Tuesday, 27 October 2015

My Weekly Plant Based Shopping List

       I see a lot of questions and get asked about what to buy at the shops when switching to a plant based diet. A common misconception of eating a specific diet such as mine is that you can't shop in the supermarket and you have to start eating lots of weird and wonderful foods from the depths of the Amazon that can't be found anywhere in Waitrose. Well, I can 100% assure you that this isn't the case!
     

Find a routine that works for you


When I first started out, I researched and picked out some basics to buy each week and stuck to it, to make the transition less overwhelming. This also ensured that I was eating the right things, even though I ate the same things most days. But by doing this, I didn't have to think and worry about what I was going to have to eat, I just knew what to make from my basic list of foods. After a while I could start to feel and see the health benefits and knew that what I was doing was working! And this way of eating is still a philosophy I live by today. By cutting back to the basics and using a small range of foods you know work well with your body can really be the key to succeeding when you switch to a plant based diet.

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Butter Bean Choc Chip Cookies

If I could transfer the smells from my kitchen to your screen right now, you'd be jumping up and making these in an instant. I wanted to make something delicious to take to a family gathering for a cheeky plant based treat (my family are slowly warming to my diet!) and I had the idea for these cookies falling asleep last night and I got up this morning and went straight to it!



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Thursday, 15 October 2015

I've been featured on the feedfeed website!

I got some wonderful news this morning - my hazelnut banana oats recipe has been chosen to feature on the 'Bowls' feed on the feedfeed website. This is really exciting news for me; I absolutely love their Instagram and website for inspiration and to be a part of that community now is such a privilege and of course it's so great to see my recipe and photo on their sexy website!

Check it out here:

http://feedfeed.info/bowls?q=nourishingchloe_

And here's the recipe for my featured hazelnut banana oats - perfect for these chilly mornings we're having in England now! (or perfect for any morning in my case, but normal people don't eat a steaming hot bowl of oats when it's 20° outside!!)





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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Cacao Peppermint Smoothie Bowl

Feeling very seasonal at the moment! I woke up this morning and looked out of my window to a beautiful Autumn setting. Gorgeous leaves, all different shades of browns and oranges, gently blowing in the wind , and it got me thinking. It got me thinking about Autumn colours. More specifically, about brown; cacao. 

So I created this absolutely unbelievably divine cacao peppermint smoothie bowl, to represent the colours I'm seeing today and the change in season. I really enjoy watching the seasons change, although it's a shame summer is always skipped!



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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Ultimate Green Protein Smoothie

Whipped up this beauty this morning and decided it needed to be shared! Really quick to prep and throw into the blender, most of the ingredients can be chopped up and bagged the night before and it tastes absolutely wonderful!

Ultimate Green Protein Smoothie - www.nourishingchloe.com

Fab mix of protein with the pea and hemp protein powder, the peanut butter gives it a slightly nutty flavour and covers the healthy fats and if you're looking for something even more filling for slow releasing energy, add in a handful of oats. 

Makes 1 

2 big handfuls spinach, washed* 
 1 celery stick, washed and sliced*
a big chunk of cucumber, washed and sliced*
 1 green or golden kiwi, peeled and sliced*
 1 small very ripe banana
 2 big teaspoons of peanut butter (check out my all time favourite, here: http://amzn.to/1Q3O4Xl)
1 teaspoon pea protein
1 teaspoon hemp protein powder
a dash of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of brown rice milk/coconut water 

* these ingredients can be prepped the night before and kept in the fridge 


Add the ingredients to your blender and blend for about a minute. Pour into a mason jar, kilner milk bottle or portable smoothie bottle and enjoy! 

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