Apple & Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Makes 2 servings Apple and Cinnamon, a magic combination that hits the spot. Absolutely perfect start to the day. Makes enough for 2 but you may decide you don’t want to share and that’s okay. #simplepleasures You will need: 1 Green Apple, I used granny smith 2 handfuls of Kale or Spinach 1 tablespoon ground…

Breakfast Bowl Cauliflower Eggs

This recipe is really versatile and really hits the spot when you fancy eggs & toast but want to skip the toast. The cauliflower can be prepared the way I have in this recipe or roasted in slices and used as ‘bread’ – I love the flavour combination too. Recipe makes 2 servings. You will…

Coconut Protein Pancakes

Vegan breakfast pancakes ! Gluten Free flour mix too ! Think you’ll love these 👌 makes a generous 2 servings. You will need the following ingredients: For the egg substitute, mix together, 2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseed and 1/4 Cup Hot Water. Leave the mixture to stand for about 5 minutes. For the flour blend, mix…

Asparagus Egg Bake

This is one of the easiest ways to prepare eggs I know. I am not a great lover of egg & have a mild allergy to them so at the best of times getting them in takes commitment. Yes I know you’re asking why I eat them. The answer is simply because they are a…

You say Frittata, I say …

You can’t beat a good frittata! So easy to make and so good for you! You can throw in whatever vegetables you have in the fridge and if you make a large one you can keep it in the fridge for up to a week and take for lunches etc. You will need: 50g Leek…

Cashew Cheese

I’ve found that sometimes I really struggle to get enough protein in my diet and this is something I’ve been trying to address.  Sometimes I also really crave that lovely savoury flavour you get from proper cheese.  I’ve tried various non-dairy cheeses available in the shops and they’ve always disappointed – tasting artificial and nothing…

Easy Sunday Chocolate Pudding

After a lovely day out with friends and all the excitement of the London 2012 Olympics, I thought it would make my day extra special if I made this easy Sunday chocolate pudding as an after dinner treat. It is like an instant pudding only dairy, gluten and rubbish free! Full of natural ingredients makes…

Chickpea Chilli

250g Soya Mince, soaked in vegetable stock overnight 2 cups of Chickpeas, cooked in vegetable stock 2 Leeks, sliced 2 Red Chilli’s, finely chopped 4 cloves Garlic, I use black garlic, aged, mild and mellow or use pressed fresh garlic 1 tsp ground Cinnamon 1 tsp Garam masala 1 tsp Celery salt 250g chopped Tomatoes…

Perfect Porridge

3/4 cup of oats 1 & 1/2 cups of water A handful of fresh or frozen berries A small handful of almonds & hazelnuts 1 tbsp of date syrup 2 x Acai Berry Plus Supplements Bring the oats & water to a gentle boil on low heat (trust me on this, burnt porridge smells BAD!)…

Magic Protein Balls

2 tbsp Honey or Agave 2 tbsp Cashew or Hazelnut butter or any other nut butter you fancy 150g assorted Nuts and seeds (e.g. pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coconut flakes  etc) 20g Vanilla Protein Powder 1 tsp Cayenne pepper or Chilli powder (optional) 1 tsp Cinnamon 100 – 150g mixed dried fruit, chopped…

Vanilla Smoothie

1 banana 125 ml soya/oat/almond milk 2 heaped scoops of vanilla protein powder 1 tbsp nut butter, my fav is hazelnut 3/4 cup ice Blitz in a blender and enjoy!! Mel’s tip: always keep the sliced banana in the freezer for smoothies – much nicer than fresh as they make the smoothie really cold &…