Mango Cucumber Rice Salad


1 cup brown basmati rice

2 cups water

a few pieces of mango finely chopped

about half a cucumber finely chopped

1 handful of mint and coriander chopped

1 handful cashew nuts

For the dressing

juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil


Step 1: To cook the rice put rice and water into saucepan. Bring to boil, then simmer for 20-25 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. (You could also cook the rice in a rice cooker if you have one.) Allow to cool. 


Step 2: Put rice, mango, cucumber, cashew nuts, mint and coriander into salad bowl. 


Step 3: To make salad dressing mix lemon juice with olive oil in a cup. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. 


Step 4: Enjoy some salad as part of your lunch or dinner. 


Mango Banana Avocado Smoothie


a few pieces of mango

flesh of half an avocado

1 banana

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

milk of your choice (I used oat milk)


Step 1: Put mango, avocado, banana, chia seeds and some milk in nutri bullet (or alternative blender)


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


Step 3: Enjoy fresh! 

Butterbean and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad


2 medium sized sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into small pieces

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tin butterbeans (rinsed and drained)

about half a cucumber chopped into small pieces

2-3 handfuls baby spinach and baby kale

a few pieces of fresh mint and corriander roughly chopped

For the dressing

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce


Step 1: Put sweet potato in baking tray with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well. Roast in oven preheated to 200 c for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool. 


Step 2: Put sweet potato, butterbeans, cucumber, spinach, kale, corriander and mint in salad bowl


Step 3: To make salad dressing mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Then poor over salad and mix everything together well. 


Step 4: Enjoy some salad as part of your lunch or dinner. 

Carrot Avocado Apple Smoothie


2-3 small carrots peeled and chopped

flesh of half an avocado

1 apple chopped

a few pieces of corriander

juice of 1 small lemon

piece of ginger



Step 1: Put carrot, avocado, apple, corriander, lemon juice, ginger and some water in nutri bullet (or alternative blender).


Step 2: Blend until smooth.


Step 3: Enjoy fresh! 

Chocolate Granola


Porridge oats (about 100g)

2 tablespoons linseeds

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon cacao nibs

1 teaspoon cacao powder

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon honey


Step 1: Put porridge oats, linseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs and cacao powder in a mixing bowl. Mix well. 


Step 2: Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat. 


Step 3: Add coconut oil to mixing bowl along with 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix everything together well. 


Step 4: Put mixture in baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake in office preheated to 160 c for 15 minutes. Then reduce heat to 110 c and bake for a further 30 minutes. 


Step 5: Allow to cool. Then store in a container. Enjoy some for breakfast with fruit and yogurt.