All posts tagged: Vegan

Cacao and Berry Smoothie

This smoothie came about when I was making cacao and pistachio bliss balls.   There is always cacao in my cardboard and berries in the freezer.  Because I don’t eat dairy, almond milk is a must in the fridge at all times. Oh and chia seeds, these tiny little things pack a punch when it comes to sustaining consistent energy.  They should be classed as a super power, maybe they already are!? Cacao and Berry Smoothie – Sugar Free / Dairy Free Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups organic almond milk 1 cup frozen berries 1 banana 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder 1 Tbsp chia seeds Method: Mix it all in a blender and sprinkle with some coconut and nuts  Enjoy! I’m still buzzing from this!

Quinoa Afternoon Boost

  This is so easy, I always have Quinoa, nuts and almond milk handy.  Today, I really couldn’t be bothered with another salad so I quickly whipped this up.  You can have it for breakfast too, its a great starter for the day. Quinoa Afternoon Boost Vegan / Dairy-Fee / Gluten Free 1/2 – 1 cup of any cooked Quinoa – have more if hungry 1/2 cup mixed nuts 1/2 cup dried fruit Few berrys or any fruit – I use frozen berries, they defrost quickly Lemon Zest Drizzle Olive Oil Almond Milk – I make mine but organic versions are always nice to buy and have in the fridge for these moments Add the Quinoa to a plate/bowl,  zest the lemon and drizzle the olive oil.  Throw on the nuts, fruit and berries.   Add your Almond Milk and hey presto you have a quick sustaining afternoon boost!  Its that easy, but add what ever you want to it to make it tastier.  Some people add salt but I’m good without it.