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Super Easy Raw Bliss Balls

 

Raw Bliss BallsHappy Monday Everyone!

I am struggling to keep up with my blog at the moment. This winter seems to be really busy for me, which is a good thing of course. I just want to share quickly very easy recipe for my raw bliss balls that I’ve made another day, they are so tasty and very nutritious. I am a great fan of nut bars for breakfast, but I’ve decided to follow the trend and make some nutty-chocolaty bliss balls for a change!

You will need (for 16 balls):

100g walnuts
100g peeled almonds
10 dry dates
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
2 tbsp natural sweetener (honey, maple syrup, stevia etc)
2 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
1.5 tbsp chia seeds

Remove pits from dates, blend all nuts and dates till the mixture resembles a paste. Place it into the large bowl and mix in chia seeds, then add all liquid ingredients and mix well. Sift in cocoa powder. Than roll small balls (if you with, roll bliss balls in some coconut flakes), refrigerate for a couple of hours and they are ready! Simple as that. As I’ve mentioned before I like to eat mine for breakfast or they are great for a healthy afternoon snack. But I wouldn’t really advise to have more than 3 in one day, as they are so rich and nutritious. Most of the things are good for you in moderate amounts only.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Goat’s cheese and Spinach Potato Tart

potato-tart

Today I would like to share one of my new favorite recipes – Goat’s Cheese and Spinach Potato Tart. I love quiches and tarts, but I am not too keen on the pastry that comes with it (gluten and butter are not my best friends). In this recipe you actually replace pastry with slightly fried potatoes…how genius is that? I’ve got this idea from browsing numerous recipe websites, unfortunately I cannot remember where exactly I saw it. So I followed my usual recipe for goat’s cheese and spinach quiche, replacing pastry with potatoes and it came out so tasty! I couldn’t even believe it, well anyway for me potato is always a winner. It’s much easier to prepare than quiche or tart too. And it’s so nice…we actually ateĀ  the whole piece in like couple of minutes with my mum, it was just too good…So here is the recipe for you to enjoy!

Ingredients:

4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced the same way as crisps.
2-3 tbsp oil (I use rapeseed oil)
200g spinach
1 small onion
6 large eggs
200ml whipping cream
100g grated goat’s cheese (I love hard St Helen’s cheese, but you can use soft goat’s cheese too)
For seasoning I used a tsp each of salt, coarse black pepper, dry parsley, dry basil, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and a pinch of dry oregano.

Preparation:

Before you start making your tart make sure you have cake tin, with removable bottom that doesn’t leak…otherwise you might end up with a complete disaster. I used one that is 23cm in diameter.

Once you’ve done the hardest bit – peeling and slicing thinly the potatoes, heat a tbsp of oil in the frying pan and start frying potato slices. They don’t need to be cooked, just soften a bit. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Now chop the onions finely and fry it until golden. Then blench the spinach and leave veggies to cool down.

I buttered cake tin with a bit of vegetable spread, but actually potato slices are quite oily so you don’t really have to do it.

Potato Tart Preparation

Now layer potatoes on the bottom and the sides, without leaving any gaps. In the mixing bowl, beat together whipping cream, eggs and seasoning until well blended. Layer spinach, onion and cheese on top of the potato. And cover with the egg mixture. Put in the oven for 30 minutes until it’s firm and golden brown.

Enjoy while still hot!

Vegan Banana Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

Vegan Banana Blackberry Smoothie

Just a quick recipe of my new favourite drink – vegan banana blackberry smoothie. Recently I’ve been on the juicing side and I kind of gave up on smoothies. But I really wanted to add blackberries to my diet for their nutritional benefits as they are in season now, plus they are packed with anti-oxidants and have one of the lowest sugar levels among berries and fruits. I am not very big fan of blackberries, so the obvious solution is to add them to smoothie. I made this vegan banana blackberry smoothie for quite a few times this summer and I love it! It’s great option for breakfast and it’s so so delicious. And it’s like super easy to make and requires a minimum number of ingredients!

Ingredients for 2 servings (roughly 500ml)

– 300 ml almond milk (or any other non-dairy milks you like)

– 1/2 cup of ripe blackberries

– 1 ripe banana

– 1 tbsp maple syrup (you can try honey, but I find that maple syrup is better for smoothies)

And blend it for few minutes as blackberries require some time to be blended properly. For extra nutritional benefits, sprinkle with half a tea-spoon of chia seeds.

Enjoy this banana blackberry smoothie fresh as part of your breakfast or any time you like!