Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Creamy Banana and Turmeric Smoothie

What a colour. This is now my favourite smoothie I've made to date, the creaminess and flavours of this make it so perfect and so more-ish. Turmeric has amazing anti-inflammatory properties as well as being an amazing anti-oxidant so I knew it would be the perfect ingredient in one of my smoothies.

Creamy Banana and Turmeric Smoothie - www.nourishingchloe.com

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Banana and Baobab Porridge

I love bananas. I also loved cooked gooey bananas in porridge. It completely changes the taste of the dish, giving it a sweetness that is just perfect for starting the day without being overpowering. Added in with a big superfood boost of baobab and chia seeds, this is fast becoming my favourite breakfast!


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Guacamole and Sweet Potato Fries

Holy Guacamole indeed. This is possibly the best dinner/lunch/snack/anything ever! Think hot crunchy-on-the-outside sweet potato fries and creamy, flavoursome guacamole. Just beaut. Here's the easy recipe:
For the Sweet Potato Fries:
Cooking time: 40 minutes

  • 3 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • coconut oil
  • ground black pepper
  • himalayan salt

For the Guacamole:
Prep time: 10 minutes

  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and chopped up
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered 
  • 1/4 of a red onion, diced 
  • 1/2 a lime
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • dash of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • pinch of himalayan salt 

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

Wash and chop up the sweet potatoes, leave the skin on. Cut them into big thick chunks as they'll shrink when they cook!

Place them on a baking tray and drizzle them with melted coconut oil (pour boiling water in a bowl and place the jar in to melt).

Grind black pepper over add the himalayan salt. Mix up the sweet potato chunks and oil so that they're fully coated on all sides, then pop in the oven for 40 minutes. Check and turn them over after 15 and 30 minutes. At 40 minutes they should be nice and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

While the fries are cooking, make the guacamole. Blend up the chopped avocado, a small dash of apple cider vinegar, black pepper, salt and smoked paprika, either using a food processor or a hand blender. 

Then squeeze the lime in (this stops the avocado going brown and gives it a beaut tangy flavour), add the diced tomatoes and onions and crush in the garlic clove.

Mix it all up, grab the hot sweet potato fries and get dipping!

Superfood Pesto

This lovely, easy, tasty, nutritious pesto is nice and creamy from the pine nuts and nutritional yeast flakes and the hemp protein powder gives it the all important boost of goodness - which I love! I have my pesto spread on lovely hot toast with sliced tomatoes, through pasta for a classic pesto pasta and in big colourful salad bowls! Here's my gluten and dairy free recipe:


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Beetroot, Blueberry and Acai Smoothie

This smoothie is so beautiful. Beautiful colour, beautiful taste, beautiful texture.  The sweet taste of beetroot works perfectly in a smoothie! If you're hesitating to try this smoothie because of it containing beetroot, trust me. It's absolutely gorgeous! The banana makes it creamy and the coconut water is so hydrating, and the superfood boost of the acai powder makes it a winner for me!


Monday, 16 March 2015

Paprika-Sumac Crunchy Chickpeas

I used to absolutely love an occasional bag of crisps but considering I can't eat potato, it never went down very well with my digestive system. 
Chickpeas really are one of my favourite ingredients - I love using them in curries and hummus - and creating this recipe means that I can still have my crunchy 'crisps' without having to sacrifice my health!

Kale, Fig and Beetroot Salad

This is a beautiful light but flavoursome salad that goes perfectly on its own or as a big sharing salad in the middle of the table. The chopped figs go beautiful with the greens and the tomatoes and the miso dressing adds a slight zing to it all, setting off all the flavours beautifully. All in all it's a pretty delicious dish!


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunday Night Positivity

Little thought to end another beautiful weekend with my favourites and start a new week with a positive mindset. 

Friday, 13 March 2015

Kale, Cucumber and Spirulina Smoothie

This gorgeous green smoothie is perfect for a nutritious breakfast, it's a great one for me to prep the night before when I'm on the go in the morning and great for topping up my protein intake and green goodness; 

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Overnight Cinnamon Spiced Apple and Raisin Bircher Oats

This beautiful recipe is by the lovely Deliciously Ella and was in last weekend's Telegraph, so I thought I'd share it for those of you who didn't get a chance to see it. This is a really wonderful recipe, apple and cinammon are a famously gorgeous combo and the raisins with the crunchy nuts also go really well together. Enjoy! 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Coconut & Wheatgrass Chia Pudding

Chia puddings are quite literally the best thing ever. There are so many combinations of flavours that taste so good and they're so easy to make! This version involves coconut and wheatgrass - coconut because it's one of my favourite flavours and the coconut milk makes it extra creamy, and the wheatgrass for a superfood nutrient boost. Perfect to make for an on the go breakfast or a mid afternoon snack!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Broccoli, Banana and Wheatgrass Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a great way to get lots of nutrients into your breakfast (or lunch, or dinner!) and one of my favourite types is a green smoothie. I love green vegetables on their own so blended up with bananas and almond butter make them extra delicious! I realise that on first glance at the ingredients you may think 'Wow, that sounds actually disgusting?!', but trust me, the flavours go beautifully together and the banana, coconut water and almond butter overpower the 'savoury' taste to give make a really sweet and nutritious superfood smoothie bowl! 


Monday, 2 March 2015

Sesame and Garlic Guacamole

Just can't get enough of avocado. Guacamole is pretty much the best thing ever. I came up with this combination while going through my fridge and grabbing anything I could to see what happened! And this is it!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Exciting news

Soooo guys some exciting blog news - I've now renamed my blog (previously Chloë McGuire Nourish) to Nourishing Chloë. 

I'll be actively blogging under this new name from now on, blogging about recipes I've tried and tested and sharing ones I've created myself, and writing about general mind and body wellness! I hope you all continue to enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it!

Thank you so much to every single person for all the wonderful love and compliments and motivation you give me and my little blog every day :)

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