Uma Retreats Treats

Uma Retreats Treats

  Here are couple of recipes from our healthy eating and fitness week Uma Retreats in Lake Como! I prepared some healthy snacks to accompany our exercise from post cardio energy balls, to protein bars for our mountain hike. A few of the recipes are listed below, the most loved was for sure the Coconut Balls, so few [...]

Green balls

Green balls

The perfect way to get a hit of superfoods and power you through your day. Even if you don't like the taste of wheatgrass but feel like you should be eating it, this recipe makes it much easier to hide the flavour of your least favourite superfood powders, also try it with the nasty green spirulina! [...]

Courgetti con la sarde

This is my take on an Italian favourite, pasta con la sarde - pasta with sardines. This is such a quick (cheat) dinner, and its great when you have nothing but your store cupboard essentials. It's a real cosy dinner too and very satisfying...it may not be the prettiest plate of food but it sure [...]

Simple Bircher Museli

This is my simple breakfast recipe, no added superfoods or powders just easy overnight breakfast that will make your morning easy. Here I’ve used almonds but feel free to swap them for seeds or coconut flakes also work well. The apple adds sweetness and a bit more moisture, and the sultanas get nice and plump [...]

Raw walnut brownies

   My favourite treat in healthy form! No refined sugar or butter just natural sweetness. These work well as an afternoon pick me up, or even better as a desert with a dollop of coconut yoghurt and some fresh berries or pomegranate seeds. No baking just set in the freezer and cut into bite sized [...]

Zucchini Fries

Everyone loves chips so why not make something healthy into chips?! This is a really simple way to make vegetables into crispy fries. The batter gives a crunchiness to the courgettes, try adding a teaspoon of sumac or chilli flakes to the mixture. I always make these to go alongside my burgers or to have [...]

Power bar

No added sugar, no grains, just nuts, seeds and dates...and my favourite ingredient, chocolate of course! Amazing pre or post gym energy boost, or when you just need a sweet fix and pick me up!  Ingredients:  1 cup blanched almonds 1 cup pecans / walnuts or a mix of both 1/3 cup mixed seeds (flax, [...]