Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Good morning world!

Have a great weekend!

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What is life without a little treat πŸ˜‰
Hope you all have a lovely weekend! Enjoy yourselves, smile, love, laugh x

Spanish spiced chicken on baby rocket with parmesan

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This is another quick and super tasty salad/lightmeal idea, the orginal recipe i made involves chorizo but I left that out for the clean version!

Ingredients:

Chicken breast
1 chilli chopped
2 large garlic cloves chopped
Sea salt
Cracked black pepper
Baby rocket leaves
Paprika
Balsamic
Vine tomato
Thyme
Parmesan shavings

Lightly cook the chicken breast in a little water or oil, add the garlic and chilli and stir,add the tomato chopped and the thyme and paprika, stir lightly until chicken is cooked through, splash a little balsamic on the rocket and shave some parmesan on top for garnish.

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Strawberry breakfast muffins!

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As its my day off, as usual I start with the intention of doing absolutely nada but then a lightbulb appears above my noggin and another clean recipe comes to mind so I have to make it right there and then incase the sudden spark of creation abandons me as fast as it arrived! The best recipes are always unplanned anyway so here is todays creation, perfect for a sunday morning lazy breakfast!

Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1 cup of doves gluten-free self raising flour
2 strawberries
1 banana
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
1 handful of crushed mixed nuts and dried fruit
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Sprinkle of cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl (only one of the strawberries) put a big dollop of the mixture into muffin cases and top with a slice of strawberry.wpid-IMG_20140509_094536.jpg

Preheat your oven and
Bake for about 20 mins at 200ΒΊc (maybe less for fan assisted ovens) basically until they look deliciously golden brown in colour and they pass the knife test with flying colours!

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Treat Tip:
Why not top with your favourite clean butters and spreads, its extra super tasty at breakfast and Afternoon tea times πŸ™‚

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FEATURE FRIDAY- Teapigs Organic Matcha powder

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This weeks feature friday has been a pleasure as always! I am always on the look out for the next big thing of the health world and the lovely people at Teapigs came to the rescue this week with the newest super hero on the block ‘organic matcha tea powder’

Ive been a fan of the green stuff for a while, my good friend from japan, first introduced me to it last summer, her mum sent over a bag and I was immediately in love, however, I haven’t had any since, until now, my prayers had been answered, answered by the scrumptious Teapigs!

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What is Matcha,You say?

Well Matcha is an acient japanese tea, the original preparation and consumption of ground tea was formed into a ritual by zen buddhists long ago, blends of matcha were given poetic names ‘chamei’ (tea-names) by the plantation, shop or grandmaster of the tea ceremonies. These days the lovely people at Teapigs source their Matcha from the nishio regions of Japan, where leaves are grown undercover to create lots of super healthy amino acids and chlorophyll (the green goodness) they are then dried and ground using granite et voila! theres your super matcha!

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So what is the verdict?

Having spent a week with this little green machine, it certainly does what it says on the tin, I had a shot in the morning before I left the house, took some in a flask to work with me,created a recipe with it … so you can pretty much say its a winner! You can feel it working immediately from the inside out,an energy boost that (although it hurts me to say it) feels cleaner than coffee, a buzz without any aftertaste or staining of the teeth. Being an avid espresso lover, I will always have my morning coffee with breakfast but  teapigs organic matcha will most certainly be sticking around from now on to give me those amazing antioxidants it is so well renowned for

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AND of course for me to make and create lots more yummy clean matcha inspired recipes for you all to enjoy using it! there are many ways to enjoy it, hot, cold, chilled or baked, iced, whipped, chuck it into all your favourite cereals and desserts…go matcha mad!
I give this feature a HUGE thumbs up! Thank you Teapigs for the goodies!

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Make sure you try my Matcha energy balls recipe

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and why not visit
WWW.TEAPIGS.COM
and get your very own superhero matcha kits.

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FAST FOOD- Mexican chicken wrap

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I’m a great lover of mexican foods, chilli con carne is a regular occurrence in my household, the spcier the better! I used to love chicken fajitas too so here is a clean twist on the well known and much loved mexican classic without the guilt and it tastes even better knowing its clean πŸ™‚

Ingredients:
(For one person)

1 sliced chicken breast
1 tomato, sliced
Half a red pepper sliced
1 teaspoon of cumin
Chopped red chilli (as much as preffered)
1 finely chopped garlic clove
Salt and pepper
Salad leaves of choice
Sprinkle of feta (optional)

Pan fry all of the above apart from the cheese and salad leaves

To make the wrap put one egg 1/3 cup of doves gluten free selfraising flour and some water or milk in a blender until its a batter then pan fry like a pancake.

Top the wrap with the ingredients and salad of choice and enjoy!

This literally took 10 mins max to put together and you can make it in advance to take with you in a lunch box also.

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Grazing!

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Just a quick post to share my weekly grazebox arrivals, ive been a fan for a long while now and since the launch of ” the goodybox” so has my son Kalel πŸ™‚ another innovative ,clean way to get the kiddies on the health wagon.

Grazebox we salute you!

Green matcha energy balls

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If you haven’t already heard, Matcha is the new black! Well its been around for centuries in reality but health nuts far and wide are starting to catch on and this amazing green powder not only packs a punch but yields many a superpower! 70x the antioxidants of orange juice, we should all be definitely ( I know I am) adding it to our diets in some form or another, there are so many ways to reap the benefits of matcha tea but for now, here is one of them I made earlier!

1 teaspoon of Teapigs organic matcha powder

1/3 cup of ground almonds

Handful of smashed pistachios

1 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of milled linseed

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Splash of coconut oil

A little water if needed.

Combine the ingredients in a blender (except the water)

Then add water if needed to be able to form balls

Roll in protein powder or coconut or ground almonds

And there you have it store these super hero treats in a tupperware container and use for your boosts throughout the day πŸ™‚

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The clean code

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Don’t forget you can receive 10% off your scrumptious tea orders at the teapigs website quoting the code CLEAN

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