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Rocky Road Peanut Butter Pots

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I made rocky road yesterday and thought that it would probably be really nice made into a pot with a peanut butter surprise ๐Ÿ˜€ and I was not wrong!!! Sooo good! I’m off to make some more after I write this up for you guys! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ingredients 

Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. sugar free caramel syrup
  • 2 tbsp. sugar free butterscotch syrup
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla essence 

You can use more honey and maple syrup if you don’t have the other syrups but to get the caramel fudgy taste, the caramel and butterscotch work really well and I would recommend getting your hands on some ๐Ÿ™‚

Rocky Road Bits โ€“ you can mix and match these and add whatever you like ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1-2 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 1-2 tbsp. flaked almonds
  • 1-2 tbsp. raisins
  • 1-2 tbsp. glacier cherries
  • 1-2 tbsp. mini marshmallows (refined sugar in these)

Iโ€™ve put 1-2 tbsp. because it depends on how chunky you like your rocky road ๐Ÿ˜€

Peanut Butter 

  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter per pot (you could add more or less but it depends on the size of your pot and how much you love PB) ๐Ÿ˜‰
    • I always use organic and sugar free pb…

Directions

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a pan or a cup and pop in a mixing bowl and let cool slightly
  2. Slowly add the cacao powder and mix in well
  3. Add all the other ingredients mixing well into a smooth creamy chocolate consistency. Sometimes you may need to add more cacao or more coconut oil to get the right silky texture but mixing for a good few minutes helps get the right consistency ๐Ÿ˜‹
  4. Add your rocky road ingredients and mix well
  5. Pop some PB in the bottom of your pots
  6. Pour the mixture of rocky road over the top
  7. Pop in the fridge until hardened but still a little bit fudgy to the touch

Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

With love,

Tash โค x

Perfect Healthier Rocky Road

I’m always trying to improve my recipes and with this one being made regularly in my house, I have plenty of opportunity to master it ๐Ÿ˜€

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This recipe has mini marshmallows in it but that’s the only refined sugar you’ll find ๐Ÿ˜€ and of course, you can leave those out if you prefer ๐Ÿ™‚

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These are so creamy and delicious you can’t tell that there isn’t any refined sugar (apart from the mini marshmallows) or dairy in them!

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Ingredients

Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. sugar free caramel syrup
  • 2 tbsp. sugar free butterscotch syrup
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla essence 

Rocky Road Bits – you can mix and match these and add whatever you like ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1-2 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 1-2 tbsp. flaked almonds
  • 1-2 tbsp. raisins
  • 1-2 tbsp. glacier cherries
  • 1-2 tbsp. mini marshmallows (refined sugar in these)

I’ve put 1-2 tbsp. because it depends on how chunky you like your rocky road ๐Ÿ˜€

Directions

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a pan or a cup and pop in a mixing bowl and let cool slightly
  2. Slowly add the cacao powder and mix in well
  3. Add all the other ingredients mixing well into a smooth creamy chocolate consistency. Sometimes you may need to add more cacao or more coconut oil to get the right silky texture but a good few mins of stirring is needed to get a smooth and silky texture ๐Ÿ˜‹
  4. Add your rocky road ingredients and mix well
  5. Pour into silicon dishes
  6. Pop into freezer for an hour or so. You can also just pop them in the fridge for a couple of hours if you prefer it slightly softer
  7. Once hardened, they can be taken out and kept in the fridge

Hope you like the new improved recipe guys! This is definitely my new obsession! ๐Ÿ˜€

With love,

Tash โค x

Avocado, Chia, Baobab & Protein Smoothie Bowl

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I’ve come to the conclusion that if you want your smoothie bowl to be thick and creamy enough to pop other ingredients on top without losing them when they sink into the mixture, (can you tell this has been a long trial and error journey?!) ย you need to add half an avocado ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the best thickening ingredient ๐Ÿ˜€ and it’s also DELICIOUS! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ingredients

(liquid measurements may vary depending on the size of your smoothie maker)

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop protein powder – I usedย The Organic Protein Companyย protein
  • 1 tsp. baobab powder
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Pop all the ingredients into your smoothie cup and blend using your smoothie maker
  2. Pour into a bowl
  3. Top with anything you like to give it some crunch ๐Ÿ˜€ย I used granola, freeze-dried strawberries and desiccated coconut

Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

With love, Tash โค x

Peanut Butter & Chia Seed Overnight Oats

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Hi, my name is Tash and I am a peanut butter addict ๐Ÿ˜€ There are worse things to be addicted to though right ๐Ÿ˜‰

These are my overnight oats with chia seeds made in a peanut butter jar that is just less than 1/4 full and it is delicious! Filling and nutritious and made the night before, this is a perfect quickย breakfast option for all you busy peeps ๐Ÿ™‚ It literally takes 2 minutes to prepare ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter – the last bit of a jar ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Organic oats – up to around a 1/3 of the jar
  • Chia seeds – 1 tbsp.
  • Almond milk (or any milk you like) – Fill up so thatย the jar isย 3/4 full

Directionsย 

  1. Push the remaining bit of peanut butter to the sides of the jar (for even distribution when eating ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  2. Pop in the oats and chia seeds in and add the milk
  3. Pop the top on the jar and shake to mix it all up
  4. Pop in the fridge overnight
  5. Take out the next morning and top with whatever you like or just eat is as it is ๐Ÿ™‚
  6. I topped mine with dessicated coconut, freeze dried raspberries, a tsp. of Hartland Fudge vegan chocolate spread and strawberries ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

 

Healthy Blueberry, Banana & Chia Muffins

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I love making muffins – as you can tell ๐Ÿ˜€ they are so easy to make! These refined sugar free and dairy free blueberry, banana and chia muffins are really good and as always with my recipes, they are made using one bowl, one tablespoon, one teaspoon and one cup (along with muffin cases and a baking tray of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so it’s super easy to follow the recipes and make them ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredientsย 

  • 3 x mashed bananas
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 x egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 5 tbsp. honey
  • 5 tbsp. sugar free caramel syrup
  • 3 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1.5 cups of self raising wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2-3 tbsp. flaked almonds
  • 2-3 tbsp. walnut pieces
  • 4 tbsp. chia seeds

Directions

  1. Pre heat the oven to gas mark 5 / 190 degrees
  2. Pop some muffin cases into a muffin tray
  3. Add all the ingredients in the order of the list into a mixing bowl mixing after each item has been added
  4. Pour the mixture into the muffin cases either from the bowl or transfer the mixture into a large jug if easier
  5. Bake in the center of the oven for 30-40 mins – keep checkingย them
  6. You can check whether they are done by inserting a knife into the middle of one and when it comes out clean, they’re done ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Leave to cool and then devour ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope you enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Super Green Gammon & Veggie Soup

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If it’s green it’s either mouldy or good for you, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well this is good for you soย no need to worry ๐Ÿ˜‰ *giggle* ๐Ÿ˜€

I love soups in the Winter but I find that whenever I buy shop bought ones, they are always laden with either cream or potato which for the health conscious among us,ย are not great ingredients. Potato for most people is ok in small doses but it really doesn’t agree with me unless it’s sweet potato. So if I want a nice warming bowl of soup, I have to make my own. And it’s soo easy, there’s really no reason not to. It also means there aren’t any additives or nasty preservatives in it and it’s as fresh as you can getย ๐Ÿ˜€

Made with an abundance (I can always hear David Attenborough’s voice when I say ‘abundance’ and feel like it should be followed with something about wildlife…just me? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) of veggies and goodness, this soup is definitely a winner for the cold Winter months ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients for 2 ppl

  • Gammon – pre-cooked x 1 cup
  • Spinach x 2 cups
  • Peas x 1 cup
  • Broccoli x 2 cups
  • Reduced salt bouillon x 3 tsp (or chicken / vegetable stock cube if you prefer)
  • Black pepper x 1 tsp
  • White pepper x 1 tsp
  • Water x 1.5 cups
  • Coconut cream x 200g

Directions

  1. Dice and pop the gammon in a saucepan on a low heat on the hob
  2. Add the water, spinach, peas and broccoli and leave until the veggies have softened
  3. Add the bouillon, black and white pepper and coconut cream
  4. Leave to simmer gently until thickened
  5. Serve with aย slice of wholewheat bread and butter (soup isn’t soup without bread and butter ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

 

Healthy Rocky Road

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Food porn alert!! These are amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€ We couldn’t stop eating it and went through almost the entire batch in one day ha ha!:D

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil (melted) – 1/2 cup
  • Cacao powder – 1/2 cup
  • Honey – 1/4 cup
  • Sugar Free Caramel syrup – 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
  • Coconut sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Mini marshmallows – handful
  • Raisins – handful
  • Dried cranberries – handful
  • Mixed nuts – handful
  • Cacao nibs – handful

Directions

  1. Mix the melted coconut oil in a pan with the cacao powder, honey, caramel syrup, vanilla extract and coconut sugar
  2. Add in the other ingredients and stir well
  3. Spoon the mixture into a dish
  4. Pop into the freezer for 20 minutes
  5. Take out and cut up into chunks and devour!!!

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Peanut Butter Cookies

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If you love peanut butter (let’s face it, unless you have an allergy, who doesn’t love PB???), you are going to love these cookies ๐Ÿ™‚ They didn’t last long in my house! ๐Ÿ™‚

Minimal ingredients and so quick to make, these are the perfect healthy treats ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients 

  • Oats – 1 cup
  • Melted coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Peanut butter – 5 tbsp
  • Cacao nibs – 1 tbsp
  • Sliced almonds – 1 tbsp

Directions

  1. Grease a baking tray
  2. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5 / 190 degrees
  3. Mix the oats and the coconut oil in a bowl
  4. Add in the peanut butter and ensure even distribution
  5. Add the cacao nibs and sliced almonds
  6. Mould into cookie shapes and place on a greased baking tray
  7. Pop in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until firm to the touch

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Egg & Veggie Fried Rice

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Who doesn’t love egg fried rice? Is there anyone?ย Nope, didn’t think so ๐Ÿ˜‰

This version of egg fried rice is healthier because i’ve used wholewheat basmati rice instead of plain white rice and I’ve thrown in so many veggies, it simply has to be good for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ingredients

  • Tilda wholewheat basmati rice – 1 microwaveable pack
  • Spinach – handful
  • Peas – handful
  • Green beans – handful
  • Sweetcorn – handful
  • Cajun spices – 2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Worcester sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Directions

  1. Follow the instructions on the microwaveable pack of rice (open one corner and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes usually)
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan or wok
  3. Pop the rice in the pan and add the other ingredients mixing well
  4. Serve

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Super Green Pesto Pasta

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A fab simple and healthy pasta dish for those times when you need something quick and nutritious ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s getting really dark and cold here in the UK and my body is craving alll the CARBS! It wants to pack on a layer of fat or two to keep me cosy in the Winter! My bikini isย a long forgotten memory already ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I doย love all the Seasons though for all the different things they bring and especially the different foods you want to eat (always thinking about food)! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Eating seasonal veggies in Winter and fresh fruits in Summer is one of life’s simple pleasures ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients – 2 ppl

  • Wholewheat pasta – 2 cups (more if you want leftovers ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  • Green pesto – 3 tbsp
  • Pine nuts – small handful
  • Spinach – handful
  • Garden peas – handful
  • Cherry tomatoes – handful
  • Avocado – 1 large
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Baby leaf salad (if you want to make it look like the pic and pop it on top)
  • Parmesan – to taste

Directions

  1. Boil the pasta until cooked
  2. Whilst pasta is cooking, cut up the avo and cherry tomatoes
  3. Stir in the pesto
  4. Add in the other ingredients and mix well
  5. Pop it in the bowls
  6. Salt & pepper to season
  7. Pop the baby leaf salad on top
  8. Drizzle the olive oil
  9. Sprinkle the parmesan

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x