I am very excited to have teamed up with Meatless Farm during World Meat Free Week as part of their campaign aimed at encouraging UK households to switch to one more plant-based meal per week in order to benefit the planet.
According to new scientific data analysed by environmental scientist Joseph Poore, if everyone in the UK switched just one more red meat meal to a plant-based meal per week, it would cut the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50 million tonnes – the equivalent of taking 16 million cars off the road – resulting in up to an 8.4 percent reduction in the UK’s total carbon emissions.
This healthy, easy option is a delicious way to enjoy plant-based protein!
Ingredients (serves 2)
4 @meatlessfarm sausages
160g uncooked pasta (I used green pea fusilli)
50g grated cheese (vegan)
160g green peas
4 tbsp veggie green pesto
1/2 red chilli
Fry the sausages in olive oil over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, turning them often until cooked. You can add the green veggies into this pan too and fry for a few extra minutes. Boil the pasta for 10 minutes until soft, then drain and rinse. Split the cooked pasta between 2 bowls and add 2 tbsp of the pesto to each bowl and stir in well. Cut the sausages into chunks and split with the veg across the two bowls. Top both with grated cheese and some chilli (if you like it hot!) and ENJOY.⠀⠀⠀
You can find Meatless Farm products at @sainsburys @morrisons @coopuk @boothscountry and @thevegankindsupermarket stores nationwide and make sure you check out @meatlessfarm on instagram!
You guys know I am all about easy recipes and this one is no exception! If you’re looking for a meat free alternative to meatballs, then look no further! These 6 ingredients bites can go in a stir fry, with spaghetti or even taken on the go as little snacks!
Vegan meatballs (makes 12-16 meatballs)
1 can of lentils, drained (about 220g or 1 cup of lentils)
2-3 tbsp of fresh basil and parsley, chopped
1 small onion (75g of onion), peeled and roughly chopped
Hello lovely readers! I have put together a blog post today to share with you one of my favourite products that was created by a lovely lady, Kathryn, who is now a very good friend of mine! Rejuvenated.co.uk
I tried Rejuvenated products a good few months ago now and really did just fall in love with them. I tend to be quite fussy about what products I use but these are made with all natural ingredients with no added sugars or damaging sweeteners. They provide a lot of health benefits, are extremely versatile and I and now end up using them in the majority of my recipes. As well as protein powders, Rejuvenated provide an amazing skin care range packed with vitamins that optimise your skin health. I often get comments on how I take care of my skin and the secret is to keep it well nourished and well hydrated- this is exactly what Rejuvenated products do!
I have listed below my favourite Rejuvenated products to use, why I love to use them, why they are good for you and how I incorporate them into my recipes.
Sweetened with the plant stevia and packed with vitamins, I use these collagen shots every time I make a smoothie. This is a perfect way to enhance your skin health as it provides good sources of your B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, copper and acai berry which is a powerful antioxidant. You can see my smoothie recipes here.
This is probably my favourite product of Rejuvenated. Particularly if you are feeling run down or you haven’t managed to get enough sleep recently- these little shots are a miracle, providing minerals and ions that are key in hydration for skin and health.
H3O Hydration drinks offers nutritional support for skin throughout the day and contains specific nutrients to enhance water absorption. Your daily serving of H3O Hydration is rich in Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin C.
• Ionic Electrolytes – Electrolyte solutions enhance the absorption of water during physical exercise… I like to exercise 5 times a week so this extremely beneficial to my body.• Calcium has a role in the process of cell division.
• Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
• Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue.
• As well as being essential for the absorption of iron, Vitamin C is necessary for normal connective tissue structure and function and contributes to cell protection from free radical damage. Additionally it contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal structure of cartilage and bones.As well as adding H3O to my smoothies, I also add a few scoops to my raw balls recipes one of which you can find here.
Having tried all 3 flavours (strawberry, chocolate and banana) I use all 3 for different recipes. It is often the case (as women) that we lack protein in our diet. Now ladies… protein does not make you bulky! Unless you are training and lifting very heavy weights alongside massively upping your protein intake- only then will you start to grow big muscles however, this is a lot easier for men than women as we do not have the same levels of testosterone so generally speaking- we cannot ‘bulk’ like men can. So when you think of protein think healthy skin, healthy nails and healthy cells and tissue in your body- because that is what we need protein for! Particularly those who choose a plant based lifestyle, it may become more difficult to maintain an adequate protein intake- this is when I would encourage protein powder! However, you have to be so careful when choosing these powders as most are laden with added sugars or damaging sweeteners such as Sucralose… Rejuvenated protein powders are not one of those!
As you can see here, rejuvenated protein powders are made with natural, health supporting ingredients which is exactly why I incorporate them into my diet. Like I said I use all 3 flavours for different recipes that I will list below.
I love using this chocolate protein powder when I make oats for breakfast. I cook mine over the hob and stir in 1 scoop towards the end of cooking them. I also add a scoop of cacao powder for an extra rich chocolate taste!
Banana protein powder I usually reserve my banana breads! I love to make a banana bread at the beginning of the week to have as a healthy go-to snack when I’m out and about. You can see the recipe below.
Banana protein bread
1 cup of spelt flour
1/2 cup of wholemeal flour
1 scoop of @rejuvenateduk banana protein powder
1 1/4 cup of almond milk
2 mashed bananas
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of almond butter
1 flax seed egg (1 tablespoon of flaxseed, 3 tablespoons of water)
2 teaspoons of vanilla paste