Mornin’ Sunshine Citrus Smoothie

A delicious citrus smoothie with a creamy green smoothie layer, full of vitamins and protein. Start your day off right with this tasty citrus smoothie that is like sunshine in a glass!

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Hold on to your knickers, loves! Giraffes Can Bake has a healthy recipe for you! Whaaaa?! Don’t worry, this is still your best source for indulgent desserts, but whilst buttery cakes and boozy cocktails may be my forte, even I need a healthy dose of vitamins every now in then! In fact, despite all the delicious treats I make and share with you, I actually try and eat quite healthily in my day to day life. I certainly don’t deny myself indulgent, tasty treats like the ones I share here (I mean, somebody has to taste test the recipes!) – I’m big believer in everything in moderation. So I’ll try to eat healthy and nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then treat myself to a glass of wine and a slice or two of cake in the evenings. Sometimes, the indulgent side of the scale will heavily outweigh the healthy side, but I’m okay with that!

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Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake

This Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake is moist, light and fluffy, with perfectly caramelised apples baked into the top. It’s so easy to make and the texture is absolutely to die for, you’d never guess this Apple Upside Down Cake was gluten free – it will be your new favourite fall bake!

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Ah, autumn! That transitional season where the leaves change, the clocks go back, warm weather becomes a thing of distant memories, and pumpkin spice dominates the entire world! Here in London this week it feels like we skipped autumn altogether and went straight to winter, it’s friggin’ freezing! But with how up and down the weather has been here lately, I’m holding out hope it will warm up again for a while before we’re fully submerged into winter. Our clocks went back over a week ago, so I’m mostly used to leaving for work in the dark and getting home in the dark now, but I am not used to this freezing temperatures, I need to go glove shopping stat! Look at me talking about the weather, how boringly British of me! Let’s talk about this Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake instead!

 Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake is moist, light and fluffy, with perfectly caramelised apples baked into the top #glutenfree #apples #fall #cake

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Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

These Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies are chocolatey, creamy, and fruity! Fudgy brownies are topped with a thick and creamy blackberry cheesecake. So quick and easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser. Gluten free decadence!

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These Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies are chocolatey, creamy, and fruity! Fudgy brownies are topped with a thick and creamy blackberry cheesecake. So quick and easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser. Gluten free decadence!

Autumn is well and truly here, the leaves are turning shades of red and brown, the air is crisp, and the mornings are dark. In England autumn usually means lots and lots of rain too, but so far we’ve been spared from too much rain and this weekend is turning out to be pretty warm. Since we’re in October now, blackberry season is over – but my freezer is still fully stocked with these gorgeous, sweet berries and, thus, these Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies were born. 

These Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies are chocolatey, creamy, and fruity! Fudgy brownies are topped with a thick and creamy blackberry cheesecake. So quick and easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser. Gluten free decadence! #glutenfree #brownies #cheesecake #blackberry

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Gluten Free Blackberry Brownies

These totally fudgy, gooey, decadent Gluten Free Blackberry Brownies are the ultimate chocolate fix. The rich, fudgy chocolate combined with bursts of sweet wild blackberries will have you coming back for more.  They’re so easy to make, and no mixer is needed – so get your apron on and let’s bake! 

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These totally fudgey, gooey, decadent Gluten Free Blackberry Brownies are the ultimate chocolate fix. The rich, fudgy chocolate combined with bursts of sweet wild blackberries will have you coming back for more. They're so easy to make, and no mixer is needed - so get your apron on and let's bake!

September is one of my favourite months, it’s where summer meets autumn and the leaves start turning. And, of course, it’s when everything pumpkin spice starts appearing. I LOVE all things pumpkin spice, because I love fall spices – they’re so warm and inviting, comforting even. But, this post isn’t about the wonderful spices of autumn – it’s about the wonderful produce that comes along with September. My favourite being blackberries!

These totally fudgey, gooey, decadent Gluten Free Blackberry Brownies are the ultimate chocolate fix. The rich, fudgy chocolate combined with bursts of sweet wild blackberries will have you coming back for more. They're so easy to make, and no mixer is needed - so get your apron on and let's bake!

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Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Covered Strawberry Easter Chicks

These adorable Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Covered Strawberry Easter Chicks are the most fun treat you’ll make this Easter! They’re quick and easy to make, and kids will love helping too! Oh, and they’re totally yummy and naturally Gluten Free of course.

These adorable Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Covered Strawberry Easter Chicks are the most fun treat you’ll make this Easter! They’re quick and easy to make, and kids will love helping too! Oh, and they’re totally yummy and naturally Gluten Free of course.

I’m really not a fan of holidays that change date each year, y’know why? Because I am a disorganised mess and I forget it about. So yup, I have left my Easter recipe until the last minute! I know, I know, I can’t really blame the change of date since it’s not exactly a secret. I mean, in theory we can know every Easter until the end of time – for example, did you know that Easter Sunday in the year 2100 will be on March 28th ? – mark your calendars now! Yet, I am using the changing date of Easter each year as an excuse for why I am posting my Easter treat recipe with less than two weeks to go – and I’m sticking to it!

These adorable Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Covered Strawberry Easter Chicks are the most fun treat you’ll make this Easter! They’re quick and easy to make, and kids will love helping too! Oh, and they’re totally yummy and naturally Gluten Free of course.

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