Clean eating or should I say #cleaneating ;) | Dani Valent

Clean eating or should I say #cleaneating ;)

At this time of year, a lot of people are shrugging off holiday eating habits and looking for a new year of vim, vigour and recipes full of vitality. If you’re feeling like a little too much Basque Cheesecake has passed your lips (me? no! never!), check out these #cleaneating dishes on the site.

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Lemon Bomb Smoothie

The zinging result is a Lemon Bomb Smoothie that’s thick enough to eat with a spoon, so you can serve it like a smoothie bowl. Otherwise, add more water to create a slurpable consistency.

Beauty of the Beets

Chef Sam Gowing’s sunshiny salad is a rainbow on a plate. This easy, nourishing salad is a great example of her approach to healthy eating: it’s as happy as it is wholesome.

Matcha Smoothie Bowl

A quick, easy and healthy breakfast that also works as a jarred meal on the go. There’s the goodness of oats, nuts and chia seeds and a green boost from spinach and matcha (Japanese green tea powder).


Goma Dofu

Tofu in the Thermomix? Yes! This sesame tofu has smooth texture and subtle flavour, and it’s gluten-free and vegan too. You won’t believe how easy it is.


Cauliflower Rice

Perfect as a vegetarian main course and just as good as a side dish, my favourite version of Cauliflower Rice is colourful, bountiful and full of flavour. It’s flexible too: swap out the vegetables and nuts depending on what you’ve got and what’s in season. I also love to serve this as an alternative side dish with my Middle Eastern Salmon.  


Boeuf a la Ficelle

This classic French peasant dish is simple and clean and presents elegantly. The name translates as ‘beef on a string’ because, in the traditional version, the beef fillet is tied and suspended in a pot of simmering stock. Using Thermomix, we can get exactly the same result without any string sorcery. This is a restrained method that highlights great produce.

DANI VALENT COOKING Boeuf a la Ficelle

Steamed Fish with Eggplant Miso

This recipe takes the classic Japanese combination of eggplant and miso and turns it into a sauce for steamed fish. It’s light, clean and satisfying. Use any fresh fish fillets and swap out the green vegetables as preferred. You can also make this dish with chicken – use tenderloin or sliced breast and ensure juices run clear before eating.


Pear Coleslaw

The first time I saw a 2-second Thermomix coleslaw I quivered with excitement. How could something so good be so easy? I’m always looking for twists on classics and that’s how I came up with this delicious pear coleslaw. The recipe also helps out with the ‘pear problem’ – they’re perfectly ripe for about five minutes then become soft!


Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Smoothie

This dairy-free smoothie recipe is Jo ‘Quirky Cooking’ Whitton’s short cut to tasty indulgence. Have it for breakfast or a nourishing and filling snack that will keep you going for hours.


Black Rice Pudding

The breakfast that sets the tone for a sunshiny day, using black rice and coconut milk to create a tropical breakfast that you could also eat for dessert.



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