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Smoothies are my favourite way to start the day but sometimes i like to spice them up a little, so pour them in a bowl and throw some goodies on top! I also added a little twist this time and added in some Alpro yogurt for extra creaminess and flavour and boy it was good! Yogurt has never really been my thing and since going vegan 2.5 years ago it has never been something i have missed or craved however when i my mum brought this home from Tesco the other day i just had to try…why not. I am so glad i did its perfect, its better than dairy yogurt, its fruity, its creamy its perfectly sweet and just gives my smoothie bowls that extra touch.

alporo smoothie 3 alporo smoothie

INGREDIENTS:

~ 2 ripe spotty bananas peeled

~ 100g frozen mixed berries

~ 100g alpro strawberry and rhubarb yogurt

~ 1 tbsp. desiccated coconut

~ 1/2 berry burst trek bar

~ handful of chopped strawberries

METHOD:

1. Blend the banana, berries and yogurt until smooth

2. Pour out the mixture into a bowl

3. Chop the trek bar and place on smoothie along with strawberries and coconut

4. Stuff in your face and thank me later

alporo smothie 2

Ah Sunday, i think i like you even more than Saturday?! There is just something about Sunday’s that are so much more relaxing and calm, such a peaceful and happy day! Today i experimented with vegan waffles as Marco bought me a waffle maker for my birthday last week! I hit the nail on the head the first time making these …. that never happens believe me!! Fluffy yet crisp vanilla waffles topped with bananas, strawberries and syrup … can i get a hell yeah!

 

waffle 1

INGREDIENTS:

– 100 grams flour of choice (i used plain white flour)

– 1 teaspoon baking powder

– 1 banana

– teaspoon vanilla extract

– 100 ml. almond milk or other non-dairy milk

– 1 banana for topping, fresh chopped strawberries and syrup

METHOD:

1. Simply blend the ingredients together and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to thicken

2. In the meantime turn on your waffle maker to let it heat up, i used the non-stick VonShef beligian waffle maker .. click here to check it out on amazon, £21 what a bargain!

3. Pour your mixture evenly across the machine and close over, leaving 3-5 for cooking time or until golden brown!

4. build your tower of 4 waffles and add your toppings!

Hey lovelies, happy Saturday! I want to share with you today a new food product i came across and fell in love with .. so much so i am sprinkling crumbs all over my keyboard as i try type and stuff my face simultaneously! Fit foodie on instagram  has created a brand of fit mixes, a range of vegan protein balls in awesome flavours! I tried the cookie dough version because eh hello cookie dough?! Can i just say OMG … Tastes like Ben n Jerry’s cookie dough, uh just so so good! Therefore i just had to make banana ice cream and veganise cookie dough ice cream in a healthy way! Feast your eyes on the picture below … i know right? I bet you are crying right now if you do not have bananas frozen and ready in the freezer for nana ice cream! Check out the fit mixes by clicking here and also check out my Bananalicious ebook here for more healthy raw vegan ice cream recipes!

Fit foodie protein balls

INGREDIENTS:

– 5 frozen bananas

– 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder

– fit mixes cookie dough balls

– click here for myprotein chocolate syrup

– raw cacao nibs

METHOD:

– Blend together the frozen bananas and raw cacao to make smooth banana ice cream

– Top with cookie dough protein balls, syrup and cacao nibs … how easy was that?!?!!?!

Hey guys, long time no blog post! I have been super busy lately finishing University, going on holiday, starting a new job, making youtube videos and more! But i am back and i am back with the power smoothie that helps me get through all of the hectic days! It is simple, easy and quick to make, it is full of healthy carbs, proteins and fats along with fiber and many vitamins! And it tastes like a chocolate milkshake. So lets get to it!!

banana smoothie

INGREDIENTS:

~ 4-6 ripe bananas peeled

~ 300 ml of your favourite non-dairy milk (i used coconut)

~  1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder (optional but i used sunwarrior raw blend)

~ 2-3 tbsp. raw cacao or carob powder

~ 30 grams of raw oats

~ ice

METHOD:

1. BLEND. EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY.

Yesterday was my boyfriend Marco’s first ever men’s physique competition at the UKBFF and he done so so well! Naturally after a 15 week prep he wanted something delicious for breakfast, something sweet, chocolaty but not too naughty. Well i came up with just the thing. “Reese’s cup style vegan pancakes!” and its safe to say he was pleased!

reese pancakes

INGREDIENTS:

~ 1 1/4 cup of oat flour

~ 1 tsp. baking powder

~ 2 tbsp. sugar

~ 1/2 banana

~ 1 1/4 cups of almond milk or water

~ 1 tbsp peanut butter melted

~ 2 tbsp. vegan chocolate chips

~ 2 tbsp. rice malt syrup + 1 tbsp. raw cacao

METHOD:

1. Blend together the oats, baking powder, sugar until combined

2. add in the banan and liquid and blend until well combined

3. stir in chocolate chips

4. heat a non-stick pan on a low to medium heat

5. pour out your pancake mix making lots of yumminess

6. melt the peanut butter and spread on cooked pancakes

7. mix together the syrup and cacao to make a chocolate sauce

8. stack your peanut coated pancakes and drizzle with chocolate sauce and extra sugar!

Today was my first university exam at honours level and omg university is hard! So i thought i would treat my tummy and my taste buds with a stack of vegan pancakes topped with fresh fruit and chocolate sauce!

pcanake12

INGREDIENTS:

~ 1 1/4 cup flour (i used oat flour – oats blended in my vitamix)

~ 2 tbsp coconut sugar

~ 1/2 tbsp. baking powder

~ 1 tsp vanilla extract

~ 1 1/4 cup plant based milk

~ 1/2 banana

Chocolate sauce

~ 1 tbsp cacao powder

~ 2 tbsp rice malt or maple syrup

METHOD:

1. Blend together or mix together all of the ingredients until smooth

2. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken or else you will have skinny runny pancakes

3. heat on a pan for 2 minutes either side

4. whilst cooking make your chocolate sauce by mixing 1 tbsp raw cacao powder with 2 tbsp rice malt or maple syrup

5.  top with fresh fruit and chocolate sauce

Have you ever just thrown ingredients together in the hope something good comes of it and it turns out to be the best thing you have ever created? Well this just happened for me. Vegan hot chocolate! This hot chocolate is vegan, dairy free, gluten free, no artificial sugars, low fat and 100% natural … what more could you ask for? Well it also happens to be super creamy, sweet, chocolatey and the epitome of perfection. Not that I am blowing my own trumpet! With 5 simple ingredients you will be in chocoholic heaven.

hot chocolate

INGREDIENTS:

~ 1 cup (250ml) unsweetened almond milk

~ 2 tbsp coconut milk

~ 1 tbsp raw cacao powder

~ 2 tbsp. rice malt syrup or maple syrup

~ 1 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD:

1. Combine all ingredients into a pot over and low heat and stir until combined and warm ( about 8 minutes)

2. Enjoy …

dates

I love dates, especially the medjool variety. I have dates almost every single day for my lunch as they satisfy the sweet tooth (curbing any cravings), they are high in carbohydrate and calories (maintaining energy throughout the day) and are completely fat free. They are also pretty handy to through in your bag to munch on throughout the day (compare the compact size of dates to a watermelon which is not an ideal on the go meal). Since I eat dates so often, i sometimes feel the need to “spice them up” and add different flavours to them, so this morning I came up with “nut butter stuffed dates”. No I did not invent such a wonderful idea but i did add the additional cacao sauce. So I ended up with “Hazelnut butter stuffed dates drizzled in cacao sauce.” Now if that doesn’t tickle your taste buds then I do not know what will.

INGREDIENTS:

~ Pitted medjool dates

~ 1 tbsp. hazelnut butter

~ 1 tbsp raw cacao powder

~ 2 tbsp. brown rice syrup (or 100% maple syrup)

METHOD:

1. Divide the hazelnut butter equally between the dates, pouring in the centre where you pitted them

2. Mix together the syrup and cacao powder until really runny

3. line up the stuffed dates and drizzle with the cacao sauce