BANANA BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

If Sunday mornings aren’t made for pancakes, I don’t quite know what is. This particularly delicious stack is drizzled with the sweetest, ooziest, stickiest blueberry sauce. Just how I like ’em.If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know the routine: post-run pancakes, pretty much every weekend. Whilst some are addicted to their smoothie bowls and…

CRANBERRY OAT COOKIES

Sugar: the crushing point in most healthy-eating attempts. When those cravings kick in, there’s all too often no going back. Here, I’m sharing my recipe for spicy, chewy cranberry oat cookies that are blissfully free from refined sugar (the sweetness comes from coconut sugar which is an unprocessed natural sweetener from coconut blossom nectar). The recipe makes…

‘EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK’ CARROT CAKE

In my eyes, you can’t beat a good square of carrot cake on a wintery afternoon, cosied up with a blanket. Inspired by Hemsley + Hemsley’s recipe, this version is rustically warm, spicy, nutty and sweet – in all the right ways. Plus, it contains a whole lot of delicious shredded carrot; I get so frustrated by those recipes which claim…

GONE BANANAS? NICE CREAM

What’s that sound?! No, it’s not Mr Whippy’s ice cream van, instead it’s the nice cream stall rolling in! As nostalgic as the classic ninety-niner is, that whipped to perfection sweet treat is loaded full of refined sugar and processed ‘dairy’, not to mention its humongous calorie count! This healthy version could soon replace your tubs of Ben & Jerry’s. I know…

SPICED APPLE BUCKWHEAT CRÊPES

These crêpes are so delicious, they’ve become a brunch staple! I was tempted to call them pancakes, but they’re really more like crêpes: thin with a soft centre and crispy outsides. The apple filling makes this recipe so good; it’s spicy, sticky and sweet – almost like toffee sauce! They’re easily adaptable, but can be enjoyed by…

GRANOLA

My latest discovery is homemade granola. Strangely, I’d never really thought about making my own; why make the effort when it’s readily available in the shops? After a little experimenting, I’ve come up with a recipe that makes the shop-bought versions look woefully lacking (or should I say overloaded with unhelpful stuff). It’s crunchy, flavoursome,…

SWEET POTATO BROWNIES

Here, I’m sharing my sweet potato brownies. The recipe was inspired by Deliciously Ella’s Sweet Potato Brownies, which I have tweaked to make them, in my eyes, just right. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene – hence the bright orange colour – which converts to vitamin A (retinol) in the body, essential for clear vision…

SHAKE UP YOUR WAKE UP

As it’s National Breakfast Week this week (24-30 January) I thought it would be appropriate to post something breakfast related. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for many reasons, however there are still many people who skip it saying that they’re “not hungry” or “don’t have time”. The stats from a recent…

HEALTHY FLAPJACKS

I’m an avid baker, and I’m always searching for uber-healthy recipes. This is one of my own recipes for healthy flapjacks, resulting from many previous experiments. It’s packed full of fibre, protein, essential fatty acids and slow-burn energy, as well as being the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe uses dates to help…

GOURMET RICE CAKES

When it comes to healthy snacks, it doesn’t get much tastier than this. The winning combo of dark chocolate, fruit and nut not only tastes divine but it also helps you to live longer. Even if you’re a dark chocolate hater (which I used to be) you’ll love these! They can be prepared in advance and…

ACNE ABOLISHER

Being teenagers, we get our fair share of acne. This juice is rich in beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A in the body – one of the nutrients that helps enhance *selenium’s benefits to the skin. It is also packed with vitamins C and E, which help skin heal from acne scarring by strengthening cell…

THE CLEANER

This juice effectively works as an internal cleanser. Its fruity make-up is super-rich in vitamins C and A, it also contains a useful amount of potassium, calcium, soluble fibres and antioxidant bioflavonoids. Because it’s rich in natural sugars, it will keep your energy levels up, particularly good if you’re cleansing your digestive system and reducing…