18. Falafel wraps

πŸπŸ‚ Day 18 of Blogtober brings you a delicious and healthy lunch recipe. I have these wraps at least once a week and they are yummy. You can make my paprika and lime falafel recipe hereΒ but if you don’t have time, just buy falafel from the store as it will make preparing lunch much quicker!

To make each wrap, follow these instructions:

🌯 Choose any tortilla you like. You can buy so many different types these days (always check the label to make sure they are vegan).
🌯 Spread 1 tbsp of hummus or vegan mayo onto your tortilla and add some leafy greens (raw spinach, kale or if you’re not ready for the dark stuff go for lettuce or baby leaf salad).
🌯 Chop up some tomato and/or bell peppers (you can buy ready made roasted peppers in a jar which taste amazing in these wraps). If you like a bit of spice maybe put in some spicy sweet fire beetroot or just some sriracha (or both πŸ˜‰).
🌯 Add as many falafels as you can fit in and wrap it up. Toast in the oven for a few minutes if you have time for perfection πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that these wraps are healthy ones.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in them for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in these wraps Β have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Chickpeas in falafel are fantastic for iron metabolism and red blood cell production. They also help with heart, muscle and immune function.
Kale and spinach are great for a healthy immune system. They boost the health of your eyes, bones and cells. They are also rich in antioxidants.
Tomatoes are packed with vitamins, They are great for your skin, your heart and your eyes. They also help to repair damaged cells from smoking so put your cigarette out and eat some tomatoes.

Happy creating!

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3. Gingerbread Latte Breakfast Smoothie

πŸπŸ‚ Blogtober day three is here! When experimenting in the kitchen (my happy place) I came up with the idea for a gingerbread latte smoothie. I’m not really a fan of fruit – yes I know it’s strange coming from a vegan but I much prefer to eat veggies. However, I do love coffee (even though we share a tumultuous relationship) and I do like sweet spices so the idea of making a smoothie taste like cake mixture sounded quite fun and a good way to get some fruit into my diet. So here it is, I really like it as its like eating pudding for breakfast 😊

What you will need (for one serving):
– 1 ripe banana nice and spotty for sweetness
– 2 apples peeled, cored and chopped
– 1 tsp instant coffee
– 150ml almond milk
– 1tsp ground ginger
– 1tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
– 1tsp vanilla essence
– 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
– 1/4 cup of porridge oats

Step 1
Heat up the almond milk with the instant coffee to dissolve the granules. This only takes a minute or so on the hob.

Step 2
Add to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Easy peasy πŸ˜€
Nutritional Spotlight-
* If you’re like me and like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that this smoothie is a healthy one.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in the smoothie because there aren’t enough in it to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this smoothie have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Bananas are so good for you. They are not as massively rich in potassium as most of you may think but they are pretty much good for everything else! They are high in fibre, full of vitamins and protein – yes protein! They help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure for a healthy ticker.
Apples are also quite impressive when it comes to the prevention and the fight against disease. Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer with their antioxidants and flavonoids, apples are always a good idea.
Cinnamon. What can I say? It’s one of those things that makes food taste like a treat and looks after you without you even realising it. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory, great for protection against disease as well as painful conditions such as arthritis. It also has beneficial effect on neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s by protecting neurons and normalising neurotransmitter levels.

So without even noticing it, this tasty treat will be your health’s best friend as well as giving you the energy to start the day.

Happy creating!

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Paprika & Lime Falafel

Hello lovely people ✌🏻️

So it’s the Bank Holiday – the one bank holiday where it is actually sunny outside and the Graphic Designer husband has to work for a deadline… So here I am wondering what to do. Falafel it is!

Falafel is a wonderful thing and I wanted to create a yummy recipe for you all to enjoy on this springtime long weekend so here goes:

What you will need (makes 10 falafels)…

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– 40 minutes of your precious time
– 1/4 onion finely chopped
– 2 mushrooms chopped
– A handful of fresh coriander
– The juice of a lime
– 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
– 240g chickpeas
– 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
– 1-2 tsp smoked paprika (in this photo is hot paprika but smoked is so much more flavourful)
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 1 tsp salt
– ground black pepper (season to taste)
– 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 3 tbsp plain white flour

Step one
Fry off the onion in a little olive oil on a low heat. Once translucent add in the mushrooms and when they soften and brown add the garlic for a minute or so.

Step two
Put all of your ingredients into a blender. (Sometimes the chickpeas are quite tricky to blend so you might want to have a go with a potato masher first to smash them up a little bit first).

Step three
Roll a spoonful of the mixture into a ball then repeat until all of the mixture has been used.

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Step four
Fry the balls in a little olive oil for 2-3 minutes to seal them.

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Step five
Put the falafels in an oven preheated to 180 degrees celsius (fan oven) or 200 degrees celsius (conventional oven).

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And there you have it. Paprika and Lime Falafel! You can add them to a salad or put them in a wrap for a yummy lunchtime feast.

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Nutritional Spotlight

*If you’re like me and like to know what’s in your food, you’ll be happy to know that these are healthy falafels!
*Rewired isn’t going to count the calories for you as there aren’t enough in them for you to worry about.
*I can definitely tell you that the ingredients in these falafels have many benefits and I will list just a few:
White onion is an antioxidant. Onions help with immune function and collagen production.
Mushrooms are known to help with metabolism and energy use.
Coriander is a blood sugar stabiliser. It can lower cholesterol and help with weight loss.
Chickpeas are fantastic for iron metabolism and red blood cell production. They also help with heart, muscle and immune function.
Cumin is a detoxifier. It aids digestion as well as being very good for the immune system.

Happy creating!

Rewired πŸ’•πŸŒΏ

 

 

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