Plant-based & nourishing recipes

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Smoothie bowls that you’ll love

Smoothie bowls that you’ll love

After seeing so many Instagram posts and YouTube videos about these smoothie bowls, I tried to make them myself. And o my, they are so delicious. I love smoothies, but this thickness adds more of an ice cream texture to it and I love crunchy […]

One-bowl moist banana bread

One-bowl moist banana bread

Banana bread is so easy to make – so as soon as you’ve got some overripe bananas in your kitchen, whip this up! makes: 1 bread (about 12 slices) prep time: 10 min cook time: 60 min INGREDIENTS: 2 Tbsp (14g) ground flax seeds (or 1 egg […]

Raspberry mugcake

Raspberry mugcake

This little mugcake is so easy to make, and great as a dessert or quick afternoon snack!

makes: 1 serving
prep time: 3 min
cook time: 2 min
total time: 5 min

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • (flax) egg
  • half a mashed banana
  • sweetener of choice (vanilla, maple syrup, coconut sugar)
  • Raspberries

DIRECTIONS:

Add all the ingredients to a mug (until it’s about half full) and add to a microwave for 2 min on 750w. Serve immediately with more raspberries or other berries.

 

Yummy naan bread

Yummy naan bread

I love naan bread! This fluffy Indian bread goes so well with a curry or dahl dish, or dip in hummus and have it as a snack. For some reason I dislike the ones from the supermarket – fresh is simply the best. And very easy! […]

Holy guacamole

Holy guacamole

Everyone loves a good smashed avo sandwich, or some guacamole for taco night, or with some tortilla chips on the couch. serves: 1 bowl prep time: 5 min cook time: 5 min total time: 10 min INGREDIENTS: 1-2 large ripe avocado(s) juice and zest from 1 lime 1 tsp […]

Dutch rye ginger bread with fig chia jam

Dutch rye ginger bread with fig chia jam

Another perfect pre- or post workout snack, but also very loved as an afternoon kick!

makes: 1 cake and 1 jar of fig chia jam
prep time: 10
cook time: 60 min
total time: 70 min

INGREDIENTS:

For the bread:

  • 125g pitted dates
  • 200ml hot water
  • 3 tsp Dutch speculaas herbs*
  • 3 eggs (or replace with vegan ‘eggs’: 3 tbsp of flaxseed with 6 tbsp of water – let it sit for about 5 min before adding to the mixture)
  • 100g pecan nuts
  • 200g rye flour
  • 100g rice flour
  • 100ml rice milk (or any other non-diary milk)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • some coconut oil to grease the cake tin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

For the fig chia jam:

  • 6 fresh figs
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp of lemon zest

* If you don’t have Dutch speculaas herbs, you can make them yourself (this makes more than you’ll need):

  • 40 gr cinnamon
  • 10 gr nutmeg
  • 5 gr cloves
  • 5 gr cardamom
  • 5 gr white pepper
  • 5 gr coriander seeds
  • 5 gr ginger powder
  • 5 gr aniseed seeds
  • 5 gr garam masala

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celcius. Add the dates, hot water, speculaas herbs and eggs to a bowl and mix till you get a creamy texture.
  2. Use a mortar to ground up the pecan nuts. Add this to the bowl with the flour, milk and baking powder. Stir well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Grease the cake tin with some coconut oil and add the mixture to it. Sprinkle with some coconut sugar. Add in some left over nuts (optional).
  4. Put the cake in the preheated oven and bake for 60-70 minutes.
  5. In the meanwhile, add the figs to a food processor with the lemon juice and zest. Add them to a glass jar and add the chia seeds. Stir well.
  6. Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes before you take a slice and enjoy with the fig chia jam!

Recipe from Rens Kroes’ cook book: Power Food.

Protein power balls!

Protein power balls!

Another perfect pre- or post workout snack, but also very loved as an afternoon kick! makes: 10 balls prep time: 5 min cook time: 5 min total time: 10 min INGREDIENTS: 100g grounded raw almonds 4 soaked dates 50g shredded coconut 5ml of coconut nectar, agave syrup or honey (vegetarian […]

Cococarrot balls

Cococarrot balls

Perfect pre-workout snack or to energise you on a sluggish afternoon… makes: 10 balls prep time: 5 min cook time: 5 min total time: 10 min INGREDIENTS: 7 soaked dates 100g amaranth flakes 50g shredded coconut 5ml of coconut nectar, agave syrup or honey (vegetarian option) splash of water 2 […]