2 smoothie ideas + vegan challenge update

Hey lovelies happy Friday… we haven’t cooked on here this month, which is quite weird considering that we are on a vegan challenge. I am really sorry about that, having to blog without a camera is a bit of hard work, and my internet connection does not seem to be helping much. End of rant! About the challenge… we are doing quite well, apart from my psyche levels going down and me grabbing a cake sometime on day four-five there, we are still going strong. I haven’t done a successful workout just yet though. I have been doing my teas a lot more, and also trying to improve my water game as well.

Anyway, a great way to incorporate fruit into your diet apart from eating it (which by the way is the best way) is to Smoothie it out. This is because you get to juice it as it were without losing the fiber part of it. Normal juice is actually not as healthy as we may suppose it is because we sieve out all the fiber thus stripping the fruit of its amazing benefits as far as supplying body sugar is concerned. Read that here.

Smoothies are also a great pre-workout grab!!! Here are two of my absolutely favorite smoothies.

MANGO Smoothie

What you need

  • Chopped mango

  • ½ cup of water

  • Ice cubes

What to do

  • Put the ingredients in a blender and blend

  • It is important that you do not dilute the mango because we don’t want to add sugar to our juice and we also want it to remain thick

  • You can add milk of your choice (soy, almond etc). I just don’t like the sound of milk in my fruit.

BANANA-PINEAPPLE smoothie

What you need

  • 1 banana sliced

  • Chopped pineapple

  • ½ cup water

  • Ice cubes

What to do

  • You may freeze the banana before hand

  • Mix the ingredients in a blender and blend away

The banana Smoothie is very very filling by the way. This is such an awesome way to give your body good vibes in the morning!!

Adding Chia seeds or any seed to your Smoothie definitely adds more nutrients to your Smoothie. Organic vegan protein powder is also welcome.

Ever tried smoothies? I would love to know.

Sunshine all the way,

Nyake.

Birthday Vegetarian Meat Balls

Is it even accurate to call them meat balls? Seeing that there is no meat in them? I’m not too sure about that.

Anyway hello everyone, I’m super excited about this post because it is about food duh and because I finally got round to making B’s favourite (or almost ) dish for his birthday! Of course that doesn’t beat our vegan burger and fries here (or down below). So today’s post is about making this babies here…. I share the full process and hope you get to really enjoy these as your meat substitute. Being vegetarian is honestly an interesting challenge… especially being a fun vegetarian and I really enjoy it especially because I can’t stand the smell of meat!!

Let’s get started with today’s recipe.

YOU NEED

  • 2 packs Textured soya protein (I used sossi mince from Nakumatt)

  • Oil

  • Bread crumbs (these you will just have to eyeball sorry)

  • 4 eggs

  • Onion

  • Capsicum (its optional)

  • Garlic (to taste)

  • Ginger (fresh works amazing)

  • Any other spice you deem necessary

METHOD

  • Fry onion and garlic and ginger in a pan until almost browning

  • Put your two packs of sossi and stir ( don’t salt if you use sossi because it is pre-salted)

  • You will need bits of water to help it soften a bit and also to avoid having it stick in your sufuria (of course some of it will)… don’t make it soupy or very wet.

  • Once it has softened… put it aside to cool. Preferably in a tray

  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and you may add a spice as well

  • Once the sossi has cooled a bit, you may pour your egg into the mixture and begin to mix.

  • Carefully add breadcrumbs… bit by bit until the mixture can be moulded into balls. (think about how you mould ugali in your hand… yes, a bit like that) the mixture shouldn’t be too wet and it should hold on its own

  • Heat oil in a pan, and deep fry the balls until they are crusty….

after frying

SERVING IDEAS

  • These can be served as a snack… everybody was already eating even before I stewed them!!

  • You can also stew them the traditional way… like egg curry.

Do let me know if you tried this recipe… or a similar one by tagging me on instagram @nyake_bondo (be sure to folllow as well!!! or leaving a comment below!!!

Love and love

Nyake.

Breakfast Ideas

Hey lovelies….

What is the hardest question you have had to answer in a while? Probably a proposal. My hardest question is usually what to eat. For some reason I don’t like to think about it much. Maybe it is the school work I don’t know. So I decided to put up a few suggestions of what my breakfasts looks like on a mostly every day basis.

I like my breakfasts heavy because the energy it gives you is unmatched. Breakfast has this power to inject you with some energy that is unmatched and unparalleled .

  1. Avocado-toast-green tea

  2. Fried rice and some tea

  3. Mango puree?

  4. My banana icecream

  5. Sphagetti-salad-omelette

Love and love

Nyake

Yummy fried rice!!!!

Picture this: A HOLIDAY!! Isn’t that the time when everyone gets to brunch? yaay! Well if you are in this season, I have the perfect idea for you…Fried rice!!

This recipe has been a favorite of mine and I’m so excited to share it with you!!

WHAT YOU NEED:

-rice (duh)

-onions (diced)

-tomatoes (chopped)

-carrots (grated)

-coriander (chopped)

-your preferred powder spices

The best rice to use is already cooked leftovers especially that which has been refrigerated.

HOW TO DO IT

-Fry the onions to your satisfaction. then add the tomatoes and let them fry until they are all mashed up into a thick soup consistency.This is also the best time to salt and spice the mixture. i like to use curry powder and cinnamon and a bit of cayenne pepper. Add the rice and mix well.

-Add the carrots and stir. leave for about two minutes then finally top it with the coriander. Mix well and voila! you are done.

SERVE with just about any soup or just gulp it down with some green tea like me.!!!

and of course pack some to share with the bae.

love and love

Nyake.