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Creamy Strawberry Vegan Ice Cream

This is a deliciously creamy ice cream perfect for these last warm days of summer. Do not worry if you do not have an ice cream maker. I don’t have one and my ice creams still come out good. This is so easy, yummy and super healthy.

Ingredients

1 can of full fat coconut milk

2 cups of strawberries washed and tops removed

3-4 dates depending how sweet you like it. You do not have to use dates. You can use any healthy sweetener of your choice like maple syrup etc.

1/4 teaspoon of guar gum (This will make it creamier)

Blend all the ingredients in the blender until lovely and smooth. Taste it to see if it is sweet enough. Feel free to add more sweetener.  If you have an ice cream maker follow the  instructions. If you do not have an ice cream maker pour into a freezer safe bowl and place in the freezer.  Freeze for about 3 hours. To stop it from icing keep stirring it every 20 minutes. This is to keep it creamy for when you scoop it out. Once ready scoop, serve and enjoy!

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Quinoa Salad with Passion Fruit Dressing

This is a very simple and easy recipe to make and perfect for summer time when you tend to eat more salads.

Ingredients

1/2  a cup of cooked quinoa

A handful of rocket salad

1 small avocado

2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds

A handful of steamed baby asparagus

For the passion fruit dressing:

2 passion fruits

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Himalayan crystal salt and pepper

Place all the salad ingredients into a plate and set aside. Cut the passion fruit in half and scoop out the flesh and mix it together with the rest of the salad dressing ingredients. Serve and Enjoy. It is that easy!

Kale Hummus

I just love hummus. I eat it all the time and decided to add some kale to it. This is a very easy recipe and delicious.

Ingredients

1 can of organic chickpeas (400g)

1 handful of kale

Juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon of tahini

2 garlic cloves

chilli flakes

2 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil

a pinch of himalayan salt

add some water depending on how smooth you like it.

Method

Put everything in a blender and blitz until smooth. Place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Enjoy with rice crackers or with crudites.

Cecina

Cecina is a  very simple delicious tuscan dish.  My mother used to make this for me when I was younger and I have always loved it. I didn’t make it as delicious but it is still very tasty.  Cecina is very thin and I would describe it as a chickpea flat bread. ‘Ceci” in Italian means chickpeas. It really is an easy recipe. All you need is chickpea flour, water, olive oil, salt and pepper. Chickpeas are high in protein so excellent for vegans, or for anyone who wants to take a break from meat and incorporate more plant based dishes into their diet.

Ingredients:

100g chickpea flour

300ml water

3 tablespoons of olive oil

Himalayan salt and pepper

Optional

rosemary

Place the flour into a bowl and pour the water in slowly, stirring all the time. After you have poured all the water cover the bowl and leave to rest for 30 minutes minumum. You can leave it for 3-4 hours. Apparently the longer you leave it the better. I have never left it for that long. I usually leave it for 30-40 minutes. Do not worry about lumps as these will dissolve as the mixture rests. Once it is ready add the oil and a generous pinch of salt. Cecina is supposed to be tasty. It also has to be thin, not more than 1/2cm thick. Therefore best to be poured into a thin dish, a pizza dish is fine or a square one will also do. Just make sure to grease it with olive oil then place into a warm oven at 250C. Every oven is different so cooking times will vary. It should take between 15-30 minutes to cook. When a golden crust forms it is ready. I leave it in the oven slightly longer as I prefer it crunchy. The inside however will remain soft. Once ready season with black pepper, slice and serve warm. Enjoy!

 

Tofu chocolate smoothie

This smoothie started out as an experiment and I am now totally addicted it is so delicious! I had never used tofu in a smoothie before. Normally I always use it as  a stir fry or marinate it with some vegetables. So initially I was rather sceptical about how my smoothie would taste. I made some for my sister and she absolutely loved it and complained that I did not make enough. It is so delicious that I have been eating it all week! Tofu is a great meat substitute as it is very high in protein so perfect for vegans and vegetarians or if you just want to have a break from animal protein. It is extremely easy to make and I really hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Ingredients

300g organic Clearspring tofu firm & silken

1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder

1 ripe banana

120ml of hazelnut milk or more depending on the consistency you prefer

Optional – 2 teaspoons of raw honey or xylitol

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend. Feel free to add more cacao powder or raw honey depending on how rich and sweet you like it. You can serve it in a glass or in a bowl and enjoy with some raspberries.