As promised, here is the recipe to this delicious autumn favourite, made clean and healthy!
I have a card with the quote "Good is the enemy of Great" and I've been thinking a lot about this so I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you quickly. When someone asks you how you are... many of us just say "Yeah good" without really giving it a lot of thought. It's our standard response. But I believe we were designed to feel great. Our bodies are incredible and have the potential to feel great! I know this because I have experienced the transformation from feeling just "good" to feeling great on my journey to a clean, plant based lifestyle. The reason why good is the enemy of great is because we become satisfied with feeling good, we don't work towards going further and achieving greater things... actually our bodies are capable of so much more than we are aware of.
Don't let feeling "good" stop you from taking steps towards feeling GREAT! It doesn't have to be a 'whole life changing, turning everything upside down all in one moment' thing, but little alterations and changes towards it everyday make such a difference and before you know it you are starting to feel the benefits.
So here is the recipe for this crumble... it's a pretty delicious way to start!
APPLE AND BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE - serves 2, or 1 really hungry person!
You will need:
1 red apple
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup blueberries or blackberries
1/2 cup of dates (pitted)
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup Almond milk (Coconut milk also works)
This is super simple. Cut the apple up into chunks and put them in a pan over a medium heat and pour boiling water over, not too much, just enough to cover it all, then stir in the cinnamon. I like to cover the pot as the apple softens much faster, this way it should take 7 - 10 mins. While you're here preheat the oven to 180°C.
While that is cooking, roughly chop the almonds, the dates (this is a little sticky so you can use a blender if you like) and mix them together in a bowl. Add the oats and the milk and mix. This is your crumbly bit.
Once your apple is nice and soft you drain out the water, fill your oven friendly dish and mix in the blueberries and sultanas. Of course you can just leave it as apple crumble if you like but I love adding berries or rhubarb. You can get creative. Then spoon your mixture on top to cover your fruit.
Pop it in the oven then leave it to cook for 20 minutes. Obviously if you make a much a bigger one it may need a little longer but you are aiming for it to look nice and crispy on top. That's literally it, it takes about 15 minutes to prepare and it tastes so good! You can serve it up as dessert, or I like having it for breakfast because it's so full of wonderful energy giving goodness!
I really hope you all enjoy giving this a try! And think about how you value your body. Remember that you are designed to feel great, not just good. So what can you do to look after the body you have been given to live your life to your full potential.
Happy Monday! xxx