1 tin chickpeas rinsed and drained- 280g net weight
Few leaves of chopped coriander
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
generous pinch of black pepper
1/2 red chilli chopped finely
juice of 1/2 a lemon
3 tbsp sieved gram flour
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 1/2 tbsp oil
Mash together your sweet potatoes, red onion, garlic, coriander, chickpeas, 1 tsp salt, tamari, ground cumin, smoked paprika, generous pinch of black pepper, red chilli and lemon juice until it comes together
Add in your peas and mix through
Flatten out your mixture and cut into whatever shapes you like
Mix together the gram flour, generous pinch of salt, pinch of black pepper and water
With your pan on a high heat, add the oil
Coat each fritter in your gram flour mixture and fry until golden
Leave to cool and then serve with hummus or whatever you’d like!
No matter how hard we try to stick to main meals, only have one or two glasses of fizz, when the festivities are in full swing we so often fail….. the result is an extended waistline with discomfort, feelings of nausea and at worst bum wind!!!
The little black dress looked stunning as you left for the party and four hours later you cant wait to get into your PJ’s and set your belly free!
Yet the following morning you will be paying the price for that extra mince pie, two bottles of pink fizz and whatever else grabbed your attention…..
So you need to prepare in advance, you need to boost your happy gut bacteria so they are working at optimum levels before you indulge.
When your digestive system is working effectively everything flows smoothly, as soon as you upset/imbalance the bacteria you may experience some of the following:
plus so much more………
Antioxidants are a substance that protect your cells from damage. Damage may be caused from pollution, chemicals, processed foods, alcohol and drugs. The effect is called ‘oxidation’ a reaction between oxygen and other molecules.
Your body naturally creates free radicals (toxins) when cells use oxygen. Research shows toxins can be linked to disease including heart disease.
Antioxidants support your cells to repair from oxidative damage. They are found in many foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
Ideally use organic where possible as this reduces the level of chemicals you will be ingesting.
This recipe is from Healthy Smoothie Headquarters and one I personally use and recommend to my clients. Quick and easy to prepare and packed full of antioxidants and energy.
Antioxidant Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe
1 cup water (filtered if possible)
1 cup of mixed frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries)
1/4 cup goji berries
A dash of sea salt
The Add-ons (These are optional) The Chia seeds add thickness.
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 cup coconut shreds or flakes
1 serving of your preferred protein powder
Add the ingredients into your blender. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.
My cupboards are very rarely bare, though three things I ensure are well stocked are my sweet tasting Turkish Apple Tea, Ginger Biscuits that are dipped in chocolate and Oatly chocolate drink (My daughters favourite)
To order simply click on the link to the righthand side of the image and you will be taken directly to the order page.
I adore this Turkish Apple Tea. An instant granulated fruit drink from Turkey that can be drunk hot or cold. It’s a traditional Turkish drink that can be a winter warmer or a cool, refreshing drink in summer. To be transported to the tea gardens of Turkey, simply place two teaspoons of the apple tea mixture into cold or boiling water, stir and add sugar to taste.
Why not indulge in these delicious biscuits. Treat yourself to some delicious gluten and dairy free ginger biscuits dipped in chocolate. Made without dairy, eggs or gluten-containing ingredients, they can be enjoyed by the whole family with a nice cup of tea. Made in the UK.
My daughter loves this Oatly Chocolate drink. A brilliant, chocolatey alternative to milk or soya milk, and made from pure oats, Oatly Chocolate Oat Drink is a nutritious, dairy-free way to experience that childhood favourite. Full of natural fibre and protein, this drink is also enriched with added vitamins and calcium. It tastes great over cereal too.