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HEALTHY ENERGY FLAPJACKS RECIPE

Happy Monday!! I hope you’re enjoying the good weather (not today tho), I definately am!

Today I’m bringing you a new delicious, yet healthy recipe 🙂 As you may know, I’m always on the run and I often find myself getting an energy bar between breaks. Don’t get me wrong, there are loads of vegan natural bar brands that I adore but also some of this brands can be a little bit expensive and some of them are packed with oil, salt and preservatives… I thought, why not make my own energy bars? If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know about my “energy balls recipe” and how much I love them, but this time, I wanted to try something different.

I came up with a super low fat Flapjack Energy Bar recipe and guys: I’m in love. I already ate like half of them since I made this recipe (about 3 days ago).

For this deliciousness you will need:

– 1 1/2 CUP of organic oats

  • 1 TBSP goji berries
  • 1 TBSP organic cocoa powder
  • 200gr organic medjool dates (about 12 dates)
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds (I get mine from GRAZE –> click here to buy)
  • 3 TBSP soy milk or oat milk (I only had soy in the fridge so that’s what I used)

PREPARATION:

On a bowl add your TBSP of chia seeds and 3 TBSP of water, mix well and leave a side for about 5 min. The water will make the chia grow and for a thick gooey paste, we will use this as our “egg” to make sure everything sticks together. Did you know Chia Seeds are super rich in Omega? 🙂

Next, dip your medjool dates and goji berries in a cup with warm water and leave them for a bit so they hydrate and are easier to blend. After a few minutes, rinse your dates and goji berries and blend on a food processor with 3TBSP of soy milk, until you get a creamy thick paste like this one:

Now it’s time to make the magic mix! On a big bowl add your oats, cocoa powder, your chia egg and the creamy date/goji paste . Mix well until you achieve a “flapjack dough consistency”. 

On a rectangular container (make sure you can put it in the freezer) you will put some parchment paper and add your mixture. Then you will spread it until it’s all compact and uniform. I recommend you leave about 1,5cm of thickeness. Freeze overnight.

The day after you will wake up to a bach of about 12 flapjacks. You just need to cut them into nice looking bars!

What I like to do is wrap them in individual packages so I can take them with me on the go or give them as a gift so someone 🙂 For the packages I used parchment paper and some hemp cord (which you can re-use afterwards if it doesn’t get messy).

I hope you give this recipe a try and please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions, or just to say if you liked it! See you soon in another post!

Have an awesome week! 🙂

xx

Nurii.

Brunching with Ben & TOBI

TOP: TOBI / JACKET: GREENCOAST / SHORTS: TOBI / SHOES + BAG: PULL & BEAR

Heya guys! Welcome to another post! 🙂 The truth is I’ve been trying to upload the photos for this post since Saturday evening, but my photos were too big in size and therefore it took me ages to get them all in the post!

So, on saturday, Ben and I decided to go brunching at Palm Vaults for the very 1st time and oh boy… I have to tell you, it’s my new fave cafe spot in London. If you, like me, love pink, plants, creamy lattes and aesthetically pleasing spots, then this is the place for you. Not only their menu is mostly vegan, they have the most beautiful dishes and drinks! And YES! they taste amazing too!

I don’t know about you, but I love to ask for lots of different dishes and share them with Ben so we get to try a big variety, that’s what brunch is all about as well, right? 😛 Here is what we ordered:

  • Pink Pitaya Smoothie Bowl (filling, refreshing and perfect for that IG picture)
  • Chocolate Vegan Mini-Cake (decorated with some gold coated hazelnuts, strong and lovely)
  • Orange + Rhubarb Vegan Mini-Cake (my favourite thing from everything I tried, A-MA-ZING)
  • Matcha Tea Latte (Ben had this, I’m not a fan of tea lattes, but he loved it!)
  • Lavender Cafe Latte (yes, it still has the coffee taste, but they sweeten it up with some agave and add lavender to it, so LUSH, but I’d recommend order something savoury to go with it 😉 )
  • Avocado on Toast (we added sundried tomatoes – #foodporn)
  • Almond Butter, Berries, Bananas… on toast (It’s got a really cool name which I forgot, but would be my ideal breakfast every morning, sooo good and filling!!)

I guess you can tell that for sure we’ll be back and I’ll spam you again with photos of this place and it’s amazing food. If you noticed that in the title I said I was brunching with Ben and Tobi, I was actually not joking. TOBI sent me some beautiful pieces that I chose from their website last week and I decided to style them on saturday for my brunch trip with my boyfriend 😛 I’m so in love with this american brand and so happy to be able to collab with them. Definitely check their clothes out, I want the whole website in my wardrobe <3

Check TOBI: HERE

Palm Vaults Instagram: HERE

Hope you have an amazing start of the week! I’m gonna go back to the gym tomorrow and kill it!

GYM DURING THE WEEK, BRUNCH DURING THE WEEKENDS 😉 (this will be my new motto)

Bye-bye! See ya! Hasta prontito! 🙂

xx

Nurii.

nanabar

Heya!! Happy Monday! Today I finally had some quality time with Ben and we both decided to go and check out this new pop-up ice cream shop in Shoreditch: NANABAR. I found this place on Instagram about 2 weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier that finally someone decided to open a nice cream shop in London! Just on time for this super hot weather. If you are not vegan, you might haven’t heard about the term: “NICECREAM” well, it basically stands for ice cream but without the cruelty that dairy brings, that’s where the word “nice” comes from… and I guess it’s a way of calling a vegan ice cream differently, especially when it’s made of frozen bananas, like these guys you’ve just seen in the pictures. We actually had lunch there and I couldn’t even finish my serving! They have a flavour each day of the week and today we were lucky to try the “Strawberry Shortcake” one, with an extra shot of peanut butter 😛 (really recommend adding the PB) I could go on and on on the benefits and coolness of these kind of ice creams and this place, but I really think you should try it for yourself 🙂 (FUN FACT: this was the first nice cream I had in my life that I didn’t make myself!, crazy right?)

Ben and I can’t wait to be back! Oh! and hurry, because their pop up store will be open just for 3 months!

Check out their Instagram: HERE

Have a great week! 🙂

xx

Nurii.

BACK IN LDN AND FRESHER THAN EVER

Good Afternoon guys!! boy… it’s been a few hectic months! Trying to get a degree whilst working part-time ain’t easy at all. Last month I finally finished my 1st year of Uni, turned 21 years old, celebrated like crazy and went travelling for 3 weeks. Yes, a lot of things for just a month, right? The truth is, I enjoyed every single minute of my beloved June this year… I don’t want to rant too much about my travels as I’m planning on posting exclusively about them in other posts 😉

So now that I’m back in London and free from Uni you might be wondering what the hell am I doing here and not back home in Tenerife? The answer is: I’m working on loads of things! Exciting projects and collabs coming! 😀

When I arrived from the airport the other day I got home and had no food in my kitchen but some muesli, jam and some new J.F Rabbit bottles waiting for me in the fridge 😛 The J.F Rabbit team were so lovely to send them to me a few weeks ago and of course, I had no time to try them, until now! 🙂

If you saw my earlier post about them on my blog, you’ll probably know how much I loved the idea of VEG infused waters. They now rebranded their packaging and drinks and sent me their new collection for me to re-review, if that makes sense? 🙂

The first thing that surprised me was that there was no Beetroot Water anymore! and they swapped it for this Carrot Water with Orange Blossom 😛 Another thing that they’ve improved is that now all of their waters contain your daily dose of Vitamin C and Zinc! so if you are worried that you aren’t getting enough of it or want to get some more benefits from your amazing drinking habit, one bottle will be good for the day!

So, my personal review tasting wise would be pretty similar to the one before but with a few changes.

The cucumber water tastes literally like if the bottle had cucumber slices inside. So fresh, and no celery after taste!

The ginger water tastes pretty much the same as the one before and I have to say: it’s my favourite!

The carrot water is in my opinion much nicer in taste than the beetroot water and rather than drink it straight, I’d like to try it on soups!

As I said in my previous review about this brand, I think this would be the perfect idea for those of you who find it hard to drink water because you might not like the taste of plain water or you just can’t catch the habit, maybe you find one of these you really love and you can stay hydrated at all times? 🙂

Thank you to J.F. Rabbit for sending these to me, I’m so happy I get to share these amazing finds through here and can hopefully inspire you to achieve a healthier lifestyle 🙂

#PowerOfVeg

See you in another post!

xx

Nurii.

Check J.F Rabbit Waters HERE

Read my earlier review about them HERE

NECK PAIN TAKEAWAY

Hello! If you actually had a look at what time I’ve posted this you’re probably wondering why the hell am I still awake at 2.30am blogging junk food on a weekday? Well… *story time*

The truth is I’m still up because I literally can’t sleep thanks to a horrible neck pain. This morning I woke up at 7am as usual, had a TREK bar, got my workout clothes on and went down to the gym. Everything was going great until after about 20min of doing my daily workout routine, I was doing sit ups when: “snap” a horrible sharp pain went through my column to my neck and left me paralized on the matt. I literally thought I broke my neck, the pain was (and is) horrific! I managed to very carefully pick up my things and go back to my studio and call my parents as I was pretty much unable to move and my neck hurted so freaking much. After talking to my parents and following their advice, I realized how stress has been piling up lately and I’ve been so tense that that’s probably what caused this. So I’ve been here, in my bed, all day long…

I couldn’t go to Uni and I couldn’t do all of the things I had to do outside including my weekly food haul…

So I thought as I didn’t have any food in my cupboard and even lifting a hand makes me ache, I got a takeaway! If you know me you know how much I love my healthy meals and if you know me really really well you probably know that I’ve never ordered a takeaway by myself. Yep, Alien here, I know.

The truth is, I love to make my own meals and eating out or getting a takeaway is something I’d call a “treat” and I always do it with someone else. But today, there was no choice.

So I headed to Deliveroo and opted to order Gourmet Burguer Kitchen. I figured out it would be a super easy order as they actually have a 100% vegan burger in their menu and I didn’t even have to worry on asking for special things. So I got the “Dippy Hippy” burger which consists of a  pan-fried bean patty, beetroot & mint hummus, avocado, piquillo pepper, salad, relish and sourdough bun and I also ordered Skin-On fries as a side. As I’ve had this burger before and I looooved it, I opted to take out the mint hummus as in my opinion it doesn’t go very well with the burger.

And I mean, what else can I say? you know the rest…

One thing came to the other and me and my burger made out. Sometimes you gotta treat yourself, right? 😉

If you’re vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater I strongly encourage you to try this burger, it’s seriously amazing!

And if you fancy some money off your next Deliveroo order, CLICK HERE!

Good Night!

PD: Also, if you have any tips/natural remedies on how to get rid of this horrible muscular pain, let me know in the comments below! I’d really appreciate it! 🙂

xx

N.

GRAZING AROUND

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Morning! Bonjour! Buenos Días! 🙂 It’s nearly the weekend and I’m so ready for a day off Uni and work. Ever since I moved to London my diet has been changing slightly from RawTill4 to HCLF. If you don’t know about either of these terms, look it up on Google or ask in the comments below 🙂

The truth is, by not having access to cheap local organic produce and being always rushing and on the go made me adapt myself to a more flexible diet. Back in the Sixth Form days about 2 years ago, I used to get my Graze box delivered each week with 4 yummy snacks to have with me on the go. Since I’ve been vegan I kind of thought they wouldn’t have many vegan options and didn’t think of ordering with them anymore. Until now! I found out you can now select your dietary requirements and choose which type of box you’d like. So Ben and I decided to give it a go and I went for the variety box and Ben for the chocolate box, both made vegan of course.

They just got delivered! And I enjoyed my first snack this afternoon with a cup of green tea. I think this is a great idea if you are always travelling and don’t always have time to stop by a supermarket or your house every time you get hungry. You can choose how many times you want your box delivered (we chose once a week) and your can cancel or snooze your subscription anytime 🙂

So if you would like to give it a go, I have something for you! You can get your 1st,5th and 10th boxes for FREE using the code: NURIAM63B

And if after your 1st box you don’t want to order more, you can cancel it with no problem 🙂 If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments down below!

Get your free box: HERE

See ya in another post!

xx

Nurii.

PD: Not sponsored.

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Buenos días! Bonjour! Good Morning! 🙂 Ya casi es el fin de semana y estoy más que lista para tener un día sin trabajo y sin Uni. Desde que me mudé a Londres mi dieta ha pasado a ser de RawTill4 a HCLF. Si no conoces alguno de estos términos, míralo en Google o pregunta en los comentarios 🙂

La verdad es que, al no tener acceso a productos locales orgánicos a buen precio y estar siempre corriendo ha hecho que me adapte a una dieta más flexible. Atrás en los días de Sixth Form hace unos dos años, solían entregarme mi caja Graze cada semana con 4 ricos snacks que me acompañaban en mis trayectos. Desde que me hice vegana siempre pensé que no tendrían muchas opciones para mí y dejé de pedir las cajas. Hasta ahora! Me enteré de que puedes seleccionar tus requisitos dietéticos y puedes elegir que tipo de caja quieres. Así que Ben y yo decidimos probarlo. Yo pedí la caja de variedad y Ben la caja de chocolate, ambas hechas veganas por supuesto.

Y ya llegaron! Esta tarde disfruté mi primer snack con una taza de té verde. Creo que ésta es una idea genial si estás siempre viajando y no tienes tiempo de pasar por un supermercado o por tu casa cada vez que te entra el apetito. Puedes elegir cuantas veces quieres que te llegue una caja (nosotros elegimos una vez por semana) y puedes cancelar o “adormecer” tu subscripción en cualquier momento 🙂

Así que si quieres probarlo, tengo algo para tí! Puedes conseguir tu 1º, 5º y 10º cajas GRATIS usando el código: NURIAM63B

Y si después de tu primera caja no quieres recibir más, puedes cancelarla sin problema 🙂 Si tienes cualquier pregunta, házmelo saber en los comentarios de abajo!

Consigue tu caja gratis: AQUÍ

Nos vemos en otro post!

xx

Nurii.

PD: Sin spónsor.