AVOCADO ART IS SET TO BE THE NEW LATTE ART

WE COULDN'T AGREE MORE !! ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WE LOVE AVOCADO ART JUST AS MUCH AS OUR LATTE ART HERE AT GRILL MARKET. 

Our Vegan Queen Ellen Gould is our avocado specialist here at Grill Market Chelsea - she even got a mention in the Evening Standard online magazine. Link Here http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/avocado-art-is-set-to-be-the-new-latte-art-in-london-a3570201.html 

VEGAN; 5 minutes with our Vegan gal Ellen

Ellen is holding the fort for vegans at Grill Market all the way from Sydney Australia. (Just incase we didn't have enough Aussies on the team). She is the queen of the avocado rose and beautiful banana art. Come in and check her out! Let's get to know her more in 5 minutes... 

GM; How long have been vegan for?

E; A bit over a year now. So I am nutritionally vegan, however I still own leather etc. Does that count? Or am I plant based?

GM; What is your favourite Vegan Grill Market menu item?

E;  Probably the porridge. With berry compote, hazelnut butter and banana. It's the S#!t ! 

GM; Oh yes you are our talented label writer and banana art gal! You are very creative. 

E; Haha! I do love anything I can make pretty. I studied special effects make up so I always find a way to incorporate a bit of art into everything. 

GM; What do you miss most about non veganism? 

E; NOTHING! There is a replacement for everything. I can honestly say nothing. Not even cheese. But I do miss the availability of food though. 

GM: What do you wish was on the GM menu? 

E; Vegan pancakes! or Tofu scramble.... watch this space!! 

GM; Favourite food? 

E; AVOCADO! 

GM; one last question. How do you describe yourself in a shake? 

E; A fruit smoothie with frozen bananas. Like banana 'nice' cream. Topped with Peanut butter, coconut crumbs and cacao nibs!! 

Thanks Gal !! You inspire us to take that leap towards a more plant based diet daily!!! 

instagram; @ellenngould 

 

GETTING TO KNOW THE GRILL MARKET MANAGER IN 5 MINUTES

So if you haven't met our lovely manager Aggie, the crazy, happy and beautiful lady behind our amazing cafe, here is a little 5 minutes to get to know her. 

GM; How long have you been working at Grill Market for? 

A; It will be 2 years as of the end of May. 

GM; You have a background in nutrition? Tell me more

A; I studied nutrition and I am currently studying Food Photography at Kensington College. 

GM; How did you get to become the manager here? 

A; Funny story actually. I was applying for months to work at Lomax because I loved the whole gym cafe vibes. I didn't realise the cafe was owned separately and therefore they never recieved my CV. But I persisted and used to come into the cafe and love it here.

GM; What is your favourite menu item in the cafe? And why?

A; The Wild Child Acai Bowl. Because I just love smoothie bowls. But I prefer when other people make it for me haha! 

GM; What do you think is the most 'Aggie' part of the cafe?

The flowers and hanging plants. Oh and succulents. I love succulents. 

GM; How would you describe yourself in a shake?

A; I think I am more spicy HA!! Maybe a chocolate chili shake? Not so sweet. 

GM; What do you eat in the cafe daily? 

A; I have eggs and avocado in the morning. And I am addicted to the pomegranate Chicken at the moment. 

GM; What is your best nutrition tip? 

A; Not to eat fat after you workout... and to eat an apple before you train :) 

G; What is your dream job? 

A; Oh getting invited to restaurants, eating their food and taking photos of it. That would be my DREAM job!! 

 Well there you go!! So any restaurants out there wanting their food photographed - this ray of sunshine is your girl. 

Thanks for being an awesome manager!! 

Instagram; @fitscuit 

 

50 shades of Green smoothie bowl

As the days get lighter and warmer we are starting to love our smoothie bowls as a breakfast or snack. This one is a super green and super healthy way to pack in the nutrients plus it looks great and is totally instagramable ;) 

 

50 SHADES OF GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL 

1 cup coconut milk 

1 scoop whey or vegan protein powder (Lomax Nutrition available for sale) 

1 frozen banana 

1 cup spinach 

1 tbs agave nectar 

1-2 cubes frozen mango 

1/4 cucumber 

1/4 avocado 

1 tsp spirulina powder 

 

METHOD; 

Mix together in a blender. Serve in bowl and add toppings galore. Take a snap and tag us at Grill Market. Happy MONDAY!! 

ROXY FITNESS - PINK DRAGON SHAKE

SPRING AND PINK AND HAPPINESS RIGHT HERE. FEATURING OUR VERY TROPICAL ROXY SHAKE. MAKE IT YOURSELF. 

 

PINK DRAGON 

1 cup coconut water 

1/2 cup frozen raspberries 

2 TBS lychee puree 

ice 

1 scoop vanilla whey (lomax nutrition) 

 

BLEND up until thick and creamy. Pour into an optional pineapple (or just a bowl :)) and top with raspberry, banana, chia seeds and coconut flakes. 

Selling this month at Grill Market Chelsea. 

GM

PROTEIN BANANA BREAD

Rainy saturday afternoon and a pile of brown spotty bananas can only mean one thing. Banana bread! Oh and also today is also the last day of FEB (winter right?) therefore I thought it was a perfect time to post a warming happy recipe. 

This recipe requires a blender or food processor and you just chuck everything in and blend away like a one pot wonder. Try it one cosy cold night this week. OR come in and get some fresh banana bread at Grill Market straight from the oven. Ask for a blob of Peanut whip to really step things up. 

 

PROTEIN BANANA BREAD

Serves 8 – GF SF DF* – 60 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 ripe bananas

1 cup almond meal

1/2 cup coconut flour

3 scoops Vanilla whey protein powder (could sub for almond meal)

150mls almond milk

200mls egg whites

3 Tbs honey or maple syrup or 1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

pinch of cinnamon

1/4 cup cacao nibs for crunch and topping

 

METHOD;

Blend together all ingredients and pour into a baking loaf tin lined with grease paper.

Bake at 180 degrees for 45 -50 minutes until golden brown.

Leave aside to cool or just slice it hot and enjoy that steamy loaf.

Cut into slices and freeze if there are any pieces left.

Katie Morgan 

@katierobynmorgan 

 

 

 

VALENTINES HEART COOKIES

 

‘HEART SHAPED’ COCONUT CHOCOLATE BISCUITS – makes 12

2/3 cup almond meal (or oat meal for those with nut allergies or for kids lunch boxes)

1 scoop chocolate protein powder (optional; sub for more almond meal)

1 and 1/2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup rice malt syrup or honey

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

 

METHOD:

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

Heart shaped cookies (especially for Valentines Day): Press the mixture flat onto some baking paper. Add some coconut flour or flour alternative to stop it from sticking and make the mixture more firm. Use cookie cutters but beware it will be a tad fidley and require steady gentle hands. Once cut out, place on baking tray and bake for 15 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

 

Recipe by Kale and the Kettlebell www.kaleandthekettlebell.com 

@katierobynmorgan 

 

ONE MONTH AFTER YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS; 5 ways to stay fit and healthy

So it has been 1 month since we made those New Year resolutions. How many of us have stuck with them? And how many fell off the wagon on day 5? We don't like making restrictions here at Grill Market. We aim to focus on healthy wholesome eating and staying active. 

Sure if your goal is something more serious like a sports event or diet for medical reasons, BUT if this isn't you and you just want to stay fit and healthy all year round, follow our 5 steps and tips below. 

 

1. Drink your H2O. I know it cold, but you gotta get that water down to stay healthy. Try for 1-2 liters a day. You can count green and herbal tea but unfortunately black coffee doesn't count. 

2. Move your body. Lomax has started their new small group PT program. Come in and check it out. A shake will be awaiting you after if you wish in our awesome cafe. 

3. Fuel your body and make sure you eat enough protein. We use Lomax nutrition whey and plant protein in the cafe, and highly recommend you have a protein shake after you train to refuel and repair your body. This will help support your training program, it tastes delicious and will aid in your lean toned body goals.

4. Get enough sleep; unfortunately 5 hours won't cut it. Turn your phone off 2 hours before bed if you dare and get those zzzzz's in. Aim for 7-8 hours a night.  Sleeping will help you recover, give you energy, help with stress levels and weightloss. Make sleeping a priority. 

5. Walk. It is as simple as that. Walk instead of the bus when you can. Or walk to the next tube station. Park your car further away. Go for a weekend walk. Get the body moving, not for weight loss reasons but for overall health reasons. Treat yourself like a puppy - loads of sleep, cuddles, good food and walks!! Everyone loves a puppy right !! 

Katie 

@katierobynmorgan