Chocolate Hummus

A healthy, tasty, high-protein chocolate spread

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Ingredients

1 tin chickpeas

about 2 tablespoons cacao powder or cocoa powder (use more for a richer chocolate taste)

1-2 tablespoons honey (use more for a sweeter taste)

a drop of vanilla essence

a few drops of water

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Step 1: Rinse and drain chickpeas. Put in nutri bullet (or alternative blender) along with cacao powder, honey, vanilla essence and a little bit of water.

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

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Step 3: Enjoy this hummus on bread or crackers. It should be OK kept in the fridge for a few days. 

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Healthy Blueberry Crumble

An easy, healthy, tasty dessert. Healthy enough to have for breakfast!

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Ingredients

About 150g blueberries

4 tablespoons porridge oats

2 tablespoons cashew nuts

2 tablespoons walnuts

1 tablespoon brown sugar

half a teaspoon ground cinnamon

a drop of vanilla essence

2 tablespoons olive oil

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Step 1: Put blueberries in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. 

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Step 2: Put oats, cashew nuts and walnuts in nutri bullet (or alternative blender). Grind for a few seconds. Oats and nuts should be roughly chopped- they do not need to be ground to a fine powder. 

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Step 3: Transfer oat and nut mixture to a mixing bowl. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla essence and olive oil. Mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Spread crumble mixture over blueberries. Bake in an oven preheated to 180 c for 20 minutes. 

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

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Step 6: This crumble can be enjoyed hot or cold. Eat it on its own or with yogurt. 

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! 🙂

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!