Eating Clean

Now here at Scoff (we’ve had a name change btw) we love our sweet foods. We also love our cheese and deep fried food. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, and so, feeling slightly sluggish and full, we welcomed Tess Ward into our kitchen with her promise of making up some healthy and delicious recipes. She really didn’t disappoint!Radish and dill fattoush 2014-10-22 16.18.56

If eating clean makes you think of fairy liquid and sanitized work surfaces then let us introduce this concept to you. Eating clean simply means eating food that is fresh, not processed and full of vitamins and minerals rather than e numbers and preservatives. It’s a great way to eat if you’re intolerant to certain types of food and want to feel great inside. Tess’ recipes were all filling and packed with loads of flavour, including the dill and beetroot fattoush above. Some of the other dishes she rustled up included mouth-watering all spice Poussin, tuna fishcakes and a quinoa salad with cauliflower, almonds and apricots.

all spice chicken

Tuna fish cakes

cauliflower and quinoa

These dishes are all packed full of goodness and are easy to make. There’s no need for dehydrating, spiralizing and some of those other techniques, associated with eating healthy, which can be a total turn off. There was even steak on the menu!

Now we have to admit we’re never going to be able to turn our backs on the odd slice of cake or a nice burger and chips, but it was eye opening to discover how tasty and easy eating well can be. One of the recipes that  we’ll definitely be making up is Tess’ superfood smoothie. It’s a great way to start the day or to enjoy as a pick me up in the afternoon.

berry smoothie

To make you need

  • 2 cups frozen berries, Tess used strawberries and blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup spinach or kale
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp raw cacao, or cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • homemade granola, berries or nuts, to serve

To make it simply chuck everything in the blender and whizz until blended. Add a bit of extra milk if you need to loosen everything up in the blender. Then pour into your bowl or glass and top with the granola, berries or nuts. How simple is that? Kale is packed full of protein, fiber and Vitamins A and C, whilst the raw cacao is a healthier and more natural way form of cocoa powder, meaning you can still get a hit of chocolate without all the bad stuff. We’re sold.

Our new Eat Clean series will be starting on Nov 4 on The Tasty Tenner, our sister YouTube channel so stop by, have a look and let us know what you think!

And until then here’s Tess’ healthy raw chocolate salami recipe. Delicious!

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