Almond Milk

Are you an Almond milk drinker? – like it in your coffee? Porridge?

Well this recipe for Almond milk will get you wondering why haven’t you been making your own before it sure has me! It’s so easy and it means you know exactly what you’re putting in your body!

So you will need an Almonds, almond milk bag, you can buy this here. You will also need a sealable container/jug you can store it, a blender, a large bowl

So here we go… take 1 cup of almonds and soak these over night in water.
The next morning, rinse the almonds and pop in a blender, this doesn’t need to be a super powerful one. Add 3 cups of water and blend until smooth.

Next take your nut bag and a mixing bowl and strain the almond milk through the nut bag, squeezing to ensure you get all the juice out.

Transfer the mixture to your sealable jug and voila! Delicious Almond milk that will last up to 4 days in a sealed container in the fridge! Enjoy.

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Cauliflower Base Pizza

So for my birthday I was super lucky and a great friend brought me a brilliant book by ‘Sarah Wilson’ called ‘I Quit Sugar’. This is a truely delicious cauliflower based pizza and it’s super healthy too! I’ve adapted the recipe myself but you can pretty much put whatever you want onto it. I couldn’t not share this with you all!

A great way to eat healthily and deliciously this January,  

So to make this delicious pizza (enough for 2), you will need;

For the base:

1 cauliflower- grated, cooked, drained and cooled

100g goats cheese

1 egg

Sea salt and pepper to taste
Topping:

2 tablespoons of Passata

4  tenderstem Broccoli  stalks

1 finely sliced red onion

2 eggs 

And whatever else you fancy really
To start pre-heat the oven to 200C. So to make the base mix all the ingredients together. Flatten the mixture out to around 1cm thick onto baking trays the mixture can make 2 large or 4 small pizzas spending on how you want to divide the mixture. Cook these for around 30-40min until the base is crusty.

Remove these from the oven and the add your topping, really this can be of your choice or you can use my suggestion. If using my suggestion, smear the Passata over the base and lay your toppings on top leaving the egg till last. Find somewhere to crack the egg, and then place into the oven for a further 10-15 mins (or until the egg is cooked)

Serve warm and enjoy!

Beetroot Brownies

Following the The Great British Bake Off I have been inspired to get back into the kitchen! Trying to sneak a healthy twist in there too. I came across this delicious recipe on BBC Good Food and made a couple of amends to make it gluten free. I also use all organic ingredients as a preference! This is a must try as they are truly delicious!

  • 500g Whole Raw Beetroot (3-4 medium beets)
  • 100g Unsalted Butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 200g Bar Plain Chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 250g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 100g Brown Rice Flour
  • 25g Cacao Powder
keeping my fingers stain free, and getting messy!

keeping my fingers stain free, and getting messy!

  1. Start with Beetroot, I pop on a pair of rubber gloves so I don’t get Beetroot stained fingers. Then peel and chop the beetroot, pop in a steamer and cook until soft.
  2. Pre-Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. While the Beetroot steams, butter and line a 20 x 30cm tray bake or small roasting tin. Roughly break the chocolate and cut the butter into cubes and pop into a blender with the vanilla. Once the Beetroot is tender, add this to the blender and mix it up until you have a smooth mixture. (The heat from the Beetroot will melt the butter and chocolate)
  3. Pop the Sugar and Eggs into a large bowl, and whisk together preferably with an electric whisk until it is thick, pale and foamy. Gradually spoon in the Beetroot mixture, and using a large metal spoon, fold the mixture in. Trying to retain as much air to the mixture as possible.
  4. Sift in the Flour and Cacao powder, gently folding into the mixture to make a smooth batter
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30mins or until the brownies are completely risen and there’s a tiny bit of mixture left on the knife when you check the centre of the bake. Once cooked cool in the tray and cut and enjoy!
delicious and soft here's the final thing (they didn't hang around long)

delicious and soft here’s the final thing (they didn’t hang around long)

slender tox tea

So for the past 2 weeks I have been on a 14day slendertoxtea, and I have truly had a great experience, I followed all the advice on the website and the proof really came on Saturday when I went shopping and brought a size 10 dress (normally I’m a 12). I am not saying everyone will have such good results but I really did. 

I feel as though I have a lot more energy and having a flatter stomach is making me feel a lot more confident. All I can say is give it a try, read up about it and see if it works for you too, I am going to be doing another next month too!  

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feeling great after 14days detoxing

Kale crisps

Hello and here’s a deliciously heathy snack that’s easy and quick! It’s so easy…

Pre-Heat the oven to 180 (fan).

Take a baking tray and spread your kale out on the tray, season with salt and pepper and add a bit of oil, I always use coconut oil as I love the flavour and it has great health benefits.

Pop in the oven for around 10-15 mins (or until they look crispy) and voila there you have it a delicious super easy, super healthy, super cheap snack.

Yoga bunnies

Myself and my great friend, Khrissie have recently taken up hot yoga. As part of our training. I have got to say it’s great in many ways, relaxation and flexibility for me so far anyway. A tip that has definitely  helped me is making sure I am drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Without this I know I would have suffered. I am completely new to yoga and I am only going once a week at the moment but it is making a difference to my running training as well and helping me to increase my stride and run faster.  Most hot yoga companies run an induction programme so all I can say is go and try it out and let me know what you think.

yogabunnypost(just practicing some of the basics)

Evening superfood treat

I am in the process of leaving behind all refined sugars, and this has meant beating that chocolate craving. Which for me is near on impossible, however I have now found myself loving raw cacao in powder format! 

Raw Cacoa is a great antioxidant (called flavonoids which can help lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol. They also help protect the body from free radicals that damage our cells) , vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and E, a source of fibre (can help improve digestion) and protein, as well as all of this it is also packed with magnesium, and other minerals.

This great healthy chocolate alternative really is amazing and so easy to use add to your porridge in the mornings instead of any other form of sugar, or beat that evening chocolate craving using the powder as a substitute for hot chocolate! It’s easy to get hold of online and simply Delicious..

Sweet Potato Brownies

From the deliciously ella buzz I have made some of her yummy sweet potato brownies just to try for myself and I really can’t recommend them enough! As healthier treat as possible and refined sugar free! The ones I made are shown below!

With lots of natural goodness here is the recipe
Makes 10 thick brownies (mine are thin so I made more)
– 600g sweet potatoes (2 medium to large) – great blood sugar regulators, anti inflammatory and antioxidants
– 80g of ground almonds
– 100g brown rice flour
– 14 medjool dates
– 4 tablespoons of raw cacao – a great superfood with magnesium, manganese, sulphur and packed with antioxidants
– 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (fan oven).
2. Steam the sweet photos until very soft.
3. Once sweet potatoes are soft, put into a food processor with pitted dates and combine.
4. Put all other ingredients into a bowl and then add in the sweet potato and date mix.
5. Put into a lined baking dish and cook for around 20mins until you’re able to place a fork into the mixture and it comes out clean.
6. Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for 10mins. This allows the mixture to combine.
7. Then remove the brownies from the tray and cool for a further 10mins.
8. Cut into squares then tuck in and enjoy.
I hope you enjoy the heathy treat!