Fridayyyy and whats for dinner. Definately burger and chips yeh? But what about a vege burger. I feel your immediate hate on me but give it a chance. You can add some grilled haloumi and other ingredients to suit your taste buds but mostly gove this recipe a go because its easy, your replacing high fat, animal based protein with a plant based protein patty full of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Easy, yummy and you can go to bed feeling lighter, not heavy and sick with a low calorie burger full of the goods. #howcouldyouhate .
1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas
1 x 340 g tin of sweetcorn
½ a bunch of fresh coriander
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cumin
3 heaped tablespoons plain flour
Drain the chickpeas and sweetcorn, then tip into a food processor. Pick the coriander leaves, adding half the leaves and all the stalks to the processor.
Add the spices, flour and a pinch of sea salt, finely grate in the lemon zest, then pulse until combined, but not smooth for texture.
On a flour-dusted surface, divide and shape the mixture into 4 equal-sized patties, roughly 2cm thick. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the patties and cook for 10 minutes, or until golden and cooked through, turning halfway.
I created my burger with lettuce, tomato, smashed avo, caramelized onions and a big grilled mushroom.
Make some homemade chips with rosemary, garlic and basil or grill some asparagus! Low calorie, high in nutrients, low in fat, cheap and yummy. Get around em. #plantbased#wholefoodplantbased#wfpbd
Tuesdays are for something new so its a day to try these Kale, ginger and garam masala quinoa cakes. They are simple to prep, light, nutritious and convenient, they dont include any meat or dairy but whether your into any type of vegetarian diet it would be worth a try just for a change. They are also great if your trying to lose weight or keep the waistline at bay, like most whole foods the amount of nutrients per calorie in them makes it a struggle to gain weight on these foods even if you overeat! #winner
Kale, ginger and garam masala quinoa cakes
2 cups of cooked quinoa
11/2 cups fresh or frozen shelled fava beans (or fresh or frozen english peas)
1 large bunch of kale
1 small shallot, finally chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
2 tableapoons minced fresh mint
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup pistachio nuts
1/3 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup Sesame seeds
Blanch the fava beans and kale in salted boiling water for 1 minute. Drain in the colander and transfer it into the ice bath. When cooled completely drain all the vegetables and remove the outer skin of the fava beans.
Working with a small batch at a time squeeze out the excess water from the blanched kale, chop it finely and place into a food processor along with the fava beans, shallot, garlic, ginger, parsley, mint, garam masala, and salt and process to a chunky puree.
Preheat oven to 190°C
In a food processor grind the pistachios into a meal and combine with flax meal in a medium bowl and measure 1/4 cup of the mixture and set aside. Add the sesame seeds to the rest of the pistachio - flax mixture and set aside as this is your coating.
Transfer the vegetable mixture into a big bowl and add the quinoa, oil and 1/4 cup pistachio-flax mixture and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything together with your hands, kneading the mixture.
These cakes can be frozen and ready for a quick dinner or lunch. The convenience of pre prepared food will keep you trim and reaching your goals sooner.
"Nothing will benefit health or increase chances of survival on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet" Albert Einstein. Albert knew his stuff and those fruit bowls look amazing. #QOTD#quote#nutrition
First day of summer and i couldnt think of a better image to share then one on my usual morning routine.
Beach swims with that otter (my dog 😂) after gym or a run. I cant imagine life with out that salty goodness especially when its looking that good #beachlife ✌
Chai puddings are great for sweets, breakfast and can be prepared and stored for busy moments to grab and go. I have these puddings all the time for breakfast, i prepare them the night before and then they are ready in the morning, top with your favourite summers fruits and brekky couldnt be easier!
Chai seeds are also nutrient packed little wonders, they can lower triclycerides and increase HDL (good cholesterol), they can decrease abnormal blood levels of insulin and reduce insulin resistance (no thanks diabetes), also they are high in polyunsaturated fat (omega 3) and the antioxidants make them last for 2 years. Little wonders of goodness that have that many health benefits i can even share them all. Have a go at pudding and you will be hooked, be creative and mix it up.
2 x cups of coconut milk or rice milk
1/2 cup of Chia Seeds
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Can also add organic honey or maple syrup as a sweetener.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Pour mixture into jars or glasses and place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnighg to let gel. Stir the mixture a few timesnin the first hour to allow the mixture to evenly gel. Once set top with fruit.
If you want more of a sweet version you could add chocolate, flavours and fruit to the mix.
Every morning my brekky is a big green smoothie. I chuck anything i can find in the fridge in it but lately my favourite blend has been celery, apricot, cucumber, spinach leaves and a carrot. Pour in a cup of coconut water with 1 x scoop of @elitenutrition_ greens blend and i also put a teaspoon on organic spirulina powder in it. I have a smoothie because since i eat mostly plant i dont want dairy or meat for breakfast so no eggs, no butter and no milk. How bout some fruit and veg! Its packed with fibre, high in nutrients and low in calories so it help me reach my body fat goals to get those abs poppin. If you have a weight goal or meet your veg requirments for the day a brekky smoothie with lots of VEG not fruit is the way to go! #nutrition#weightloss#smoothie
First day free of exams and omg i have a life again, prepare for bulk beach snaps #noshame . Over the past 3 months uni has been hectic, its made me absent on my page and i cant even explain how much of an emotional eater i am. If your the same and struggle with emotional eatinf, i feel you. Especially the past 2 weeks, no gym and my good nutrition diet went awol. My advice is give in to those cravings here in there to stay sane, your not going to go backwards giving in here and there but consistently yes you will. Key is moderation, live a little and eat that donut. 🙊 #healthyeating#nutritionist