Courgette pancakes

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Tasty and mega simple courgette and pepper pancakes!  My kids always complain about courgettes but with a bit of good quality (next time I’ll make my own) BBQ sauce on the side these went down a treat and they didn’t even realise they were eating courgettes until the end! Lol! 😀

The inspiration for this recipe came from the Forks over Knives cookbook.  You can view and purchase the cookbook here at the link attached.
Grate two courgettes into a bowl and add 1/2 cup of wholemeal flour, finely diced red pepper and you could also add a tin of sweetcorn.  I didn’t have in the cupboard so I skipped this but would probably add it in next time for a little sweetness.  Season with salt and pepper and clump into little balls, fry in coconut oil in a non stick pan.  Serve with salad.  We had these topped with cream (soy cream) spinach sauce (recipe in the sides section) fried mushrooms and chipotle hot sauce!  We also had potatoes cooked in cauliflower cream on the side too!

Oh yummy!  😊

Two courgettes

1/2 cup of wholemeal flour

1 finely diced red pepper or colour of choice

1 small tin of sweetcorn

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The Forks over Knives plant based cooking meal plans are also available at the link below.  I have not personally tried the meal plans as I make up my own but if your new to plant based eating then I would recommend checking out the book below.


Veggie feast!

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I was so hungry tonight and in desperate need of a veggie feast after a crappy food week!  My new vitamix professional blender arrived yesterday and anyone that owns one will understand my excitement and inspiration to get cooking again.  It is an amazing machine and I’ve waited very impatiently for three years to own one…finally my blender dreams have come true ha ha ha!  Check on the picture below for a full spec.

So to give my vitamix a workout I made a cauliflower cream sauce to cook my thinly sliced potatoes and onions in the oven and topped with nutritional yeast…also know as “cheese” sprinkles in my house!  😊

Then I blended up some garlic cloves with alpro soy cream and spinach.  I cooked this lightly in the pan to create the spinach sauce for the top of the courgette fritters.  These were so simple and I made them by grating the courgettes and adding peppers and seasonings, then fried lightly in a little coconut oil.  To top it off I added some fried mushrooms in the non stick (I try to use little oil) and chipotle sauce!  The tomatoes were fresh out of the greenhouse and were super sweet on the side.

I added a huge dollop of high quality BBQ sauce and a blob of coconut oil on top of the kids potatoes for some extra fats!  I also gave them a cheeky, cacao, banana, peanut butter with a dash of soy cream on the side smoothie which they had double helpings of.

A meal full of protein, iron, vitamins and about nine different veggie ingredients, it makes me feel super happy when my kids pack themselves full of nutritious foods.  They certainly don’t all of the time, kids are kids and they are free to eat as they wish but I hope to inspire them! 😍

Superfood for super kids! 😎

All of the recipes are available in the menu and will be posted soon. 😎  I love it how blogging makes me hungry again lol!  Mmmm what to eat now…

ps – I am a vitamix blender addict now! 😊


Coconut and spirulina smoothie

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Ok so the colour looks a bit yuk! But this was a delicious morning sweet kick!  Fresh coconut meat with banana and spirulina for an extra nutritional boost!  😄  My fave nutritional supplement at the moment…just throw all the ingredients below into a blender and whizz up for breakfast or great for a post run energy boost!

one banana

coconut water from one young green coconut (these look white in the super market as the hard green bit has been chopped)

flesh from the inside of the coconut

1 tsp spirulina (1/2 if first time)

 


Spirulina and banana smoothie

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Spirulina and banana energy drink!

one banana

one tsp spirulina (use a quarter if it’s your first time)

almond milk

water

Add the ingredients to the blender and top with half almond milk and half water and blend.  Enjoy!  I had this before a run and felt really energised! ❤️


Strawberry & chia seeds smoothie

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Strawberry smoothie with banana and chia seeds.  A quick smoothie I made this morning for the kids breakfast.

Chia seeds are tiny but are high in omega -3 fatty acids and are also a great dose of antioxidants, fibre, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium.

Strawberries

Bananas

Almond milk

Chai seeds

Cut the tops off of a large handful of strawberries and add to blender, add one banana, and 2-4 tbsp of chia seeds.  Top up with half almond milk and half water, blend and serve.


Strawberry “milk”shake

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Strawberry milkshake!

Blend a cup of strawberries with 1 – 2 cups of almond milk and a dash of maple syrup and serve! 😎  If this was for breakfast You could add a banana in and a tsp of super powder and some extra water!

Summer treats!


Fruit salad smoothie

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Fruity salad smoothie!  Great for breakfast…I made this quickly for the kids this morning as we were running late as per usual! 😊  It’s fruity and also contains Acai berry powder which adds an additional boost of nutrition.  Acai berry powder comes from the acai palm tree which is native to central and South America.  It’s packed with antioxidants, amino acids, fibre, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

– small handful of strawberries

– small handful of blueberries

– half a pear

– tablespoon of acai berry

– water or coconut water to top up

Add everything to the blender and blend, pour drink!  Enjoy!