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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.

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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

PB+CHOC+NANA ICE CREAM

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Happy Friday guys!! I hope going back to work/school/life has been great! My week has been so intense but happy! Came back to London, my friend Celia visited me for a few days and reuniting with my friends from Uni and starting the new term was fun!! This morning I finally slept a lot and recovered from my lack of sleep! As I’m all about starting this year as healthy as ever, I’m going to share what I had today for lunch (too lazy in the morning to take photos of it…). This recipe can be done for breakfast, lunch or even a healthy dessert! Let’s get started, shall we? 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • a splash of organic oat milk
  • 1 tsp organic cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp PBFit (powdered peanut butter, which is super low fat) get it HERE
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh strawberries
  • about 1/2 cup of organic muesli (I use JORDANS Natural Muesli)

For this recipe you will need a blender or food processor. Blend your bananas with your dash of milk, cocoa powder and PBFit until your get a creamy thick consistency (mine lookes more like a smoothie as I took ages to take the photos, but normally if you blend your bananas just after taking them from the freezer, they should blend in an ice cream like consistency 🙂 ). Now top with your berries and muesli and get ready to enjoy!

Have an awesome weekend and see you in another post 🙂

xx

Nurii.

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Feliz Viernes chic@s!! Espero que volver a la uni/escuela/trabajo/vida les haya sido leve! Mi semana ha sido muy intensa pero feliz! De vuelta en Londres, mi amiga Celia me visitó por unos días y reunirme de vuelta con mis amigos de la Uni y comenzar el nuevo trimestre ha sido divertido!! Esta mañana he podido dormir un montón finalmente y ya me he recuperado de mi falta de sueño! Como estoy super motivada de empezar este año de la manera más sana, voy a compartir con ustedes lo que comí de almuerzo (estaba demasiado vaga por la mañana para sacar fotos de ello…). Esta receta puede hacerse para desayunar, almorzar o incluso si te apetece un postre sano! Empecemos 🙂

INGREDIENTES:

  • 4 plátanos congelados
  • un chorrito de leche de avena
  • 1 cucharadita de cacao orgánico en polvo
  • 1 cucharadita de PBFit (mantequilla de cacahuete en polvo, que es super baja en grasa) consíguela AQUÍ
  • arándanos frescos
  • fresas frescas
  • alrededor de 1/2 taza de muesli orgánico (Yo uso JORDANS Natural Muesli)

Para esta receta necesitaréis una batidora o procesadora. Mezcla tus plátanos con el chorrito de leche, cacao y PBFit hasta que consigas una consistencia cremosa (la mía se parece más a un smoothie porque me llevó años sacar las fotos, pero normalmente si bates tus plátanos justo después de sacarlos del congelador, te van a quedar como una especie de helado/gelato 🙂 ). Ahora decora tu helado con los arándanos, fresas y muesli y prepárate para disfrutar!

Que tengan un finde estupendo y nos vemos en otro post 🙂

xx

Nurii.

SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE

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Hey guys! Happy start of the week! 😀 After a weekend full of sitting in the couch watching Gossip Girl with my mom and eating all sorts of festive delicacies, I’m back in the routine! And by routine I mean: clean eating and working out. I think it’s important to treat yourself to cookies and TV sometimes but taking care of myself is also a great treat! So today I wanted to share with you one of my current favorite smoothie bowls. I love these for breakfast or lunch.
Simply blend:
– 3 bananas
– 1 + 1/2 TBSP organic cocoa powder
– 1 cup mixed frozen berries
– 1 cup frozen blackberries
– 1/3 oats
– 1/2 oat milk (or any other plant based milk)

Then top with some gluten free organic chocho balls and chia seeds and enjoy!

Have a great week!

xx

Nurii.

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Hola chic@s! Feliz comienzo de la semana! 😀 Después de un finde lleno de sentarme en el sofá viendo Gossip Girl con mi madre y comiendo todo tipo de delicias festivas, he vuelto a la rutina! Y por rutina me refiero a: comer sano y entrenar. Creo que es importante mimarte de vez en cuando a galletas y TV pero cuidar de mi salud también es un gran mimo! Así que hoy quería compartir contigo uno de mis smoothie bowls favoritos de momento. Me encanta tomarlos de desayuno o almuerzo. Simplemente bate en una licuadora:

-3 plátanos

– 1 + 1/2 TBSP cacao orgánico en polvo
– 1 cup frutos del bosque congelados
– 1 cup moras congeladas
– 1/3 avena
– 1/2 leche de avena (o cualquier otra leche vegetal que te guste)

Luego decora tu smoothie bowl con cereales choco-balls orgánicos sin gluten y semillas de chia y disfruta!

Que tengas una gran semana!

xx

Nurii.

BLISS BALLS RECIPE

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Hey guys! Today I wanted to share a super easy and delicious recipe with you!
I’m talking about “BLISS BALLS” If you ever tried “alfajores con dulce de leche”, this will taste pretty much the same to you, with the difference that is super healthy and made with fresh wholesome ingredients! 😀
So let’s get started, shall we?

INGREDIENTS:
22/25 deglet noir dates (you can use other variety, but these are the ones I used)
1 cup of organic oats
about 1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tsp organic cocoa powder

PREPARATION:
Wash your dates and make sure you take the seed out if they aren’t pitted yet.
Put all the dates and the oats on a blender/food processor (I recommend a food processor) and blend until you get a thick paste. You can leave it chunky or you can make it as smooth as you want. (You could add a little splash of water or plant milk, but not too much of it so make it a bit smoother) Today I went with “chunky” 🙂
Once you’ve got your paste, scoop it out and roll them with your wet hands creating little balls.
And now it’s time for the decoration part! (my favourite 😛 )
Get 2 small bowls (like cereal bowls or even mugs) and place half of the shredded coconut on one of them and the other half on the other bowl with the cocoa powder.
To be honest you can get as creative as you want to and play around with so many toppings/ingredients to get different shapes, colors or patterns…
Now place your balls (one by one) and let them roll in the bowl whilst they coat themselves!
Once you’ve got your babies ready, place them in a flat container or a dish and freeze them overnight. And that’s it! Your bliss balls will be ready tomorrow!

PRO TIP: when you roll the balls with your hands, get them a bit wet so the balls stick better to the coconut 😉

These are great to have as a snack to go, to have with some coffee with friends, to top your smoothie bowls with it, as a little gift to someone… whatever! 😀 I hope you like it as much as I do!
Please let me know in the comments if you try this out, how did it go? Did you try to make it with something else? Which other recipes would you like to see? 🙂
Until the next post!

xx
Nurii.

CONSERVATION: Keep them in the fridge inside a jar or a container and they will preserve for a week or so… 🙂

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Hola chic@s! Hoy quería compartir con ustedes una receta super fácil y deliciosa!
Les estoy hablando de las “BLISS BALLS” Si alguna vez han probado alfajores con dulce de leche, esto les va a parecer bastante parecido en sabor, con la diferencia de que es super sano y hecho con ingredientes frescos y ricos en nutrientes! 😀
Empezamos!

INGREDIENTES:
22/25 dátiles “deglet noir” (pueden usar otro tipo de dátiles, pero éstos son los que yo usé)
1 taza de copos de avena orgánica
alrededor de 1/2 taza de coco rallado
2 cucharaditas de cacao en polvo orgánico

PREPARACIÓN:
Lava tus dátiles y asegúrate de sacarles el hueso si no vienen ya deshuesados.
Pon todos los dátiles junto con la avena en una batidora/procesadora (Yo recomiendo una procesadora) y procesa hasta que obtengas una pasta gruesa. Puedes dejarla con cachitos o hacerla lo más suave que quieras. (Puedes añadir un pequeño chorro de agua o leche vegetal, pero no demasiado, para hacer tu mezcla más homogénea y suave) Yo hoy quería cachitos 😛
Una vez que tengas tu mezcla, ayúdate de una cuchara sopera y tus manos húmedas para sacar pequeños trozos de tu masa y formar las bolitas.
Y ahora, llegó el momento de la decoración! (mi parte favorita :P)
Coge 2 bowls (como bowls de cereales o tazas de culo redondito) y reparte mitad del coco en un bowl y la otra mitad en el otro bowl junto con el cacao en polvo.
Para serte honesta, puedes ser tan creativ@ como quieras y jugar con distintos ingredientes para conseguir distintas formas, colores y diseños…
Ahora coloca tus bolitas (una por una) en los distintos bowls y hazlas rodar para que se cubran de coco!
Una vez que tengas tus bebés listas, colócalas en un contenedor plano o un plato y congélalas durante la noche. Y ya está! Tus Bliss Balls estarán listas mañana!

CONSEJO PRO: cuando formas las bolitas con tus manos deja que se humedezcan para que luego te sea más fácil al cubrirlas en coco y que lo agarre mejor 😉

Estas bolitas son geniales para llevar como snack, para tomarlas con un café junto a tus amigos, para decorar tus smoothie bowls, para obsequiar a alguien… para lo que sea que se te ocurra! 😀 Espero que te gusten tanto como a mí! Por favor hazme saber en los comentarios si las has probado, Cómo te salieron? Haz probado hacerlas con otros ingredientes? Qué otro tipo de recetas te gustaría ver? 🙂
Hasta el siguiente post!

xx
Nurii.

CONSERVACIÓN: Mantenlas en la nevera dentro de un contenedor pequeño y durarán alrededor de una semana en perfecto estado. 🙂

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