Almond Butter Granola

Another tasty granola recipe. Nice to have for breakfast with yogurt and fruit.

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Ingredients

12 tablespoons porridge oats

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons cacao nibs

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

a drop of vanilla essence

 

Note: If you don’t have chia seeds or cacao nibs you could use other seeds or nuts instead.

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Step 1: Put oats, chia seeds, cacao nibs and cinnamon in mixing bowl. Mix together well. 

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Step 2: Mix almond butter, honey, olive oil and vanilla essence together in a small bowl. 

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Step 3: Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Put granola mixture into baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven preheated to 180 c for 20-25 minutes. 

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Step 5: It should look like this when it’s done. Allow to cool. 

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Step 6: Break granola into pieces and store in a container. Enjoy some for breakfast with yogurt and fruit. 

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Mixed Bean Salad

I made Mixed Bean Salad  again yesterday. I made it a bit differently this time. I used butter beans instead of chickpeas and I added in some chopped radishes. The butter beans taste good in it and the radishes are a nice crunchy addition.

I had some of the salad for dinner with some spinach bites and falafel. The spinach bites are the brand Strong Roots and the falafel are the brand Me Too! I like to keep a stock of these kind of things in the freezer. They are handy to have for dinner with salad or veggies.

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Cacao Chia Yogurt Pudding

This pudding makes a great healthy breakfast. You prepare everything the night before so in the morning you just take it out of the fridge, add your toppings and eat.

When left overnight chia seeds expand and absorb a lot of the yogurt creating a thick pudding.

You can add whatever toppings you like. I put strawberries, raspberries and blueberries but you could also put banana, mango, pineapple, nuts, honey, etc.

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons chia seeds

4 tablespoons yogurt of your choice (I used Greek style coconut yogurt but you can use any type of yogurt. If you would like to make it vegan you can use a non-dairy yogurt)

1 teaspoon cacao powder

 

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Step 1: Put chia seeds, yogurt and cacao powder in bowl. Mix together well. Cover and put in fridge overnight. 

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Step 2: In the morning take the pudding out of the fridge and add toppings of your choice. Then you can eat! 

 

Healthy Chocolate Bites (Raspberry Flavour)

I made healthy chocolate bites today following my usual recipe – I just added in some raspberries to make them raspberry flavour.  Tastes really good!

I love my usual chocolate bites but it is nice to try a different flavour for a change. Lidl sells a nice raspberry dark chocolate. I got the idea for raspberry flavour from that.

I mashed up about 10 raspberries and mixed in with all the other ingredients.

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Black Bean and Pineapple Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad recipe. Black beans and pineapple go really well together.

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Ingredients

1 tin black beans rinsed and drained

1 pineapple chopped

1 red pepper chopped

about a handful of fresh mint chopped

juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Put black beans, pineapple, red pepper and mint into salad bowl. 

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Step 2: To make dressing mix lime juice and olive oil together in a cup. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. Then you can eat! 

Colourful Bulgar Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad! This is the same as my colourful quinoa salad . I just replaced quinoa with bulgar wheat. Bulgar has a nice texture and taste.

I am really enjoying the colour and taste of pomegranate seeds in my salads these days as well. And I am also adding a lot of fresh mint to my salads because there is a lot of it growing in our garden and I want to take advantage of it!

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Mixed Bean Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad recipe. Beans are a good addition to salad because they are high in protein.

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Ingredients

2 spring onions chopped

1 pepper chopped (I used a red pepper but you could use any colour pepper)

about a third of a cucumber chopped

about a handful of fresh mint chopped

1 tin kidney beans rinsed and drained

1 tin chickpeas rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

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Step 1: Put spring onion, pepper, cucumber, mint, kidney beans and chickpeas in salad bowl. 

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Step 2: To make salad dressing mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar together in a cup. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. Then you can eat!