Anti-inflammatory shredded apple + carrot chia/bircher pot

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Pardon the long name! This sweet little dish is just too good on so many levels to not mention it all!

Reasons why it is awesome:

  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ingredients - the star (hidden) ingredient is TURMERIC... so many of my clients struggle to get this into their everyday and this is a delicious way to barely notice it, whilst consuming the fresh plant and it's host of disease-fighting benefits (note, turmeric is why we add the pinch of black pepper, to fully activate the benefits);
  • Fruit + veg - it's always good to include both of these in the first meal of the day, especially veggies, as we want to aim for as many servings as possible!
  • Packed with FIBRE... thanks to the fibre-loaded chia + apple, carrot as well as any additional seeds/fruit;
  • It's a chia pudding but also texturally like a bircher, so it's rich in omega-3 and a no-grain alternative that still has some healthy carbs from the apple/carrots.

*Note, try mixing it up i.e. swap the apple for pear or the carrots for beetroot.

Tofu “no-egg” scramble

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My go-to savoury breakfast or quick lunch. I sometimes even just through everything in a blender or food processor and pulse it to make it even easier/lazier 😉

I think eggs are one of the things people find the "hardest" to give up when deciding whether or not to go vegan. I thought that would be the case for me, too. The good news is, taste buds change, rapidly! There are also so many other savoury options on the breakfast menu aaaand- you now are aware of Black salt... Black salt, or Kala Namak, is no ordinary salt. It actually tastes extraordinarily egg-like, due to its sulfur content. This makes it the perfect, easy addition to any veg dish for that "scramble flavour". Combined with nutritional yeast - you have that eggy cheesy combo reminiscent of an omelette.

The other fortunate thing is... nutritionally, eggs aren't all they've been cracked up to be 😉 They're sometimes referred to as "too much of a good thing" - they are filled with way too much cholesterol, saturated fat and even protein for our human bodies to breakdown and assimilate. Now, these excesses may be exactly what has attributed to their "popularity", but in essence, they're simply not the best sources for us. You can certainly get protein, health(ier) fat, choline and vitamins, without eggs in your diet, and from plant foods that also offer BENEFITS such as dietary fibre (eggs have zero fibre), anti-aging nutrients and are easier on digestion. What's more, cutting them out of or reducing them from your diet means you also cut down on your exposure to exogenous hormones and antibiotics. So enjoy this egg-alternative next time you feel the craving, and see how amazing you feel from this nutritionally-loaded meal!

Oat & Apple Porridge Muffins

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Everything you would hope to find in a delicious bowl of porridge, tucked nicely into a delicious muffin! Packed with fibre, healthy fats, antioxidants, and only wholefood ingredients there's nothing about these that says they are a "treat". 2 of these should hit the spot if you are looking for a breakfast to take with you on-the-go, or try 1 as a snack. They're not too sweet so feel free to add an extra tbsp of natural sweetener to the batter if desired, or drizzle/spread a little on your individual muffin when eating. I also like to add a dollop of nut butter if I can, They are also quite dense when not straight out of the oven, however see my cooking note re pre-heating the oven to counteract this. You can also mix things up by adding 1 cup berries instead of apple, or other fruits you desire.

Green Beauty Blend

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I’m shocked I haven’t shared this with you sooner! Although I constantly post about it on my Instagram and Insta-stories… but here is the full recipe to my new favourite green drink to start my day. It comes out a little darker than your typical green smoothie, but that is because it is full of the good stuff! Fibre, selenium, b vitamins, potassium, magnesium, plant-based omega 3 and protein to keep our cells healthy and happy and help us radiate from within 🙂

Choc PB Thickshake

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Choc peanut butter is a well-established delicious combo, but throw creamy frozen banana and caramel-like medjool dates into the mix and you might just have a taste sensation! No need for any guilt, I know some of you might think two bananas is excessive, but realistically the calorie content (not that I advocate counting cals!) is the perfect amount for a substantial meal that will keep you full and energised, and the sugar is perfectly packaged in fibre-rich fruit to slow the release of insulin into the bloodstream, coupled with vitamins and minerals you get from whole, plant-foods. Enjoy as a post workout breakfast or a decadent but not-so-naughty dessert. The less liquid you use the thicker and more ice-cream-like it will be 😉