Welcome to another episode of our Youtube series Motherhood Unedited in partnership with freelance stylist and mother, Chloe Forde. On Motherhood Unedited, Chloe sits with six wonderful, inspiring women to talk about their motherhood journeys, covering pregnancies, careers, body image and self-identity openly and honestly.
This week Chloe chats with Beth Bentley, author of the Amazon bestseller ‘Young Gums’, a book full of fun and conscious recipes for weaning. Mother of two beautiful girls, Beth shares stories about her love of food, starting her Instagram account and getting a book deal. If you’d like to have a little peek at Young Gums, we’ve included an excerpt from one of the recipes you’ll be able to find in the cookbook below. We’re also giving some lucky winners a copy of Beth’s book Young Gums. Keep scrolling find out how!
Episode 02: Food, Young Gums & Listening To Your Instincts
YOGHURT BARK RECIPE EXCERPT
FROM YOUNG GUMS
FOR 2 ADULTS + 2 LITTLE ONES
WHAT DO I NEED?
-2 teacups of plain thick Greek yoghurt
-Large handful of chopped soft fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
WHAT DO I DO?
• Put the yoghurt and banana into your blender and whizz until smooth. Spread into a shallow dish (I use a deep rectangular baking tray to achieve 1cm thickness) that you’ve lined with clingfilm, and scatter your berries evenly over the top, pressing some in and leaving others on the surface.
• Freeze for 2 hours, then use the clingfilm to lift the bark from the dish and break it up into shards as big or small as you like.
• Spare pieces will keep in the freezer for a month.
**If you’re concerned about the berry pieces, just whizz the berries into the yoghurt-banana mix to create smooth bark that has the same nutritional goodness.
Extracted from Young Gums by Beth Bentley (Ebury Press, £14.99)
Photography by Haarala Hamilton
WIN A COPY OF YOUNG GUMS!
To celebrate our Youtube interview with Beth, we are giving some lucky readers the chance to win a copy of Young Gums.
Entering is simple. All you need to do is:
1. Comment below letting us your top tips for weaning.
Entry must be submitted by Midday (GMT) 24th August 2018
*Competition is open to UK residents. Please include your email address so we can contact the winners.
Terms and conditions: Entrants must comment on this blog post letting us know their top tips for weaning. No purchase necessary. Judge’s decision is final. The prize includes a copy of Young Gums by Beth Bentley. Competitions are open to UK residents. Alex and Alexa will also cover the cost of postage and handling. There is simply no cash or award alternative. All entries must be submitted by Midday(GMT) 10th February 2017. The winner will be announced on the competition post on Alex and Alexa’s Instagram. These rules may change at any time without notice, although copyright and licensing rights will not be affected.