HY on Foodie Friday with The Twins Wardrobe
Hi! My name is Holly, I’m a 24 year old film graduate and blogger.
My sister Summer and I run a fashion, travel and lifestyle blog called www.thetwinswardrobe.com. We blog about things we’re passionate about, and that includes Veganism! Many people worry that a plant-based diet is restrictive and boring, we want to prove that vegan meals are limited only by your creativity and imagination.
I’m excited to announce our partnership with Holistically Yours: we will be sharing some of our favourite home-made plant-based recipes.
We’re kicking off this Foodie Friday with two week-end brunch ideas:
Smashed avo with pomegranate seeds
Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado, wholegrain/brown bread, pomegranate seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, garlic powder and lemon juice.
This is such an easy meal to prepare and it tastes delicious! Lightly smash the avocado and mix it with a pinch of garlic powder a small drizzle of lemon juice, add it on to the toasted (or non-toasted, whichever you prefer) bread. You want to make sure the avocado isn’t too smooth, I find it nicer when it has more texture to it. To finish it off, add your mix of seeds. Pomegranate seeds are very sweet so you have a really nice mix of flavour with the avocado. Chia seeds are packed with omega-3s and pumpkin seeds are high in antioxidants – both have wonderful health benefits, I consume them daily to help keep my body feeling its best.
Nut butter and banana on toast
Ingredients: wholegrain/brown bread, 100% nut butter (palm-oil free & sugar free), 1 banana, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds.
The iconic duo: banana and nut butter on toast! I highly recommend buying an organic 100% nut butter that is sugar-free and palm-oil free.
Simply spread the nut butter onto the bread, add your banana slices, then sprinkle a mix of goji berries, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Lots of seeds, I know! But they really do make a dish that little bit extra special, and they are absolutely packed with nutrients.
Goji berries are a superfood, like pomegranate seeds they are very sweet so pair really well with the creamy nut butter.
Tip: save money by making your own peanut butter! Take a quick look at Pam’s recipe, all you need is a bag of plain, non-salted peanuts and a food processor:
Roast your peanuts in the oven until slightly golden brown. Then, put it all in the food processor: begin with the pulsing action, then blitz until you get a smooth texture. If the nuts have not released enough oil in the baking process, you can add walnut oil to the mix (or another light oil). Pour it into a jar and you’re all done! This will cost you around 2 euros to make.
Both of these brunch dishes have the same design: wholegrain base, creamy spread, and a sweet topping.
You can easily mix things up a little so don’t be afraid to try out different fruits or seeds!
I hope you enjoyed this post, hopefully a plant-based meal sounds a little less daunting!
If you have any questions or any recipe requests, please don’t hesitate to ask!