Sunday, 20 July 2014

Moroccan Salad with Lemon Yoghurt Dressing

This is one of my favourites to make for lunch or dinner. Moroccan couscous is that good, that I could definitely be tempted to eating a few spoonfuls of it for my brekkie if it were lying around...This is a super easy meal, albeit the rather extravagant title. I tend to make a big batch and then store this deliciousness in an airtight container for whenever I fancy over the next few days.

Chickpeas are a great source of protein and the couscous is a hearty carbohyrdate. The combination of protein and carbohydrate, (as well some lovely veggies thrown in there too) served with a generous dollop of zesty lemon yoghurt dressing, will keep you feeling full throughout the day. It's an anti-the-usual-post-carb bloated feeling guarantee. Also, everyone may be a little envious of your fancy-pants-yet-secretly-simple creation. 



Serves 3

For salad:

200g Couscous
1 can Chickpeas
2 tbsp Harrissa Spice
4 inches Cucumber, diced
2 Spring Onions, chopped
Handful Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Handful Coriander, chopped
Drizzle Oive Oil and White Wine Vinegar
Salt to season

Dressing:

Half a mug Greek Yoghurt
1 Lemon, juiced

  1. To make salad, place couscous in a bowl and cover with boiling. Stir, then leave to soak for 5 minutes.
  2. Whilst you wait for couscous to fluff up, rinse canned chickpeas and prepare vegetables.
  3. Once couscous is ready, stir with a fork, then add vegetables and chickpeas.
  4. Season with coriander, harissa spice and salt. 
  5. Drizzle over with olive oil and vinegar. 
  6. For the dressing, juice a lemon and mix into yoghurt, to form thick dressing consistency. 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Smoothie Bowl

I'm usually not a major smoothie fan. Smoothies are, yes, very delicious and are a great way of getting in a few portions of your recommended fruit/veg intake. However I'm usually left feeling hungry about 2 hours later...so here is where the beautiful Smoothie bowl comes into place! It has the same great taste and preparation ease as your usual smoothie. Yet the smoothie bowl is super enhanced and has some lovely nutritional added goodness! 

Just whiz all the ingredients in a blender, and then top with whatever you're craving or have in the fridge/cupboard (e.g. nuts, seeds, flaxseed, fruit slices, granola). Basically, go crazy and add whatever you fancy to your yummy smoothie bowl. Oh you wild thing!

      

Serves 2

1 Mango
1 Banana
1 mug of Ice Cubes
1 mug of Orange Juice
1 mug of Greek Yoghurt

Topped with: Almonds, kiwi slices, desiccated coconut, chia seeds and dried apricots.
  1. Whiz all ingredients together in blender. 
  2. Scoop into bowl, top with whatever you like and enjoy!