5 Easy, delish recipes from our fave Vlogger: The Style Insider

We are super fans of vlogger and blogger Leonie from The Style Insider (pictured right) who uses our Almond Breeze almond milk to create some of her heavenly recipes. So we thought we’d share some of our faves for an extra burst of summer holiday inspiration.

These recipes are perfect for kids to make during the school holidays, and are easy palate pleasers for guests over Christmas. When the masses descend on your house, we reckon when it comes to making great food, the easier the better!

1. Super Easy Chocolate Pudding

This choccie pudding recipe is so easy you can whip up a batch and pop it in the fridge pre-made ready for surprise guests. It also makes a fab potluck contribution that’s quick and simple to make and slipp packs a punch with the WOW factor!

It also stars an amazing in-season ingredient secret that Kiwis LOVE to love!

Because it’s so healthy, you can make it an afternoon snack for busy kids (or they can make it themselves!) for a high energy boost that will last until dinner.

INGREDIENTS

METHOD
  1. Blend everything together in a food processor until the consistency is smooth and velvety. Taste and see if more sweetener is needed and stir to make sure everything is evenly mixed. Blend a second time if needed.
  2. Top with banana slices, raw cacao nibs, almond butter, or any other toppings christm(such as decadent summer raspberries) and enjoy!
Grab Leonie’s amazing recipe here!

 

2. Flourless Oatmeal Banana Bread

This is the ideal recipe to whip up for a quick breakfast, morning tea, or for hungry kids in the afternoon. It’s healthy but best of all, it’s delicious!!!!!

We’re lucky to have bananas all year round in New Zealand, but during the summer months they ripen even faster than usual. Never fear, banana bread is here to make the most of that excess fruit.

This banana bread recipe is so easy you’ll wonder why you never made it before. Throw all the ingredients in a blender and you’re good to go. Perfect for the bach!

For a Christmassy seasonal touch, add raisins or currants, almonds and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. YUM!

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 medium-size ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 + 1/2 cup rolled oats, divided
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs melted coconut oil
METHOD
  1. Grease or line a loaf tin, then preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Starting with the bananas and working down to the list to the melted coconut oil, place all of the ingredients (except for 1/2 cup rolled oats) in a blender. Blend on high for about 10 seconds, until a smooth batter forms. It’s okay if it’s not perfectly smooth. You don’t want to over blend the batter or it could become gluggy.
  3. Add the remaining oats to the blender and stir everything together with a spoon. Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. A knife should come out clean when you stick it into the centre of the loaf.
  4. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from the tin. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze.
Watch Leonie’s YouTube video here!  

 

3. Simple Buckwheat Porridge

If you’re camping or tramping this summer you’ll be needing a high energy breakfast that lasts until lunchtime. And if you have the masses descending upon you, this is the perfect breakfast to make in bulk and ideal for those cooler starts to the day.

Fresh summer mango and coconut shards on top finishes off this easy brekkie!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs chia seeds
METHOD
  1. Add the water, the almond milk and buckwheat to a saucepan.
  2. Add in the salt, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla. Bring to a boil, cover with lid and reduce to a simmer.
  3. Allow buckwheat to simmer for at least ten minutes – they should be squishy, but not mushy or too watery when cooked.
  4. Once cooked add in the chia seeds or flax seeds – and anything else that you want to melt into the porridge. A spoonful of nut butter is also nice.
  5. Simmer for another minute until nice and thick. Then turn off heat.
  6. Serve with fresh or frozen fruit and another splash of Almond Breeze almond milk.
Watch Leonie’s YouTube video here!

 

4. Heavenly Chocolate Muffin Smoothie

This is the perfect recipe to whip up for a quick breakfast to feed the troops, or a afternoon kiddie pleaser. It’s healthy but best of all, it’s delicious!!!!!

You can use frozen or fresh bananas, and its good enough to help you power through the day this summer, whether kayaking, sailing, doing the garden or just lounging and enjoying great company!

INGREDIENTS
METHOD
  1. Blend ingredients together and enjoy!
Watch Leonie’s video here!

 

5. Slow Cooker Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oats

This is the perfect recipe to whip up for a quick breakfast, or a kiddie pleaser in the afternoon. It’s healthy but best of all, it’s delicious!!!!!

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 apples, cored and cut into small cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
METHOD
  1. Grease the inside of your crockpot generously with coconut oil. Don’t miss this step otherwise you will be scrubbing your crockpot for hours.
  2. Add all the ingredients to the crockpot, stir, cover, and cook on low for 7 hours or overnight.
  3. Serve hot and with garnishes of your choice. I added sliced fresh banana, freeze dried raspberries and coconut flakes
Watch Leonie’s video here! 

From our love of Almond Breeze almond milk to yours…

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