I really enjoy eating clean and experimenting with healthy recipes. There are endless possibilities to be creative with healthy and raw ingredients and I love trying out new things. I haven’t really posted any recipes in ages and this is something I really want to start doing more. I wrote about the two ingredient pancakes way back in October when I first started blogging (you should definitely try these btw) and I would love to start writing about this kind of thing again.
I had planned to try out a vegan lifestyle for a few weeks this year but I always put it off due to events/meals out which would make maintaing a vegan diet extremely difficult. I’ve realised there is never going to be a perfect stretch of time where I can be completely in control of what I eat so here is my new plan.
I am going to be travelling around quite a bit in the next few weeks. I always find that when I am out and about, keeping on track of healthy eating becomes much more difficult. A lot of restaurants do not hold back on oil and full fat cream/milk etc. in order to make their food as tasty as possible. Although this is fine every once in a while I do not want to be eating these sorts of dishes for a prolonged length of time. So whilst I find myself flying all over the country during the next few weeks, I intend to seek out healthy cafes/restaurants and I will be writing about this journey as I go. I have had my eye on a few places already, The Wild Food Cafe for example (I’ve been wanting to go here in forever!). I’m so excited for this journey!
Here are a few of the healthy and delicious things that I have been eating recently:
I tried out lots of juices using all sorts of different combinations of fruit, vegetables and yoghurts at the Currys Introjuicing event a few weeks back. Just this morning I purchased my very own Active Blend from Amazon after hearing so many good things about it from fellow bloggers on twitter. I can’t wait to try it out and be sure to check in for reviews, recipes and more! I love how easy it looks to use and clean and it was only £20!
At the Reon Rave event we ate chocolate protein balls (massive thumbs up) and drank green smoothies (thumbs down… I need some sweetness in my drinks). I was also introduced to Chia seeds. They were added to the yoghurt and granola mixture creating an extremely healthy breakfast. I was told I would either love it or hate it due to their jelly-like texture. It is safe to say that I absolutely loved it! Hence my next pic…
Ever since trying Chia seeds at the Reon Rave, I have been googling recipes, images, information etc… infact I have become quite fascinated with their endless possibilities. I decided it was time to get some of my own. At £5 something for 250g they are pretty expensive but I’m hoping that the bag will go a long way. Last night I added a tablespoon of the seeds to 200g or so of low fat natural yoghurt and left it covered in the fridge over night as instructed. This morning I then added granola, banana, blueberries and a generous helping of honey and voila!! It was so delicious 😀
I am on a bit of an avocado hype at the moment. Last weekend when I was home I made THEE most delicious brunch. Avocado and poached egg on toast – absolute perfection. If that last picture isn’t the definition of #yolkporn then I don’t know what is!
5. I told you I was a bit obsessed with avocado… I had been contemplating making baked egg and avocado for ages after seeing people rave about it on instagram and twitter but I was really worried that I wouldn’t enjoy the texture. After getting over this I went ahead and made it. I can confirm that this is an absolute treat!! You just need to make sure that you scoop out a tbsp or so of the avocado before cracking the egg into it (I didn’t and there was a bit of an over flow situation…) anyway, as long as you remember to do that all that is needed is 10-15 mins in the oven, a sprinkling of seasoning and you’re good to go! I like to eat it with tomatoes too 🙂
So there are a few examples of the kinds of dishes I want to start making/eating and blogging about. I can’t wait to try out some new restaurants and cafes in Leeds/London/Manchester etc and I will be letting you know how I get on!!
Have you tried Chia seeds? Baked egg in avocado?
Can you recommend any good cafes/restaurants that serve the kind of thing I am after? I’d love to know! Please do link me to any good recipes you’ve tried out as well 🙂
That’s all for now. Lots of love,