Hummus

img_20170221_132906Ingredients

1 tin of chickpeas

tahini (sesame paste)

1 lemon

olive oil

 

 

 

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Step 1: Rinse the chickpeas in water. Then add to nutri-bullet (or alternative blender) with 2 tablespoons of tahini, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and juice of 1 lemon.

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Step 2: Blend until smooth. Add some water if it is too thick.

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Step 3: It should look like this when it’s done. Enjoy on bread or with vegetables. This can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Chocolate Avocado Banana Smoothie

img_20170221_130230Ingredients

Avocado

Banana

Cacao powder

Honey

Milk of your choice (I used coconut milk)

 

 

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Step 1: Put flesh of half an avocado, 1 banana chopped, 2 teaspoons of cacao powder and 1 teaspoon of honey in the nutri-bullet (or alternative blender). Add some milk.

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Step 2:Blend until smooth. Add more milk if you think it is too thick.

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Step 3: It should look something like this when it’s done. Enjoy fresh.

Granola

img_20170215_114423Ingredients

Dates

Porridge oats

Mixture of nuts (such as almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts)

Seeds (such as chia, linseed, sesame)

cacao nibs (optional)

honey

olive oil

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Step 1: Blend about 15 dates with a few drops of milk or water in the nutri bullet (or alternative blender) to form a paste. Add to mixing bowl.

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Step 2: Add about 200g of porridge oats, 2 handfuls of mixed nuts and 2 tablespoons of seeds to mixing bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs if using (these will give it a nice chocolate taste). Mix everything together well.

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Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well.

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Step 4: Transfer mixture to baking dish lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly. Bake it in oven preheated to 160 c for 15 minutes. Then reduce temperature to 110 c and bake for another 30 minutes.

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Step 5: It should look like this when it comes out of the oven. Leave to cool.

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Step 6: Break into pieces and store in a container. Enjoy some for breakfast with fresh berries and natural yogurt. 🙂

 

Vegetable Soup

IMG_20170214_121910.jpgIngredients

Olive oil (or alternative cooking oil)

leek (onion could be used as an alternative)

garlic

ginger

choice of spices (such as cumin, turmeric, garim masala)

celery

potatoes

carrots

parsnips

lentils (optional)

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Step 1: Chop 1 leek, 1-2 stalks celery, some ginger and garlic.

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Step 2: Peel and chop 3-4 potatoes, 4-5 carrots, 1-2 parsnips.

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Step 3: Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a big pot. Add leek, ginger and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.

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Step 4: Add some spices of your choice and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

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Step 5: Add celery, potatoes, carrots and parsnips. Add enough water to cover. Stir well.

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Step 6: Add some lentils (about 100g) if using. Stir well again.

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Step 7: Bring to boil, then simmer for 20-30 minutes.

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Step 8: Blend until smooth.

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Step 9: It should look something like this when it’s done. Enjoy with some bread. This soup can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just take it out and heat it up when you want to eat.

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

img_20170210_121240Ingredients

Avocado

Cacao powder

Honey

Milk (such as coconut milk or almond milk)

 

 

 

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Step 1: Put flesh of 1 avocado, 2 tablespoons of cacao powder, 1 tablespoon of honey and a little bit of milk into nutri-bullet (or other type of blender). Blend until smooth. Add more milk if you think it is too thick.

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Step 2: Put in a bowl and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Then you can eat. 🙂

 

 

 

Green Smoothie

img_20170208_131111Ingredients

Spinach or kale

celery

avocado

apple or pear

liquid such as coconut milk or almond milk

green superfood powder such as wheatgrass or spirulina

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Step 1: Put handful of spinach or kale, 1 stick of celery broken into pieces, flesh of half an avocado and 1 pear or apple chopped into nutri-bullet

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Step 2: Add liquid such as coconut milk. Add some green superfood powder such as wheatgrass (optional).

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Step 3: Blend until smooth

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Step 4: When it is ready it should look something like this. Enjoy fresh!