Figs with Cashew Yoghurt – Raw and Vegan

Fresh Figs with Cashew Yoghurt

If you’re after a sweet way to lose weight with fruit that is high in fibre, figs are the way to go! Buy them whilst in season. This recipe is quick, simple, refreshing and most importantly satisfies those sweet cravings, yet keeps the weight off! Figs can be eaten on their own or in this case – a great accompaniment with organic cashew yoghurt!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      15 minutes

Serves 1

RECIPE

  • 3 fresh figs cut into halves
  • a handful of raw pistachio nuts
  • a tablespoon of pure maple syrup or raw honey (if not vegan)
  • a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • a dollop of orange lacuma cashew yoghurt (I love Botanical Cuisine’s version – bought from Wray’s Organic)

orange lacuma cashew yoghurt

METHOD

  1. Place the figs in a bowl and add the nuts.
  2. Sprinkle the spices and drizzle the syrup or honey on top.
  3. Place the cashew yoghurt on top and voila!

Has anyone else tried cashew yoghurt and what are your thoughts on them? I must admit this was the first time I have ever tried them, and it was like a match made in Heaven! Vegan and full of good fats! Bring on more cashew yoghurts to come! 😉

TIP – If you’re not vegan, honey is best consumed raw, as the heating process destroys the real goodness of honey.

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

SopHsu – Holistic Healthy Living 

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Gluten-Free Apple Muffins

Apple Muffin

During the winter months, a warm apple pie satisfies our cravings for something warm, sweet and hearty. For something lighter, try making some apple muffins! This recipe is a gluten-free version  without sacrificing taste!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      45 Minutes

Serves 9

RECIPE

Apple Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced and grease 9 muffin pan holes or prepare 9 muffin liners.
  2. Combine the flour and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add the syrup, milk, oil and egg.
  4. Stir until just combined using a wooden spoon.
  5. Peel and grate 1 apple.
  6. Fold grated apple into muffin mixture and spoon mixture into holes of prepared pan or liners.
  7. Core and quarter remaining apple and slice thinly.
  8. Arrange 2 to 3 apple slices on top of each muffin.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  10. Serve drizzled with pure maple syrup (optional).

Apple muffin

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox