Spicy Apple and Granola Crumble

  
This crumble has to be the quickest, most simple, delicious and nutritious crumble there is, what’s more it is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and processed sugar free. It is healthy enough to be eaten as a dessert! Another reason to enjoy Autumn!

Here’s the recipe- you will make this time and again.

Ingredients 

Organic eating apples 

Cinnamon 

Coconut sugar 

Gluten free oats

Pumpkin seeds

Coconut oil

Maple syrup 

Himalayan pink salt 

Method

Gently stew some organic eating apples (skin on and chopped) in a little water, cinnamon and coconut sugar or any other unprocessed sugar.
Meanwhile in a bowl add: gluten free oats and pumpkin seeds and a melted mix of coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and Himalayan pink salt. Stir til all the oats are covered.

Tip the cooked apple into an oven dish then pour on the crumble later. Sprinkle with coconut sugar and bake for 15 mins on 180 degrees.

Bonus: the kitchen will smell wonderful. Enjoy!  

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Spicy Apple Quinoa Pudding

 

Autumn is a beautiful season: walks in the damp, musty woods with a colour feast of warm shades that adorn our landscapes; snuggling up with a warm drink; apples of every kind that line the shelves at the farmer’s market alongside pumpkins of all shapes and colours; the smell of spice and last but by far not least: comfort food.

As comforting as tasty, starchy or sweet food is, this is a time when we really do need to maintain healthy eating to boost our immune systems and provide energy to keep us going and feeling content during the shorter days.

Therefore, rather than eat creamy sugary desserts, why not try this beautiful, warming, spicy, quinoa pudding, either for breakfast, brunch or dessert. I can guarantee you will love it!

Ingredients:

Quinoa, apple juice, water, cinnamon, star anise (optional)

Method

Simply wash and drain 1 cup of quinoa and put in a pan

Add 1 cup of water and one of fresh apple juice

Add a cinnamon stick and a star anise 

Bring to the boil then very gently simmer until all the liquid is absorbed 

Spoon into a bowl with toppings of your choice. I love it with homemade hemp milk, chopped/stewed apple and maple syrup. Other toppings are: coconut yoghurt, blueberry chia jam or baked cinnamon bananas with coconut yoghurt- yum! Enjoy peeps x

Baked Millet Doughnuts

  
I’d heard that Millet, as well as being gluten free, was so nutritionally dense so had bought a big bag, but there it sat for weeks staring at me from my mason jar. That is until I discovered millet flour and that by simply grinding up the millet, I had created a beautiful, light, soft flour. For what purpose may you ask…..

What is soft, melt in the mouth, sweet and doughy? A doughnut of course and ta da! Millet doughnuts were born. An added banana along with a few other ingredients and oh so moist  and sweet.

I bet you can’t wait to taste this healthy, gluten free vegan take on doughnuts. 

Let’s not waste any time:

A 1 1/2 mix of millet and rice flour

1 tbsp arrowroot

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp flax seed powder 

2/3 cup almond milk

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup of organic sunflower oil 

1 banana

1/4 tsp Himalayan salt

Glaze:

Coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao powder, cinnamon 

Mix dry ingredients

Mix wet ingredients, add to dry.

Pipe mixture in circles on lined baking tray

Bake for just under 15 mins

Mix glaze ingredients and pour into cooled doughnuts, then get comfy and chomp away. Simple! Enjoy😊

Raw Bounty Slices

  
Delicious, indulgent, healthy, these bounty slices are the most amazing raw treat, especially if you like bounty bars. They are chocolatey,   melt in your mouth, coconut bombs! All you need to whip them up is a grinder and making raw chocolate is so therapeutic!

As well as the seratonin releasing cacao, you will benefit from the mood lifting properties of cashews too. The perfect feel good treat, that would be a great addition to any dinner party or to keep in the fridge for when you have a sweet tooth.

Raw Bounty Slices.

Bottom layer- bounty filling

Grind a cup each of cashews and dessicated coconut separately.

Mix together and stir in a tbsp of coconut oil.

Add a sweetener: eg rice syrup, maple syrup. Taste, then add more if necessary.

Spread a layer in a square tin.

Top layer- raw chocolate

Melt some cacao butter (1/4 cup size) and 1 tbsp coconut oil very gently.

Add cacao powder – amount dependent on how chocolatey you want it

Add maple syrup or coconut sugar to taste with a pinch of Himalayan salt and vanilla

Pour mixture on the bounty layer and refrigerate for an hour or over night.

That easy! So go make some and enjoy peeps. πŸ˜‹

Nourishing Green Monster Smoothie

  
Having smoothies for breakfast is the most nourishing and satisfying way to start the day; packing in all the nutrients you need in one meal. Much more than your 5 a day. Your whole being will feel great!

This super green smoothie recipe is so easy and quick to make as well as being delicious, creamy and smoothe. I love it and when ever I am travelling or on holiday, I take the ingredients and my travel smoothie maker with me.
Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas

2 dates

Coconut milk ( or water)

2 handfuls kale 

1/2 avocado

1/4 frozen lemon

1tsp hemp hearts

1 dessert spoon of green powder mix  (I make a blend of all the ones I have: spirulina, cholera, moringa, wheatgrass)

Simply blend all the ingredients together and be prepared to feel great!

Raw Almond Chocolate Brownies

  

These delicious raw chocolate brownies are a great way to use up the left-over pulp from making almond milk. They are vegan, gluten free and processed sugar free but totally sweet and chocolatey and can be made without a food processor. So don’t ever throw that pulp away!
Ingredients:
1st layer:
Almond pulp- dried out

Desiccated coconut

Cacao powder

Ground flax seeds

Date syrup
2nd layer:

Crunchy almond butter

Cacao powder

Coconut oil

Maple syrup
3rd layer

Coconut oil

Cacao powder

Maple syrup

Pink Himalayan salt

Method:
1) Combine the ingredients in the 1st layer adding as much of the ingredients to suit your taste.

Spread this at the bottom of a square container/dish.

2) Make a thick paste with th 2nd layer ingredients, again to our taste add spread over the bottom layer.
3) Then make the chocolate for the top layer by adding cacao powder and maple syrup to the melted coconut, enough for a nice thick layer.
4) Finally, put this in the fridge for an hour or 2 and cut into slices.
Try not to eat them all at once!!πŸ˜‹

Raw buckwheat and cardamom porridge

  
Sure you’re all aware that disease can not survive in an alkaline environment? Well all the more reason to eat lots of raw vegan food. Finding delicious raw meals always makes me happy: satisfying my mind, body, soul as well as my tastebuds!

This amazing alternative to cooked oats is a tasty change as well as being super healthy, gluten free, light and easy to digest. No bloated feeling here!

Start the night before by soaking some raw buckwheat groats- lots of health shops sell them.

In the morning, rinse thoroughly in a strainer and add 2 large tbsp of this activated buckwheat to your blender or smoothie maker along with: 2 frozen bananas, 1 dessert spoon of raw pistachios, 1 tsp of oat flour( just grind some oats), 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a drop of maple syrup if preferred.

Simply add 1/2 cup water and pulse!

It’s so creamy and delicious. Top with your favourite fruit and more groats, pistachios and hemp hearts.

Definitely a recipe to try! Enjoy peeps! Xx