A rich and moist chocolate banana-bread sponge studded with dark chocolate chips, juicy dried cherry pieces with a creamy chocolate coconut frosting. A truly decadent show-stopper cake that comes together in one bowl and combines all the classic black forest gateau flavours. Another birthday means another reason for cake! For Dad’s birthday this year, I … Continue reading Chocolate and Cherry Banana Cake
What’s not to love about these bars? Thick and chewy flapjack like base loaded with peanut butter and vanilla protein topped with a rich and creamy chocolate ganache, laced with more peanut butter? Plus, they are vegan-friendly, full of healthy fats, gluten-free and a great pre or post workout snack, afternoon treat with a cup … Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Flapjack Bars
Prepare to fool even the most fervent of avocado-haters with this recipe. Thick, chewy and fudgy chocolate brownies packed with hidden avocado, sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup with a rich chocolatey flavour that leaves you wanting more. These brownies are, of course, vegan and dairy-free while also being nut-free with a gluten-free option. … Continue reading Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Tribal smoothies are an industry leading brand when it comes to active nutrition and their range of exotic fruit smoothies are packed with organic baobab proving “natural fuel for life”. They are champions of “real-food” so their smoothies are great energising pouches for on the go fuel. Although, as you’ll see, they are also great … Continue reading Tribal Smoothies and Raw Cherry Chocolate Baobab Cheesecake
Light and fluffy chocolate chip banana bread donuts with a delicious tiramisu flavour and covered in a rich and creamy chocolate coconut yoghurt frosting. These donuts are naturally vegan, refined-sugar free and can easily be gluten-free – so everyone can enjoy them. I don’t “love” donuts but every time I see them, I think “wow … Continue reading Tiramisu Chocolate Chip Donuts
Thick and chewy chocolate date cookies filled with sweet berry jam and a creamy chocolate drizzle. These cookies make a delicious teatime treat and are gluten free, naturally vegan and healthy! I love experimenting with new baking ideas and one grey afternoon, I knew I wanted to bake something, but I wasn’t quite sure just … Continue reading Chocolate Jam Thumbprint Cookies
These Tahini Chocolate Chunk Oat Cookies are made with only a handful of ingredients and come together in less than 30 minutes. They are naturally vegan, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free and gluten-free while being deliciously rich and studded with dark chocolate chunks. They make the perfect dunking cookie or to enjoy with a glass of ice-cold milk. … Continue reading Tahini Chocolate Chunk Oat Cookies
Have you ever made anything with aquafaba before? If yes, then you probably won’t be a stranger to the endless possibilities that a can of chickpea water can hold. If no, then you are probably wondering what is aquafaba? Aquafaba is the water from a tin of chickpeas (or other beans work, too) and instead of … Continue reading Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse
Is there ever a bad time for chocolate? I don’t think so… and with Easter only a few days away, these are the perfect treat to whip up in no time at all. Yes, they only take 10 minutes to make and 1 hour to set and then you have deliciously creamy, rich and indulgent … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Raw cheesecakes are still a fairly new sweet treat creation for me, after discovering how easy and creamy they are with the right kitchen equipment. In fact, in 3 months I’ve created several cheesecake recipes and this Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake joins my previous Salted Almond Chocolate Cheesecake and my Lemon and Pistachio Raw Cheesecake, … Continue reading Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices
These almost raw, no-bake slices may just be a little bit addictive… you have been warned. I love making new variations on raw slices and experimenting with different flavour combinations and these bars are testament to one tasty afternoon of experimenting. These ones are triple layered with several layers of flavour. They were first inspired … Continue reading Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices
Warm chocolate banana bread oats baked until gooey and soft. Now, doesn’t that sound like an indulgent breakfast. If you need an excuse to jump out of bed, then this is it. Thick cake-batter style oats baked in an individual ramekin or dish until nice and crispy on top with a soft and welcoming inside. … Continue reading Chocolate Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Deliciously rich and indulgent, these healthy chocolate mousse pots are naturally sweetened, vegan and gluten-free.
These brownies are rich, indulgent, dessert-worthy, crowd-pleasing and simple to make.
These raw and vegan chocolate coconut truffles are a deliciously rich while being good for you! A perfect holiday gift or a snack all year round.
Deliciously smooth, rich and indulgent chocolate truffles made with just three ingredients.
A creamy, protein and veggie packed breakfast bowl that tastes just like chocolate pudding.
Inspired by our love for granola and our obsession with my new crunchiest ever granola: Chai Spiced Walnut Granola, it was actually my Dad who suggested I make bars or bites with the mix. He is a big granola fan and as soon as he said these clusters would be great as bars, I had … Continue reading Chocolate, Chia and Mixed Nut Granola Bites
More is always more I say, when it comes to a chocolate drizzle, wouldn’t you agree? These tasty little treats came to me one afternoon when I whipped out the mixing bowl and threw a few ingredients together without much of an idea in mind. I had recently watched an episode of The Great British … Continue reading Chocolate Almond Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
This tastes just like chocolate pudding. So, if you’re after pudding for breakfast then here is your answer. Or, you can make this chia pudding and actually enjoy it for pudding – it tastes that good. Not even in a ‘this is healthy so let’s pretend it tastes yummy, too’ kind of way. This is … Continue reading Chocolate, Cinnamon and Raisin Chia Pudding
Hummus and chocolate are two of my favourite things. Now, who says you can’t have both at the same time? Not me, that’s for sure. Not already won over by the idea of sweet hummus? Well, read on… Reasons this needs to be made: It is utterly delicious. It satisfies your sweet chocolate tooth craving … Continue reading Chocolate and Tahini Hummus
Have you tried peanut butter flavoured protein powder? It’s a game changer, and I literally could inhale the entire bag on smell alone. I kindly received this Nutty Nutty Peanut Butter Protein Powder from That Protein for being shortlisted as the Best New and Noteworthy Blogger in the upcoming awards with the Health Bloggers Community … Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies
These are the family favourite. Hands down. I know there’s a plethora of chocolate chip cookies out there, but this one never claims to be a chocolate chip cookie. Instead, it’s more robust, hearty and chunky. It uses chopped chocolate for a rugged cookie, and the oats add that comforting ‘homely’ familiarity to them. You … Continue reading Chocolate Chunk Oat Cookies
My oh my are we in for a treat today! My good friend over at BlueberrySmiles and I have finally gotten around to collaborating on a little guest post for you. I am a huge fan of Celine’s food and her photography too, in fact she inspires me a lot (and she may not even … Continue reading Guest Post: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
AKA Easter Bunny Tails. Alas, Easter is but a distant memory and so is all the chocolate we received. But, fear not, for these beautiful little bliss balls make a delicious snack or sweet treat all year round, and as you can see their name is pretty adaptable. This is a recipe I initially created … Continue reading Chocolate Coated Coconut Bliss Balls
This recipe comes with a warning: once you start, you can’t stop. Have you made your own peanut butter? So many people, my former self included, are intimated by the process, fearing it to be far too complicated/time-consuming/difficult/easier to buy in the store. But I am here to change all that. Not only is it … Continue reading Chocolate Chai Peanut Butter
Thick, chocolatey-rich, filled with juicy dried fruits, crunchy nuts, sweet and salty popcorn and creamy delicious chocolate. These bars really do have everything you want in each bite plus they are naturally gluten-free, vegan and require no baking.
A vegan take on the classic Victoria sponge cake with a light and fluffy vanilla and coconut sugar infused sponge, sandwiched together with thick and creamy frosting and fruity jam topped with more frosting. This cake is a real crowd-pleaser that also makes a a beautiful show-stopping wedding cake. This Vegan Vanilla Cake has been … Continue reading Vegan Vanilla Cake
A berry and apple packed breakfast bircher muesli that takes 5 minutes to prepare in the mornings for a delicious and creamy jar. It is naturally vegan, healthy and packed with fibre while being cheap and easy to make. I use the term “recipe” quite loosely for this Very Berry Cherry Bircher Jar as it … Continue reading Very Berry Cherry Bircher Jar
A thick and creamy vegan porridge made with gluten free buckwheat flakes, delicious salted caramel protein and lots of jammy sweet dates, this porridge is a perfect breakfast any time of the year. I am fairly new to using buckwheat flakes in place of rolled oats in my porridge bowls, although I am a big … Continue reading Salted Caramel and Date Buckwheat Porridge
A classic and staple hummus recipe that is quick, cheap and delicious. It’s creamy, rich in flavour and goes with pretty much everything.
What is better than a big bowl of noodles, you ask? A big bowl of noodles drizzled in a deliciously creamy, rich and flavourful tahini dressing, that’s for sure. Tahini features heavily both in my recipes and in my daily meals that don’t quite make the ‘gram. From drizzling over salads, to spooning from the … Continue reading Tahini Noodle Satay Salad
As I’m sat here in Pisa airport, after a busy week of catering at a yoga retreat I am really looking forward to getting back into my own kitchen and perhaps whipping up this Vegan Cinnamon and Cardamom Bread and Butter Pudding because it really is so simple and pretty much British comfort food down … Continue reading Vegan Cinnamon and Cardamom Bread and Butter Pudding
I am a little bit obsessed with baked oats right now – from proats to zoats and the humble oat, I have been baking them like a mad woman recently. The joys of working from home and having time for a delicious brunch. *proats – protein-oats and zoats – zucchini or courgette-oats* There’s a few … Continue reading 3 Ways with Baked Oats
I cannot believe that Nourishing Amy is already 1 year old. How time really does fly when you are having fun. In that time I’ve shared more than 100 recipes (enough for a cookbook, hey?) and have written 1000s of words, as I am quite word-y. And following on from the May’s monthly motivation post … Continue reading Vegan Orange Chai Donuts
With Easter coming up, what better way to celebrate than with coconut and chocolate treats that happen to be healthy, delicious and pretty in pink?! But don’t save these bars only for Easter time, they are delicious any time of the year and will brighten anyone’s day. They’re such a fun surprise when you bite … Continue reading Pink Bounty Bars
Happy birthday to me! What better way to start a special day than with extra-special and super easy and delicious pancakes! The ultimate plant-powdered protein pancake to make all your brunch dreams come true. I am in love with this recipe and am actually licking my lips after just devouring one on a grey and … Continue reading Giant Protein Pancake
You will never always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined. Motivation is a tough one but it can also be a really easy one. Some days I wake up full of energy, excitement and determination to really smash it and get everything done. But other days I simply cannot harness that power … Continue reading Monthly Musings: April 2019
I think I may have just upped my chilli game and it couldn’t have been easier or quicker to make. Chilli (non-carne) is one of my go-to meals to feed friends and family who are perhaps less than persuaded by a vegan lifestyle. Why? Because as I wrote about in my Veganuary hacks, offering a … Continue reading Chickpea Chilli with Guacamole
This month is all about Spring and refreshing your mindset.
A vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free cheesecake, with a sticky, nutty base with a zesty sweet and thick cashew-based filling topped with vibrant slices of lemon and crunchy pistachios.
Who doesn’t love a green smoothie? Well, a lot of people actually. I think they’re put off by the whole ‘greenness’ of it, thinking it will taste like grass. Well, that’s where they are wrong. Because there are plenty of green-loving smoothies out there that celebrate vegetables and tastes rather delightful. I think this is … Continue reading Rocket Ginger Smoothie
Are you in full love mode? With Valentines Day just around the corner, there’s a lot of focus on being with someone. A girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, partner… there are so many couples out there and while I LOVE the day for love, why not celebrate self-love, self-worth and self-care. We need a marked day … Continue reading Peanut Butter and Blueberry Muffins
It may be a cold winters day outside, but as I sit down to write this, the sun is streaming in through the windows, leaving a warm golden glow around me. My heart feels filled with light and love, so what better way to start writing about February’s inspirational theme: LOVE. It may seem a … Continue reading Monthly Musings: February 2019
A raw, vegan and gluten free cheesecake with salted date caramel, salted almonds and a chocolate drizzle on a crunchy, nutty base.
Fluffy pancakes studded with fruity blueberries and sweet cinnamon. These make a delicious gluten and nut free vegan brunch.
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with eggs. As a toddler I loved hard-boiled egg and soliders (or shoulders as I would call them). But never scrambled eggs, fried eggs were gross and it was only throughout the last year of uni that I discovered poached eggs. So ‘giving up’ eggs when I learnt about … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Eggs
Following from the previous post about Dairy Hacks for a stress-free and enjoyable Veganuary, I am now sharing top tips to replace other dairy products. We are fortunate enough today that the supermarket shelves are well stocked with delicious and nutritious alternatives to your usual dairy products like cheese, yoghurts, butters, spreads and pastries. Pastry: … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy II
I have always been aware that while I am truly loving all the support and inspiration I find in the food and wellness social media network, not everyone I engage with is vegan, vegetarian or in the mindset of creating a plant-based lifestyle. That said, I am often overwhelmed by the support. For example, at … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy I
January is here and that can only mean one thing: Veganuary.
Top tips for health and happiness as inspired by The Happy Pear.
London’s first all-avo dining concept began life as a pop-up. It took off and now has a permanent site. Avobar does pretty much what it says on the tin – it’s a restaurant where everything on the menu has avocado in it, on it or blended into it. It’s the perfect green homage to the … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Avobar, Covent Garden
With a knowledge of the Italian language, it still makes me chuckle that ‘biscotti’ in every other language refers to this particular type of sweet treat, whereas ‘biscotti’ literally translates to mean ‘biscuits’. The Italian call these type of crunchy biscuit cantuccini which I think sounds much more exotic and enticing, don’t you agree? Nevertheless, … Continue reading Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti
Happy festive period, everyone. I am so excited to share this recipe with you as it was one that proved quite popular on my Instagram stories a few weeks ago and since then I have made them a few times and can attest that they make a great snack, on-the-go mini breakfast and an after-dinner … Continue reading Apple and Hemp Muffins with Hemp Crumble Topping
These cookies are next level cosiness. One of these with a cup of tea will put all your problems at bay for a moment, while you enjoy the most moreish cookie I think I’ve made to date. Unlike my Chocolate Chunk Cookies and my Chocolate Brownies, these Pumpkin Cinnamon Spiced Breakfast Cookies aren’t heavy on … Continue reading Pumpkin Cinnamon Spiced Breakfast Cookies
It’s Halloween which can only mean one thing: it’s time for some spook-tacular baking! I toyed around with a few ideas of what to bake, make or raw-bake to celebrate the ghoulish day and saw that a lot of recipes required many ingredients and often those which were very artificial. I didn’t want to use … Continue reading Peppermint Green (S)Creams
Birthday cakes! For years, I have been put in charge of the birthday cakes in my family, long gone are the Colin the Caterpillar days along with the sickly-sweet Victoria sponge cakes layered with fake jam and yellow buttercream. Can you tell I have a slight aversion to these types of cake? I just think, … Continue reading Carrot and Raisin Bundt Cake
If you needed another excuse to have cookie dough for breakfast, then this is the recipe for you. I’ve posted about a breakfast cookie dough before thanks to my foodie friend Celine from Blueberrysmiles but this one is chickpea-free for the chickpea averse among you. After enjoying some delicious smoothies recently at plant-based cafes, I … Continue reading Cookie Dough Smoothie
Allow me to let you all in on a little secret: this post makes me feel like I’ve sort of made it, ever so slightly, in the food blogging world. My favourite inspirations often share reviews of upcoming cookbook releases either by friends or strangers and I think “wow, they must be big for so-and-so … Continue reading The Perfect Pasta Salad and The Vegan 8 Cookbook
What’s a Bronut, I hear you ask? A delicious brownie-donut fusion of course! Created in Cheshire by the immensely talented Emma at Soul Vegan Brownies. A self-confessed chocoholic, she initially created her drool-worthy range of brownies to share her love for cruelty free baking – showing you can indulge yourself without causing any harm and … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Soul Vegan Bronuts
I’m feeling rather pleased with myself as I write this, I must say, and for several reasons. Although, the main one being that my meat-eating family love this dish and from looks alone you cannot tell this isn’t regular meaty mince. On the taste, they said you can tell it’s plant-based but that this was … Continue reading Sunflower Mince and Kidney Bean Chilli
This review has been a year-long dream of mine after first being introduced to Mordechai and his extensive range of 100% nuts nut butter. Still today, I can remember the colourful set up on display and his offers to try all the flavours – and believe me, there are many! From original single nut butters … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Nutural World
Rich, tender and indulgent brownies coming at you. Like, now. I am so impressed with this recipe – if I don’t say so myself. If you follow me on social media, you’ll know I often talk about self-love, self-worth and self-belief and that the majority of us do not practice these three things often enough. … Continue reading Date and Oat Coconut Brownies
Wow what a few months it has been for Nourishing Amy. It seems incredible that a few months ago this blog was simply a sparkle in my imagination and a beating in my heart. That’s how strongly and passionately I feel about my food, health and wellness blog. It has been a dream of mine … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Health Blogger Awards 2018
If you love ginger then we’re going to get along just fine. I had some girlfriends over recently and I wanted to make something new for dessert that wouldn’t be too heavy. I always go for chocolate-based after dinner treats, but thought to spice it up a bit this time. Not that there is anything … Continue reading Raw Ginger and Apricot Crunch Bars
I’d barely touched down in London and already I missed the eclectic and vibrant city that I got to know over my long girls’ weekend in Budapest. The Hungarian capital took my breath away; the tiny cobbled streets, the buzzing city vibe, the stunning architecture and the incredible food scene. Although Budapest is the capital … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Budapest
This is one smoothie bowl that’s sure to make your tummy rumble, your eyes shine bright and your smile stretch to your ears. Health meets indulgence. What could be better? After posting my Cacao Squash Smoothie Bowl, I knew I wanted to try the original and more common Sweet Potato Smoothie bowl. Yet, I didn’t … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Tahini Mousse
This is a smoothie for all the green-haters, who think that greens taste gross and are not breakfast worthy. To those haters, I say: try this Avocado and Kiwi Green Smoothie and then get a fresh perspective on your greens. I couldn’t think of a more delicious way to get your greens (unless they were … Continue reading Avocado and Kiwi Green Smoothie
Are we in for a treat today, or what? After the amazing feedback on these Raw Banoffee Boost Slices on Instagram, I had to share the recipe with you as soon as possible. These epic bars of pure bliss are simply delicious. They fall on the right side of healthy and indulgent (which side is … Continue reading Raw Banoffee Boost Slices
Hello avocado-lovers and welcome to Part II of my Nourishing Reviews Series: Avocado Toast Around London. If you haven’t already read Part I then check that out here for more green goodness. Without further ado let’s see who else has made my top Avo-licious dishes (scroll down for some avo-fun outside of London, too!). Lele’s, … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Avocado Toast Around London, Part II
For any breakfast lover, it is only a matter of time before you make your own granola. I love making my own oat-based cereal, as you can be as inventive as you like with flavours or keep it super simple like my classic Granola recipe. Even though it isn’t difficult, sometimes you don’t want to … Continue reading Cacao and Maca Raw Nola
As a happy two-month blog-iversay to Nourishing Amy, I have a special treat for all of you… Coconut and Cacao Donuts with Chocolate Coconut Glaze. I always say to eat more hole-foods! Donuts fit the bill perfectly. Joking aside, I am super proud of these ‘un-bakes’ and I am not afraid to say so. I, … Continue reading Coconut and Cacao Donuts
The one thing that has been on me to-make list recently has been a sweet potato smoothie bowl, but then I thought “why is it taking me so long to make something so simple?” I always have sweet potatoes in the house, but perhaps I was holding out because I knew I would think of … Continue reading Cacao Squash Smoothie Bowl
Believe it or not, my recent trip to Cardiff was the first time I stepped foot inside the gorgeously lush landscape of Wales. Filled with lovely accents, friendly faces and the most delicious Welsh Cakes fresh from the bakery, my visit to Cardiff was everything I could have wished for, and more. I was lucky … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Cardiff
It’s now my second opportunity to share with you my monthly inspirational theme: Perspective. “As we approach the mid-point of the year, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate how we’ve been looking at the world. Our perspective is key in shaping our experience of life, whether positively or negatively. A balanced perspective helps … Continue reading Every Day Matters: June
This is my first (of many, I hope) Nourishing Interviews, where I talk with a fellow food blogger, inspirational individual or just a really cool friend to let you in on their stories. This first post with Emma from the gorgeous Fruits and Routes isn’t so much an interview as it is Emma’s exploration of … Continue reading A Nourishing Interview: Fruits and Routes
Let me introduce this post with the biggest, most truthful and heartfelt thank YOU. It has been exactly one month since I launched Nourishing Amy and I continue to be bowled over by your support, kind words and your dedication to read what I have to say. I cannot describe the elation I feel every … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
Over my instagramming days, I have shared quite a few pancake pictures with you so it seems well overdue that I give back to you with a recipe. From chocolatey-rich indulgent plates to a towering berry and coconut stack to refreshing orange and yoghurt topped pancake spirals, these brunch delights have always been well received … Continue reading Fluffy Spelt Pancakes
How do we feed and nourish our bodies? In order to achieve a healthy and long-lasting relationship with food we also need to have a positive image of, and about, our body. There’s no point focusing all our energy on eating ‘well’ if we are then only to berate ourselves for all of our faults. … Continue reading Dancing With Balance
You can thank me later for this one. Indulgent, rich, gooey bites of chocolate-y goodness filled with crunch, chewy dried fruits and topped with a layer of cacao nibs, these are not for the faint-hearted. Although, if you chop them small enough, then you can just have more! I first made these on a whim … Continue reading Fudgey Rocky Road Tiffins
Zurich, Switzerland, is like no other place I’ve ever visited, from the moment I landed, everything seemed to flow seamlessly. It ‘worked’. It’s hard to put into words this feeling of events aligning, meandering from one occasion to the next, but trust me on this one. From touch down to passport control and to finding … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Zurich
Why is this called ‘ULTIMATE’? I know that is quite a claim, but this is hands-down the best banana bread recipe I have made, come across and eaten. Over the years I have tried and tested numerous banana breads, each claiming to be the best, so now I am throwing my own into the mix. … Continue reading Ultimate Banana Bread
Now how about something to drink? From cleansing super-green juices to indulgently rich hot chocolates, there’s something here to tickle your fancy any time of day.
Welcome to Nourishing Amy Thank you so much for stopping by, I’m so glad you’re here. My food and life philosophies are pretty simple – listen to your body. I believe that when you eat (with a focus on plants and wholefoods), move and rest intuitively, you are on your own way to optimum health and … Continue reading About Me