Pink & Powerful Valentine Desserts

This recipe is full of antioxidants, circulation-boosting compounds and fibre, not to mention plenty of nitric oxide (google the benefits of it and you’ll find out just why this particular element might be a go-to on valentines day….) Simple to make and super healthy, you could really make it any day of the year toContinue reading “Pink & Powerful Valentine Desserts”

Beetroot Brownie

Beetroot season is almost here, along with cosy Autumnal evenings and plenty of grounding root vegetable goodness. High in iron, beets are a powerful yet humble vegetable, until they’re sliced into and everything is dyed red…. An uncommon ingredient in brownies, the beetroot here acts as the glue that sticks everything together, and gives aContinue reading “Beetroot Brownie”

Coconut Fruit Crumble

Satisfying, delicious and warming, yet without the heaviness some crumble recipes can carry with them, this dessert / breakfast / anytime dish is full of fibre, plant based proteins, healthy fats, and no refined carbohydrates. The combination of ingredients mean this recipe is gluten free, suitable for anyone following a vegan diet, and is genuinelyContinue reading “Coconut Fruit Crumble”

Dark Chocolate & Berry Muffins (Gluten + Dairy Free)

If you’ve made it to February with your new years resolutions fully intact and your healthy eating plan still on track, then well done! If you’ve slipped up a couple of times and splurged on chocolate or wine in a moment of craving, then equally well done for being human and honest. Life is aboutContinue reading “Dark Chocolate & Berry Muffins (Gluten + Dairy Free)”

Lemon & Almond Coconut Currant Cake

  A gluten free, grain free, oil free, dairy free, paleo, and protein rich dessert that passes as a completely healthy snack too. Although it’s ‘free from’ a lot of things, this recipe certainly isn’t free from being delicious and full of nutrient-dense ingredients. Bake this in time for Easter for when all the chocolate isContinue reading “Lemon & Almond Coconut Currant Cake”

Chocolate, Chai & Chestnut Pudding: Healthy Festive Fare & Party Power Food #2

A wholesome dessert that is totally suitable for breakfast. Chai is always cooking on the hob at my house during Winter, and the addition of chestnuts adds some warming, nutty festive flavour. As I mentioned in last week’s recipe; Chestnuts are low in fat, but rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium andContinue reading “Chocolate, Chai & Chestnut Pudding: Healthy Festive Fare & Party Power Food #2”

Raw Carrot Cake Recipe

Raw food is well known for containing far more nutrients than cooked. While some foods have to be cooked before they’re eaten, those that can be eaten raw hold much more of an ability to provide us with vitamins when we allow them to stay raw…. ‘Raw ‘til four’ is a popular lifestyle and wayContinue reading “Raw Carrot Cake Recipe”

Cashew, Cacao & Coffee Chunks

When preparing for something that requires a lot of energy (physical or mental), the body needs the appropriate fuels to keep it going. While fats and proteins are essential for energy and building and maintaining a strong and healthy body, carbohydrates often provide the energy to make that possible. Good sources of carbohydrates primarily helpContinue reading “Cashew, Cacao & Coffee Chunks”

Super Snack: Nut-Butter-Stuffed Cinnamon Dates

If Spring is all about getting more active, it’s extremely important to make sure our bodies have the energy to enable this extra activity. Running, cycling, taking extra classes at the Yoga studio, or simply getting outside more are all brilliant ideas when it comes to this more Kapha-based time of year (If you’re thinking….Continue reading “Super Snack: Nut-Butter-Stuffed Cinnamon Dates”

Simple Raw Chocolate Recipe

There’s something about chocolate…. In 2001, the USA totalled about $13.1 Billion in chocolate sales, while in 2011 the UK’s chocolate sales added up to £4 Billion. (Considering the US population is almost 319 million, and the UK’s is 64 million, we seem to like the stuff just as much….) Chocolate companies currently use 40%Continue reading “Simple Raw Chocolate Recipe”