It may sound strange, but I’ve only recently started eating mushrooms. It was something that I avoided for such a long, and would pretty much refuse to eat. But now, I can’t get enough! I love how mushrooms are pretty much a blank canvas. They have the ability to absorb basically any flavour, and what you get at the end, is a different taste every time. You can fry them, stuff them, or even turn them into burger buns, (although I’ve never personally tried that).
Frozen fruit is one of them things that I think you should always have to hand. I always make sure that I have big stacks in my freezer, ready to make a scrumptious smoothie, or to use in a fruit compote. For me, frozen bananas are a must; they make delicious nice cream when blended on their own, and are the perfect base for creamy smoothies and smoothie bowls. Simply peel, chop and place them in the freezer, ready for a smoothie kind of day.
I only discovered smoothie bowls about a year ago, and it took me a while to perfect them. My biggest mistake: making them too runny. Smoothie bowls should be nice and thick, so that your toppings can sit on top. You should be able to spoon it out with ease, rather than it dribbling everywhere.
This has to be my favourite version of apple crumble ; the lightly spiced sweet and juicy apple compote compliments the crunchy granola topping perfectly. It is absolutely delicious and, best of all, this recipe really couldn’t be simpler!
Strangely enough, this pudding is inspired by one of my most eaten breakfast dishes. Homemade granola, warm fruit compote and a big blob of yogurt piled high on the side… it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it! It may sound a little odd, but I could not decide what to have for pudding one day – all I wanted was this breakfast. Then, it hit me, if you put it all together this dish has all the makings of a fruit crumble… genius!
I mentioned before that this recipe was simple, and I meant it! First, you start by making a fresh batch of lightly spiced compote (just place your fruit and spices in a pan with a little liquid and simmer until soft). Next, add the mixture to the bottom of an oven proof dish. Now, mix all your granola ingredients together in a mixing bowl and place on top of the compote making a nice even layer. Then finally, place in the oven until golden brown and crispy. Perfection! For a successful crumble, there is one tip I can give you: Be careful that your ovenproof dish is not too big – you want to make sure that you have a nice thick layer of granola on top of the crumble.
Once cooled store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Serve it lightly warmed up with a big blob of thick yogurt on the side, or even a good helping of ice cream 😊
As an added bonus, you can even eat this pudding for breakfast. It is just granola and fruit after all. My healthy take on the traditional apple crumble; warming, lightly spiced, crunchy and delicious!
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Fruit has to be one of my favourite things to eat, and I love finding new and exciting ways to enjoy it. Fresh, homemade smoothies are amazing, smoothie bowls blew my mind, stewing up the old mushy ones into a compote is one of the best things I’ve ever discovered, and don’t even get me started on nice cream! Pure deliciousness…
But then I found out about fruit kebabs. It’s something that I’ve known about for a while, but just never really appreciated. All your favourite fruit placed on a stick, ready to eat and enjoy. It’s sounds pretty good, right? And as a bonus, it’s super quick and easy to make, not to mention that it’s actually quite fun.
I love these little snack bites. They’re gooey, sweet and have a delicious crunch inside each ball. They’re inspired by a raw cheesecake that I recently made, I completely fell in love with the base. It had a subtle coconut taste, a beautiful sweet flavour and a little crispy surprise inside, courtesy of the raw buckwheat groats.
These snack bites make a great treat that you can have on the go, and help to give you a little boost thanks to the dates and their slow releasing energy. They also make a great quick breakfast if you don’t have time for anything else. You can roll these in anything that you want, but I love coconut to give it an extra coconut taste. The original idea behind this was to make it look like a mini Christmas pudding. Festive, simple and healthy, what could be better?