Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Homemade chocolate:)

This is the recipe for my basic chocolates☺️ They are dark chocolate (nice and sweet though) but if you're not a fan then maybe you could add some milk? just experiment with it until you find what you like the most☺️

Makes about 16 small chocolates

*80g coconut oil or cacao butter
*40g cacao powder
*3 large tbsp (more or less, depends how sweet you want it) sweetener. I used agave syrup, but you can use honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, syrup etc!

Melt the coconut oil or cacao butter in a little bowl over a saucepan filled with water on the stove (on the lowest heat) once it's melted, take it off the heat and add in the cacao powder and syrup and mix with a fork. Try some to make sure it's sweet enough and that you like it! Add more sweetener or cacao powder if it doesn't taste completely like chocolate. Then once your satisfied, pour into little moulds (which you can buy on Amazon for like £3!) or into ice cube trays, little cupcake holders or anything really!! Put into the freezer for about half an hour - 1 hr, then take the chocolates out of the moulds and eattt:-) store any left over into an air sealed container in the fridge or freezer ☺️





Monday, 26 October 2015

Homemade bliss balls

Here are my recipes for my homemade bliss balls☺️

Carrot cake coconut bliss balls
These are one of my favs!! They taste just like carrot cake but with a hint of coconut and they are so good :))

90g rolled oats, 1tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ginger, 2 carrots, 160g medjool dates (or any dates) 25g coconut flakes, 40g raisins and more coconut (shredded) to roll them in.

Put all the ingredients into the food processor and blend until it clumps together. Then form into little balls, I made about 30 with this:) roll in shredded coconut and then eat!! Store in a airtight box in the fridge.

'Nutella' bliss balls

75g hazelnuts, 140g pitted dates and 1tbsp cacao powder

Put everything into a food processor and then blend until the mixture clumps into a ball. Then form into lots of little balls, these made about 12 or so. Store in the fridge in an airtight box.

Goji berry and orange cacao bliss balls

75g hazelnuts and almonds, 140g pitted dates, 1tbsp cacao powder, juice of an orange and goji berries.

Put everything (apart from the goji berries) into a food processor and blend until it clumps together, then form into little balls {these made about 16} and press a few goji berries into each ball. Store in the fridge in an air tight box.

Cashew cookie cacao bliss balls

75g cashews, a tbsp cacao powder and 140g dates

Just blend everything together in a food processor and form into balls. You can roll these in shredded coconut or chia seeds or add anything you want:) but they are really good just like this too! Hope you enjoy them and please tag me if you make them!

Please ask if you want a blog about anything or any more recipes.
Speak soon, Rosanna xx



Monday, 5 October 2015

My fav porridge recipes

Hello☺️ I haven't written a blog post in agessss!!!! Kind of forgot about my blog hehe but then phoebe (@flourishingbee) reminded me of it and so I've decided to start writing a few blogs again๐Ÿ˜ This one is going to be another recipe, but then I want to maybe start writing about other things that interest me as well! If you have any ideas of what I could write about, please just say๐Ÿ˜Š

Okay- this blog is going to be the recipes of a few of my fav breakfasts:)

The first one is apple, carrot, raspberry and strawberry baked oats (inspired by Lisa - @healthihappylisa) It's sooo good and definitely a new fav!!!

Recipe (remember you can change any ingredients to what suits you)

50g oats, 150ml almond milk, an apple, a carrot, as many raspberries and strawberries as you want and 1/2 tsp baking powder.

Method ~ preheat oven to 200 or 220 degrees. Put the oats and milk in a bowl, add baking powder and stir well. Then add grated carrot, an apple chopped up in lots of little bits (leave a few slices to top) and the berries (you can also leave a few of these for on top) stir well, then pour in an oven proof dish, top with the remainder of the apple and berries and then into the oven for about 30minutes.


My next fav is peach, raspberry and passionfruit porridge

Recipe ~ 50g oats, 250ml liquid (i use almond milk and water) a peach, lots of raspberries and a passionfruit

Method ~ put the oats and milk in a pan on the stove, and turn on a high heat. Let the oats cook a little then add the raspberries and stir well. As the oats thicken (they should be a pinkish colour☺️) add most of the peach chopped up in little bits, leave a few slices for topping. Finally add half a passionfruit in and stir well. Once it's nice and thick, pour into a bowl and top with the rest of the passionfruit, a few slices of peach and a few raspberries



 


Another one of my favs is blueberry, kiwi and passionfruit porridge

Recipe ~ 50g oats, 250ml liquid, a kiwi, lots of blueberries and a passionfruit

Method ~ put the oats and milk in a pan on the stove, turn on a high heat then add the blueberries. Stir until the oats go a blue/purple colour and start to thicken, then add most of the kiwi chopped up and half a passionfruit. Keep stirring until it's thick and creamy! Then pour in a bowl and top with the remainder of the passionfruit, a few slices of kiwi and a few blueberries:)



Hope you enjoy, please tag me if you try and of these recipes☺️ And tell me if you have any ideas of what I can do blog posts on, recipes or anything!!! thank you, and speak soon. X

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Cacao porridge

Cacao porridge is sO good!!! If you like porridge and you like chocolate then you seriously need to try this! Cacao is quite bitter, so I sweeten it with banana and berries, but you could add some pure maple syrup or any other toppings you like really! I haven't tried it baked yet, but apparently it tastes like spongy chocolate cake so I need to try that soon too ;)

Anyway! Here's the recipe ~ you can change the measurements if you like x

50g oats
150ml almond milk (depends how thick or runny you want it)
50g raspberries
50g blueberries or blackberries
A banana
1-2 teaspoon/tablespoon cacao powder (depends how chocolatey you want it;))
(Next time I make this I'm going to add a heaped teaspoon of cinnamon so you could do that too, I think it would taste really nice! But try this recipe first and then add what you like!)

Put the oats and milk in a pan on the stove on a high heat and let it cook. You can add some of the berries in now, but leave some for on top. Then once it's started to bubble, turn the heat down a bit and add half the banana either chopped up in chunks or mashed. Stir well, then once it's almost finished add the cacao powder, and keep stirring so the porridge goes a chocolatey colour :) then once it's reached the desired thickness you like, pour in a bowl and top with the rest of the banana and the berries.



{ I left a little bit of cacao powder and added a tiny bit of boiling water to it in a cup, mixed and then poured it over the porridge :) so yum! Don't make it too runny though!}

You can honestly have any toppings with this and you can change the recipe to whatever you like! Soon I'm going to make chocolate orange porridge, cacao and caramel porridge and cacao raspberry baked oats topped with almond/cashew butter, so keep your eyes peeled:) hope you're all okay and please tell me if you like this recipe!

Speak soon, Rosanna x



Raw Chocolate Orange Brownies

Sorry I haven't posted a blog in so long!! I'm going to try and do about two or three a week now, and if any of you have any requests for any blogs please just say!


So a few days ago I decided to make some brownies for my dad. I've been wanting to make deliciouslyella raw brownies for a while now, so whilst my dad was doing some hovering, I decided to have a go and make them :) we tweaked the original recipe a little bit, and added in a satsuma and the juice to make them raw chocolate orange brownies. Apparently (according to my dad) they tasted absolutely amazing and he had three in one sitting! {that's another good thing about them, they taste so good and chocolatey yet they're completely healthy and you can have as many as you like knowing they are really good for you!!}

They are so easy to make, and literally only take about five minutes!!

Ingredients {makes about 10 brownies}
- 200g medjool dates
- 100g pecans
- 2-3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional and you can use any other sweetener)
- a satsuma (also optional)


Start by getting all the ingredients together and weigh them out. 
Pit the dates and then throw all the pecans into the food processor and give it a quick blend until they form a crumbly mixture.

Then add in the dates and blend again for about ten seconds, before adding the cacao powder and maple syrup. 




Mix again, and then add in the satsuma if you like. You might want to juice the satsuma first and then just add in the remaining bits. Give it a final
blend until you are satisfied, and then place the mixture into a baking tray. This can be a bit difficult because the brownies can be quite sticky and gooey, but just try to shape it into an even sort of square. Then pop them into the freezer for an hour (or the fridge for 3-4 hours). After that, cut them into evenly shaped squares and voila! :))





Monday, 23 March 2015

Baked oats

So after Hannah (@healinghannah) gave me the recipe for these baked oats, they have been my absolute favourite breakfast EVER :-) they are so so yummy, so warming and so delicious, I seriously urge you all to go and try it asap :) they do take 25 minutes in the oven, so maybe they are better for a weekend unless you want to get up even earlier on a school day (they are however, sO worth it hehe)



Okay so here's the recipe :-)

Ingredients - (you can change the measurements)

50g oats, 150ml almond milk, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 100g berries (raspberries and blueberries) 50g strawberries and a banana

  

Method - pre heat the oven to 200 degrees and get out an ovenproof bowl. Weigh out the oats and milk and then stir them together with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Warm up half a banana in the microwave to get it extra ripe and sweet, then add to the mixture and stir. Finally add the berries and give it a quick mix with the spoon, just so that the berries are evenly spread. Pour in the ovenproof bowl, and top with the rest of the banana. Then into the oven for 25-30 minutes on 200 degrees. The top should be a very light brown, and then gooey in the middle :) it's normally really hot, so you can let it cool down a little bit before eating, but you don't have to. If you're in a rush, you can put the oven higher and it bakes quicker. Enjoy :)



Saturday, 21 March 2015

Porridge

Porridge is my favourite breakfast - I literally have it every morning without fail :) it's so comforting and delicious! You can also top it with pretty much anything, so it never gets boring. Seeing as my blog is called porridgexprincess, I'm definitely going to do quite a lot of blog posts on my favourite porridge recipes! I have a lot, so here are just a few :-) don't worry, a lot more will come, and if you have any requests please just ask ;)

MANGO, BANANA AND PASSIONFRUIT OATS 

Ingredients - (you can change the measurements to whatever suits you!)

60g mango, a banana, a passionfruit, 50g oats and 250ml almond milk~water (can be any milk)

Method- put the oats and milk in a pan on the stove, on a high heat. Let the mixture absorb for a minute or two, then cut the passionfruit open and scoop the pulp into the pan. Keep stirring for a while, until the oats start to thicken. Once it starts to boil, turn the heat down. Then add the mango (leave a tiny bit to top) and half the banana in chunks. Keep stirring and stirring until the oats have reached the thickness you want them to be, then pour in a bowl and top with the rest of the mango and the other half of the banana :) 

The mango, passionfruit and banana go really well together, and it's so yummy and creamy! One of my favs!

RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY AND BANANA PORRIDGE

Ingredients - (once again you can change all the measurements) 

50g  raspberries, 80g strawberries, a banana, 50g oats and 250ml almond milk~water (or any milk)

Method- it's the same method as the mango, passionfruit and banana oats really! Just put the oats and milk in a pan on the stove, then after a minute add the raspberries and stir until the mixture goes pinkish. Then when it's almost done, add half of the banana and half of the strawberries in chunks and  stir until ready! Pour in a bowl and top with the other half of the strawbs and banana :) yum!

  




CARROT CAKE OATS

Ingredients - (you can change the measurements)

50g raspberries, heaped teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4tsp nutmeg and 1/4tsp ginger, 250ml almond milk~water, a banana, 50g oats, a carrot

Method - cook the oats and milk on the stove on a high heat, then after a minute add the raspberries and let them disintegrate. Once the oats start boiling, turn the heat down a bit. After a while, add the GRATED carrot (I forgot to grate it once and peeled it, and it wasn't very nice! So remember to grate it) you don't have to add all the carrot, it depends how much you want. Keep stirring and then add the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. When it looks about done, add the banana chopped up in chunks (leave a bit for topping) and stir. Pour in a bowl to serve and top with the remainder of the banana. :)





CINNAMON, BANANA AND MELTED RASPBERRY OATS with mango (optional)

Ingredients - (you can change the measurements)

50g oats, heaped teaspoon cinnamon, a banana, 250ml almond milk~water, 50 g raspberries, (50g mango)

Method - cook the oats and milk in a pan on the stove, and when it looks about done, add the cinnamon and half the banana chopped up in chunks. (You can also had most of the mango now if you have mango) whilst it's still slowly cooking, put the raspberries in a bowl in the microwave and let them melt for about 25 seconds. When the oats are done, pour them in a bowl and top with the rest of the banana (the rest of the mango) and the melted raspberries! So nice :)




RASPBERRY PORRIDGE TOPPED WITH A BANANA AND A HEATED UP STRAWBERRY CRUNCH NAKD BAR

Ingredients - (you can change the measurements)

50 g raspberries, a small banana, 50g oats, 150ml almond milk, a strawberry crunch (can be any flavour) nakd bar, 100ml water (or more milk)

Method - cook the oats, milk, water and raspberries in a pan on the stove as usual. When they are almost done, add half the banana in chunks and keep stirring. Whilst this is cooking, heat the nakd bar in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Then pour the oats in a bowl, top with the other half of the banana and the nakd bar cut in chunks :) delicious!! 



I have a lot more recipes, but here are just a few!! My favourite baked oats will have it's own blog post (because it's just sO good) and more recipes will follow. Hope you enjoy!

Byeeee, Rosanna x