Fruit, yoghurt and granola mess!

Just trying to be creative you know! I find this combo helps with my sweet tooth!

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This combo is great for breakfast or a snack. And can be taken on the go! Win win right?

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Ideally, it would have looked neater, but it all tastes the same so who cares!

Ingredients:
Fruit of choice
Soya yoghurt (I chose vanilla)
Granola (check that it’s vegan, a lot of granola contains honey)

Directions:
It’s just a case of layering everything. I started with a base of granola, then fruit, then yoghurt and so on!

If anyone has any tips on how to make it less messy, feel free to let me know! :D

Have a great day guys!

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Carrot and parsnip soup

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I wasn’t entirely sure how this would turn out as I’m still perfecting my soup making skills! However it was delicious!

Ingredients:
3 Carrots
3 Parsnips
1/2 Leek
1 Garlic clove
1 Onion
1 Vegan stock cube
Soya cream and milk
Parsley (to garnish)

Directions:
Chop all vegetables into small pieces. Put in pan. Fill pan with water so it just covers the veg. Bring to boil and add stock cube. Boil until the veg is soft. Once boiled add cream and milk to preference if you like it thick or runny. I personally like it thick. Pour contents of the pan into a blender and blitz until smooth. Garnish with parsley.

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I made a big batch because I wanted some for tomorrow. I had all this left over:

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Green smoothie of the day

So I haven’t been feeling too good these last couple of days so I am definately trying to pack in the vitamins more than usual. Although I eat a lot of fruit, I guess I am lacking on the vegetable side of things. Since I no longer have a juicer *cries* I have tried my best to add greens to my daily smoothie!

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Ingredients:
1/2 Pineapple
1/2 Lime
3 kiwis
1 Handful of spinach
1 Handful of mint
1 Sachet of wheatgrass
The juice from 3 oranges

Directions:
I put it all in a blender and this was the result!

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Home made garlic infused chips and home made guacamole.

I know I kind of suck at uploading posts of actual meals I’ve made. That is because I’m not the best cook, although I am learning and because I tend to eat the same thing!
However yesterday I just wanted some good home made chips!

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This was the result ^^^
I’m not one to blow my own trumpet but arghh it was sooo good!

Ingredients for chips:
2 Large baking potatoes
3 Cloves of garlic (peeled)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Garlic seasoning

Directions:
Cut the potatoes into small thin chunks (the thinner they are, the crispier). Drizzle an oven dish/tray with olive oil and place chips on. Add the cloves of garlic, drizzle more olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic seasoning. Cook for approx 1 hour, turning regularly.

Off course all good chips need a dip! I chose to make guacamole because I love avocado!

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Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 avocados
2 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:
Mix together either in a blender or mash with a fork. I would normally add basil but I didn’t have any!

Add a salad on the side and you have a gorgeous meal!

Ice cream for breakfast?

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When else can you have ice cream for breakfast? I whipped up this amazing raspberry sorbet ice cream and it was delicious and extremely filling!
This sorbet can be had instead of a breakfast smoothie and is made in exactly the same way!

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Ingredients:
1/2 Cup frozen raspberries
1 Banana
1 Tsp vanilla extract
A dash of milk, depending how thick you want it

Directions:
Blend all ingredients together in a blender!

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You can try any kind of frozen berries for different flavours, maybe later I will try blueberries!

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Noodles and tofu salad

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A quick and easy lunch!

Ingredients:
Salad of your choice
Firm tofu
Soft noodles

Directions:
Bring the soft noodles to boil in water so they become warm. Drain the tofu and cut it in middle/thick slices. Place gently on foil and season to preference. Grill on 200 degrees C for 4 min each side. Place noodles in salad and put tofu on top. Enjoy!

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Blueberry breakfast. Eating vegan doesn’t have to be expensive!

Sometimes I scroll through people’s posts on here and on my instagram and I think, jeeez some of these recipes have so many ingredients! I’m lazy, busy working and do not have much in the way of funds, therefore eating vegan and healthy for me has to be:

1. Simple
2. Inexpensive
3. Easily available
4. Delicious

A lot of recipes can often contain health foods that are only available in specialist food stores, for me, this is only an option once in a while!

So here I can show you how inexpensive, supermarket bought ingredients can make a delicous smoothie!

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Ingredients:
1/2 Cup frozen bluberries
1 Banana
1 Tsp vanilla essence
Nut or soya milk to preference of how thick you like it

Directions:
Blend everything together in the blender!

Frozen berries cost around £2 from the super market. They definately last and taste amazing. I use frozen berries instead of having to freeze bananas.

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