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Nut Milk

Nut milk

Nut Milk

People mocked my nut milk bag purchase despite this being something I’d wanted to buy for AGES but had never quite gotten around to it. I have to say buying this was literally one of the single most exciting days of my life, only trumped by the fact that I actually made my own nut milk quickly a few days later!!

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Butter Chicken Curry

Butter Chicken Curry is the ultimate fakeaway! Dieting is hard right? Wrong! Living a clean eating life is actually really easy because you get to make your own version of your favourite butter chicken curry takeaway at home. For less. And with fewer calories. And with more nutrients. Yay! Imagine how good it feels to eat the naughty food which isn’t actually all the naughty and you can leave the table without the horrible greasy bloated gut feeling!

Well imagine no more. Try out this butter chicken curry recipe with either wholegrain rice or quinoa (non-paleo option) or cauliflower rice (paleo option):

Butter chicken curry clean eating recipe

Butter Chicken Curry – Clean Eating Recipe

Marinade – mix together:
1/2 can coconut milk
1/4tsp coriander
1/4tsp cumin
1/4tsp garam masala
1/4tsp paprika
1/4tsp turmeric
4 chicken breasts diced

Then sauté 5 cloves garlic diced, and a small chunk of ginger diced, then add 1/4tsp each of coriander, garam masala and cumin.
Mix together
Then add the marinade chicken
Then add the remaining 1/2 can of coconut milk and 1 carton of pasata
Serve on whole grain rice (or cauliflower rice if paleo) with a spoonful of Greek yogurt and some chopped parsley or coriander sprinkled on top

#curry #recipe #paleo #cleaneating #rawsome #healthy #foodie #notadiet

Love Roo xx

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Black Beans Burger

Spicy black bean burger recipeI have always had an obsession with black beans and now it’s a full blown love affair with this spicy black bean burger recipe! I really suffer with acne and as a 31 year old it’s pretty devastating that my skin is still behaving like a teenagers, so I was doing some research and a few things that came up was that it might be a good idea to cut back on red meat to improve hormonal acne. I am a huge fan of meat especially beef and was pretty worried about giving up or cutting back on beef burgers, but with this spicy black bean burger recipe I can assure you that I certainly have nothing to worry about and I can hand on heart say that I would choose this every time! Black beans are sooooo nice! They have a whole load of health benefits too; black beans are high in protein and fibre so are a great option for vegetarians needing alternative sources of protein, they’re loaded with iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc which will help to build and maintain healthy bones. Black beans are also naturally low in sodium so they help to lower blood pressure. And finally black beans as a high fibre food will increase satiety and reduce appetite, which will help you to feel fuller for longer so you won’t be reaching for the cookie jar!

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Poached Egg Hash

poached egg hashSome days I wake up and really crave something different for breakfast and that’s where this poached egg hash recipe came from! I was craving breakfasty eggs and bacon but also really wanting sweet potato carb yumminess! Poached egg hash is a great meal to start the day with because it has your proteins, fats and carbs all rolled in to one dish. It’s not a quick dish as it takes about 20 minutes for the spuds to cook, but oh boy is it worth it!

So here’s how to make your delicious treat breakfast of poached egg hash with bacon and coriander! Cube your spuds and fry with the bacon in coconut oil for 20 mins. Meanwhile poach your eggy, scatter with coriander when your done and BOOM! you’ve got yourself a treat! Poached Egg Hash for every meal please!!!

Love Roo xx

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Salsa Recipe

Salsa recipeSo after a camping trip with some of my paleo buddies a friend of mine made the MOST delicious salsa and I’ve taken her recipe and tweaked it a bit to make my own salsa recipe! This salsa recipe is amazing because it goes really well with fajitas or with salad on it’s own, or with hummus and pitta bread. Honestly the possibilities are endless! So without further ado here are the recipes and method for my homemade salsa recipe (warning; it’s garlicy!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper finely diced
  • 2 tomatoes deseeded and finely diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely diced
  • 2 spring onions finely diced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • A handful of fresh chopped coriander

Method:

  1. Chop all of the ingredients and mix together (yep it’s that simple!)

Pop in an airtight container and pop your delicious salsa in the fridge ready for consumption! If you want to add more colour and make your own salsa recipe why not add some green peppers into the mix as well? It’s also really nice if you squeeze some lime over the top to give a zesty flavour and make your salsa recipe fit your own tastebuds!

Love Roo xx

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Caribbean Chicken

caribbean chickenI love a bit of spice and eating clean, this Caribbean chicken recipe is the perfect meal for adding some flavour and as few calories as possible to your plate. Caribbean chicken is not only flavoursome but it’s so colourful too! I like to try and get as much colour into my dish as possible.

Caribbean Chicken Ingredients:caribbean chicken

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 sweet potatoes cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Dunns River Chicken Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin kidney beans (or substitute black beans if you prefer)
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander finely chopped

Caribbean Chicken Recipe Method:

  1. Firstly chop all of your veggies and mix in a bowl and put to one side
  2. Dice the chicken into bite size chunks
  3. Put 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the pan to heat up and melt, then add your chicken
  4. Cook the chicken for 5 – 10 minutes
  5. Add 1 tbsp of your Caribbean Chicken seasoning mix
  6. Add 1 tsp of chilli powder
  7. Cook for a couple of minutes and stir to ensure the chicken is evenly coated
  8. Pop all of your veggies into the pan and mix well
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock
  10. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer
  11. Cook for 30 minutes stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick to the pan, add more water if necessary
  12. Drain and stir in the kidney beans and cook for a further 5 – 8 minutes
  13. Scatter chopped coriander over the top of your Caribbean chicken and then devour!

Caribbean chickenWho knew that a healthy, paleo, clean eating Caribbean Chicken dish could be so easy to make?! If you want something on the side try making some cauliflower rice to have with it.

Love Roo xx

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My Protein Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls

My Protein Powder Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls

Wow! That’s a mouthful trying to say that title isn’t! Luckily these mocha coconut power bliss balls act as the perfect gob stopper 😛

My Protein sent me some fantastic samples and I have been thinking of different ways to use them other than the obvious protein shake mix up. So I’ve used the My Protein Impact Whey Protein Powder in Mocha flavour to make this bliss balls. The first thing I want to point out is that I don’t like coffee and I don’t really like coconut and I can’t get enough of these! I actually had to put them in the freezer so I had to make a conscious effort to take them and sit there and wait for them to thaw before eating them so it took away my ability to grab and snack! 😛

So here’s the My Protein Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls recipe! It gets a little bit oily and messy when rolling them into balls so be prepared for mess!

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How To Make A Smoothie

I had a wee think before posting this one because smoothies are definitely not as healthy as people think they are! They are healthy if made properly and it’s really important to think of a smoothie as a meal because it will contain as many calories (if not more) than your average snack or lunch. When smoothies are unhealthy it’s because people see it as a beverage rather than a meal replacement. So if you are going to use this “Build A Smoothie Guide” that is my disclaimer! You’ve been warned; now enjoy!

How To Build The Perfect Smoothie

Love Roo xx

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

When I started to eat healthy I became just a teensy bit obsessed with sweet potato, to the point where I think I have actually given Roo Boy an aversion to it! So now I feel like I have a child where I have to disguise the sweet potato as something else just to sneak it in to a meal and I am proud to say that if I hadn’t told him (afterwards!) that there was sweet potato in this gnocchi he would have been none the wiser! Mwah ha ha ha haaaaaa!!!

I’ve called this recipe paleo-ish because of the gluten free flour, if you want to make it totally paleo swap out the gluten free flour for almond flour or coconut flour.

Ingredients:

• 100g gluten free flour
• 450g sweet potato, peeled & boiled
• 60ml almond milk
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp agave nectar
• Carton of pasata
• 2 tsp paprika
• 2 chicken breasts
• 1/4 chorizo ring

Method:

  1. Put boiled sweet potatoes in a boil and mash.
  2. Pour in the olive oil and milk and mix together.
  3. Gradually add the garlic powder, flour and agave nectar to the mix and knead.
  4. Take out sections of the dough and roll in to thumb sized balls.
  5. Fry the chicken in a pan until cooked through. Add the pasata & stir in the paprika.
  6. Bring a pan of water to the boil, then add the gnocchi to the water and cook until it rises to the top of the water.
  7. Whilst the gnocchi is rising. Add the chorizo to the chicken & sauce mixture.

Love Roo xx

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Paleo Coconut Bounty Truffles

Paleo coconut bounty truffles

Everyone needs a sweet treat every now and again and oh man are these insanely delicious!!!

Now I’m the first person to admit that a bounty bar is the last chocolate I would ever want to buy in the supermarket, but these are immense and thankfully I know how to make them otherwise I would spend a fortune on buying them!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp creamed coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 60g cacao butter
  • 50g cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar

Method:

  1. Beat together the butter, vanilla extract and creamed coconut.
  2. Slowly start adding in the stevia
  3. And finally start adding in the coconut flakes until everything is well blended
  4. Put some parchment paper on a baking sheet
  5. Take a tbsp size piece of the mixture, roll in to a ball and put on the parchment paper
  6. Chill for about 1 hour
  7. Before you take the coconut balls out of the fridge melt the cacao butter (bain-marie), once the butter has melted add in the cacao powder and then finally add in the agave nectar to sweeten.
  8. Remove the chocolate from the pan and allow it to thicken a bit (this is important otherwise it makes it a bit harder to cover the truffles!)
  9. The final step is to dip the coconut truffles in the cacao mix so it is evenly coated. Put on a fresh piece of parchment paper covered baking sheet,  and then pop back in the fridge to chill and harden.
  10. See how many you can stick in your mouth in one go! 😛

Love Roo xx

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