Cucumber Lime Smoothie

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a few pieces of cucumber

juice of 1 lime

1 teaspoon honey

some water (use more or less depending on how thick you like your smoothie)

 

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Step 1: Put cucumber, lime juice, honey and water in nutri bullet (or alternative blender).

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Step 2: Blend until smooth. 

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Step 3: Enjoy fresh! 

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Blueberry Avocado Mousse

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flesh of 1 avocado

1 cup of blueberries

1 teaspoon of chia seeds

1 teaspoon of honey

a few drops of milk of your choice (I used cashew milk)

a drop of vanilla essence

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Step 1: Put avocado, blueberries, chia seeds, honey, milk and vanilla essence in nutri bullet (or alternative blender). Blend until smooth.

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Step 2: Transfer mousse to bowl. Chill in fridge for at least an hour. Then you can eat.

Coconut Lime Quinoa

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1 tin of coconut milk

about 1 cup of quinoa (the ratio should be 1 part quinoa to 2 parts coconut milk)

juice of 1 lime

a few pieces of fresh coriander, chopped (optional)

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Step 1: Put quinoa, coconut milk and lime juice in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed (about 15 minutes). 

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Step 2: Add in coriander (if using). Mix well. 

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Step 3: This dish is very versatile. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can eat it on it’s own or have it with salad, a stir-fry, chili or curry, in a wrap, etc. I had it for lunch with some stir-fried vegetables and tofu. 

Chickpea, Potato and Kale Patties

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3-4 small potatoes peeled and chopped

1 tin chickpeas

1 handful shredded kale

1 handful coriander chopped

1 teaspoon spices of your choice (I used garim masala. You could also use other spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili)

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Step 1: Steam or boil potatoes until soft (about 10 minutes)

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Step 2: Rinse and drain chickpeas. Put in mixing bowl with cooked potato. Mash with potato masher (or fork).

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Step 3: Add kale, coriander and spices to potato and chickpea mixture. Mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Form mixture into patties and place on baking tray lined with parchment paper. (I made 7 patties from this mixture.) Bake in oven preheated to 200 c for 25-30 minutes. Flip patties halfway through so that they are cooked evenly on both sides. 

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Step 5: They should look something like this when they’re done. Enjoy some as part of your lunch or dinner. 

Blueberry Chia Jam

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1 cup of blueberries

2 tablespoons chia seeds

juice of half a lemon

1 teaspoon honey

 

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Step 1: Cook blueberries in saucepan over a medium heat for about 5 minutes. 

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Step 2: Remove blueberries from the heat and mash with a potato masher, spoon or fork. 

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Step 3: Add chia seeds, lemon juice and honey to blueberries. Mix well. Leave for a few minutes to thicken. The chia seeds will absorb liquid which will make the jam thick. 

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Step 4: Transfer jam to jam jar and keep in fridge. This jam should last for a few days in the fridge. Enjoy some whenever you feel like it on bread, on scones, in yogurt, etc. 

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Tip: This jam goes nicely on porridge bread. Here is a link to porridge bread recipe:  https://biakatie.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/porridge-bread/

Quinoa and Red Lentil Burgers

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half a cup of quinoa

half a cup of red lentils

2 tablespoons porridge oats

1 teaspoon garim masala

half a teaspoon turmeric

2 and a half cups water

handful of fresh coriander chopped

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Step 1: Put quinoa, lentils, porridge oats, spices and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Leave for a few minutes to cool. 

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Step 2: Add chopped coriander and mix everything together well. 

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Step 3: Form mixture into burgers and place on baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven preheated to 200 c for 25-30 minutes. Flip burgers halfway through to ensure that they are cooked evenly on both sides. 

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Step 4: They should look something like this when they are done. Enjoy some as part of your lunch or dinner.