Craving something seasonal, refreshing, and surprisingly flavourful? This carrot salad with clementines and kale, dressed with a simple walnut oil vinaigrette, is so quick to make and is absolutely delicious.
- Peel clementines and cut them horizontally into 4-5 slices. Place them on a large platter and set aside. Grate the peeled carrots in your food processor.
- Place grated carrots, thinly shredded kale and clementine slices in a large salad bowl. Drizzle in the walnut oil, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Toss everything together.
These deliciously sinful protein bars with three indulgent layers , adapted from The Healthy Foodie, are the ultimate treat if you're craving something substantial, sweet and healthy after a workout to replenish your energy.
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- For the Bottom layer: Drain the soaked cashew nuts and add to the bowl of your food processor together with dried plums. Process until the mixture turns into a sticky paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until well combined. Press to the bottom of a 28 x 12-cm loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
- For the Middle layer: Beat the creamy peanut butter until smooth and light. Add in peanut butter protein powder and process until just incorporated. Press the mixture evenly on top of the bottom layer of chocolate and nuts.
- Top layer: In a small mixing bowl, gently mix together the cocoa powder, honey, and melted coconut until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly on top of peanut butter layer. Sprinkle chopped peanuts over the top and place, covered with a plastic film, in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before cutting into bars.
Soft, moist and comforting – these sugar-free, wholegrain muffins are wonderfully delicious with a healthful boost from kale and yogurt. They are perfect for breakfast or as a snack.
Kamut, or Khorasan wheat, is an ancient wheat variety, naturally high in protein, minerals and known for its rich nutty flavor. Feel free to substitute it with standard wholewheat or spelt flour.
Kamut Kale Muffinsadapted from Eat Smarter
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the kale leaves and cook for 3 minutes. Remove and quickly rinse under cold water. Drain and finely chop the kale.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a muffin pan with paper or silicon liners or simply butter the pan. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the ground kamut, refined spelt flour and baking powder. Stir the eggs, yogurt, pinch of salt, and oil in another bowl until well combined.
- Add the flour mixture and chopped kale to the egg mixture. Stir until well combined. Divide the batter into 10-12 muffin liners. Sprinkle the top with a little black sesame seeds.
- Bake in the middle of hot oven for about 25 minutes until nicely golden. Leave the muffins in the pan to cool for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
Bara brith, known as "speckled bread", is a rich Welsh tea-time classic made with mixed dried fruits and tea. There are two versions of bara brith. Traditionally bara brith is made with yeast and smeared liberally with butter. The modern version of bara brith is more like a fruitcake which is baked with self-raising flour.
This is my variation of Bara Brith made with Chai, and a mix of wholegrain spelt flour and refined spelt flour, based on the eatsmarter recipe - Walisischer Teekuchen mit Rosinen.
- Put the dried fruit into a large mixing bowl. Pour over the hot chai and stir to combine. Cover and leave to soak overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a 30-cm loaf pan with baking paper. Whisk together the flours, baking powder and cinnamon powder.
- Beat the eggs, muscovado sugar and salt until fluffy. Sift in the flour mixture, folding to combine. Now add in the dried fruit together with chai. Mix well.
- Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake the oven and bake for 1 hour. Cover with a layer of foil to prevent the top from browning too much. Continue to bake for a further 30-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the tin and transfer to a wire rack. Cover with a tea towel and set aside to cool completely.
A simple, light and delicious massaged kale salad with apple, hazelnut and a creamy cranberry tahini dressing. It's packed with flavours, healthful and great for anytime.
- Mix all dressing ingredients together.
- Slice kale. Cut apple in cubes.
- Pour dressing in the kale and massage it with your hands.
- Add the rest of ingredients. Toss until well combined.
Moist, dense, flavourful breakfast bread made with organic old-fashioned oats, nuts, seeds, cranberry juice, homemade chai pearsauce and lightly sweetened with honey. It's grain and gluten free, and it's easy to veganize.
- Whisk together the rolled oats, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, flax seeds, psyllium husks, chia, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
- Stir honey, pearsauce and cranberry juice together in another mixing bowl. Add in dry mixture and stir until all well blended.
- Pour into a standard-size loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Bake the bread in the middle of the hot oven for about 30 minutes. Remove the bread from the loaf pan and place it in a parchment lined baking tray. Return it to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes. Cool the bread on a wire rack for an hour before slicing.
This super moist fudge brownie, adapted from Specialty Cake Creation, is grain-free, dairy-free and taste delicious. I prefer to use honey to sweeten the desserts or baked goods, but if you are a vegan, feel free to replace honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large loaf pan or an 8-inch square pan with baking paper.
- Place chocolates, coconut oil and honey in a large bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Add in pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated.
- Whisk together the almond flour and cinnamon powder and add into the chocolate mixture. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
- Beat all the ingredients of topping and spread over the cooled brownie. Garnish with some shaved chocolate if desired. Slice and serve.