Vegan Fluffy Banana Pancakes

 

The weekend calls for pancakes!

Whats a better way to wake up on Sunday morning to the smell of freshly made banana pancakes! These are the fluffiest and tastiest banana pancakes I have ever made, whilst still being healthy! You can whip them up in only 10 min and decorate them with whatever you like. I love them simple with slices of fresh banana, crushed pecans for a little crunch and a drizzle of maple syrup – yum!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 large banana
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup
  • 150 grams wheat flour
  • 170 ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil + extra for frying
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Toppings:

  • Maple syrup
  • Pecans
  • Sliced banana

 

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, cinnamon, vanilla powder, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a separate small bowl mash the banana and coconut oil together.
  3. Pour the smooth banana mixture into the large bowl and mix with the dry ingredients.
  4. Then add the agave syrup and almond milk and mix well until a smooth and thick mixture forms.
  5. Heat up a nonstick pan with a little coconut oil and pour in some of your pancake batter to form your first pancake! Fry them on each side until golden brown and make sure they had enough time to cook all the way through.
  6. Once they are ready serve your pancakes with some crushed pecans and sliced bananas and finish off by drizzling over some maple syrup!

 

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Home-made Sweet Almond Milk

I love this almond milk as its so creamy and nutty! I use it for baking, I add a splash in my coffee or I love to simply pour it over my Home-made Granola! Its even delicious just by itself, I always finish a big glass of it straight after I finished making it!

Almond milk is extremely healthy and its full of amazing vitamins. But its very hard to get a delicious and healthy almond milk in shops as its usually full of sugars and hardly any almonds have been used to make it. This is why its so good to make your own batch! Plus, its easy!

Ingredients

 

Makes one bottle

 

  • 2 large cups raw organic almonds
  • 8 cups water plus more for soaking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 4 unpitted dates
  • Tiny pinch sea salt

 

Method

 

  1. Soak the almonds for at least 12 hours in a large bowl of water  with a pinch of sea salt. The longer you leave the almonds to soak, the creamier your milk will become!
  2. Drain the soaking water and rinse the almonds well.
  3. Place all the almonds in a blender and add the water, vanilla powder and dates.
  4. Blend this for about 2-3 minutes until the mixture is smooth and creamy! (Make sure you aren’t filling up your blender to the top as the almond mixture will expand so make sure it does not overflow)
  5. When blended pour the almond mixture into a large bowl through a cheesecloth.
  6. Once you have drained all the almond milk you have the almond flour left over – which you can dry in the oven and use it to bake something else delicious with!
  7. Pour your almond milk into a glass jar and make sure to close the lid when keeping it refrigerated!

 

 

 

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Sweet Matcha Smoothie

 

This green smoothie is the sweetest green smoothie you will ever taste! I love having it for breakfast as it’s absolutely delicious, refreshing and full of vitamins. The banana, dates and matcha in this smoothie will give you lots of energy which is perfect to start the day with! I also use spinach which is extremely low in calories and its full of vitamins and iron. Also adding a tablespoon of chia seeds will give you a boost of protein as a finishing touch! Healthy, sweet and yum! WIN WIN!

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • Splash almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 unpitted dates
  • 2 hand fuls frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Matcha powder
  • Tablespoon chia seeds

 

Method

 

  1. Apart from the chia seeds place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add some extra almond milk if you think its a little too thick.
  2. Pour your smoothie into a glass and top it off with a tablespoon of chia seeds.

 

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Coconut & Almond Energy balls

 

I’m in love with these energy balls!

Especially in the summer when i’m on the go a lot I love to just grab one (or two) on the way out so I can have a little moment of pure delight. The coconut gives it an extremely tropical flavour making it extra summery!

To top off the summer feeling I love to serve them in these bowls from Coconut Bowls! They are handcrafted, natural and every coconut bowl is unique! Plus by using these bowls you are actively supporting global sustainability. They are absolutely beautiful and perfect to serve these Coconut & Almond Energy balls in! How much more tropical can it get!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 cup dates
  • 3/4 unroasted almonds  
  • 1 tablespoon rasped coconut
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds 
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil 
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter
  • extra rasped coconut for topping

 

Method

 

  1. Place the almonds in a food processor until they are fully crushed.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the food processor and blend until it forms a sticky substance.
  3. Take a spoonful of the mixture at a time and use your hands to roll them into balls.
  4. Then roll the balls into some rasped coconut as a topping.
  5. Place them in the fridge for an hour to let them set. Store them in your fridge.

 

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Moroccan Cauliflower and Quinoa Power Bowl

 

I’m in love with this super yummy and healthy power bowl! It’s the perfect combination of healthy fats, carbs and full of vitamins. It’s perfect for lunch if you need an energy boost or for dinner after a busy day. It’s a comforting bowl full of goodness!

It won’t take you to long to whip this meal up and it’s perfect if you’re cooking for a few people – you’ll definitely impress your friends with this one!

Ingredients

 

Makes 2 bowls

  • 1 small or 1/2 big cauliflower
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 big sweet potato
  • Few sun-dried tomatoes
  • 100 grams quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 tablespoon Ras el hanout powder
  • 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper

 

For the dressing

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat the oven on 220c.
  2. Wash your cauliflower and remove the florets from the stalk and place them in a bowl.
  3. Then add the coconut oil and sprinkle some salt, pepper and the Ras el hanout powder on top and mix well.
  4. Next place the cauliflower on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place it in the oven for about 15 min until they turn slightly brown. Make sure to check them every few minutes to make sure they don’t burn.
  5. Meanwhile cut the avocado into small pieces and cook the quinoa according to the package.
  6. Then cut the sweet potato into small cubes and boil for about 5-6 minutes until they are soft.
  7. To prepare the spinach place a little coconut oil in a pan and bake until soft.
  8. Once the cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach, quinoa and avocado are ready you can whip up your dressing by adding all ingredients into a bowl and mixing well.
  9. Now you are ready to prepare your bowl!
  10. Simply place the quinoa on the bottom as a base and place the cauliflower, sweet potato, avocado and spinach on top. Finish it off by topping it with a spoon of hummus, some sun-dried tomatoes and of course by drizzling over some of your dressing!

 

Bon a petit! 

 

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The best Baobab energy balls

 

We all need that little pick up sometimes and these Baobab energy balls are perfect for giving you a little energy boost! I have recently fallen in love with the new super fruit named Baobab. I’ve written an article about all the amazing benefits Baobab offers (click here to read it) and you’ll be surprised with the fact that we should actually be adding this to our daily diet! These energy balls have Baobab powder in them and they are full of iron and vitamin C that gives you that little boost you need!

I love making these energy balls as they are quick and easy to make and they are perfect for a healthy snack or as a pre workout! I always keep them in my fridge and as I make quite a big batch every time I can enjoy them at any time of the day and even on the go. Especially on stressful and busy days these are perfect to give you that little extra boost you need! Plus, they are super yum!

 

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Ingredients:

Makes 15 balls

  • 1 tablespoon Baobab (to buy the one I use click here)
  • 1 cup of medjool dates (10 dates)
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of hennep seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut/almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 3/4 cup of almonds

 

Toppings:

  • Desiccated coconut
  • Chia seeds
  • Hennep seeds
  • Cacao powder

 

Method:

  1. Place the almonds in a food processor until they are fully crushed.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the food processor and blend until it forms a sticky substance.
  3. Take a spoonful of the mixture at a time and use your hands to roll them into balls.
  4. Then roll the balls into some desiccated coconut, chia seeds, hennep seeds or cacao as a topping.
  5. Place them in the fridge for an hour to let them set. Store them in your fridge.

 

Done! Now you can enjoy your delicious and healthy energy boosters at any time of the day!

 

I always use my favourite Baobab powder from Adunawhich isn’t only the best quality, it’s also an amazing company that supports local African farmers who produce Baobab products.