First smoothie in ages!

I forced myself to go to my Pilates class the other day after not getting much sleep. Seriously, it was a battle. But, guys, I did it! I promised myself that, afterwards, I’d go home and make a nice smoothie. Because all this cake baking is making me feel extra unhealthy, plus I miss making them. So here it is…

Oh, and I also used prickly pear cactus water instead of plant-based milk, and OMG, it’s the best thing ever! If you haven’t already, you gotta get yourself some and try it ASAP! Click here to buy.

Ingredients

4 tsp crushed almonds

4 mint leaves

1 parsley stem

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp Hemp seeds

1 1/2 cups cactus water

1 tsp agave syrup

1/4 cup of blueberries

2 pears

1/4 cup of chopped celery

 

…yes, it’s very random but it’s yummy, I promise! Just chuck it all into a blender.

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It taste better cold so add a few ice cubes into the blender 😊 x

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OATS breakfast bowl

Truth is, I haven’t been wanting to make many smoothie breakfast bowls recently because it’s so cold and no one really wants to have freezing cold stuff for breakfast, especially when it’s like 8 in the morning. And you can’t even be lazy because you’ve run out of cereal and milk to fall back on! So grab yourself some fruit and oats for this one.

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This is an oats breakfast bowl, topped with loads of yummy fruit that go really well together, plus some pumpkin seeds (my favourite) and chia seeds. Oh yh, and a little bit of chocolate sauce. To be honest that chocolate sauce absolutely made it!

Just boil together 1 1/2 cups of oats and 2 cups of water in a sauce pan for about 4 minutes (2 minutes on high heat, 2 minutes on simmer) Add a little more water if your oats become quite lumpy and start to stick to the pan. Prepare as many fruits and seeds as you like while it’s cooking and that’s it 😊 so simple and so worth it.

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VEGAN Chocolate Pretzel cake covered in a Chocolate and Date sauce

 

CAKE MIXTURE

1 can of coconut milk

1 1/2 cup of self raising flour

2 tbsp Cacao powder

2 tsp of Maca powder

1 tsp of baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp caramel syrup/flavour

1/4 cup of maple syrup

Bag of Pretzels – crushed  – Leave some whole pretzels for toppings

 

STEP 1. MIX ALL THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND PLACE INTO THE OVEN FOR 30 MINUTES.

 

SAUCE

10 dates

1 cup of HOT water

2 tablespoons of Cacao powder

2 tablespoons of caramel syrup

pinch of salt

 

STEP 2. While the cake is cooking, BLEND ALL INGREDIENTS listed above for the chocolate and date sauce! It should become thick, if you find that it is quite runny, add some more dates to the blender.

STEP 3. Wait for the cake to completely cool down before coating it with the sauce.

STEP 4. Decorate your cake with the prezels in what ever way that you like, making sure to sprinkle the left over salt and crumbs over the top of the cake (that’s the best part) :)/

 


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Try to serve the cake straight away, or at least an hour or two afterwards. Avoid putting it in the fridge overnight as it makes the pretzels, and the cake in general quite soggy.


 

ENJOY

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Caramel Hot Chocolate

You know when you’re out and it’s freezing, or you’re at work on your lunch break and all you keep thinking about is going home to a nice warm house, sitting down on the sofa with a hot drink and putting on movie. This is me like every day at work. Although I’m not exactly working today, but I appreciate this so much…Just being able to wake up whenever and make a yummy hot chocolate, which by the way I haven’t made in forever because work generally makes me so lazy.

Ingredients – makes 2 cups

4 tsp of Hot chocolate powder

2 1/2 cups of almond milk

2 tsp of caramel syrup

A pinch of salt

Coconut flakes to top 🙂

 

VEGAN Rose flavoured biscuits

Sad to say that these aren’t gluten-free, I wish they were. I mean, I originally used gluten-free flour on my first attempt at making these, but I messed it up so badly and ended up wasting the entire packet of flour. Such a me thing to do. I couldn’t actually be bothered to go out in this freezing cold weather to buy more, so plain flour it was…

Makes 9 biscuits 

Ingredients

1/2 cup of vegan butter

1 1/2 cups of plain flour

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 tsp of baking powder

4 tsp of rose-water

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients together.

2. Use your fingers to mix and rub into breadcrumbs.

3. Form the dough into a ball, knead and roll out flat using a rolling-pin.

4. Cut out your shapes and place them onto a non stick tray or grease proof paper.

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5. Cook for 15-20 minutes on 180°c

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Icing (optional)

2 cups of icing sugar

2 tbsp of vegan butter

4 tsp of rose-water

1 tsp water

Rose pigments (sub – pink food colouring

Method

1. Mix until thick and smooth!

2. Optional – Place the icing into 3 bowls,

3. Add the pigment (or food colouring) into each one, making sure you add more as you go along in order to get three different shades of pink.

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4. Wait until the biscuits have completely cooled down before decorating them with your icing.

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Hope you like these! They are super nice. If you do end up trying this recipe, let me know how they turned out 🙂


 

Oats and Green smoothie Energy balls

As usual, I didn’t plan to make these cute little energy balls. I really just wanted to make a nice green smoothie. But here, this is what I came up with…

Just so you know, they taste really nice and are super healthy! (Apart from the maple syrup)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of oats (blended into flour)

1/4 cup of oats (whole)

2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup

3 tablespoons of Chia seeds

3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

1 tablespoons of VEGAN dark chocolate sauce – or make your own. But that is kind of long when all you want to do is hurry up so you can eat them.

4 tablespoons of the green smoothie from my previous post (This basically replaces the milk as well as giving the energy balls a greenish colour)

INSTRUCTIONS

Probably the most easiest recipe.

  1. Add and mix all of the above ingredients, including the 4 tablespoons of green smoothie, into a bowl.
  2. Using your hands, combine the ingredients together until it forms into dough. If you find that your dough is quite dry, add a little bit more of the green smoothie into it. Alternatively, just use milk.
  3. Roll into little balls.
  4. Top with the chocolate syrup and then leave in the fridge for a few hours.

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GREEN SMOOTHIE

Definitely one of the best green smoothies I’ve made. But maybe I was just very hungry at the time…No no i’m joking, it was really nice.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of Spinach

Half and Avocado

Handful of frozen mango

1 Apple, peeled and chopped into small pieces

1 tablespoons of Maple syrup

1 Tablespoon of Pumpkin seeds

1 Tablespoon of Peanut butter


Oh yeah, also, those balls you see in the background are my spontaneously created energy balls, made from the left overs of this smoothie. Literally, I had no idea what I was doing, yet they came out amazing. Always the way.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE