Nancy’s Mince Pies! Gluten and Dairy Free!

It’s mince pie time again! whoop! It’s so hard to find plant-based, dairy and gluten free mince pies that don’t taste like cardboard so I decided to make my own and boy are they good! I could eat these by the dozen… and in fact I do! This recipe was originally posted over at Pure and…

Vegan Bailey’s

This is a fabulous recipe for creamy liqueur – similar to Bailey’s – but plant based. Thank you to Mel from @shrewdhealth for sharing :)

Bircher Muesli with Rasberries

OMG! This is simply delicious and worth going to bed early for … lol … the sooner you get to bed the sooner you can wake up and eat brekkie :)  I recently had breakfast at the Fairmont in Lake Louise Canada and discovered a coconut and blueberry bircher muesli that really got my taste…

Divine Chocolate Pudding Recipe

This is the easiest and most nutritious chocolate (yes chocolate) pudding recipe I know that is high in protein and full of lovely things that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating! You will need: 300g silken tofu 4 heaped tbsp of raw cocao powder 1 heaped tsp cinnamon powder 4 tbsp raw coconut…

Rasberry Chia Jam, Nuts & Soya Yogurt Recipe

This is one of my absolute favourite recipes. Plant based and high in protein which is heavenly for a girl like me :) A handful of nuts, a tablespoon or two of chia jam (full of omega 3) and a dollop of soya yogurt.

Protein Mug Cake

This is perfect protein food for a hungry day and I’ve been having plenty of those recently with my competition prep well underway. So this recipe is inspired by my lovely coach Steph who has me on the straight and narrow #fittsister I have I think managed to find a mix of ingredients that are nutritious,…

Raspberry & Lemon Cooler

This is one of the most refreshing drinks I make – it is full of vitamin C too so a really great booster for you if you are feeling like you need it. I use the juice of 2 lemons and a small punnet of raspberries, pop them into a blender, add around 4 cups…

Jurassic Banana Bread Loves

Ok so these were supposed to be a bit of cheeky fun for a fun day at The Pavilion Club and they won a first prize – lol – a few of you were there and got to taste them and asked for the recipe. Well here it is :) You will need: 1 cup…

Natural Fat Burner

This is one of the fat burning tricks I have learned in preparation for my competition. I have this drink every morning without fail.   You will need: Juice of 1 Lemon 1 tsp of L-Glutamine Powder Water Add these ingredients together, shake and get it in :)

Vegetarian Lasagne

Ooooh yum! is that what I heard you say … There is something really delicious about lasagne that just can’t be beaten. So here is my go to recipe for a vegetarian lasagne that can be veganised easily. To make around 12 good portions – you will need: 1 kg Soya mince 450 g tins…

Pea Protein Smoothie

Protein shakes are a very important part of my diet and I have one every day without fail. This helps to boost my protein intake and helps me get some fabulous nutrition in. I make enough to fill two shakers and pop them in the fridge for when I need them, so this recipe will…

Cauliflower Rice

This is so simple to make and a fantastic alternative to rice or pasta, it also makes an unusual but delicious dessert. (simply add a drizzle of maple syrup and a pinch of cinnamon – yumo) Take a cauliflower, chop it into smaller bits and pop it into your food processor, blitz until it forms…

Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp Seed Cereal

I love having something nutritious to eat in the mornings and love this combination as it is so versatile, filling and delicious. You will need: 1 cup of Chia Seeds 1 cup of Buckwheat Groats 2 cups of Shelled Hemp Seeds 200-400g dried Fruit These three ingredients form the base cereal for me, I then…

Almond milk recipe

If you are looking for a high protein alternative to cows milk then try this recipe for Almond milk. It really is so easy to make at home and absolutely delicious! Almond milk You will need 100g raw almonds (skins on) and about 1 litre of filtered water. Rinse the almonds well, cover with water…

Fresh Herbs in Hot Water

1 cup of boiled Water fresh Herb leaves (e.g. mint, stevia etc) Add the herbs to your favourite cup, add some boiling water – breathe in the lovely aroma and drink! These are even better when the herbs come from your garden!

Avocado and Citrus Dip

4 small ripe Avocado (or 2 – 3 larger ones) 250g Natural live or plain soya yoghurt zest and juice of 1 Lime juice of 1/2 Lemon 1 tsp Chilli powder 1 tsp Cumin seeds Put half the avocado, yoghurt, lime and lemon juice and spices into a food processor and blitz until smooth. Dice…

Smokey Aubergine Dip

2 Aubergines 100ml Natural or plain soya yoghurt juice of 1/2 Lemon 1 Garlic clove 1 chopped Green chilli 1 tsp ground Coriander drizzle of Olive oil Preheat oven to 200 C. Roast the aubergines for 20 minutes until the skin is black and the flesh is soft. Peel off the charred skin and chop…

Basic Salad Dressing

A quick easy salad dressing. 2 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil juice of 1 Lemon 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp Horseradish  (if you like heat) Fresh herbs (e.g. chives, basil, thyme etc) Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and add to your salad or veggies.    

Apples with Nut Butter, LSA and Agave

1 Apple (Granny Smith work well) 1 tbsp Cashew nut butter (or almond, or hazelnut) 1/2 tbsp Goji berries 1/4 scoop Pure Protein Powder Agave (to taste) LSA (optional) – ground linseed, sunflower seeds, ground almonds – or pre-mixed Linwoods Q10 available in health food shops. Slice the apple, spread it with nut butter, sprinkle…

Spelt toast with Nut Butter and Date Syrup

2 slices of Never Fail Spelt Bread (see recipe here) 2 tbsp nut butter (cashew, hazelnut, almond etc) drizzle of Date syrup Toast the bread, spread with nut butter and drizzle the date syrup over! Tuck in!

Roast Aubergine, Steamed Asparagus and Haloumi

You will need: 1 Aubergine handful of Asparagus 2 – 3 slices of Haloumi 1 – 2 tbsp Pine nuts 1 – 2 tbsp Avocado oil 1 tbsp Cider vinegar 1 tbsp Soy sauce (or to taste) Slice the aubergine lengthways, drizzle with olive oil and place in a hot oven (220 C) until tender….

Stir Fry Veggies with Hummus

This is a fab super quick midweek meal for the whole family. You will need: a selection of sliced Vegetables to stir fry – e.g. onions, peppers, broccoli, baby corn, brussel tops, carrots etc Coconut oil Juice of 1 lemon Hummus Simply heat up some coconut oil in a large frying pan or wok. Throw…

Mixed Salad with Blackened Aubergine

Another lovely simple lunch or side dish. 1 Aubergine 1 Courgette handful of Runner beans handful of Asparagus mixed green Salad leaves of your choice     Slice the aubergine, courgette and runner beans and place under a hot grill together with the asparagus spears (or on a griddle). Cook until softened and charred. Serve…

Steamed Mixed Veg

A simple side dish or quick lunch! Your choice of green veggies – broccoli, green beans, asparagus etc, steamed until just cooked and seasoned to taste with a drizzle of olive oil and himalayan rock salt.