‘Inner Glow’ Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are everywhere now.

You can buy it at your local health food shop, grocers, coffee shop, they even have ones in packets. While some of them are ok, many can actually be full of nasties (especially the packaged kind), so I usually much rather making them myself. That way, it’s not only cheaper, but I know exactly what goes in it and it gives me complete creative freedom as to what I want it to taste like!

Ok, so maybe I’m a little control freak when it comes to my food, but I need it to be delicious AND nutritious! Just bear with me, ok?

Inner Glow Protein Bliss Balls

These bliss balls have a beautiful yellow golden colour, and they’re perfectly crunchy from the basil nuts, and beautifully sticky and sweet from the figs and dates.

They’re also absolutely loaded with goodness to make you glow from the inside out, with things like turmeric, bee pollen, coconut oil, lemon, and flax seeds turning this into a snack that your body will also love.

That way, you satisfy your body, mind, and soul! Too much? Maybe a little bit, but I love these and I think you will too! Continue reading

Coconut + Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

A lemon and poppy seed cake is a classic, and honestly is one of my favourite cakes.

I don’t know if it’s because I just love the way it looks because of the poppy seeds, or if it’s the fluffy texture of the sponge, but I just love it! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a huge chocolate lover, I mean, who doesn’t love a chocolate beet cake or a fudge-y brownie? But I definitely think there is room in this world for this cake. Especially with the heavenly addiction of coconut and strawberries!

Strawberry, Coconut, and Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Ahhh this cake.

What can I say? I’d like my pillows to made of this from now on. Imagine what amazing sleep I’d get?

That’s because this coconut and lemon poppy seed cake is deliciously moist, light and fluffy, with an amazing texture form the desiccated coconut. It’s anything I could ever want from a cake, really.

Oh and I just love the beautiful speckled look that the poppy seeds give to the cake, and their nuttiness goes perfectly with the sweet tang of the lemons. Add some fresh and freeze dried strawberries and you’ve got yourself a partaaay! Continue reading

Strawberry Cashew Mylk + How to Make Cashew Milk!

I’ve never been a huge fan of milk.

As a child I never really drank it on its own, it always tasted funny to me, and I just didn’t get why I would drink a liquid that came out of another animals titties. Yep, I just said titties.

Anyway. The only way I would drink said liquid was if it was ice cold and barely present in my cereal, or if it was mixed into oblivion with either chocolate powder or Nesquick. Strawberry Nesquick, to be more specific.

Strawberry Cashew Milk

I still haven’t gotten around my milk-phobias, and luckily now there are for more suiting options for me. All hail nut milks!

I’ve been an almond milk girl for ages, but I thought it about time I broaden my horizons. Enter cashew milk. It’s super simple to make, super creamy, and doesn’t have an overpowering taste either, so it’s perfect to add to smoothies and the strawberry version can be an awesome addition to porridges. I don’t know why I haven’t had this in my life before!

Promise me you’ll try it?

It tastes super creamy and refreshing, sweet enough without having to add anything extra (though you can if you to!) and is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. I gave the strawberry mylk to a grown man who drank every last drop and absolutely loved it. Continue reading

Banana Bread Muffins with Macadamia Crumble

I’ve been on a banana bread craze lately.

I want anything and everything to do with it, and I could honestly eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not much beats the sexy smell of banana bread baking in the oven, slowly taking over the whole house, it’s intoxicating!

I have a recipe for an incredible gluten free + paleo banana bread on the blog already, but this time I wanted banana bread muffins so I could easily grab one and bring with me to work. I also wanted a vegan option that was moist and amazing, and this fit the bill perfectly!

Banana Bread Muffins with Macadamia Crumble

I am beyond happy with how these turned out, as they’re so sooo delicious!

Mmmnmm soft and fluffy muffin, with a beautiful crunch from the crumble. It’s not overly sweet, with just enough from the bananas, which means it definitley works as an easy breakfast. Pop in the oven for a few minutes, and devour. Job done! Continue reading

Iced Coconut Matcha Latte

I do love my smoothies, but sometimes I need to change it up a bit.

Have something that’ll tickle my taste-buds and make me feel super cool making it in the kitchen. This show-stopper coconut matcha latte fits that bill perfectly.

It’s super creamy, the coconut milk makes this a super indulgent drink and goes perfectly with the beautiful green tea taste and lingering sweetness of the matcha. It’s pretty awesome!

Iced Coconut Matcha Latte

It’s a powerhouse drink, it fills you with energy and keeps you satisfied for ages! You have the amazing fats from the coconut milk and coconut oil, along with the energy boosting matcha and maca powders.

It’s subtly sweet without being sickly, which means it works perfectly in the morning as well as an afternoon pick-me-up.

If you want to make it sweeter, then by all means just add some more maple syrup or even stevia. Especially if you’re a bit new to the matcha and green tea it can taste a bit bitter, but the better quality the matcha then the sweeter it will be! Continue reading

Lemon and Blueberry Bircher Muesli Pots

I’m a huuuge fan of easy breakfasts.

Something I can just easily grab and head out the door, without having to worry about making something delicious and nutritious if I’m running a bit late. That, besides the fact that it’s super yum, is why I love these lemon and blueberry bircher muesli pots!

Lemon and Blueberry Bircher Muesli

It’s just so super creamy, and the lemon adds an amazing zing to the bircher muesli while the blueberries just burst with deliciousness!

The coconut and almond milk go so well together, you don’t get an overpowering taste of either, with just a subtle hint of warming cinnamon, so it all comes together super nicely. Continue reading

Vanilla and Cinnamon Cashew Yoghurt

Yoghurt is such a convenient breakfast food.

You scoop it out into a bowl, add some toppings, and voilà, breakfast is done!

That early morning laziness is exactly why this vegan cashew yoghurt came into life. I wanted the easy appeal of yoghurt for breakfast while still maintaining that creaminess that comes with it. Add the warming cinnamon and the sweet vanilla and a delicious breakfast is served!

Vanilla Cinnamon Vegan Cashew Yoghurt

The sweetness and warmth of the cinnamon matches perfectly with the freshness and zing of the lemon. The dates add a subtle sweetness without being too much, and makes this cashew yoghurt super moorish and indulgent.

Super creamy and velvety, it just makes the simplest of breakfast into something special. Continue reading

Pomelo + Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

Pomelo Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

These crepes are perfectly sweet and zesty, with the creamy coconut yoghurt filling and the citrus-y sweet pomelo really making it sing. Add to that a drizzle of maple syrup and it’s just heaven.

It really makes breakfast feel like a special occasion, even though it’s actually something so simple to make!

Definitely makes it worth getting out of bed in the morning. Continue reading

Chocolate Beet Cake with Dark & White Chocolate Frosting

I have to be honest and say that when I tried my first chocolate beet cake in a London market a few years back, I wasn’t very impressed.

The cake I tried was too earthy, with not much chocolate coming through at all. After that my interest in beetroot and chocolate as a combination kind of went away, so years later when I decided I wanted to make my own, I had very set ideas of how I wanted it to be.

Mine had to be chocolate-y, gooey, moist, rich, and just slightly earthy. So when this baby came out I was jumping with joy!

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Beetroot Cake

The cake is chocolate-y and rich, with a subtle earthy-ness to it that goes perfectly with the sweetness from the frostings (more on the frostings later!).

I took this cake to work and it was gone in minutes! Everyone stood around and attacked it with spoons and forks, leaving none behind to tell the tale.

I was even begged for the recipe, and when I forgot to e-mail it to her she promptly reminded me, saying she’d been craving it ever since. Do you know how happy this makes me? Super super happy! Continue reading

Apple, Parsnip and Sweet Potato Hash Browns

If you know me, then you know I’m a huge breakfast person. Actually, brunch is my favourite.

I love how in brunch, no rules apply. You can eat a big or small meal, indulge in sweets or savouries, or even both! It’s all fair game in brunch. It also makes space for things that otherwise wouldn’t exist in our lives, like hash browns.

Unless you’re an amazing domestic goddess (or god) who is up at the crack of dawn everyday and floats about the house sprinkling glitter, freshly baked goods, and joy, chances are your weekly breakfasts are not the most elaborate. Trust me, I’m right there with ya!

I follow a weekly routine of either smoothies or porridge. I know what I’m doing, I can do it half asleep, with a tea in one hand and a toothbrush in another. No thinking required.

Apple Parsnip Sweet Potato Hash Browns

When it comes to brunch though, ohoooo, the game changes. I bring out my A-game, and I play hard.

Especially since brunch usually happens around 11am, which is a waaaay more decent time to be near a stove and doesn’t revolve around early morning, rushing about the house, looking for the other damn shoe and lost keys (that always happen the be on the floor, how does that happen?!). Continue reading