Blueberry Hempster Superfood Smoothie with Homemade Cashew Milk

Breakfast this morning! I fancied something fruity and vibrant to start the day and decided to make a classic 'blueberry hempster smoothie'. It's simple and involves ripe banana, blueberries, shelled hemp seeds (also known as hemp seed hearts) and homemade vanilla cashew milk (although any plant-based milk will work fine). One of the important keys [...]

Homemade Cashew Nut Milk with Dates & Vanilla – vegan, dairy-free

I was at a friends house recently where she treated me to the most divine hot chocolate, made with homemade cashew date milk. Oh my word! Heavenly. I believe that she'd intended to make it with almonds, although since she hadn't had time to soak them in advance, she opted for cashews instead. It reminded [...]

Pineapple Bliss Smoothie – and interesting stuff you never knew about pineapples!

I remember the first time I drove past a pineapple field. I was in Maui with my boyfriend at the time (we are talking 15 years ago now) and I was like 'OMG I thought pineapples grew on trees'. He said, well you'd be surprised, most he's met actually people do. Hahaha! There is a longing [...]

Creamy Coconut & Banana Porridge – vegan gluten-free

It's raining outside this morning and even though spring is on the doorstep there is still a chilly feeling in the air. It's breakfast time here. Feels like the perfect morning for good old-fashioned porridge - although of course, as you might imagine (as with anything in the Conscious Kitchen), today's porridge is going to have [...]

Creamy Millet & Banana Porridge – and the health benefits of millet (vegan, gluten-free)

Millet is one of those grains that people often don't know what to do with. It is an ancient food that is still a staple in many parts of the world today. In its whole form it comes as small rounded grains. Although you can buy it in flaked form or use it when it [...]

Raspberry & Apple Vanilla Breakfast Compote – with a hint of coconut sugar & ginger

Compote is actually really a dessert from medieval Europe. But times change and I adore making compote (which in this case is essentially, gently, stewed fruit, with a little je ne sais quois) for breakfast. I first started making this after I moved to Somerset in the South West of England, at which point every [...]

How to make your own Hemp Milk at home in two minutes

Hemp Milk is quite possibly the healthiest plant-based milk out there! So, it definitely it deserves a bit of love here on Trinity's Conscious Kitchen. I am not into over complicating stuff, so my way of making hemp milk is pretty easy. In fact you can make it in a couple of delicious, minutes - [...]