into two groups and given carefully structured meals. After 12 weeks women in the “big breakfast” group had each lost an average of 17.8lbs and three inches off their waistlines.

See the full article in the Huffington Post here

Please visit http://www.bant.org.uk to locate a Nutritional Therapist or to see original article.

For some tasty breakfast ideas check out my recipe page!



Eating breakfast makes us skinny!

A study of 236 teenagers proves that infrequent breakfast consumption is associated with higher body adiposity and abdominal obesity.

Breakfast consumption patterns showed that only half of the participants (50%) were consuming breakfast daily. Those eating breakfast at least 5 times a week had significantly lower body weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, body fat mass and percent body fat (%BF) compared to infrequent breakfast eaters, after adjustment for age, household income, pubertal status, eating-out and snacking practices, daily energy intakes, and daily physical activity levels.

Therefore daily breakfast consumption with healthy food choices should be encouraged in growing children and adolescents to prevent adiposity during these critical years of growth.


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Shopping on a budget

Can it be done? With difficulty these days huh?! After months of an ever-increasing food shopping bill I’m taking the New Year’s resolution approach to it. No more! Enough! Food shopping will be drastically reduced. The catch? Food shopping on a budget WITHOUT compromising on quality. Challenging….

Today was the start. Usually I shop at Sainsbury’s which is a 15 minute drive from home. Today I drove 5 minutes to Aldi to get some porridge oats, toilet paper and baby wipes. I got 2 bags of shopping. This over-shopping could be part of my over-spending problem but hey those 2 bags were only £20 whereas Sainsbury’s would usually charge me over £30 for 2 bags.

How about the quality? I compared the porridge oats. I bought the Aldi brand oats at 7.5p/100gm. Their branded product at 10.1p/100gm (incorrectly labelled at 12p/100gm) was more expensive than my usual one – Sainsbury’s own brand at 10p/100gm. I expected little puffs of processed powder but alas, I was pleasantly surprised! They looked exactly the same as my Sainsbury’s ones.

Certainly manufactured on the same machinery setting as the clump sizes look identical to the naked eye. Perhaps even in the same factory….? The colour difference is the photographer’s lack of skill 🙂

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I love Sundays!


A protein-packed ever so tasty breakfast in bed. Bacon & cheese omelette. You can’t get much better than this…especially when it’s made for you!