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Gluten free banana bread

This is the best banana bread you will ever have, if I may say so myself! The texture is just perfect – light and spongy and I love having it with either a bit of butter or just simply on its own! This recipe has a lower sugar content than you would find in other recipes. If you fancy something sweeter, why not add a bit of jam! Here is the recipe – you can thank me later 🙂 Ingredients: 280g buckwheat flour 5 small to medium ripe bananas (in small chunks) 80ml honey (or 80g coconut sugar) 100g melted, cooled down coconut oil 50ml almond milk 1 egg 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp biocarbonate of soda 1 tsp baking powder Preparation: Preheat your oven to about 180 degrees Celsius Use a loaf tin and spread some butter inside Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix until you achieve a smooth dough consistency (I use Thermomix and set it for the bread mix function for about 5-7min) Pour the mixture into the tin …

Matcha oat pancakes

As my obsession with matcha continues I have recently developed a brand new one – pancakes 😉 I started with the simple banana and egg pancakes but then I started adding my own touches to it and so far this recipe I am about to share with you is my absolute favorite <3 Ingredients;  4 tablespoons of rolled oats 1/4 cup of almond milk 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon of coconut flour If you would like to add a little bit more sweetness to it I could recommend a ripe banana or half teaspoon of coconut palm sugar 😉 Preparation; Mix together oats and almond milk and leave in the fridge (min 20 minutes) Add rest of the ingredients and fry like normal pancakes (preferably using coconut oil) Tip; When adding matcha powder to the mix, I would recommend to first stir it in with a tiny bit of boiled water so that it mixes nicely with the pancake mix 😉      

Nicer ice cream- nice cream!

As the sun decided to come out today in London my cravings decided to target ice cream… As much as I love Ben&Jerry’s cookie dough I love my thin (ish) waist more so nice cream it is! I don’t think many of you know how easy and delicious these things are and the only way to find out is to make them yourself;)   Ingredients; 2 frozen bananas 1 1/2 teaspoon of almond butter 1/4 cup of coconut water Preparation; Place everything in a blender and mix until smooth (yes, that’s all!;)) Let me know how you like them;) Love, Mags Xx

Cereal bars

You know that moment when you are craving a sweet snack and there is nothing at home that can satisfy it…it’s common, right? The other day it hit me hard so I opened a cupboard and there was nothing but seeds and nuts and that didn’t appeal to me as much… Little did I know that after combining everything I had in a  blender I will end up with like the most amazing CEREAL BARS ever! Anyway, let me share with you this little piece of heaven and do let me know if you made it yourself and how amazing it was 😉   Ingredients; 200g pitted dates (I used 100g dates and 100g figs) 84g honey 64g almond butter 112g unsalted almonds 135g rolled oats And then use your imagination and add little bit of anything you want: choc chips, dried fruit (like berries) or a banana.   Preparation: Process dates and figs in a food blender until it forms dough like consistency. Place it in a bowl together with oats and almonds. Warm …

Overnight matcha oats + green smoothie topping

Hi guys, we are back with some more recipes for you and we will try and give you some tasty ones at least twice a week now so stay tuned!;) I really used to hate porridge, my mum used to force me to have it every morning with some raisins (which I really hate) and it was haunting me until my adult life. Ever since I started my healthy living journey, I kept hearing and reading about oats and how good they are for you. Full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, what more can you ask for?! Finally I gave in and thought “let’s give them oats another chance” and so I went to Holland & Barret and bought the Neal’s Yard Wholefoods Breakfast Porridge Oats. I woke up the next morning and made them freshly with almond milk… I really did not like it. It was too hot, burned my tongue and it wasn’t sweet; it just tasted like childhood mornings! Then as my story goes on, while browsing on Instagram I stumbled …

Courgette pasta with spicy avocado sauce

Courgettes have recently become my new love and I really enjoy replacing pasta dishes with them. Thanks to that I no longer feel tired and lethargic after the meal. What are the benefits of eating courgettes? They are rich in magnesium and potassium, helping balance the blood pressure, and also the immune system boosting vitamin C. If you are watching your weight, you may want to know that courgettes have a high water content and are very low in calories. One more reason to get a bunch of these and include them in your diet! Substituting pasta with courgettes is very simple; you can eat it raw or slightly steamed, and add various sauces to it. Even though I have been making this pasta for a while now, I can’t believe that I still haven’t got around to buying a vegetable spiralizer to be able to make spaghetti! Oh well, for those of you who are the lucky owners of one, use that. Those of you who are like me and don’t own a spiralizer, …

Raw chocolate and chia seeds power bites

I can’t live without chocolate so having learned to make my own raw treats has been a breakthrough for me last month! And so much better on my pocket 🙂 Do you know that feeling when you are at work and it approaches about 4pm, and you need a little treat to pick you up? I definitely do and my go-to treat has recently been a Nakd raw bar. They are yummy, however I want to know exactly what’s in my food if I eat it regularly and ‘natural flavouring’ always worries me, as I don’t know what companies mean by that! Why can’t they just say exactly which flavouring they used? One of my first attempts at making raw treats were delicious Chocolate Orange Cookies from nutriliciousliving blog. They came out so yummy and full of natural flavour! Since then, I became addicted to testing my own recipes and replacing store bought treats with homemade. I decided to create energy bites, with raw cocoa (my favourite), maca and chia seeds to provide me with …

(Green) Beetroot Smoothie

I thought I will continue with the beetroot theme I started on the blog recently and share a green beetroot smoothie recipe with you. Beetroot has an exceptional nutritional value, which is why many consider it a superfood. You can read more in my recent post. The first time I made this smoothie was  after a long day at work – I needed a boost of energy! I fell in love with it as it has hidden leafy greens in it too – the perfect pick-me-up breakfast or or a post workout snack! The colour of just one beet is so overwhelming that it tuned it into a deliciously pretty red that I am completely obsessed with. If you want this smoothie to be less pulpy, you can use a medium glass of beetroot juice instead of a beetroot and put slightly less greens. Ingredients: – Handful of cabbage leaves (you can use other leafy greens) – 1 small beetroot or a medium glass of beetroot juice – 1-2 cups of water (depends on how …

The health benefits of beetroot

Beetroot has an exceptional nutritional value, which is why many consider it a superfood. It contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which have amazing health benefits for us. What are the health benefits you can get from beetroots? Beetroots have a unique mix of antioxidants, a bit unusual for red vegetables. For those of you who are interested in the details like me, most vegetables contain carotenoids (beta-carotene in particular), whilst red vegetables get their colour from anthocyanins. However, beets are unique in also including and getting their colour from betalain antioxidant pigment. For this reason, they stand out in their ability to deliver a wider scope of benefits for the body than most other vegetables: Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, they are especially beneficial for heart health, reduction of blood pressure and protection of other organs. Great source of folic acid, potassium, magnesium, as well as vitamins B6 and C. Promote a healthy complexion and hair, and increased energy, mainly through supporting your body in detoxification. Help with stamina …

Easy coconut flour pancakes – ideal for breakfast!

I can’t even tell you how much I love pancakes! But going grain free, and especially avoiding white flour, meant that I didn’t have any for the past few months. When I heard about coconut flour and that it can be used for baking, I decided to search ideas and decided to make pancakes as a first recipe. Amazing! Coconut flour is actually a finely grained dried coconut that remains after coconut oil is extracted from the flesh. Coconut flour is naturally high in fiber and protein, low in carbohydrates and is gluten free – this means it has the opposite effect on us compared to any grain flour. Main coconut flour benefits are: It makes you feel full for longer and cleans other residue before leaving our body. It absorbs moisture very easily, helping to clean our digestive system, which also means that staying hydrated is an important thing to remember when having a treat made from coconut flour. A little bit of this flour goes a long way and it is never a …