This kickin’ hot chocolate recipe is just what you need to heat you up before you head out into the cold winter weather.
This recipe may sound strange at first but the combo of chilli and chocolate go so well together and lots of people enjoy it, it’s quite common in Mexico to add dark chocolate to homemade chilli, so give it a go and enjoy the warmth to counteract any dull winter weather.
I found some great pea and lentil based “pasta” in Sainsbury’s and couldn’t wait to try them out, what I love is that an average serving counts as 1/5 day! Combine this with the beans and you’ve got 2 portions of veg in one meal PLUS they’re organic and suitable for anyone who can’t have gluten.
If you can’t find these then feel free to use any pasta of choice, Sainsbury’s also do a great selection of wholegrain *spelt pasta/noodles for only £1.15.
*Note: Spelt contains gluten
Grain free high fibre pea pasta
This is a lovely, simple, nutritious meal that can be whipped up in under 20mins and is packed full of the good stuff including:
-heart loving compounds in the legumes, garlic, olive oil and rocket
Wholemeal spelt pasta
There isn’t temptation in these brownies but “hemp“tation due to the hemp based protein powder and hemp seed topping!
These are now one of my all time favourite brownies. they’re so fudgey, soft, and moist with a rich chocolate flavour but also filled with fibre and good fats PLUS there’s also some sneaky avocado in there too-win!!
Super easy, super tasty, healthy raspberry ruffle overnight oats!
I love creating dishes that make me feel like I’m having dessert for breakfast, (if truth be told, it’s how I get myself out of bed some mornings or else I would never leave it).
✔No chopping or blending needed
✔Can be made in a portable plastic container so you can bring it with you on your commute
✔You can also include a tablespoon of protein powder if you’re using it after an early morning workout
There’s not much prep to this brekkie, so it can be made the night before then the next morning just chuck on some raspberries and you’re sorted, this means minimal time required in the morning, even on busy days you’re still set up right with some slow energy release fibre, good fats and berry goodness meaning there’s no excuse not to eat well before a hard day (which is all the more reason to nourish yourself so you don’t crash and burn).
This recipe is perfect for the autumn/winter times of year due to the warming spices that somehow manage to bring a sense of comfort to you when it’s cold outside. Not only that but the spices are great anti-inflammatory foods and contain beneficial antioxidants too, all great especially as people tend to feel a little run down in the colder months.
I’ve made this recipe a few times now and although it’s optional I really liked the addition of some cinnamon flaxseed from Linwoods, plus this helps to boost the beneficial omega 3 fat content (which can be increased further if you use an organic dairy yogurt).
This warming bowl of sweet spiced soup is perfect for this time of year, it fills your belly and warms your body which is just what we need when the weather outside is rubbish.
Benefits: The pumpkin/squash in this recipe is filled with skin loving vitamin A some of which is fat soluble, so to really benefit from it make sure to include the almond butter or another good fat source. The spices in this recipe are also great for skin due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, plus you get some vitamin C from the fruit and veg which is helpful for skin elasticity but also your immune system which can take a hit this time of year, plus it’s 2/5 a day so eat up folks!