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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Frozen Berry Yoghurt

Frozen Berry Yoghurt

Everyone is into the new craze of frozen yoghurts! Why? Well, the way that it has been marketed is that it is ‘healthy’ or at least ‘healthier’ than normal ice-creams and cold desserts. But have you ever wondered just how much sugars are actually in the highly processed frozen yoghurts? Not to mention the additional toppings you can add? You might as well consume a low-fat ice-cream dessert instead!

This frozen berry yoghurt not only has minimal amounts of sugars, but uses fresh or frozen berries and natural yoghurt. It’s really that simple – you could do it in your sleep!

RECIPE

  • 2 cups of organic natural yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut sugar
  • 1 cup of your favourite berries (fresh or frozen)

METHOD

  1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients together until there is a smooth consistency.
  2. Place in a funky bowl or container of choice, cover and freeze for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  3. Voila! Frozen berry yoghurt at your finger tips ready to be indulged!  Continue reading

Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

 

This Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding really is one of a kind! It so refreshing yet filling that you can have it first thing in the brekky as an energising pick me up to get your day started, or to end a nutritious meal as a dessert! The layering of berries, yoghurt and chia seeds just tops it off, leaving your tastebuds wanting more!

RECIPE

Serves 2

METHOD

  1. In a blender, lightly blend the chia seeds, milk, half of the blueberries and coconut.
  2. Pour into a glass jar or container, cover and set overnight or for at least 5 hours in the fridge.
  3. Once set, layer the glass or container with yoghurt, passionfruit and strawberries (if desired).
  4. Top with the rest of the blueberries and any remainder coconut & enjoy!
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