This meal may take up every pan in the kitchen, but believe me it’s worth it! Every part of the bowl is an absolute taste sensation – from the salty, herby beans, to the lime-y guac, to the spicy chipotle veg. Sometimes we also add in some soft tacos so you can share with friends and pile it high. It’s also completely vegan – but don’t worry meat-lovers, the flavours and textures make up for it , plus you’re getting a good pack of complete protein with the beans and rice 👍
There’s a few principles I follow when it comes to food. The first is, everything in moderation, and the second is no food is a bad food! I think it’s so damaging when we label things as good/bad, cheat food, naughty food, guilty pleasure/guilt free… the list goes on. Anytime I’ve taken this approach in the past, I end up wanting that food more and overeating!! I think it’s really difficult – particularly in London where everywhere you look there’s constant reminders of what the ‘right’ thing is you should be eating – to know what is healthy, and what isn’t. So, my approach is that FOOD is healthy. As long as you know where it’s come from and you can identify it as ‘food’ (no processed complicated words please) then it’s as simple as that. Eat intuitively, listen to your body, and if you want that piece of cake, then have the damn cake!
So without further ado, let’s dive into the good stuff. This insanely delicious, rich, and creamy risotto is a comfort food winner, and packed full of flavour and veggies. It might be summer outside, but this with a crisp sharp green salad is a 10/10 any time of the year.
Since first seeing many snaps of banana and egg pancakes on instagram I have been pretty obsessed. This recipe is seriously fool-proof and so so delicious. You would not know that these pancakes are not packed full of refined sugar, butter and other ingredients that traditional pancakes are. I have been making these with some sliced apple and cinnamon on top but blueberries, maple syrup, greek yogurt are also great, or you can have them plan as they are so sweet and delicious on their own!
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I thought I’d just share this quick and easy recipe because it’s just that: super easy and simple to make! I’m trying hard to cut refined sugar out of my diet so I’m a big fan of health bloggers such as Honestly Healthy and Deliciously Ella. This recipe is an adaptation of Ella’s Cacao, Banana and Avocado smoothie. It’s great if you’re in a rush for breakfast as you could pour into a bottle and take it with you, alternatively it’s a delicious snack at any time as the avocado packs it with protein to keep you going.
To make 1 large glass (around 250ml)
1 large avocado
1 ripe banana
About 150ml of milk or nut milk
A tablespoon of almond butter
A dessertspoon of cacao powder
A tablespoon of date syrup
Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. The milkshake should be really thick and creamy – you may want to add more milk if you like it runnier. If it’s too bitter then add a dash more date syrup to taste. Enjoy!