When it comes to smoothies, salads and whatever else, I have an abundance of go-to recipes up my sleeve which I will be sneaking into my blogs more often down the future. I don’t often talk enough about the benefits of what a clean diet can do to you physically, mentally and emotionally and also the positive effect it has had on myself over the years. However, you will be seeing plenty more in the coming future and I will gladly reveal over time the benefits I have reaped from such a positive lifestyle change and how you can too.
Learning to find your balance when it comes to nutrition is a huge key but also not being afraid of the change you find yourself making over the years. My list of things I will eat and won’t eat has changed and adapted over the years but one key thing I have always stuck to is that it was always wholesome, nutritious and clean.
For those of you who have asked me previously and may want to know. I don’t eat meat (and wont! for animal rights reasons) however, I do eat seafood on the odd occasion (every few months I may)! No dairy, gluten, refined sugars and very minimal grains if any. I also very rarely drink alcohol, not even a glass of wine at dinner! I probably only drink 3-4 times throughout the year. Mainly if I am on holiday or haven’t in quite a few months.
A huge factor I have learnt in eating a clean diet is that it is so important that we eat not only with our physical appearance in mind but we eat with our overall health in mind. Every time we cook or buy food, always think about what it is you are putting in your body not for the weight you might gain or loose, but for what it might do to your overall health.
This easy and nutritious dessert recipe I can easily say I make at least once a week and is a big go-to of mine. Made from all the regular ingredients I have in my pantry and fridge and it can easily be adapted to anyone’s taste buds.
Cacao & Avocado mousse base:
1 x Avocado
1 x Tbsp. Chia Seeds
1/2 Cup Water
1 x Large banana
3 x Tbsp. Cacao powder
I simply blend all ingredients in my blender until it is creamy and smooth. Once it’s finished, I spoon it into a glass and set it aside in the fridge while I make the raspberry chia topping.
Raspberry Chia topping:
1 x Punnet of raspberries
1/4 x Cup water
1/2 x Cup chia seeds
Combine it all in the blender until it is smooth. I then set it aside for 10 minutes to thicken up.
Once the chia seeds have soaked up the liquid, I spoon it on top of the avocado cacao base and place it back in the fridge to cool.
For the topping, you can add anything you like! I usually have the staples such as fruits, cacao nibs, nuts, goji berries ect. Be creative!
(I don’t add any type of sweetener to most recipes, however you could add honey/maple syrup/Agave if you like to sweeten the base or the topping)