BUCKWHEAT GRANOLA (VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, REFINED SUGAR & OIL FREE)

I had been meaning to make some granola for a long time and when I finally got round to making some, I was so delighted that it turned out so well! So I thought I would share my recipe with you guys.

This granola is made from buckwheat flakes and is vegan, gluten & wheat free, dairy free, low fat, refined sugar and oil free! (Certainly not taste free though...)

Buckwheat Granola


What you'll need...

  • 170 grams buckwheat flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon himalayan pink salt
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 84 grams carob fruit syrup (or agave, date nectar, coconut nectar, maple syrup)
  • 25 grams coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional extras: dried fruit, nuts etc.

What to do...

  1. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees celsius
  2. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper 
  3. Measure out 170g buckwheat flakes into a bowl, then add 1 tsp cinnamon & 1/4 tsp salt
  4. In another bowl break up 1 small ripe banana and mash until runny
  5. Then add 84g carob fruit syrup, 25g coconut sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract to the banana mixture
  6. Mix well until all ingredients are combined and it's lump free 
  7. Combine banana syrup mixture with buckwheat flakes and stir together
  8. Transfer mixture onto the baking tray and spread out with your hands, forming a few clumps here and there 
  9. Bake at 170 degrees celsius for 15 minutes
  10. Take out the oven, flip the granola over and move it about 
  11. Bake for another 10-15 minutes (time can vary depending on what colour you want your granola, I did mine for another 10 minutes!)
  12. Leave to cool and put away in an air tight container! 

Enjoy sprinkled either on a smoothie bowl, with plant-based yoghurt or on it's own as a sweet snack!

Lots of love,

Charli
Girl on the Moon

FRUITY GREEN JUICE

I am one of those people who will completely forget about breakfast as i'm always in a rush to get out the door in the morning and will usually just grab a coffee and go (with the occasional bar if I remember...) However, I realised that this is 1) probably not good for your body and 2) is probably why I want to fall asleep half way through my morning lectures at uni...

So I began to experiment with making smoothies in the morning and I haven't looked back! I have tried various fruit and veggie combinations, but with regards to green juice this one is by far my favourite! I'm not a huge fan of loads of green vegetables in a smoothie, so if you're more of a fruit lover but want to try and get some greens in, then this could be the one for you too!

Fruity Green Juice

What you'll need...

  • A smoothie machine or hand blender
  • 2 medium ripe peaches
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 medium mango
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 200ml coconut water

What to do...

  1. Wash your peaches and remove the skin
  2. Chop up your peaches into about 4/5 pieces 
  3. Wash your mango and chop in half
  4. Remove the skin and chop into about 4/5 pieces
  5. Put peach and mango into smoothie cup
  6. Break banana up into cup
  7. Add 200ml of coconut water
  8. Blend until smooth
  9. Add spinach
  10. Blend again until smooth and light green colour!
  11. Pour out and enjoy! :-) 
Lots of love,

Charli
Girl on the Moon 

COMFORTABLE IN KHAKI

Hey guys, so I know it's been absolutely ages since I last did a blog post! I've had a mini break from the world of fashion blogging whilst I've been settling down to my new life in Brighton. However, I am back home for almost a month for my Christmas break and I thought what better an excuse to stop being lazy and get back into my blog. 

I have started up my YouTube channel now too and I did a vlog a couple of weeks ago, so if you haven't seen that already go check it out and subscribe for more!


I plan on doing a few more videos over the next couple of weeks as I love editing and really enjoy filming them too. I plan on doing half and half from now on - that being, videos on YouTube and outfit posts on my blog. 

Jacket - Primark £10 (Similar here)
Jumper - H&M £9.99 (Similar here)
Crop top - H&M £1.99 (Similar here)
Trousers - Primark £8 (Similar here)
Boots - Miss Selfridge £45 (Link)

I hope you're all looking forward to Christmas and the new year and I hope you all have a lovely one with family and friends! 

Lots of Love,

Charli 

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TARTAN ACCENTS

I have seen so many of these tartan shawls in the shops recently and when I saw this one in Primark with houndstooth on one side and tartan on the other, I knew I had to get it! I thought it would look fab thrown over a simple monochrome outfit on cooler autumn days and in the winter thrown over a leather jacket. 

Today I decided to pair it with my white joni jeans and a white basic tee from Primark. I also wanted to pick up the red tones in the shawl and so I paired it with my favourite burgundy converse which I'm glad I can wear again this A/W. 

Also.. I just had to include this photo of my dog Dexter and I - it is definitely my favourite photo ever taken of us. I love that dog so much! 

Shawl - Primark £6 (Similar here)
Top - Primark £3 (Similar here)
Jeans - Topshop £36 (Link)
Shoes - Office £44.99 (Link)

Lots of Love,

Charli

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LACEY LOVE

So before the summer disappears completely, I thought I would get my pale pins out and slip into the most comfortable New Look playsuit I own! I also picked up this longline lacey kimono from Primark at Tottenham Court Road a couple of weeks ago and knew I had to put it in a blog post. I also picked the bag up when I was there too, as I have been searching for a backpack for months and knew it was perfect the minute I caught a glimpse of it out of the corner of my eye. 

The belt I picked up from my local Primark as I needed a new black belt to pair with lots of different items in my wardrobe, but one that had silver detailing instead of the typical gold hardware.  I also got these leopard print Whistles espadrilles in their summer sale and I haven't stopped wearing them since I got them - they go with everything in my wardrobe! 

Playsuit - New Look £14.99 (Similar here)
Lacey Kimono - Primark £10 (Similar here)
Bag - Primark £12 (Similar here)
Belt - Primark £2.50 (Similar here)
Espadrilles - Whistles £35 (Link)

Lots of love,

Charli

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Girl On The Moon

JET BLACK JUMP

Just a simple outfit today with this bargain jumpsuit from Primark which is perfect for days where you don't want to show too much of your pale limbs and want something light and airy that you can just sling on and go! 

Jumpsuit - Primark £15 (Similar here)
Hat - H&M £12.99 (Link)
Shoes - Matalan £12 
Bag - Primark £6

Lots of love,

Charli

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Girl On The Moon