Why Flaxseed?

Flaxseed are also known as Linseeds are a phenomenal source of essential nutrients and are found in a verity of products now. You can easily add Flaxseeds to your diet by adding them to your smoothies, cereals, baking…make it up! You can also get ground Flaxseed if you prefer or you can run your seeds through a food processor too if you don’t like the actual seeds in your recipe.

Why Hemp Protein?

Hemp Protein Powder is another plant based protein such as protein from soya and other beans or legumes. Hemp seeds are a fantastic source of plant based protein because it contains all of the 21 known amino acids. Hemp also contains the 9 essential amino acids that our body can’t make and therefore we must obtain them from our diet.

Tabouleh Variation

A family favourite, tabouleh variation as a quick and healthy lunch. Would like to see something like this at school salad bars! Ingredients are simple! Big bunch of parsley 4 tomatoes 5 radishes Juice from one lemon 250g 5 Grains mix: Spelt, barley, durum wheat, rice and oats (Waitrose LOVE life quick cook Italian 5…

Fruit ‘n’ Hemp Smoothie

1/2 small pineapple – 6 dried apricot – 10 rasberries – 1/4 of a Cucumber –  Handful of Kale –  4 Dates  – 1 tsp hemp protein powder Plant protein power! Hemp Protein is an excellent source of protein because it contains all the 21 known amino acids. This includes the 9 essential amino acids…

Hemp, Chia and Spelt Bread

With this recipe you make your  bread not just a good source of carbohydrates, but also an excellent source of protein and a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fibre. A “Super Loaf”!   Ingredients: 250g spelt flour* 250g strong bread flour** 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp quick yeast 2 tbs hemp protein…

Spirulina Tropical Smoothie

Blend the mango, papaya and spirulina in a food processor or blender and add the passion fruit before serving (I do not recommend blending the passion fruit as it’s nicer as it is). 1 Mango – 1 Papaya – 1/2 tsp Spirulina – 1 Passion Fruit 100% Organic Spirulina powder, high in plant based protein…

Chia Energy Smoothie

You will need a food processor or blender, I use a Nutri Ninja, but similar will do. Just add all the ingredients and blitz it! Done! 1 Banana 10 Blueberries 8 Dried Apricot 1 tbs dried (soaked) Goji Berries 1 Handful of Spinach 1/4 of a Cucumber 4 Fresh Mint Leafs Juice of 1/2 Lemon…

Hemp and Cashew Butter Protein Flapjacks

These Flapjacks are so moreish, you can’t stop eating them. They are a fantastic post-excersise recovery snack, but are just as good pre-exercise for an energy boost…or just as a snack for no reason at all! You will need: 400g rolled oats 2 ripe bananas 7 tbsp maple syrup. 7 tbsp cashew butter 1 tsp…

Vegan Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake

What you will need: 23-25 inch springform – baking paper – mixing bowl – electric mixer – wooden spoon Preheat oven to 190C fan Line springform with baking paper  6 tbs of chickpea water*  210 g sugar 250 ml plain soya yoghurt (I use Alpro) 120 ml vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 260 g plain…

Turmeric – A Natural Anti-Inflammatory!

What is Turmeric? Turmeric is the underground rootstock (or rhizome) of a perennial plant. It belongs to the ginger family and is cultivated in tropical Asia, India and China and is decorated with a plant which reaches a height of 0.9 to 1.5 m. The curative plant bears large, elongated leaves and a yellow funnel-shaped…

Teenage Vegans – Is It Safe?

So your teenager has decided to go vegan and you are concerned? There is no need to be alarmed but you will want reassurance to the following questions: Do you have to pay special attention to your calcium intake and will a vegan diet meet all your requirements? Will a vegan diet affect your growth…