Raw Vegan Chocolate Frosting

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Prepare to be amazed when you taste this frosting! You’ll look at the ingredients and think that it can’t possibly taste any good, and I must be lying, but trust me, this is good! The frosting is so rich and creamy that a little goes a long way. You can use this as an icing to cupcakes or brownies, a filling to cakes, or if you have a bit of a sweet tooth just eat it with a spoon, it’s seriously that good!

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The great thing about this frosting is that if you keep it in the freezer it won’t actually freeze, so if you make too much no need to waste any 🙂

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: Various
Calories Per Batch: 670 (Roughly)

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado, flesh only
  • 0.25 Cup/80g Raw Agave Nectar
  • 0.3 Cup/35g Un-Roasted Cacao
  • Vanilla Extract

Method

  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blitz together until they are completely smooth and you have a cream frosting
  • Use this straight away, or you can keep in the fridge or freezer

Mango & Pineapple Smoothie

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This is a super refreshing smoothie and really healthy too. I love this one for breakfast as it really wakes me up. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Mango & Pineapple Smoothie 1

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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 1
Calories Per Serving: 350

Ingredients

  • 1 Mango, peeled, stoned and roughly chopped
  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 0.5 Fresh Pineapple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 Cups/50 g/1.5 oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup/250 ml Water

Method

  • In a smoothie maker or a food processor, blend together the pineapple and mango until you have a smooth consistency
  • Add the apple and water and blend until smooth
  • Finally, add the baby spinach leaves and continue to blend until you have a smooth drink with no lumps left

Chunky Guacamole

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Simple and delicious, a couple of minutes and this delightful dip is ready to be enjoyed. Serve with your favourite vegetables, or enjoy as an accompaniment to a yummy Chilli.

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Preparation Time: 3 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 2
Calories Per Serving: 173 (Average)

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado, flesh only
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, minced
  • 0.5 Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper

Method

  • In a small dish mash the avocado with a fork
  • Add the garlic, onion, lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper, and mix together
  • Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days

Tropical Smoothie

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For a smoothie full of flavour and goodness, this is it! I am loving smoothies at the minute, hope you enjoy this as much as I did 🙂

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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 2
Calories Per Serving: 301

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Fresh Pineapple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 Kiwis, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored and cut into quarters
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 Mango, peeled, stoned and roughly chopped
  • 1 Banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cup/250 ml Unsweetened Almond Milk

Method

  • Place the celery, apple and almond milk into a blender and blender together until smooth
  • Add the rest of the fruit and continue to blend until it is all smooth
  • Best served immediately

Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

A quick and simple smoothie that you will want to make time and time again. I have to practically fight my toddlers for this as they love it as much as I do!

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Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 1
Calories Per Serving: 248

Ingredients

  • Half a fresh Pineapple, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Banana, chopped
  • 1 Cup/25g/1oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup/250ml Unsweetened Almond Milk

Method

  • Blend together the Pineapple and almond milk until you have a smooth consistency
  • Add the banana and blend until nearly all of the lumps have gone
  • Add the baby spinach and blend until fully smooth
  • Best served immediately

Red Berry Smoothie

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When I’m having a busy day and I can’t seem to find the time to grab breakfast or have a bite to eat for lunch, I think smoothies are perfect. They’re quick to make, filling, delicious and full of yummy vitamin packed whole foods.

There are so many recipes out there for smoothies, but that’s because the combination of ingredients is endless! From simple two ingredient mixes, to mega packed concoctions that have been lovingly created. I’m hoping over time to have a mixture of smoothies on this blog, ranging from both ends of the spectrum and everywhere in between. Here is my first offering, I hope you enjoy as much as I do 🙂

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Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 1
Calories per serving: 209

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups/220g/7.5oz Frozen Mixed Berries (Frozen Weight)
  • 3 Cups/60g/2oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup/190ml Water
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tsp Agave Nectar (optional)

Method

  • Use the berries straight from the freezer. I used a mix of Strawberries, Blackberries, Cherries and Raspberries, but any mix will work. Just make sure there are no other added ingredients, it should be just 100% fruit
  • Add the berries and the water to a blender or smoothie maker and blend until smooth
  • Roughly chop the banana and add this along with the spinach and blend this with the berry mixture until smooth
  • At this point taste the smoothie and decide if you need it to be any sweeter. I added a tsp of Agave Nectar to sweeten it up, but you don’t need to add this if you don’t want
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy 🙂
  • Because of the frozen berries in this recipe this is the perfect smoothie to take to work or to take out and about with you as it stays nice and cold even out of a fridge

Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet Potato Wedges

While I do try to eat healthy as much as I can, there are days where all I want is some good comfort food. Once upon a time I would have headed straight for a bowl of chips, but I now try to find new foods to avoid these. For me, Sweet Potato wedges are a perfect option. Delicious on their own or as an accompaniment to a main meal, they are packed full of nutrients and fibre, plus I don’t feel guilty if my toddlers eat a few of these 🙂

Oil and Spices

Coated Wedges

Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet Potato Wedges

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4
Calories per serving: 241

Ingredients

  • 650g Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Ground Black Pepper

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 5/190°C/375°F
  • Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into chunky wedges
  • Place the wedges into a large roasting tin
  • In a small bowl mix the oil, paprika, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper#
  • Pour the mixture over the wedges and shake them well to coat thoroughly
  • Spread the wedges into a single layer and place in the oven
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes