26.10.13

Lemon Coconut Smoothie







I was inspired one evening this week after work to try a new smoothie recipe. This week in Perth it really felt like summer was around the corner and it made me want a summery drink/ smoothie.

I think this recipe can be tweaked a bit and use coconut milk or water instead of almond milk but I used what I had at the time. It really was delicious and tasted like a cocktail! 

Ingredients:
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 200ml unsweetened almond milk ( or coconut, dairy milk)
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 banana
  • optional: sweetener/ coconut water

Instructions:
  1. Mix banana, almond milk and coconut 
  2. Add lemon juice and mix again
  3. Top with coconut and zest of lemon
  4. Enjoy :)



                         


21.10.13

Apple Pie Smoothie





If you are looking for a very healthy but delicious smoothie recipe to get a break from berry and green smoothies- this smoothie is for you! It is such a healthy smoothie that actually taste delicious. I have been having it a few times a week for breakfast or as a pre workout drink to use all the beautiful juicy apples that are in season at the moment. I get mine from the farmers market and get the juicing ones which are not so pretty but perfect for smoothies or juices and cheaper!


Picked a big flower from my garden as a little prop! Don't you love that time of the year when flowers bloom! 



Ingredients:


  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk;
  • 2 small apples;
  • 1 banana;
  • vanilla extract;
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon;
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter;
  • 2 tsp linseed;
  • water if it is too thick;
  • Optional: sweetener of your choice.


Instructions:


  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender;
  2. Mix it all;
  3. Enjoy!





11.10.13

Banana Almond Meal Muffins



Lately I have been eating Paleo, apart from the first few days it is a pretty easy diet to adopt. The only thing I had been missing was sweets so I managed to make my usual banana muffin recipe by swapping ingredients around. I have made a few different batches of these muffins since and they got the husband tick of approval! 

I added cacao in half of the batter in this batch to change it up and create chocolate muffins. They are very healthy, filling and paleo. 


Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs;
  • 2 ripe bananas;
  • 1 1/3 almond meal;
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour;
  • 1/2 cup almond milk;
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup;(or honey/rice malt syrup)
  • 1 tsp baking powder;
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract;
  • 1 tsp cinnamon;
+ 2 tbsp raw cacao powder (optional: to make chocolate banana muffins)


Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a muffin tin with 6 paper liners;
  2. Mash bananas, mix eggs and milk together;
  3. add almond meal & coconut flour
  4. add cinnamon and vanilla
  5. add almond milk
  6. add maple syrup or any other sweetener
  7. Pour into muffin tin and bake for 25-30 min until knife comes out clean.
  8. (For chocolate banana muffins I added the cacao to the batter after filling half of the muffin tin- you can make them all chocolate or none)
  9. Cool on a cooling rack.


 








5.10.13

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Yesterday I found blueberries on sale at Coles for $3 a punnet. While I don't usually buy my fruit and veggies at the supermarket anymore I could not resist it and bought 2! I decided to make my new breakfast- chia pudding. I love it as it is paleo & vegan, filling and so easy to make and quick to eat in the morning as it is already made. I think it can be made with any fruit to replace the blueberries in the recipe below and frozen blueberries would work too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small banana;
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries;
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds;
  • 1 tbsp of linseed;
  • 1 scoop of Acai Powder (optional);
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk ( or any other milk);



Instructions:
  1. Mix blueberries in a food processor and add each ingredient at a time finishing with the milk. 
  2. Pour into a bowl or jar.
  3. Leave it overnight in the fridge or 1 h at least for the chia seeds to work their magic. 
  4. Top with your favourite toppings.



This breakfast is a winner as it is not only delicious but it has a very high amount of fibre to keep your tummy happy, high in protein to keep you full all morning and it is high in omegas 3. Chia seeds have 8 times more omega 3 than salmon!Chia seeds are also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium and iron!
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