Coming up with new recipes, or stepping away from your tried and true faves, sometimes requires a special dose of inspiration. If you’re anything like us, you’re all about asking friends and whanau for their recipe big hitters so you can discover your new taste sensation.
So we thought we’d ask our Almond Breeze New Zealand ambassador, pro-surfer Ella Williams – who is not afraid to rustle up some goodies in the kitchen – her 3 favourite recipes. Ella is an exceptionally busy woman who makes time to surf, meditate, workout and spend quality time with her family, so we knew her recipes would be quick, simple, nourishing and deliver a flavour hit – and they are. We share them below!
Last year Ella qualified to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the Olympics with surfing being brand new at the global elite sporting event. But instead of hanging ten in Japan, Ella is back on the waves in hometown Whangamata keeping fit and focussed.
When we were watching Ella’s Instastories we couldn’t help but notice her whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. So we had to get the recipe and share it with you, which we do below.
But first, find out which recipes get Ella’s seal of approval!
1. Banana Split Chia Seed Pudding
Whether for a nourishing breakfast or healthy dessert, this Banana Split Chia Seed Pudding recipe couldn’t be easier. It’s packed with antioxidants, prebiotics, protein and a super boost of nutrients, and gives a stack of energy without empty calories.
“This banana split chia seed pudding is perfect for my busy mornings after or pre surf 🏄🏼♀️ is a goodie to have when I’m on the go!” – Ella
Why not dial it up on weekend mornings like this? We’re thinking cacao nibs on top and a generous drizzle of peanut butter or maple syrup.
2. Tasty Thai Green Vegetable Curry
There is nothing quite so easy, tasty or crowd-pleasing as a Thai Curry and when you whiz up this Green Vegetable Curry you can make the most of seasonal vegetables, or use frozen ones. Follow the recipe or add your own distinctive flair for a warming meal any night of the year.
“Love this one especially on colder winter nights it’s a perfect yummy dish to make you want to snuggle up and eat some healthy wholesome warm foods 😍 so many yummy veggies all packed into one meal will leave you feeling so good after.” – Ella
Watch our video here and get the recipe below:
3. Breezy Vegan Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate brownies as the food equivalent of kittens and puppies, and when people don’t like them we give them a wide berth. But seriously…. not liking chocolate brownies, kittens and puppies? Our Breezy Vegan Chocolate Brownies is tasty, easy and delivers a brownie that is chewy and crunchy in all the right places.
“I love these because I have the biggest sweet tooth! These Breezy Vegan Brownies will leave you wanting one more bite! Great thing about it is you can! It’s all plant powered, no baddies. Perfect for that sweet treat.” – Ella
Ella’s homemade choc chip cookies
- 1 1/2 cups (120 grams) rolled oats
- 1/2 cup (63 grams) all-purpose or spelt flour
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2/3 cup (130 grams) vegan chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup (40 grams) chopped walnuts (optional)
- ¼ cup (60 ml) coconut oil
- 6 tablespoons Original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
Preheat the oven to 190°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, coconut sugar, shredded coconut, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips and walnuts.
When the oven is heated, add the coconut oil and Original Almond Breeze Almond Milk to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Form the dough into balls making them as big or small as you like, then flatten.
Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and gently flatten them with the palm of your hand.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until they no longer appear wet on top and the bottoms are beginning to turn golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan. Eat while chewy and warm!
Adapted from an original recipe by The Stingy Vegan.
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