Friday, 24 November 2017

Healthy "Nutella" Brownies

healthy "Nutella" brownies recipe

I suspect that it'll come as little surprise to know that these healthy "Nutella" brownies are one of my most popular and most requested recipes. They're almost embarrassingly easy to make but taste wonderfully indulgent and are the perfect comforting treat.

Three great health benefits: boosts mood, beneficial for heart health, promotes healthy skin 

Makes 16 squares
Store in an airtight container

Ingredients:
200g hazelnuts
75g buckwheat flour
170g hazelnut butter
175ml maple syrup
5 tbsp raw cacao powder
Pinch of sea salt
Coconut oil, for greasing the tin

Method:
1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
2) Grease an 8 inch square cake tin with a little coconut oil.
3) Whizz the hazelnuts in a food processor until a flour-like consistency is formed. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
4) Add the buckwheat flour, hazelnut butter, maple syrup, cacao powder and salt to the mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
5) Pour into the cake tin and smooth down the top using a spatula. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin before removing and cutting into squares.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Simple Matcha Latte

simple matcha latte

I believe that this is the first hot drink recipe which I've shared on Halo Eats but it's fitting that it's for this Simple Matcha Latte, as I can't get enough of this warming drink lately! As the name suggests, it's easy to make yet tastes wonderfully creamy and indulgent with a distinctive matcha flavour that's strangely addictive!

Three great health benefits: boosts mood, helps support the body's detoxification process, rich in antioxidants 

Serves 1
Enjoy immediately

Ingredients: 
3/4 mug or cup coconut milk (the drinking kind)
1 tsp matcha powder
2 tbsp boiling water

Method: 
1) Select your mug or cup of choice and measure out sufficient coconut milk to fill just over 3/4 full. Pour into a small saucepan and warm over a medium low heat on the hob.
2) Meanwhile, place the matcha powder into the mug or cup and add the boiling water. Whisk together to thoroughly dissolve the powder.
3) Pour over the coconut milk and whisk to combine. Serve immediately.

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Monday, 13 November 2017

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

spicy roasted chickpeas

"Channa" has been a savoury snacking option in my house for as long as I can remember thanks to my mother's South American heritage. This healthy snack has a spicy kick to it and makes for a guilt-free alternative to bombay mix and a change from nuts, if they're your go-to snacking option.

Three great health benefits: beneficial for heart health, good source of fibre, good source of plant-based protein

Makes 1 small jar

Ingredients:
1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp ground coriander
3/4 tsp hot chilli powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 & 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper

Method: 
1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
2) Pat the chickpeas dry using paper towels (you can even do this step the night before to really ensure that the chickpeas are dry). 
3) Place the chickpeas in a bowl, along with the spices, olive oil and salt & pepper. Mix together then pour onto a baking tray, making sure that the chickpeas are spread out in a single layer
4) Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, rotating the chickpeas halfway through the cooking time.

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Immunity Boosting Smoothie (Banana Free)

immunity boosting smoothie

This creamy smoothie is the perfect drink when you're feeling under the weather or a bit run down as it's packed with immunity boosting goodness. The smoothie has a rich, creamy texture which makes it really indulgent to drink and the spices add a warming flavour. What's more, it's the most beautiful yellow colour that's bound to put a smile on your face!

Three great health benefits: boosts immunity, good source of fibre, anti-inflammatory

Makes 1 large glass
Enjoy immediately

Ingredients:
Flesh of 1 mango
1 orange, peeled, with the pith and any seeds removed
3/4 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
250ml cashew milk

Method:
1) Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend together until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

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