All posts tagged: chia seeds

Superfood Cornflake Cakes

Cornflakes cakes are probably a childhood favourite to thousands of people, and I think it’s one little treat not made enough as adults. I guess it looks pretty sloppy and you couldn’t really serve them up at a dinner party… But that doesn’t make them any less easy and fun to make. These are my almost raw version of that classic. I like to add different seeds, superfoods and nuts to make them that bit more interesting. You can really throw in anything you have on hand, and omit anything you don’t have, as long as you keep the amounts similar. Why not try using some oat flakes, bran flakes, rolled oats or even puffed quinoa in place of the cornflakes. Maybe try adding a bit of Matcha powder, acai or spirulina. The possibilities are endless!   Superfood Cornflake Cakes   1/4 cup coconut butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup cacao powder 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 Tbsp chopped almonds 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds 2 Tbsp goji berries 1 Tbsp chia seeds 3/4 cup …

Blueberry and Banana Smoothie

Banana’s and blueberries… such a perfect combination! This is the perfect smoothie to have for breakfasts. Blueberries are considered a superfood and have some amazing qualities, some of which I mention here in my post about eating rainbow foods. Pair them with chia seeds and bananas and you have a pretty amazing morning pick me up!   Blueberry and Banana Smoothie 1½ cups blueberries 1 banana 1 cup baby leave spinach 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds ½ Tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp spirulina 1½ – 2 cups water/ almond milk Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.  

mint carob chia pudding with almond milk

Chocolate Mint Chia Pudding

Since returning home I’ve been really eager to get involved with everything, and am definitely learning new ways to manage my time. Living on a ship is the simplest of lives and I absolutely love that simplicity. I wake up, cook breakfast lunch and dinner, help with any deck jobs you can, keep the ship clean and sail around trying to save some ocean life. Its a big culture shock to come back to reality after being so detached for so long, and I am finding the hours in the days just are not enough. So currently I am working out how to juggle family, friends, this blog, creating new recipes and working on new projects…something that most of the population manage to do on a daily basis, I seem to have missed this life lesson! One of the projects I’m getting together which is exciting is THE GRUMPY SAILOR zine. A collection of recipes from a number of vegan cooks, interviews, articles, rants and artwork, with all proceeds going to Hillside Animal Sanctuary in …