Anti-inflammatory green smoothie bowl!

This heavenly smoothie bowl is worth waking up early for! It is packed full of anti-inflammatory, immune boosting ingredients! Protein smoothies are a great delicious way to start the day. They are the perfect alternative to eggs as they can help develop lean muscle mass, encourage fat loss, increase satiety, deliver essential nutrients (including amino acids) and even improve metabolic activity.

Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years and is considered a medicinal herb. Turmeric has many health benefits including powerful anti-inflammatory effects, easing joint discomfort, curbing indigestion and heartburn, boosting immunity as well as protecting the heart and brain!

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that contains many antioxidants. Cinnamon has many anti-inflammatory properties which helps the body fight infections and repair tissue damage. It can help regulate your metabolism by reducing your blood sugar levels as it improves sensitivity to the hormone insulin.





  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A knob of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric.
  • 2 cubes of frozen spinach (or a handful of fresh spinach and ice)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon of greens powder (optional)
  • Honey or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 mug of your choice of milk
  • Mixed seeds or any toppings to serve!



  • Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blitz until all combined nicely!
  • Place in a bowl and top with some more banana, mixed seeds and a big drizzle of honey!



Overnight Proats

I never really got into overnight oats until recently and now I am completely addicted. It is the perfect breakfast if you are always on the go and want to maintain a healthy diet. It can’t get much easier, all you do is mix all the delicious ingredients together and leave it in the fridge overnight. The finished product is so creamy and is the perfect grab and go breakfast. You can mix it up and go crazy with your toppings too!


  • 50 grams porridge oats (Flahavans works best for this)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder (I used Vega protein)
  • 1 cup Alpro unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • A few drops of stevia or honey/maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • Berries and toppings of your choice


  1. Sterilise your jar by pouring boiling water into it and allowing it to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients except for your toppings in the jar and stir thoroughly. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then stir again. Place the lid on it and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When you are ready to enjoy your overnight oats, place your toppings on-top and enjoy!

You can either scoop them out into a bowl or enjoy on the go!



Garlic and Thyme mushrooms

I have fallen head over heels for mushrooms lately, oh my they are so yummy especially when they are whipped up with some garlic and thyme! Mmmm Mmm!

Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, selenium and vitamin D and B.

This is such an easy recipe which takes a matter of minutes to make. I have served this as a side dish to dinner or even on-top of some smashed avocado on toast for breakfast – the dream.



  • 300 grams mushrooms (I used portobeliini)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon tamari
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 6 sprigs thyme leaves
  • Cracked pepper


  • Wash the mushrooms and slice them.
  • Heat up the olive oil in a sauce pan over a medium heat, add in the garlic and mushrooms and cook for a few minutes.
  • Next place in the coconut milk, tamari, thyme leaves and cracked pepper.
  • Allow to cook for a further few minutes until the liquid has slightly evaporated.
  • Serve with some additional fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper if it needs it.



Quinoa & chickpea burgers

I make these burgers whenever I have leftover quinoa, they are so easy to make and a great meatless option that still contain a lot of protein within them. I love serving them with some homemade caramelised onion, sweet potato chips and a dollop of paleo mayo!

Makes 8 large patties


  • 1 can chickpeas, drainedQBIMG_0759
  • 1 cup Flahavan oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt & black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • ½ large zucchini, grated
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • Zest of 1 lemon and juice of ½ lemon
  • A handful of parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • Olive oil to cook


  • Prepare all your ingredients before you begin.
  • In a food processor add the drained can of chickpeas with the ground cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper and oats and blitz until it is a smooth paste.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place the 2 cups of cooked quinoa, lemon zest and juice, carrots, zucchini, onion, garlic, mustard, balsamic vinegar, egg, parsley and coconut flour. Give it a big stir and then add in the chickpea mixture from the blender.
  • Make sure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty.
  • Place the patties on a piece of baking paper, cover and allow to sit in the fridge for an hour before cooking. Chilling the patties will help them hold together during the cooking process.
  • Once refrigerated, remove from the fridge and place the patties in a hot saucepan with some good quality olive oil. Allow to cook on a medium to low heat for about 4 minutes each side!
  • Serve on a bed of rocket with your favourite chutney and mayo!

Japanese inspired miso dressing

If you want to serve a dish with that ‘wow’ factor than this is the dressing you need! It will make anything taste delicious and will leave you wanting more. The best thing about this recipe is you really can’t stuff it up!

Drizzle this sauce onto any Asian inspired stir-fried dishes, salads, chicken and fish to really enhance the flavours or even over a classic San Choy Bau recipe – yum!


  • 4 tablespoon white miso paste (Clearspring)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Thumb size knob of ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons warm water (you may need more)
  • Few drops of liquid stevia or honey
  • Zest and juice of a lime
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes


  • Combine all ingredients in a large sterilised jar and give it a good shake to make sure all the ingredients are well combined.


Satay Sauce

I like stocking the fridge each week with delicious, easy to make, healthy sauces which are guaranteed to make any meal taste ridiculously tasty! This week, I have made my very own Satay Sauce which tastes so yummy over anything.

Give it a go and let me know how you find it.


  • 70grams pure crunchy peanut butter (I like Pip & Nut)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon oat milk or any milk
  • 1 tablespoon tamari/soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons warm water
  • a few drops of liquid stevia or honey (optional)
  • salt & pepper to season


  • Combine all ingredients together, once all mixed through place the Satay sauce in a sterilised jar and keep refrigerated.





Golden Turmeric latte mix

Turmeric lattes along with beetroot lattes are becoming more popular in London and are almost the norm now amongst cafes – I can totally see why too! If you haven’t heard of them before, they are sort of like a chai latte but way better if they are done right.

If you haven’t yet heard of the amazing benefits of turmeric, let me educate you. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years and is considered a medicinal herb. Turmeric has many health benefits including powerful anti-inflammatory effects, easing joint discomfort, curbing indigestion and heartburn, boosting immunity as well as protecting the heart and brain!

My golden milk recipe couldn’t be easier, most of you will also already have all the ingredients on hand in your pantry and if you don’t then the spices will probably cost the equivalent of 2 lattes to purchase from your local supermarket.

Turmeric lattes are the perfect caffeine free warming drink to get anyone through these cold winters days. My recipe will make a rather large batch of turmeric latte mix so you can have it on hand throughout the week!

Give this recipe a go next time you want a yummy, caffeine free alternative which will be sure to boost your immune system and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.


  • 2 tablespoon Turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut water powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nut meg
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla powder
  • A pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  • Choice of milk –  I love it with coconut milk!
  • Stevia or your choice of sweetner to serve


  • Place all of the ingredients in a jar apart from the coconut water and sweetener, mix the ingredients through thoroughly until all combined.
  • To make a warming mug turmeric latte, simply spoon out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and place in a saucepan, heat through with the equivalent of a mug full of your choice of milk and a dash of sweetener – be careful not to boil the mixture.
  • Store the mixture in a sterilised jar so you can use it throughout your week.
  • Serve in your favourite mug and enjoy!


Bali’s best plant based cafes!

I am very lucky to be able to call the beautiful island of Bali home. My mum lives in Bali so every time I visit her, I am fortunate enough to dine at some of the best restaurants and cafes on the tropical island! Although I am a meat eater, I thoroughly enjoy eating plant based meals on a regular basis. I spend a lot of time in Bali each year and find I frequently have a lot of people asking me for my foodie tips. So here are my top 6 plant based cafes in Bali.

Peloton Supershop – Located in Berawa

Peloton is a trendy vegan café in Berawa (located between Seminyak and Canggu). It has a wide variety of food on the menu that would appeal to not only vegans but meat eaters too.  Peloton has a really great vibe, the staff are all so friendly and welcoming from the minute you walk in and the food is consistently good.  The portions are large and the menu is creative ranging from smoothie bowls, tacos, salads, burgers, lasagne and much more! There really is something about this place, the vegan food is absolutely delicious and the coffee with their homemade coconut milk is out of this world.  No wonder it is always so busy – clearly a very popular spot with expats, locals and of course tourists. Pictured is their green smoothie bowl with a mangosteen shot and coconut latte.

Kynd community – Located in Seminyak

This cute, trendy pink café in Seminyak is divine! Kynd Café will make anyone fall in love with vegan food, the smoothie bowls are out of this world and always beautifully presented as are the salad bowls. I have been to Kynd several times and almost every time I have been, people are clicking away on their phones taking pictures of the beautifully presented food  – it will put a smile on anyone’s face, as it doesn’t only look phenomenal but tastes great too!

The Shady Shack – Located in Canggu (vegetarian)

I love going to the Shady Shack for a nice, quiet, healthy lunch whilst sitting in their tropical garden. The menu provides a range of options which makes it really hard to choose from. One things for sure is that all the food is nutritious, beautifully presented and you can’t go wrong! The relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous setting makes for the perfect place to unwind in and enjoy some fresh tasting food. I have eaten numerous meals at The Shady Shack and I am yet to find something I don’t like – the wraps are very delicious as is the jack fruit burger!  Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

The Spicy Coconut – Located in Batubelig (between Seminyak and Berawa)

The Spicy Coconut is the perfect spot to refresh yourself and escape the heat for an hour. I have only ever enjoyed the smoothie bowls at The Spicy Coconut but each one I have had has been spot on, beautifully presented with great customer service! This eco-friendly café’s simple interiors and colourful food will make anyone feel at home.

Down to Earth – Located in Seminyak and Ubud

If you are looking for really healthy food in Bali, then Down to Earth is the place for you. The menu is extensive and the atmosphere chilled and inviting. The seitan burger is a win as is the roasted vegetables rosemary tofu wrap! I love their coconut kefir, smoothies and Kombuchas to quench my thirst on a hot day.  They also have a mini super market were you can pick up an array of supplements, beauty products, packaged superfoods and snacks as well as takeaway raw treats.


Alchemy – Located In Ubud & they have a small branch in Seminyak at Potato Head

The raw salad bar followed by a raw cake or two is the ultimate lunch combo! Nice sized portions, top quality, tasty food in a very relaxed atmosphere! I would have lunch over breakfast at Alchemy though as the menu is more varied at lunch time and the portions larger. There is even a shop inside the café where you can stock up on natural beauty products, supplements and health food products. This review is based in the Ubud location.



After dinner chocolate mints

Impress your guests with these delicious, raw after dinner chocolate mints. You can easily make these in advance and store them in the freezer until you are ready to serve!


  • 200grams raw almonds
  • 1 scoop of chocolate vegan protein powder
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • Pinch of salt to enhance the chocolate flavour
  • Peppermint drops, I used the ones pictured. You only need a few small drops of these!



  • Place the almonds in a high-speed blender and blend until you nearly have a nut butter texture. It can take up to 5-10 minutes for the oils to release, so be patient and keep blitzing! You will need to scrape the sides of the blender every so often too.
  • Next add the remaining ingredients and combine.
  • Line a silicone mould with some coconut oil and pour the mixture into your tray.
  • Place the mixture into a silicone try and place in the freezer to set
  • Do not remove these until completely set as you will find it really hard to remove from the silicone tray. I like to leave them in the freezer over night to ensure they are completely set before removing from the tray.


  • I have made this with 2 different types of protein powder, one worked really well and the other I needed to add some warm nut milk/water to the mixture to help liquefy it.
  • Keep them in the freezer and remove 15 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Raw Caramel Slice!

These individual raw vegan caramel slices are TO DIE FOR! They are rich, decadent and packed full of nutritious ingredients providing you with an array of vitamins and minerals!  Raw, gluten free, dairy free and packed full of healthy fats – they sure are an explosion for your taste buds! The almond butter, vanilla and maca powder combination gives it a creamy, velvety richness without having to use condensed milk and sugar!

Please note that although every single ingredient in these slices are good for you and host a range of health benefits, these slices are still to be treated as a ‘treat’ so please be mindful of that.

This recipe makes 12 large individual slices hence why the quantities are quite large. You could easily half the whole recipe and place the mixture into a baking tray and cut out individual bite sized squares!



  • 1 & 1/2 cups oats – I love to use Flahavans organic oats because they are so creamy
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 4 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 180 grams medjool dates
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt

Caramel middle:

  • 1 cup Almond butter
  • 3 tablespoon Maca powder
  • 360 grams Medjool dates
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla bean powder or essence
  • ½ cup GF oats (Flahavans)
  • Hot water (around 2 cups, however it will vary)
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt

Chocolate topping:

  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup cacao Powder
  • A few drops of stevia or 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup of warm water


  • Brush your baking tray with some coconut oil.
  • Place all the base ingredients in a blender and blitz until you have a crumb like texture. Press the mixture into the base of the container that you are using.
  • Place the base in the freezer whilst you make the middle caramel layer.
  • Next place all the ingredients for the caramel layer in the blender and combine until smooth and creamy, you may have to keep adding water to help it loosen a bit.
  • Place the caramel layer on top of the base layer and smoothen out.
  • Place the tray back in the freezer for at least 30 minutes
  • Add all the ingredients for the chocolate topping in a bowl and mix through, make sure the coconut oil is melted.
  • Once the caramel layer has been in the fridge for 30 minutes, place the chocolate mixture over the caramel, make sure it covers the whole tray evenly.
  • Place the slice in the freezer for up around 4 hours (or over night)
  • Remove the slice from the freezer before serving and let is sit for at least 20 minutes to defrost slightly before serving.
  • Enjoy with a nice cup of tea!



  • If you are making a large tray of them, make sure that when you cut them, you do so using a very hot knife to slice each individual square.
  • Store in freezer for up to a month in an air tight container (if they last that long!)