Healthy Chocolate Mousse with Spices

An easy, healthy, tasty chocolate dessert

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Ingredients

flesh of 1 avocado

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon ground ginger

half a teaspoon ground cinnamon

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

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Step 1: Put avocado, cacao powder, honey, ginger, cinnamon and milk in nutri bullet (or alternative blender). 

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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: Transfer mousse to a bowl or container. Chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Then you can eat! 🙂

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Leek and Potato Soup

Another tasty soup recipe

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 leeks chopped

3-4 cloves garlic chopped

some ginger chopped

2-3 teaspoons spices of your choice (I used cumin, coriander and turmeric. You could also use garim masala, chili, etc.)

6-8 small to medium potatoes peeled and chopped

about 1 litre of water

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

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Step 2: Add spices and cook for another 1-2 minutes. 

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Step 3: Add potatoes and stir well. 

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Step 4: Add water and bring to boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. 

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Step 5: Blend until smooth. 

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Step 6: Enjoy hot! This soup should be OK in the fridge for up to 3 days. Take it out and reheat it whenever you want. 

Roasted Chickpeas

A healthy, tasty, high protein snack

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Ingredients

1 tin chickpeas

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon spices of your choice (I used sweet mixed spices. You could also use garim masala, paprika, cinnamon, etc.)

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Step 1: Rinse and drain chickpeas. Dry with kitchen paper. Get rid of any loose skins. 

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Step 2: Put chickpeas in baking dish with olive oil. Mix well. Roast in oven preheated to 200 c for 25-30 minutes. Turn chickpeas halfway through. 

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Step 3: Transfer chickpeas to a bowl. Add spices and mix well. Enjoy hot or cold.

Blueberry Banana Porridge Muffins

A healthy muffin recipe

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Ingredients

500g carton natural yogurt

porridge oats (2 yogurt cartons full)

1 teaspoon bread soda

1 banana (mashed with a fork)

about 50g blueberries

1 tablespoon honey

a quarter teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

1 tablespoon linseeds (optional)

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Step 1: Empty yogurt into mixing bowl. 

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Step 2: Use empty yogurt carton to measure 2 cartons full of porridge oats. Add to mixing bowl. 

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Step 3: Add bread soda to mixing bowl and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Add mashed banana, blueberries, honey, cinnamon, chia seeds and linseeds to mixing bowl. Mix everything together well. 

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Step 5: Transfer mixture to muffin cases in muffin tray. I made 12 muffins from this mixture. Bake in oven preheated to 180 c for 20 minutes. 

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Step 6: Enjoy warm or cool. 

 

Carrot and Walnut Bites

A healthy, tasty snack

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Ingredients

about 15 dates

a few drops of water

3-4 handfuls porridge oats

2-3 handfuls walnuts

1 carrot peeled and grated

half a teaspoon ground ginger

half a teaspoon ground turmeric

a quarter teaspoon ground cinnamon

a drop of vanilla essence

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

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Step 2: Put oats and walnuts in nutri bullet. Grind to form a fine powder. Transfer to mixing bowl. 

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Step 3: Add grated carrot, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and vanilla essence to mixing bowl. Mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Form mixture into balls and place on plate lined with parchment paper. I made 10 balls from this mixture. Chill in fridge for at least an hour. Then you can eat! 

Roasted Vegetables and Tofu

An easy, healthy dinner using whatever vegetables you have in the fridge

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Ingredients

Selection of chopped vegetables (I used sweet potato, parsnip, pepper and asparagus. You could also use carrot, potato, cauliflower, broccoli, etc. )

Some chopped tofu (I used tomato flavoured tofu. Plain tofu is very bland so I prefer to use flavoured tofu)

1 tablespoon olive oil (or alternative oil)

Seasoning of your choice (I used dried mixed herbs)

 

I made enough for 1 person. If you are cooking for more people use more vegetables and tofu. 

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Step 1: Put vegetables, tofu, olive oil and seasoning in a baking dish. Mix everything together well. Roast in oven preheated to 200 c for 20-30 minutes. 

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Step 2: Enjoy for lunch or dinner!