27.8.13

Protein Choc Bliss Balls






I am so pleased to share this recipe with you (not sure who would be reading this haha). These bliss balls are the perfect snacks/ treats to bring to a party or as snacks/cheeky treats throughout the day! I sure did enjoy snacking on them for a few days! 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 CUP WALNUTS
  • 1/2 CUP SUNFLOWER SEEDS
  • 1 SCOOP SUNWARRIOR NATURAL PROTEIN POWDER
  • 1 TBSP CINNAMON
  • 3 TBSP CACAO POWDER
  • 8 DATES
  • 1 TSP SPIRULINA
  • WATER
  • CHIA SEEDS/COCONUT TO ROLL THE BALLS IN

Instructions:


  1. Mix all and add water a little bit at a time until desired consistency is reached - not too soft or too crumbly. 
  2. Once rolled in the palm of your hand - roll into coconut and chia seeds
  3. Keep in the fridge. 






26.8.13

Grilled Capsicum Hummus GF V SF

I am so pleased with this recipe that I whiped up on Sunday for my lunch to go with a nice fresh loaf of rye and wholemeal bread from the market and a salad. 

I used the first mini capsicum from our herb garden in this recipe but any capsicum/bell peppers would do to add flavours. I love hummus but I prefer mixing up different ingredients to change it up once in a while. 

I also love hummus as it means summer and salads are coming back into my life! Nothing better than a fresh salad with hummus for a light summer lunch!




Homemade Capsicum Hummus

1/2 capsicum char grilled
1 can of chickpeas or mixed beans well washed and drained
salt
cayenne pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tsp turmeric





xx

Claire

18.8.13

Banana Coconut Loaf / Friday Night Baking Session GF SF Paleo



Last Friday night I decided to whip up Lorna Jane banana and chia seeds loaf. I adjusted the recipe a little bit. It was really good. The texture of the loaf was a little bit too crumbly though due to the coconut flour. 

It was my first time baking with coconut flour so I think I will need to do a little bit more research next time. But the loaf was really good, sweet and so healthy! 



Recipe for my banana coconut loaf:

(inspired from Lorna Jane's recipe)

1 ripe banana
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup protein powder (Sunwarrior - natural)
2 tsp cinnamon
juice of 1 orange
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
3 eggs
1 cup rice milk
1 tbp pumpkin seeds
chia seeds for toppings

preheat oven at 180.

1. mix dry ingredients
2. mash banana with milk and oil
3. add maple syrup and orange juice
4. mix well
5. grease loaf tin and pour batter.
6. sprinkle with nuts and chia seeds
7. add a drizzle of maple syrup (optional)
8. cook at 180 for 25-30 min.






4.8.13

Green Smoothies Challenge

For the month of July I wanted to set myself a little challenge - to drink a green smoothie every day. I had them most often for breakfast but had them for lunch a few times to suit my schedule. I am happy to say I have successfully completed this personal challenge. It was hard at times (especially as the temperature in the kitchen at 6h30 am was less than 15 degrees on some cold winter days) and also to keep myself excited and interested in them. I tweaked my recipe a few times to keep it interesting and also made some for 2-3 days so I had no excuses on some cold Monday mornings. I also found it easy to bring a pre made bottle to work to have at my desk and enjoy an extra 20 min sleep. 

I would say the main benefits of drinking green smoothies for 30 days would be having so much fruit and veggies at the start of the day - they would keep me full and I have been feeling great, energised and did not catch any colds despite them going around in the office!

Here are a few of my green smoothies posted on my Instagram account (@healthywifeperth).



My Green Smoothies recipe:
(in the order I put it in the blender)

water ( 1 cup or more depending on serving size)
a dash of cinnamon/ turmeric
2 tsp maca powder
1 tsp psylium husk
1 tbsp LSA mix
1 tsp spirulina
2 dates
1/2 banana
1-2 kiwis
1/2 pear / or 1 orange / or 4 strawberries
1 big handful of spinach
mint/ginger/lemon juice/coconut optional

Let me know what you like having in your green smoothie!

xx Claire 

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