I am a breakfast fan. I work from home and after what is always a manic morning with kids, I love sitting down and eating breakfast on my own, in peace. I kick the kids out to school, tidy up, eat and then head to my garden office to start work.
Most days I have porridge. Half water, half milk and lashings of honey.
Recently I have been trying out new toppings on my brekkie. I was *sent a box of goodies from the groovy food company and I have to say a couple of them will be firmly in my cupboards after my samples have gone.
I was sent organic extra virgin coconut oil and organic coconut sugar which I haven’t had time to try yet. It is half-term next week so I am going to try my hand at a bit of half-term baking (mess making) using these two things.
Agave is a natural product that comes straight from the organically grown Blue Webber Agave Plant in Mexico. It is an alternative to the common refined sugars and artificial sweeteners a lot of people are trying to cut back on, me included. I don’t like the idea of my kids cramming sugar in, which easily happens if I am not careful.
This stuff is DELICIOUS! Truly. A quick squirt of this on proper porridge always makes my morning. The beauty of this is that you don’t need a lot and it tastes like proper chocolate – you know that slightly bitter cocoa-y taste – blimey it is good. And, this is a big AND – all of my children love it. I make flapjack for the kids quite a bit (when I am feeling creative – ha!) and this is such a brilliant way to make flapjack taste chocolate-y – without the fuss of melting chocolate of adding tasteless chocolate chips that most supermarkets stock on the baking shelves.
I am a HUGE honey fan. I live in Lincolnshire and enjoy buying and eating honey from the local deli. It is my treat. A couple of mornings ago, I made porridge (I do eat other things for breakfast I promise) and decided to add the honey flavour agave nectar because I was feeling a bit wild. As a honey connoisseur (I’m kidding) I was surprised by the hit of sweetness, but I liked it. I have tried it again since and used a much smaller squeeze and it was good. I like the flavour of it and whilst it doesn’t taste like the honey I am used to, it reminds me of it. Out of all of the bottles I was sent, I have to say this is my least favourite – only because I am obsessed with real honey. I am going to try this one in the honey and ginger biscuit recipe my son and I make sometimes – I think it will work well.
OK, this product is bloomin’ great! I make hot chocolate for the kids a lot and don’t like spooning piles of sugar in to satisfy their sweet teeth. Cue this groovy light agave and it does the job just as well. As a parent I feel satisfied that they are consuming something organic and natural and I love that it is 100% organic and the bottle contains 30% recycled plastic and is fully recyclable. I am a convert.
I must add that the word groovy is massively appealing to me because my mum used to describe things as groovy and I would cringe a bit as a kid. It is for that reason the brand has always caught my eye. I can hear her saying “you look groovy!”, and she still says it today.
I am really impressed with the groovy range and my absolute favourite is the agave chocolate sauce – please never stop making this one groovy gang!
Lucy aka geriatric mum
*Products gifted by Palm PR