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5 Deliciously Simple 5 Minute Summer Meal Ideas!

We’ve all been there; when you’re hungry but all you think you have time for is a piece of toast and butter!? Well it’s time to stop falling back on the easy-cook carbs, CGD have put together some gorgeous recipes that you can put together quicker than the grill can brown your bread.

Homemade Green Smoothie

Homemade Green Smoothie

Whether you’re tired from a long day at work, or only have 5 precious minutes before you have to run out of the door to get your train; one of these 6 super easy and deliciously simple 5 minute Summer meal ideas is sure to tickle your taste buds!

#1 Mediterranean Vegetable CousCous – One of my favourite go-to meals is a veggie couscous. You simply have to add a handful of couscous to a bowl, sprinkle on some olive oil and a little vegetable stock and seasoning then cover with boiled water. Whilst the couscous fluffs up slice half a pepper and a quarter of a courgette and griddle in a hot pan for a minute and a half on each side. Chop up your veg with some spring onions and sweetcorn then simply stir into your couscous bowl with a touch of mint to finish.

#2 Tasty Mixed Bean Salad – Beans are one the healthiest veg you can eat and have such a fantastic variety in taste and colour. A combination I love is cannellini, butter and black beans drained and mixed in with sweetcorn and blanched green-beans. Add a little red wine vinegar, chopped parsley and basil with salt and pepper to taste. So simple, delicious and extra healthy! You can even buy read-mixed beans to simply add your own dressing to.

#3 Green Smoothie Bowl – You do need a blender for this one, something like a nutri-bullet works great. Pre-freezing fruit is a fab way to preserve it as well as giving your smoothie a firmer texture and allowing it to be the ideal temperature. Have a go at blending half an avocado with 1 frozen banana, a handful of spinach, a handful of blueberries, spoonful of chia seeds and a touch of almond (or other dairy-free) milk. You can basically add anything you like to a smoothie bowl, remember to add a sweet fruit to stop it from tasting like pond water though! Check out this post for some mean green juice recipes.

#5 Spicy Mango Salad - Another cold salad for a warm Summers day. Chop up half a mango, 1 chilli, a handful of sugar snap peas, quarter of a red onion, half a bell pepper and grate 1 organic carrot over the top. To finish squeeze a fresh lime over the salad, sprinkle with roughly torn basil leaves and season to taste.

#6 Banana Omelette – You read right, a sweet omelette. This is a recipe I couldn’t believe would taste good until I dared to try it, and I’ve never looked back since! It couldn’t be easier, simply shop a banana into a frying pan with two eggs and a spoonful of honey. Mix thoroughly and cook on the hob just as you would with a normal omelette, flipping it half way through. Sometimes I add oats before cooking for a little extra goodness, and more honey if I’ve got a sweet-craving!

No theres no excuse to miss a meal because of time, everybody has 5 extra minutes! The recipes are a rough guide so please feel free to chop and change ingredients wherever you like to suit your taste buds! If you have any suggestions for more easy 5 minute meals do let us know in the comments below! Enjoy girls!

R x


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  1. Liz says

    These all sound great, can’t wait to give them a try!

    xo, Liz

  2. Anna says

    soo many good ideas!! yumm

  3. Esther says

    Great ideas, thank you. And I’m intrigued by the sweet omelette. I think I’m going to pluck up the courage to try that :)

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