This is a delicious new recipe that serves as a healthy snack but also as a hack for your ordinary apple crumble. It’s dairy, vegan, and gluten free, but the best part is that it’s really easy to make. I tried this when I was craving a midnight snack, so here it is;
1/2 tsp any liquid sweetener (agave syrup/ honey for a non vegan option)
This simple recipe stemmed from my love of coffee and smoothies, it is vegan and gluten free. The flavour was exactly what I wanted, so if you’re tired of your usual smoothies and need a caffeine kick, give this a try. It can be a breakfast, snack or a pre-workout meal in my case, the best part is you can modify it by adding any vanilla protein powder you like.
I like adding cacao nibs and chia seeds at the end of making my smoothie because it adds fibre and nutrients, but also because I enjoy the texture. If simply drinking a smoothie is fine for you then you can omit this last step, but personally like the crunch.
1 1/2 frozen banana
1/2-1 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
2 tsp instant coffee or 1 shot of espresso
1 tsp cacao nibs or cacao powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2-1 Scoop protein powder (I used Organifi’s Vanilla)
Blend frozen bananas, coffee, almond milk, protein powder and cacao nibs in a powerful blender. (I used my nutribullet)
Pulse your blender if needed.
Pour in a glass and mix in the chia seeds.
I hope you enjoyed this blogpost, thank you for reading. Feel free to like and follow for more recipes like this one, xoxo.
Craving ice cream but not the guilt that comes with? This recipe is definitely for you. ‘Nice’ cream is a great low calorie, vegan option that takes little time to make. The best part is you can adapt this recipe to your taste so that you don’t even taste the banana.
1 cup Frozen Banana (I used sliced ripe bananas)
1-2 tbsp plant-based milk (I used almond)
1 tbsp cacao powder
1tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cacao nibs
liquid stevia or agave syrup
Using a powerful Blender (I used a Nutribullet) blend the frozen banana until smooth. Add 1-2tbsp of almond milk to ease the process and pulse it at first.
Once smooth, add any spices, flavourings and cacao nibs and blend further. The cacao nibs reinforce that chocolate flavour.
Spoon the Nice cream into a bowl and top with granola and fruits or any nuts and seeds of your choice.
Other good flavour combos are Acai and frozen blueberries, coffee and cacao nibs, strawberries and coconutflakes. I hope you try out this recipe and let me know how it goes. This is great for dessert or even for breakfast! Thank you for reading and please like and follow for more delicious recipes, xoxo.
I’ve tried to make healthy hot chocolate multiple times but never got the recipe right, from it being too sweet to having a powdery after taste. However my many trial and errors finally led to the perfect mug of cocoa and the best part is that it’s super easy to make, you don’t need a frother or any special ingredient.
1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used 1/4 tsp vanilla paste)
1tsp honey (or agave syrup)
1 1/2 cups of milk ( I used almond, you can use any plant-based milk as well)
Pour 1 1/4 cup milk in a blender and let it blend while you prep the chocolate
Mix 1/4 milk, cacao, cinnamon and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat.
Whisk the chocolate over low heat until it starts to thicken.
Turn off the heat when the cacao is creamy and whisk in the frothed milk.
Top with cinnamon or cacao powder.
There it is! The easiest, perfect hot chocolate recipe. You can definitely make this recipe vegan if you like by switching out the honey. I hope you try it out and follow for more recipes like this one. Thank you for reading xoxo.
This amazing recipe is a nutrient dense, caffeine free and totally delicious drink to curb those coffee cravings and boost your gut health. This latte contains turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory properties, improving digestion and skin health. It also contains cinnamon which lowers blood sugar levels and has antimicrobial effects, as well as cardamom which is great for the liver and is packed with antioxidants. In other words, this is one powerful latte! So here’s how you can make it.
1/2 – 1 cup almond milk (or any milk)
1/2 tsp organic turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom or 5 pods
2/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
1/2 tsp erythritol/stevia blend (or any sweetener of choice)
Combine 1/2 a cup of milk to 1/2 a cup of water or use 1 full cup of milk.
Whisk in the spices and sugar while on medium heat.
Bring to a simmer. Strain the milk into a mug to remove any undissolved spices.
Other Optional Ingredients:
Ground Black pepper
Let me know down in the comments if you do try out this recipe. Thank you for reading and please like and follow for more recipes like this one, xoxo.
This recipe is an updated version of my older recipes. It’s a great snack for people on a gluten free and vegan diet. They’re my take on the snack bars we usually buy. Energy bars on the market often contain tons of sugar and preservatives and while they are advertised as being ‘healthy’, they are actually high in unnecessary calories, thus prohibiting weight loss. People often consume two to three of these bars daily, thinking they’re healthier, but that is a common misconception. Which is why I decided to make my own, now these bars last up to 2-3 weeks in the fridge and the recipe makes about 10 bars. The recipe can be adjusted to your preference, I’ve chosen a combination I enjoy, but you can experiment with others if you like. (Cocoa nibs and coconut are also a favourite of mine)
1 1/2 cups of gluten free rolled oats
3 medium sized bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup dried goji berries
2 tbsp almond milk
1tbsp chia seeds
Step 1: Blend the oats in a blender or food processor to obtain a grainy oat flour. Pour the oats into a bowl and mix in the cinnamon, chia seeds and berries.
Step 2: In another bowl mash the banana with a fork and add in the almond milk and vanilla.
Step 3: Fold the banana mixture into the dried ingredients to make a dough.
Step 4: Line a baking tin with parchment paper and spread the dough using a spatula or your hands.
Step 5: Bake at 170 ºC for 10-15mins. Check on them regularly as they cook pretty fast, once your fork cannot stick right through the bars, they are cooked.
Step 6: Once they’ve cooled, cut them up into bars and store them in the fridge.
I hope you try out this recipe, let me know down in the comments if you do. Thank you for reading and please follow for more posts like this, xoxo.
This refreshing smoothie bowl is a great breakfast idea and the best part is that it’s vegan and has plenty of nutritional benefits.
Pineapple- has both digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits
Coconut milk- is a healthy fat and is high in vitamin C and many more. (Plus it makes smoothies creamy and delicious!)
Banana- has a high fiber content and is loaded with nutrients such as potassium (plus it’s a great sweetener!)
Chia seeds- are packed with antioxidants and their high fiber and protein content makes them ideal for weight loss.
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup coconut milk
1tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp lemon zest
Pour your coconut milk into your blender first, then add all your fruit and ice.
Blend into a smooth consistency and serve topped with chia seeds, a drizzle of coconut milk and your choice of frozen fruit.
You can also add any other fruits you’d like to this simple recipe. One of my favorite combinations are frozen blueberries, banana and lemon zest (it tastes just like a blueberry muffin!) I hope you enjoyed this recipe, please like and follow for more. Thank you for reading xoxo.
This is a new recipe that I’ve created recently and the best part is it’s a no-bake recipe. These bites are a great snack that is gluten free, dairy free and nut free. I’ve struggled to fine a nut free recipe that does not include any complicated ingredients or a food processor, so you’ll find that most of these ingredients are pretty easy to obtain. However, the most important thing is that it is both healthy and tastes amazing!
1.2 cup Gluten free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 large banana
1tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp honey (or maple syrup if vegan)
1tbsp chia seed
Raw cacao powder (optional)
Vanilla essence (optional)
Raisins or chocolate chips (vegan)
Firstly you are going to cook the flour. Don’t worry, this is fairly easy. All you have to do is cook the flour in a pan on low heat, stirring consistently until it slightly browns.
Then place the flour in a bowl and add in the cinnamon, cacao powder, chia seed and raisins.
In a separate bowl, mash up the banana until smooth and add in the coconut oil , vanilla and honey. Mix well, getting rid of any lumps.
Mix in the wet and dry ingredients together. You should have a dough-like consistency.
Roll the dough into little balls and then roll them in chia seed or coconut powder. Let them set in the fridge before having them.
This recipe takes about 10-15mins and it is truly worth it. It has healthy fats from the coconut oil and fibre from the chia seeds to help keep you full and similar to my other recipes, you can easily adjust it to your taste. I hope you enjoyed this recipe, let me know if you try it out and please like and follow for more posts like this one. Xoxo.
It’s vegan, gluten free and healthy! Chia seeds are a great source of fiber and protein. They help to cleanse your digestive system and are an antioxidant and therefore very effective in weight loss. This is the basic recipe for chia pudding.
2tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup of almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1tsp vanilla essence
Your choice of sweetener
Combine all the ingredients together.
Set in the fridge overnight.
Top with berries or any topping of your choice.
Other uses for chia seeds:
In overnight oats
In homemade granola bars
Chia seed pudding is very versatile and it’s easy to modify the recipe to different flavors. Some of my favorites are chocolate and cinnamon. Hope you enjoy this recipe! Please like and follow for more recipes. Xoxo.
A quick and easy breakfast idea that you can make the night before. This is my go to, as it saves time and is super delicious! I love it because it is filling and the best part is there’s no cooking! You can adjust the recipe to your taste and you can also make vegan overnight oats, here are the basic ingredients:
Old fashioned rolled oats (I use gluten free oats)
Yogurt or milk (almond or any plant-based milk)
sweetener of choice
Benefits: Oats are very nutritious as they are a good source of carbs and fibre , they are a healthy breakfast choice for weight loss and they are full of antioxidants. Steel cut overnight oats also work really well; they are a tad bit creamier so if that’s your preference, give it a try!
Chia seeds are also high in fibre and antioxidants and they are great for your digestive health. They also boost your energy and metabolism, contributing to weight loss.
Plus toppings are a great way to sneak fruits into your diet!
Vanilla, blueberry and cinnamon oats:
1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of milk (I prefer unsweetened rice milk)
1 tsp of chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla essence
1/4 cup of blueberries
Your choice of sweetener (I prefer to add raisins)
Directions: Just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl or a mason jar and leave it in the fridge overnight.
Chocolate and banana oats
1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp of chia seeds
Your choice of sweetener
1 tsp of vanilla essence
1/2 tbsp of raw cocoa powder
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl or a mason jar and leave it in the fridge overnight. Top it with sliced bananas and enjoy!
You can literally garnish your overnight oats with anything you want; nuts, coconut flakes, berries or any fruit of choice. Have fun with it and create your own version! I hope you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment and like. Xoxo.