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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 …

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 …