Fudgy Caramel Icecream Bars

Today (5th April 2019) is National Caramel Day. I mean who even knew a day like this existed but it’s here so why not embrace it. Since I gave up refined sugar my health has improved so much that I’m slightly obsessive about keeping it out of my diet long term. Once we know what serves us, and what doesn’t, it’s so much easier to make healthy choices which is why I love taking clients through my ...

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Ali’s Innocent Millionaire Shortbread

Millionaire shortbread was one of the few things I couldn’t resist in a cake shop but since being gluten free I’ve struggled to find a vegan version that isn’t overly sweet or whose base isn’t cloyingly stodgy. So I put my thinking cap on and came up with this delicious alternative. My innocent shortbread has all the hall marks of the original but none of the sins. Packed with nuts, coconut oil ...

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Really easy Vegan Aquafaba Mayonnaise

When I first started easting clean I switched a few of the basics which I knew were filled with rubbish and mayo was one of them. I used to make a delicious cashew mayo and then I suddenly started reacting to cashews. Ahhh. They are in so many healthy recipes I’d created. Once I started experimenting with aquafaba things changed and this creamy, tangy vegan mayo is the result. 5 minutes, 6 ...

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Peanut Butter Oat Bar

This bar was inspired by a mum of one of my daughter’s friends. They both row together and after a big race or a regatta they are seriously in need of some high density nutrition and this bar packs a real punch. Not one if you’re trying to lose a few pounds but a super nutritious treat for after a big workout or HIT session. Dry Ingredients 180g gluten free oats 60g oat flour (oats ground into ...

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Salted Caramel No Bake Dessert

Having been gluten free for a few years I’d pretty much got desserts down to a fine art but then I added being vegan and refined sugar free into the mix and the whole world changed. I can quite see why restaurants serve fruit salad or sorbet as the vegan dessert option but honestly there are times when that just doesn’t cut it. For a special occasion I like to make something that has had some ...

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Christmas Trail bars with a Healthy Twist

I was teaching a group of women from MIBA (Mums In Business Association) my top tips on blogging recently and mentioned that I was waiting for my favourite brands (Sweaty Betty, Whitworths, Lucy Bee, etc) to get in touch and ask me to blog for them when completely out of the blue Whitworths messaged me to ask if I’d like to be one of their Christmas Contributors. Would I ever! Not only did I get ...

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Bars

So these tasty little bars have turned out to be a big hit. I don’t think Mr H had ever eaten peanut better until he met me but some 20 years later, while his obsession with the stuff isn’t quite as big as mine, he does still love it! These are a tasty treat and packed with healthy fats, protein and vitamins. Enjoy Ingredients For the biscuit base ½ cup Arbonne vanilla protein powder ½ cup ...

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Hazelnut Truffles - Vegan, gluten free and raw

These Vegan, Gluten Free, and Raw Hazelnut Truffles first fell into my lap when I was surfing Instagram and my friend Patrycja from the blissful plate had just posted a batch she’d made earlier that day. They looked so delicious that I just had to get busy and start making them. Having been cutting back on my sugar for nearly 4 years I had a play with the quantities as I no longer have the sweet ...

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Ali's Almond Joy Energy Balls

You know how it is. You have a favourite recipe that you make week in and week out for months and then something changes and you forget all about it. Well that’s what happened to these delicious energy balls. I simply stopped making them – no idea why as I love them, I’d just forgotten all about them. I remembered them this morning and cooked up a batch (technically there’s no real cooking ...

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Magical Matcha Energy Protein Balls

I got into Matcha last year after discovering Matcha Latte (made with almond or coconut milk). It made a refreshing change from peppermint tea when I wanted a warm drink that felt more indulgent than a herbal tea. Having given up caffeine 4 years ago I don’t miss the taste or the ritual of it (or the headaches I used to suffer) but I do sometimes miss the warmth of a creamy drink. These protein ...

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Three Classic Overnight Oats Recipes for a Winter Treat

I’ve been experimenting with overnight oats for a while but I think it’s important to get the flavours right and add some texture too or all you end up with is a mushy goo. If that’s been your experience too, give these three delicious flavours a try – they have become staples in our household. The brilliant things about Overnight Oats is that they’re so easy to make, all you need to do is throw ...

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Ali’s Super Green Juice

I love a green juice mid-morning or mid-afternoon if I’m feeling like I need a break in the office or am just back from a dog walk. They seem to pick me up and provide a spring to my step. All that green goodness is a real energy boost. Although I’ve added so many greens I like to get a scoop of the Arbonne Greens Balance in there too as it has a broad spectrum of fruits and veg in it so you’re ...

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Ali’s Beetroot Hummus

I love beetroot but no one else in the Hutchinson house will touch it. I’ve tried adding it to smoothies, chocolate brownies, soups but they still detect it so I’ve now given up and have to eat a whole bunch to myself. Shame! This beetroot hummus recipe came out of necessity. I had cooked some beetroot that had arrived in our organic box but had far more than I needed so was wondering what to do ...

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Ali's chia puddings

I love Chia Pudding. It’s amazing how it soaks up liquid to become a gloopy, sticky mess. You need to get the consistency right or it can be a bit frogspawn-ish! So do experiment. Chia seeds are super hydrating, and are bursting with four times more iron than spinach! You can add any fruits that are in season to create a breakfast bowl or supper dessert. I like to add coconut flakes and seeds and ...

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Ali’s vanilla Fudge Protein bars

Oh these little bars of heaven are oh so good. When I first made them they were devoured within minutes so if I want to keep them for more than a few days I have to double the batch ingredients (which fits in my tin better too) and pop them in the freezer, ideally with a label no one can read but me! They are super easy to make and because they are 'no bake' you could even get your kids making ...

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Ali’s Lemon and Lavender Protein Balls

I came back from 10 days of glorious sunshine in Italy to a wet and cold UK summer! Burr… where did the beautiful weather I left behind go too. I even lit the wood burner on Monday evening it was so chilly! I also returned home to a lavender hedge which is nearly over but for a few fresh flowers. Not wanting my lavender to go to waste I’ve been cooking up some treats in the form of these luscious ...

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My 3 favourite Energy Snacks

Do you ever get that 3pm slump when you need a little boost and a simple Energy Fizz Stick alone won't do? I love to have some healthy treats in the fridge for just such emergencies. Homemade Energy Balls are a great snack to have on the go, pre a workout or in my desk draw. They keep me going and ensure I dont reach for the really unhealthy stuff that's in the vending machine. Raw Dried Cherry ...

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Healthy Breakfasts On the Go

When Breakfast needs to be ‘on the go’ these are my 'go to' Jars! Sometimes there simply isn’t time to sit down with the family for breakfast and that’s when a healthy wholefoods diet is key to success, well it is for me anyway. I can simply mix a quick and nutritious shake and drink it on the go. But how about when you need more than that? That’s when my latest invention is perfect. The ...

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Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Close your eyes and you really do think you’re eating cheesecake! This Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie is the most delicious thing, you might not quite believe it counts as a clean eating breakfast and it’s so filling there’s never any need to snack before lunch! Ingredients 5-6 ice cubes 1 serving Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein powder 1 scoop Arbonne Fibre plus 3/4 – 1 cup unsweetened almond ...

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Christmas treats – the healthy version

It’s sometimes really difficult to be good and stay off the wheat and sugar at this time of year. Having a few healthy treats in the fridge or cupboard for when the munchies strike or to divert your focus when the Quality Street start to circulate will help. Here’s a few of my favourites: Ali’s Coconut Lemon Meltaway Snowballs I love having tiny treats available for when the munchies strike and ...

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Raw chocolate Bites

Miss H has a chocolate habit. She rows 5 times a week so she can afford to have it but I still don’t want her eating cheap chocolate and ending up diabetic like Olympic Rower Steve Redgrave. I often make a batch of these delicious raw chocolate bites to keep her going. At this time of year they are great in her rowing bag but in the summer it’s a no-no as they melt too quickly and are best eaten ...

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Alison’s Coconut Lemon Meltaway Balls

These little balls are so easy to make and mouth-wateringly delicious. You simply put everything in a bowl, mix for a little, roll them into a ball shape and they are ready to eat in a matter of minutes. Children will love making them with you too. They are raw, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar free, and even paleo-friendly? But what I really love is that they are ...

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Almond Fudge Protein Bars

I made these as a treat when our Danish friends and neighbours came round for coffee last year and they are the one of those treats that gets asked for again and again. She has the recipe now but more often than not I get asked to make them! Sadly they are about to move to London so I can see me having to take batches down to them…It’s a hard life but someone has to do it and any excuse for a day ...

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