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Cacao Coconut Balls

Oh em geeee! I’ve made these beauties four time but what them before I could snap a photo haha! They’re sweet, delicious and gives me that chocolate hit that I always need mid-afternoon

ingredients

1 cup of dates
1 cup of rolled oats
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut

method

Place the oats in a food processor and blitz until they’re a grain like consistency

Add the dates and blitz until they’re partially mixed

Melt the coconut oil and add to the mix as well as the cacao powder and honey

Roll the mixture into balls, I usually get about 7/8 balls

Put the coconut into a separate bowl and roll the balls in the coconut, ensuring they are completely covered

Place in the fridge and chill for about 30 mins

Eat them before anyone else can!!!

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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

It’s getting chilly! That means you can be expecting hundreds of new soup recipes.

This one is roasted butternut squash! It’s rammed with so much veg. I got the veggie from an allotment so everything organic, homegrown and extra delicious!

ingredients

1 butternut squash, about 1kg, peeled and deseeded
1 red pepper
1 orange pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions,
1 garlic clove
2 mild red chilli’s
850ml hot vegetable stock

method

Cube the butternut squash and veggies

Roast the butternut squash and peppers at 180 for 30mins.

Finely chop the onion, garlic and chilli’s in a large saucepan and heat on a medium temperature.

Once the peppers and butternut squash has cooked through, add to the pan.

Add the veg stock

Use a handheld blender to liquify the veggies (or you can put everything in a blender)

Serve immediately with a sprinkle of pepper!

Keep it in the fridge and it will last for about 3/4 days

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Topped up Toast

Make breakfast count! I try to get my 5-a-day in my breakfast so then any other fruit and veg is a bonus.

Ingredients
Gluten free toast
Peanut butter
All the fruit you love!

method
Pile it up on your plate and inhale!

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls

These are so good to help fuel your workouts, or as a little late afternoon pick me up!

ingredients

1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
4 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
1/3 cup of cacao nips
2 tablespoons of agave syrup

method

Put everything apart from the cacao nips in your food processor and blend until everything is combined.

Transfer into another bowl. Add the cacao nips and stir

Roll into bitesized balls. I use a tablespoon to get about 12-15 balls

Refrigerate for about 30mins before you eat them. They can store in the fridge for about a week!

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Green Tea and Blackberry Smoothie

Green Tea is a amazing for your health. It boots your metabolism which aids in weight loss and detoxifies your body. Adding it to your smoothie gives you that little extra to cleanse your system. It’s perfect for a morning cleanse before yoga!

ingredients

1 Green Tea bag
4 tablespoons of water
1 handful of blackberries
1 banana
1 handful of ice
1 large orange
2 tablespoons of flaxseed
300ml of water

method
Place the water and tea bag in a small cup, then microwave for 1 minute.

In a blender throw in the rest of your ingredients, leaving the tea bag to brew of a few minutes.

Add the green tea and blend!

Enjoy!!

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Green Tropical Juice

Sweet, tasty, fruity and healthy. What else do you need?!?

ingredients

3 oranges
1/2 pineapple
1 Apple
1 lime
2 handfuls of spinach
500ml of water

method

Juicy, juice, Juice!!

Or do the blend and strain through a jelly bag

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Clean Pizza

The perfect substitute for naughtiness! At around 600 calories this makes a yummiest dinner! I had mine with a huge side salad. You have to get veggi’s in somewhere :)

ingredients

1 Naan bread
1 tablespoon of tomato purée
1 tablespoon of vegan pesto
1/2 ball of mozzarella
1 handful of spinach

method

Preheat oven at 200

Top the naan with tomato and pesto

Add spinach and any other topping you fancy. I had one the other night with roasted peppers.

Finish with mozzarella

Stick in the oven for 10 minutes

Inhale immediately!

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Coconut Berry cake

More Sunday baking! I went for a run today…it nearly killed me. Tomorrow I think I’m gunna stick with the yoga!

This berry beauty is perfect for a Sunday afternoon treat. It’s completely clean, sugar free and so yummy!

Ingredients

175g of ground almonds
50g of desiccated coconut
3 eggs
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of raspberries
4 tablespoons of argave syrup
1 punch of salt

method

Preheat oven at 180

Mix the dry ingredient until they’re completely combined

Add the eggs and mix

Add the fruit and fold into the cake batter

Place into a loaf tin and sprinkle a little more coconut on top

bake at 180 for 25 minutes

EAT ALL THE CAKE!!

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Cleansing Carrot, Orange and Ginger Juice

I have a new found love for juicing!! I’m trying to have one every day for an added injection of goodness!

ingredients

3 oranges
4 carrots
1 inch of ginger
1 lime
500ml of water

method

Peel the oranges and lime and grate the ginger.

Top and tail the carrots and slice into quarters

If you have a juicer throw everything but the water in and juice!!

If not, blend all ingredients (including water) and whizz for a few minutes.

Strain your juice through a linen cloth, clean sock or jelly bags.

Add ice and enjoy!

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Five-a-day Juice

This is the easiest way to get your five-a-day. I used five nutrient filled fruit and veg and blended them to make this juice.

ingredients

2 apples
1 orange
1 inch of ginger
2 handfuls of spinach
2 medium carrots
2 cups of water
Ice

method

Blend all of your veggies, ice and water together for a few minutes until completely blended.

Then strain the combo through a linen cloth to get rid of all the pulp.