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The Healthy and Nutritious Banana Pancakes (vegan)

Sunday morning pancakes have become a tradition, and I’ve been trying to make them as healthy, soft and light as possible. This recipe is totally guilt-free, as long as you go easy on the jam and the syrup. Have them with some fresh fruits and a drizzle of honey;  and if you prefer savoury toppings, why not some avocado.

I make my own oat flour: I blend rolled oats until they’re transformed into some kind of a dust. Works like a charm!

Ingredients (for about 3 pancakes)

  • Oat flour, 60g
  • Non-dairy milk, 120ml (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • Chia seeds, 1 full teaspoon
  • Banana, 1 (ripe)
  • Baking powder, 1 full teaspoon 
  • Pinch of salt

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The Curried Courgette ‘Spaghetti’

When I eat on my own, I can’t be bothered preparing an elaborated meal. I made this dish with three ingredients and in less than 10 minutes, it’s super easy and fun to eat! Needless to say that it’s also very much healthy and clean.

Ingredients (for one)

  • Courgette, 1/2
  • Cherry tomatoes, a big handful
  • Coriander, a handful
  • Curry powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper

Procedure

Wash the courgette and tomatoes. Use a spiraliser to make the courgette spaghetti or simply cut it in long stripes. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Chop the coriander.

Heat a little olive oil in a pan and add the spaghetti, cook until tender. In another pan, cook the cherry tomatoes until tender as well. Add the curry powder, salt and pepper.

Serve warm, sprinkle with the coriander. You can add some parmesan cheese if you fancy it!

Tadaaaaaaa!

The Chili Sin Carne (and the power of beans)

A Chili Con Carne – Sin Carne, I could have just named it Vegan Chili, but some people are often skeptical when something is labelled vegan (I’ll come back to that in a further post).

Despite their bad reputation for making people gassy, beans are actually super duper healthy (see below). They’re also a proof that eating healthy isn’t necessarily expensive as they are really affordable and versatile.  You can be really creative when you have for example kidney beans, cannelloni beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, split (green) peas and/or lentils in your pantry.; you can incorporate them in many different dishes such as chilies, dips, soups or salads.

This recipe is easy enough but will take you about an hour; it serves 4 people. You can combine it with some whole rice and quinoa to have complete protein.

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