I don’t have an oven, and sometimes I really feel like some baked awesomeness. So, I decided to try my hand at making some no- bake oatmeal squares They came out pretty well, I struggled to get them to bind well, but really yummy and healthy anyways! They really hit the spot!
Oatmeal is a versatile ingredient. It tastes good with many different flavors and keeps you feeling full for a long time. It also helps to lower cholesterol and reduce high blood pressure.
You can add pretty much any nut/seed or dried fruit to this recipe. But this is how I made my oatmeal squares.
2 bananas, 2 cups oats, a handful of almonds, a handful of dried cranberries, a handful of raisins, 50 ml soy milk, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon agar powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Blend the bananas.
2. Add the blended banana to the oats, add the cranberries, almonds and raisins. Mix a little.
3. Add the soy milk, maple syrup and the agar powder and cinnamon. Mix a little more.
4. Put the mixture in the microwave for about 1 min 30 secs. Take out and mix again.
5. The mixture should be thick and sticky. If it isn’t sticky add some more maple syrup or soy milk, and a little extra agar podwer. Put the mixture into a 20cm tray, push down with a spoon until the mixture is evenly dispersed in the tray.
6. Put in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set.
7. EAT AND ENJOY!
Blueberries are superstars in terms of their unique health benefits. They are high in antioxidants and low in calories (80 calories in one cup). They help to maintain blood sugar levels, and have great cancer fighting properties. Their beautiful purple colour make them a delightful addition to any smoothie. You can use blueberries fresh or frozen, recent studies showed that blueberries do not lose antioxidant properties when frozen.
I was feeling like something creamy and sweet but still healthy, so I made this smoothie:
1 medium banana
1 cup blueberries
100 ml coconut milk
50 ml soy milk
100 ml water
Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend for half a minute.
I love chocolate, it is one of the few non-vegan things I indulge in. But with this recipe, I can get my vegan chocolate fix. Cocoa powder is my new best friend! This was my first experiment with Chococado, and I really enjoyed it. Was it like regular chocolate mousse – no, was it awesome anyway – yes!
This vegan recipe is perfect if you’re looking for something sweet and rich, that’s not going to make you feel guilty for indulging.
The avo gives the dessert a really full,rich and creamy taste. Avos are nutrient dense. They have a wide range of anti-inflammatory properties, they support cardiovascular health and they have healthy fats which help to maintain healthy skin and hair.
This recipe is really easy and literally took 7 mins to make.
2 medium-sized avos (Ripe)
1/4 cup raw unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or any other sweetener such as brown sugar)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1. Remove the skin and pit the avos.
2. Put all ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Pulse until ingredients are mixed well. If the ingredients are not mixing add more coconut milk or some water.
3. Scrape the sides and pulse a few more times.
SERVE AND ENJOY
Pancakes are the shiz! There is nothing better than Sunday morning breakie, pancakes and all.
No eggs or dairy necessary! This vegan recipe substitutes normal milk with soy milk, and egg with banana. The result = light, fluffy banana flavored pancakes. You can spice up the mixture with blueberries, cinnamon, nuts, or anything else that you heart desires.
250 g Store bought pancake mix (or 1 cup organic flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoons baking powder, a pinch of salt)
1tsp vanilla essence
1 cup soy milk ( you can use coconut milk to for a richer version)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Put dry pancake mix in a mixing bowl. Mash up one banana, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, mash again.
2. Add the banana, soy milk, vanilla essence and cinnamon to the dry mix. Mix well. Heat the pan with a little olive oil.
3. Spoon enough batter for one pancake into the pan. Cook until you see bubbles in the middle of the pancake and turn.
Try not to eat all the pancakes until finishing! Nom nom nom 🙂 Enjoy!
Delicious optional extras for pancake mix – blueberries, almonds, walnuts, orange essence, organic peanut butter, strawberries, apple pieces, lemon zest
This fast and filling smoothie will leave you with a full tummy and loads of energy! It’s a great pick-me up for any time of the day! Great for ridding the body of
that awful hangover toxins.
1 large leaf of kale (Great for preventing cancer, detoxifying and promoting bone health)
300g -400g spinach (Nutrition power-house, far too many benefits to list, great for vegetarians and vegans)
2 kiwis (High in fibre and great for detoxifying your system)
1 banana (High in potassium and gives a great boost of energy)
Chuck everything together in your blender, blend for about a minute and enjoy!
Being healthy doesn’t mean that you have to deprive yourself of the things you love. This recipe is healthy and guilt-free, but best of all, its delicious and easy as 1,2,3.
250 ml coconut or soy milk (coconut milk will make a richer version, soy milk will have fewer calories)
1 tablespoon cinnamon.
1. Cut and freeze the apple and bananas for at leat 5 hours prior to making the ice cream.
2. Put the milk and bananas in the blender (if your blender struggles, add the fruit slowly) Blend until the mixture has the consistency of ice cream. Add the apple, cinnamon and almonds.
3. Blend until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Scope out and ENJOY! This recipe makes 2 – 3 generous servings.