Banana, Peanut Butter & Chia Seed Wholegrain Toast

Get ready for a serious kick start to your day! One of my favourite ways to pick me up in the morning is with peanut butter – creamy, delicious good fats!

This is a ridiculously quick, satisfying, filling & wholesome breakfast that will keep you going until lunch time!

What you will need:

  • Whole grain bread
  • Nut butter (Tip: Almond butter is great!)
  • Banana
  • Chia Seeds

Pop the bread in the toaster, when ready spread a good, thick even layer on each slice. Evenly distribute sliced pieces of natures candy bar (Banana) on each piece of toast and then sprinkle with Chia seeds to give a fix of omega’s 3+6 and a good crunch 😝

Nut Butter Suggestions:

Chia Seed Suggestions:

Tips:

  • Eat as quickly as possible, nobody likes cold toast!
  • Chia Seeds can easily get stuck in your teeth, so check them before leaving the house!
  • Use organic produce where possible

Enjoy 🙂

Strawberry & Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

 

Get ready for a boost of pure natural super power! This is my go to super juice (and hangover cure!) that will leave you feeling incredible!

Did you know that berry type fruits are packed with Anti-Oxidants which help to remove impurities from your blood? Ever get head fog & feel sluggish? This will help and make you feel wonderful from the inside out!

Quick, easy & irresistible!

Grab your Vitamix (or any blender) and throw in a handful of :

  • Rasperries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Then add one pint of of coconut water (or normal water if nut allergy) and two heaped table spoons of Rainforest Foods Acai Berry Powder.

Blend until mixed, then pour & enjoy!

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Vanilla & Cacao Vegan Raw Energy Bites

I always have a stash of these in my fridge! These things are that perfect afternoon pick me up or pre/post gym nutrition.

You going to need a good food processor for this recipe. If you don’t have one or are unsure about the difference between food processors and blenders check out @DeliciouslyElla‘s blog post here.

What you will need;

  • Food Processor
  • 2 x Table Spoon
  • 1 x Tea Spoon
  • Large cup / mug
  • Medium Bowl
  • Nuts
  • Dates
  • Cacao Powder
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Maple Syrup
  • Chia Seeds
  • Peanut Butter

You can also add coconut oil if your food processor isn’t as powerful or if you would like to supercharge these energy balls with naturally good fats. I use coconut oil with everything already so I am not going to put it in this recipe as I prefer the creamy chewy almost fudge like consistency 🙂

It really doesn’t matter which nuts you choose to use, I love almonds as they are packed with Vitamin A which is great for my skin, nails & hair, but if I’m wanting a nice creamy texture I’ll opt for Cashews or Macadamia, if I’m in a chocolate craving space I will always use Hazelnuts to give me that irresistible Nutella style taste.

This recipe is all about the dates, I love using medjool dates as they give a warm, rich caramel style taste! Medjool dates are also ridiculously gooey and make the perfect biding agent to hold the balls together.

So the first thing we are going to do is blend the nuts. Take a cup of nuts and pop them in the food processor. Pulse until bitty and sand like.

Now add the dates, a cup full will do. You may need to take the stones out, so as you pull the date apart feel for any pips/stones, there may be 1 or 2 per date.

Then throw in some Peanut Butter. I love meridian nut butters and I prefer the smooth with a pinch of sea salt for making my home made treats. Add three heaped table spoons.

Next take a fresh table spoon and add two table spoons of:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Cacao Powder
  • Maple Sryup

Finally add one teaspoon of vanilla extract!

Then blend blend blend until a sticky ball appears in the food processor.

Now is the fun part – simply roll tablespoon portions into balls. Place on a plate or in a large bowl. Freeze for two hours then transfer to fridge.

These things will taste like healthy snickers bars but better!

Keep in the fridge for up to three weeks – but I am sure they will be all gone in a few days 🙂

Sweet & Salty Roasted Chia Chickpeas

Ok everyone, prepare for a game changer!

As some of you already know I am a little bit obsessed with Tyrrells Sweet & Salty Popcorn. I have a deep rooted, ride or die, hardcore love for any sweet-savory combo and these bad-boys are no exception.

The truth is that there is really nothing over complicated about this one, but it has changed the way I snack.

Key info

Prep time 3 Mins
Cook time 30-40 Mins depending on desired crunch intensity
Clean up 5 Mins
Best before 2-3 days
Storage instructions Store in a cool, shaded place away from direct sunlight
Refrigeration requirements You don’t need to refrigerate them
Allergy information This recipe uses coconut oil, which is a nut product. You can substitute this.
Approx per 100g Calories: 130kcal | Fat: 2-3g | Carbs: 16-17 | Prot: 6.-7g

This recipe is Organic, Gluten Free & Vegan.

Ingredients

About the ingredients

  • Chickpeas
    • Chickpeas offer specific health benefits, and consuming them regularly boosts your intake of a few key nutrients.
  • Coconut Oil
    • Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health.
  • Pink Salt
    • Himalayan salt is a natural occurring substance. Beside sodium chloride, it contains minerals that are essential to the human body.
  • Rapadura Sugar
    • Rapadura is the pure juice extracted from the sugar cane. It has not been cooked at high heats, and spun to change it into crystals, and the molasses have not been separated from the sugar. It is produced organically, and does not contain chemicals or anti-caking agents.
  • Chia Seeds
    • Chia Seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories. Gram for gram Chia Seeds contain more Omega-3s than salmon.

Directions

  • Drain the Chickpeas
  • Dry them with kitchen roll
  • Add to a bowl with coconut oil
  • Place on baking tray in preheated oven on middle shelf at 140 degrees c
  • After 20 mins turn the chickpeas
  • When golden brown (the browner the chickpea the more crunchy) remove from oven and add Salt, Sugar and Chia Seeds
  • Allow to cool and consume all of the chickpeas! 🙂

I hope you enjoy these babies as much as I do!

Speak soon, G x

 

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Chocolate & Chia Protein Smoothie

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Hi guys

I hope you are all really well and had a wonderful Christmas! I have missed you guys this past week! I so needed a break with family, but I am so glad to be back creating content 🙂

So many of you have requested this recipe over the past three years, and here it is! I love this smoothie so much because it is so easy to make and is soooo delicious and good for me!

This recipe is VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE. You could easily make this organic by using only organic products.

Here is the recipe:

– Three Bananas
– One heaped table spoon peanut butter
– One heaped table spoon Chia Seed
– Two heaped table spoons Protein Powder
– One tablespoon Maple Sryup
– 700ml Almond Milk

Approx servings = 2 x 500ml

If you recreate this please tag me in the pictures @GemmaPriceUK // #GemmaPriceUK so I can share your work.

I love you, and I will speak to you in a couple days!

G x

 

Vegan Double Cheese Burgers

Ok, I will admit it…these things are not exactly healthy! This recipe will not satisfy a raw diet, there are no superfoods here, and if your one of those fruitarian types then I’m afraid this one isn’t for you. Soz!

Selfish Gemma fact of the day – I miss the taste of meat. I was raised a carnivore so obviously I will have cravings for chicken breast, smoked bacon and beef burgers – but – having had my lightbulb moment (watched about 15 minutes of earthlings before breaking down in tears!) I know what barbaric acts are required to bring meat to my plate. None-the-less some part of my brain still craves meat and from that came this recipe. If you are a vegetarian or vegan and need to “scratch that itch” I guarantee you this will do the job!

Here are the important ingredients:

Here are the ingredients you can substitute:

  • Raw Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Hummus
  • Salsa
  • Salad
  • Avocado
  • Some kind of hot sauce, I usually use one of the following:
    • Regge Regge Sauce
    • Nandos Peri Peri Sauce
    • Sweet Chilli Sauce
    • Smokey Hot BBQ Glaze

Here are the steps:

  1. Pre heat Oven to 180 degrees c
  2. Add a small amount of Coconut oil to a baking tray and spread evenly
  3. Place two Fry’s burgers onto baking tray and marinade with chosen sauce on both sides
  4. Pop Burgers in oven for 15 mins, no need to turn
  5. Cut buns in half (carefully) and place on a separate baking tray or under grill for 1 minute to warm and slightly toast
  6. Open ripe avocado and remove seed, slice with a knife carefully and then scoop but do not remove just yet
  7. Slice pizza cheese ready for burger assembly
  8. Remove both trays from oven carefully and place on heat resistant work surface or cooling tray
  9. Using tongs, place the base of the burger bun onto a plate and add one teaspoon of hummus – spreading with spoon evenly
  10. Add one Fry’s burger
  11. Add slices of pizza cheese
  12. Add other Fry’s burger
  13. Add teaspoon of salsa and spread evenly
  14. Add salad
  15. Top with sliced avocado
  16. Drizzle sauce over top
  17. Rest burger bun top on side of your fine creation

At this stage take lots of pictures (quickly) and then tag me in them #GemmaPriceUK after you have devoured your incredible vegan burger!

Enjoy every crumb!

P.S – Lots of you have said I forgot onion – I didn’t :p – but if you like Red Onion or Mushrooms then please include as you wish 🙂

This post is not sponsored and I have no affiliation with Fry’s or Violife – I just really love burgers!