Friday 14 August 2020

Peach and Almond Muffins (Oil free)

gluten free peach and almond muffins

These muffins are perfect when you're having that mid-morning or mid-afternoon slump! Cooking the peach really brings out its sweetness so there's only a relatively low amount of maple syrup added to these baked treats, which are also oil free. The almond topping adds a nice crunch, reminiscent of streusel topped muffins but with a healthy twist!

Three great health benefits: beneficial for digestive health, promotes healthy skin, good source of fibre

Makes 6

2 tbsp chia seeds
120ml water
1 & 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
60g almonds, chopped
60ml maple syrup
110g ground almonds
1 & 1/2 tbsp arrowroot
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 peach, chopped into small dice

1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
2) In a small bowl, mix together the chia seeds, water and apple cider vinegar. Set aside.
3) In another small bowl, mix together the chopped almonds with 1 & 1/2 tbsp of the maple syrup. Set aside.
4) In a mixing bowl, combine the ground almonds, arrowroot, baking powder and ginger. Gently stir in the peach so that all of the pieces are coated in the dry mixture.
5) Next, add the chia mixture and remaining maple syrup. Stir to combine.
6) Divide the mixture between the prepared muffin cases and top each with a equal measure of the chopped almonds & maple. Bake for 40 minutes (keep an eye on the topping in the final 10 minutes to ensure it doesn't burn- you may need to cover with some tinfoil at this point).

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Friday 7 August 2020

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

peaches and cream smoothie

Just four ingredients make up this indulgent smoothie, which tastes like dessert in a glass! Those with a sweet tooth may wish to add a splash of maple syrup but I find that if the peach is ripe, it's sweet enough for my tastes.

Three great health benefits: boosts immunity, beneficial for eye health, promotes healthy skin

Serves 1

1 peach, roughly chopped
1 cup (250ml) almond milk (I always use unsweetened)
1 tbsp natural coconut yoghurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1) Place all of the ingredients in a blend and blend until smooth.

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