Here is my simple but delicious turmeric mango smoothie. Makes 2 glasses.
2 x small bananas
1 x mango
1 small piece of ginger
1 1/4 cups of almond milk (or preferred milk)
1 medium sized piece of turmeric
1 heaped teaspoon of lacuma powder (optional)
Whizz it all together in a blender. Add a dollop of plain yoghurt if you want a thicker smoothie!
Inspired by Hemsley & Hemsley this recipe is vegan friendly and has no refined sugar. It’s also the simplest thing to make and turns out nice and chewy and completely delicious!
- 440g ground almonds
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp allspice
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 80g dark chocolate pieces / cacao nibs (the darker the better!)
- 80g whole pecans roughly chopped
- 4 tbs of maple syrup
- 5 tbs of rice malt syrup
Mix in a big bowl the almonds, spices, salt, bicarbonate of soda, dark chocolate and pecans. Stir in the syrups and shape into flat cookie like pieces. The dough won’t be too wet so if you need to add a little more syrup for it to stay together then do. Bake in a preheated over (175 degrees C) for 12 minutes – they should look slightly brown at the edges but very soft in the middle – be careful when placing them onto a wire rack to cool!
This recipe is by my favourite chef in the world – Marcos Morey Richardson. I will most likely feature a few of his recipes on this blog! My family has been lucky enough to go on holiday to Majorca over the last 9 years and Marcos has cooked so many incredible meals for us – this mango gazpacho is a perfect fresh starter or serve with some bruschetta as a main – as served at the Keith Street Kitchen!
800g mango (pulp only, stones removed – about 3 medium sized mangoes)
100g yellow peppers
10g white vinegar
75g olive oil
Salt to taste
- Add all ingredients to a food processor until smooth, sieve through a very fine mesh.
- Check for salt and vinegar.
- Add more water if it’s a little thick.
- Chill for a good few hours, serve in a glass with a little chopped up parma ham sprinkled on top.
Note: I discovered recently that I have fructose malabsorption – Mangoes are not the worst fruit in terms of high fructose content but I wouldn’t be able to eat this everyday! I just have to be careful about the other foods I am eating on the same day. I also halved the amount of onion (high in fructose) and it still tasted fantastic.