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!



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!

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.





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!


Chocolate protein brownie bliss balls

These chocolate protein brownie bliss balls (quite the tongue twister) actually turned out far better than I could have imagined – they are the bomb! Gooey, sweet, fudgy, rich and nutrient dense. These have no refined sugar in them or any added sweetener!

You can keep a batch of these in the fridge to stave off chocolate cravings!

Ingredients – Makes 12 

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 180 grams medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Vega)
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder (naturya)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • Desiccated coconut for rolling in

Method –

  • Place the almonds in a blender and pulse until they are finely processed.
  • Next add all the remaining ingredients apart from the desiccated coconut and blitz until well combined. Remove from the blender and roll the mixture into small bite sized yummy balls.
  • Next roll them in the desiccated coconut and place in the fridge for an hour or so.
  • Enjoy and try to not eat them all at once!

Notes – Your medjool dates should be gooey and sweet. If you find they are a little bit hard in texture I would recommend placing them in a small bowl of boiling water for a few minutes until they soften up and become gooey.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!



Pumpkin Spice Hummus

When two of my favourite things become one – pumpkin and hummus! This beautiful dip is the perfect autumnal snack – it is healthy, creamy, smooth and you can have it ready in no time!

You can make this snack in advance and have it ready for when your guests arrive! If you really wanted to get into the holiday spirit you could serve it out of a pumpkin!

pumpkin spice


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 cup of leftover roast pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoon Tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice and zest of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup water or if you have some stock/bone broth you could use this too!


  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse together. Process until smooth and at your desired consistency. You may need to add some more water/olive oil to help give the hummus a creamy texture. Taste and add any e
  • Trasnfer the hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with a good quality of extra virgin olive oil, pumpkin seeds and some extra cumin.
  • Serve with your favourite vegetable and pita bread.




Sugar free stewed apples

‘Tis the season for apples at the moment and boy are they good! I’ve never been a big lover of apples but something has changed this Autumn and I can’t seem to get enough of them! It really shows that eating seasonally helps you to enjoy fresh fruit and veg at its best!

This sugar free stewed apple recipe is my favourite, it takes a matter of minutes to make and taste delicious on top of some creamy yoghurt or a warming bowl of porridge!

You could even make these into a nice apple and rhubarb crumble, apple pie or even as an accompaniment to your Sunday pork roast! Yum!


Ingredients –

  • 6 Rajka organic apples
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  • ½ cup of water
  • Juice and zest of half lemon

Method –

  1. Wash and core the apples by roughly cutting them into large chunks. Place the apples along with the remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Give the mixture a stir.
  2. Bring the temperature of the saucepan up to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer. Place the lid on the saucepan and allow to simmer for about 8 minutes or until the mixture is of your desired texture.
  3. Allow to cool and serve as you please!




Copenhagen – Healthy eats and coffee shop heaven!

Healthy eats and coffee shop heaven in Copenhagen, Denmark

I absolutely loved Copenhagen, such a trendy little city which did not disappoint at all. The people were super friendly, the coffee was strong, the food delicious and the streets were filled with lots of little boutiques! Mr T and I went over the bank holiday weekend in May which we booked in advanced and managed to get a really great deal with Easyjet which was a big win, as the weekend itself was going to be a fairly expensive one. Copenhagen isn’t a cheap city and you can end up forking out a lot of money so just be wary of that before you go! We stayed right next to Nyhavan which I thought was the perfect location to explore the city.  It really was the perfect city break!

I will be writing another Copenhagen blog called ‘A weekend in Copenhagen’ where I will be covering all the markets, site-seeing we did and other delicious restaurants we went to however for now check out my top healthy eats in Copenhagen outlined below.


42 degrees Raw – I have been very curious about 42 degrees raw for some time as I have been following them on social media ever since I made a turn into healthier eating. Having the pleasure of dining and treating myself to all of their vegan desserts as well as lunch one day and an Acai bowl (pictured) for breakfast another day was rather exciting. 42 Raw is a contemporary take on plant based eating, they have a few different locations around the city and they offer lots of raw, vegan light lunches, cakes, shakes, desserts, juices and snacks!

Café Livingstone – We walked to Café Livingstone on our last morning as we had been highly recommended it by a friend. Café Livingstone has a different concept which can be quite fun – build your own brunch! You are given a menu with a pencil to which you then choose between either 5 dishes or 7 dishes as a set menu. You then select all the different dishes, which range from smoked salmon, avocado, eggs and sausages to cinnamon rolls, grapefruit, Danish cheeses and cookies! It honestly has something to suit everyone, best of all it all comes out on small side plates so you can share everything too! Café Livingstone is also located right on the lake so depending on the time of year you can sit outside and enjoy some fresh air and a nice view whilst enjoying your brunch. It is also located in a trendy area of town so spend some time getting lost in the streets behind it for some awesome shopping and great vibes!  

Palaeo – Conveniently right next to one of the 42 degree raw branches. Palaeo is a completely paleo-diet based menu. The food here is delicious and the portions are generous, I opted for a wrap which came as an egg white wrap, a great idea which I will be taking home with me! The service here is fast, it’s healthy fast food on the go. They have a range of salads, wraps, sandwiches made from their homemade bread as well as signature dishes like the Palaeo burger and sweet potato fries which we tried. A great little place to have a quick meal at before an afternoon of exploring the city!


Atelier September – We tried several coffee shops in Copenhagen however Atelier September had to be my favourite! I loved the interiors and watching the staff who were so passionate about what they served. The coffee is some of the best coffee I have ever had, a must if you like your coffee and sitting in the window to people watch!


Koh Samui – My top 5 healthy cafés

Koh Samui was our first stop on our honeymoon! The island was a lot larger than what I was expecting and the perfect place to wind down in. It was a slice of paradise with crystal clear waters, white beaches and plenty of fresh coconuts. I do however think Koh Samui is for the less adventurous traveller compared to its neighbouring islands of Koh Tao (my fave) and Koh Phangnan. I almost feel like Koh Samui is a bit stuck in its way and slightly old school compared to the other islands and other parts of Asia – I will go into more detail in my next blog!

Anyways, as much as we loved diving into the local cuisine every night by eating an array of curries, soups, noodles and deep-fried dishes. I thought I would hunt down some fresh alternatives for lunch so we wouldn’t get sick of Thai food and to create some sort of balance in our diet.

If you are going to Koh Samui, go check out some of the below cafes!

Green Light Café

A beautiful little restaurant in the heart of Fishermans Village. I thoroughly enjoyed lunch here on more than one occasion. The menu is packed full of delicious options which are all vegan, vegetarian and paleo friendly! With so much variety there is something to suit everyone! I tried the pad thai bowl, spicy chicken bowl, sweet potato fries (which are baked), grilled salmon salad and washed it down with a kombucha or ‘bio fiz’ every time! You can also build your own Buddha bowl which is a great touch however their combination of salads were always so good, I never got round to it. Another benefit is that all of their chicken is free range and hormone free, their produce is all natural with no MSG and there are no preservatives in site!

Eating lots of local delicacies like fried rice, curries, fried food by night, I rather enjoyed the balance of having a nutritious meal which was packed full of flavour and made with love at lunch time.  I left feeling nourished and satisfied each time! A must if you are traveling to Koh Samui.

Art Café by June

Art Café by June is a little café just out of Fishermans village. It is not on the beach, it isn’t fancy, in fact it is located on the main road however it is absolutely brilliant. Simple, guilt free tasty food! Art Cafe caters for everyone with a variety of food options and an extensive menu. It has a real local feel about it, very rustic and welcoming! The staff are friendly and the food is delicious and cheap too!

Eating healthy really doesn’t have to be hard and it really doesn’t have to be boring however when you are on Koh Samui there isn’t much in the way of healthy food so finding this superb café was like winning the lottery. We ate here on several occasions (obviously) – and enjoyed the following dishes; rice paper rolls, salmon and avocado rolls, hummus dip and homemade fresh bread, the tofu scramble wrap, the chicken and veg brown fried rice…. Art café is unassuming, the food is wholesome and the staff are friendly… Another must go to if you like to nourish your body from the inside out!


Sweet Sister Café

I unfortunately only managed to visit Sweet Sisters Café once on my trip due to it being on the South part of the Island. We stopped off here on our road trip after visiting the waterfalls. We enjoyed a Bio Fizz each, fresh vegetarian spring rolls and the Thai chicken wrap which was to die for. The menu was large featuring lots of healthy Thai & Burmese dishes as well as healthy takes on the western classics, raw desserts, free from treats and an amazing drink menu!

Sweet sisters café also has the additional bonus of a health food shop attached to it, which has shelves galore packed full of super foods, supplements, snacks, natural beauty products and more! I bought a sachet of Thai Green Chicken Curry paste to take home with me so I can re-create my favourite dish with the authentic spices when the holiday blues sink in! I really loved this café as it had a lovely charm about it, I only wished it was closer to where I was staying so I could have visited it on more than one occasion….

Fishermans House Café/ Coffee Lab

Fishermans House Café is a quaint little place in Fishermans Village which is also a coffee lab.  I have never seen a coffee menu quite like it, you name it they have it! Nitro coffee, hot and cold drip, espresso, cold brew along with all sorts of alcoholic coffee beverages I have never seen before! They also serve a wide variety of teas including my favourite Matcha lattes served with coconut milk. As you can tell by the picture, the presentation and effort they put into serving their specialities was perfect! We had an amazing buffet breakfast at the resort we were staying at so we didn’t get to eat at Fishermans House Café however as I was sipping away on my coffee the food coming out the kitchen looked absolutely delicious, clearly a very popular breakfast spot on the island too!

It’s your nature shop – Health food shop

Minding my own business on the back of the scooter, I spotted this sign and ordered Mr T to turn around immediately so I could have a little gander through this health food shop. I love traveling to different countries and going to local health food shops to see what they have on offer – I find Asia has some amazing ingredients I have never even heard of. If you are looking for supplements, detox remedies, healthy juices, kombuchas and all sorts of elixirs this is the place to go. I only purchased a coco-biotic juice which was packed full of delicious enzymes, probiotics and utter goodness!

Chocolate fudge pumpkin brownies

Gooey, moist, rich chocolate, gluten free brownies made even healthier with the addition of pumpkin purée – who would have thought? The addition of pumpkin not only gives it a really nice fudgey texture but provides you with lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (packed with vitamin A & C.)

No white flour in sight either, these brownies are made with homemade oat flour. Oats contain manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. They are also rich in a caretenoids, tocols (vitamin E) and  flavonoids. They are full of complex carbohydrates, soluble and insoluble fibre which helps slow the absorption of sugar.

These really are guilt free, glorious brownies!

Dairy free and Gluten free – Makes about 12-16 brownies

Ingredients –

  • 120 grams Oats or Oat flourPumpkin
  • 200 grams pumpkin puree
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100 grams honey
  • 50 grams cacao, sifted
  • 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of Himalayan salt salt

Method –

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Line a small square baking tray with baking paper
  • Place the oats in a nutribullet or a blender and blitz up to make a flour, place the oats in a large mixing bowl with the rest of the dry ingredients, the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat the 3 eggs with a hand beater. Next lightly fold the eggs into the oat mixture. Make sure all the ingredients have been mixed through and that there are no lumps.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. You want them to still be slightly gooey and moist inside!
  • Allow the brownies to cool before slicing.


Note – If you want an additional crunch you could always add roasted hazelnuts or almonds into the mix before baking! Give it a go and let me know what you think.