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Orange, banana and ginger detox smoothie

I just made this detox smoothie and it’s surprisingly tasty. The ginger apparently works as an appetite suppressant, which is useful as I’ve heard that blending fruit into a smoothie means your stomach isn’t sent the same signals to tell you that you should be getting full, so you may end up consuming more.  I tend to add linseeds and chia seeds, which I soak for 5 minutes in the smoothie liquid before I blend them, which also help to make you feel full for longer and provides further protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and minerals.

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Bun free vegan burgers

I made these vegan burgers for dinner and lunch the following day. I wasn’t sure how they’d be, but Linda McCartney’s vegan quarter pounder burger patties are tasty and juicy and you can pick them up from major UK supermarkets, such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

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Rice and bean burgers

These delicious vegetarian burger patties are easy to make and have a charcoal flavour from the onions caramelised in seasoning.

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Tomato, Broccoli & Feta Quinoa salad

A healthy, tasty, moreish salad.

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Cranachan

This tasty and easy to create Scottish dessert is a good option for dinner parties.

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Black bean, sweet potato hash

This is one of my favourite cooked breakfasts – I like to make a big batch and then reheat it in the microwave with 2 eggs after my workout.

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Hearty chicken soup with pearl barley

A healthy, hearty soup to help you recover from a cold or sore throat.

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Easy lentil salad

An easy side dish or healthy lunch. Similar to my other lentil salad recipe, except I cheat with this one and use tinned lentils, so there’s no cooking required.

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roasted tomato hummus

An easy to make, spicy hummus. Also humous or hummous.

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Fluffy spelt blueberry pancakes with coconut milk

This yummy breakfast is full of nutrients from all the fruit and goes well served with a fruit smoothie. I prefer spelt flour as it gives the pancakes a nutty flavour. If you are eating dairy free replace the butter with coconut oil. Serves 2.
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