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Berry and Beetroot Smoothie Bowl | Super U |

Berry and Beetroot Smoothie Bowl | Super U |

Hello everyone! This is going to be a little bit of a different recipe but I hope you love it. I have been trying to add more veggies to my smoothie bowls recently because I think it’s a great way to add more of them into your diet! You honestly can’t even taste it in the recipe, it just makes it a beautiful pink colour. Who wouldn’t love that?! This recipe contains banana but there are going to be some banana-free smoothie bowls coming up for those of you who can’t eat them or just want an alternative.

A couple weeks ago Super U reached out to me and sent a really lovely package containing a Coconut Bowl, Spoon and Berry Beauty Powder which I used in the recipe in this post. I have really enjoyed all of the products so far but what I love most about this brand is that they are sustainable and care about the planet! If you have ever looked at my other blog and Instagram account then you will know how passionate I am about living a much more eco-friendly life!

Super U is partnered with One Tree Planted and with every product sold, a percentage goes to planting trees around the world. The reforestation projects help to restore natural habitats and areas destroyed by forest fires and floods as well as proving jobs.

The coconut bowls and spoons are another area which makes this brand so sustainable. They are sourced from unwanted coconut shells that would overwise be burned or thrown into a landfill. I would also like to point out these coconut bowls and spoons are also very good quality. I have owned some in the past which have broken and discoloured quickly! I really love using these for my smoothie bowls, buddha bowls and granola. You can purchase your own here.

The package also contained the Berry Beauty Blend which is a mix of Chia Seeds, Acai, Aronia, Blackcurrant, Blueberry, Goji, Maqui, Strawberry, Acerola, Cranberry. I don’t normally use superfood powders and things like that but I have really been enjoying this one.  But I was intrigued by this one in particular because it’s made with freeze-dried berries so it tastes really good and contains lots of antioxidants! Whilst there is never going to be a substitute for a healthy balanced diet I think food should be fun and there are a lot of possibilities with this powder!

This powder could be used as a substitute for fresh berries if you didn’t have any on hand and I’m also thinking it could be used as a natural dye/flavouring for icing a cake or cookies and bliss balls. Realy anything that you don’t want to add extra moisture too! Now lets get on to the recipe!

Berry and Beetroot Smoothie Bowl
 
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Healthy, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar-Free
Serves: 1 person
Ingredients
  • 1 roasted beetroot (about 80g) make sure it has no other flavourings
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tsp (10ml) berry beauty powder
  • ½ cup (125ml) coconut milk (use the one in a carton a can!)
  • Optional Toppings
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Dried Rose Petals
Instructions
  1. Place the beetroot, banana, berry beauty powder and coconut milk in a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
  2. This recipe can also be made in a blender but you may need to add more liquid.
  3. Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl and then top with whatever toppings you desire. The ones I used are listed above.

If you make the recipe please use the hashtags #eatplantifully #theplantifulbrunette and tag me in it!

Delicia x

PS. This post is sponsored by Super U. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

Chia Seed Jam | Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry

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Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Its nearly the end of January and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I wanted to create a really delicious recipe you can share with your loved ones or potentially give as a gift (as you can see I’m being much more prepared for this then my Christmas recipes)! I may not be a typical Valentine’s recipe but I think the dark chocolate and rose petals make it extra special.

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

This recipe is very rich and indulgent, so probably not something you want to be eating everyday but its great as a treat! I know that is probably very obvious to you but I feel like I need to make them clear when I post recipes like this on a blog which focuses on healthy whole plant-based foods most of the time.

I chose to use coconut sugar in this recipe because its what I had and I like the taste but feel free to use brown sugar as a substitute! Coconut sugar pretty similar to regular sugar but its slightly lower in fructose and contains tiny amounts of fibre and nutrients so it could be argued it is very slightly healthier then sugar but it is not a health food! You should be trying to fibre and nutrients from fruit, veg, grains and legumes not sugar.

Sorry for rambling on about sugar but what I want you to take from this is that sugar is not something to be feared! Yes we should be trying to eat less added sugar but that doesn’t mean we have to cut it out completely. So enjoy your sweet treats whether they are made with coconut sugar, normal sugar or any sweetener in moderation! A healthy and balanced diet should include all types of food so that you don’t feel restricted!

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies
 
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Vegan, Gluten-Free Option, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free
Serves: 10 cookies
Ingredients
  • 5g (1 Tbsp) Flax seed
  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) Water
  • 90g (1 cup) Oats (use gluten free if required)
  • 40g (1/2 Cup) Coconut Oil
  • 100g (1/2 Cup) Coconut Sugar
  • 60g (1/2 Cup) Cacao or Cocoa Powder
  • A dash (1/4 tsp) Vanilla Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 180g (1 Cups) Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Optional
  • Rose Petals
  • Melted dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the flax seed and water in a bowl and mixture to combine.
  3. Leave for around 5 minutes so it starts to soak up the water.
  4. Meanwhile place the oats in a food processor and blend until a fine flour is formed and set aside.
  5. Place the coconut oil in a pan and heat gently until it become a liquid and then add to the flax seed mixture along with the coconut sugar and mix to combine.
  6. Then add the oat flour that you made earlier, the cacao powder, vanilla powder and a pinch of salt and mixture to form a soft dough.
  7. If the mixture is still warm from the melted coconut oil then leave it in the fridge to cool down for around 20 minutes.
  8. Once cool add the chocolate chips and mix until they are evenly distributed.
  9. Scoop 10 evenly sized portions onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Flatten them slightly with your hand and form into a cookie shape.
  11. Then bake for 12-15 minutes. Be careful because you don't want them to burn.
  12. Once baked leave them to cool for 20-30 minutes as they will be too soft to pick up when they come out!
  13. Serve drizzled with melted dark chocolate and rose petals if you desire.

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

I tried to take more photos then usual for this post so let me know if you like it and I’ll try to do the same in the future and maybe also include some photos of the recipe being prepared and the ingredients too.

If you make the recipe please use the hashtag #eatplantifully and tag me in it!

Delicia x