Acai Smoothie

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Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon masquite powder (optional)
1 teaspoon stevia
100g frozen acai
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup frozen raspberries
¼ cup frozen blackberries
1 ½ cup almond milk or water
½ tablespoon LSA (Linseeds, Sunflower seeds, Almonds)

Method:

Blend all ingredients together until it reaches your desired consistency. Add more liquid if required.

 

Hot Chocolate

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Serves 1

Ingredients
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stevia to taste

Method
In a small saucepan, bring the almond milk to a gentle simmer and take off heat. Add all remaining ingredients in and whisk for 2 minutes or until everything has combined. Pour in to your favourite mug and enjoy.

Thank you Nutrition Stripped  (http://nutritionstripped.com/spotlight-on-chocolate-and-mckels-hot-chocolate/#.UsTt1ihJA20)

 

 

Toasted Muesli

toasted muesli

Makes 8 cups

Ingredients:

4-5 cups of oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons linseeds
½ cup bukinis
1/2 cup coconut chips
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup choice of nuts (optional)
1 cup sultanas
2 tablespoons boiling water
1/2 cup honey

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180C. Mix the oats, all the seeds and cinnamon together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix the boiling water and honey until it becomes syrup like consistency. Thoroughly combine the mixtures together and place into an ovenproof dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Make sure to toss the muesli every 5-10 minutes. When the muesli is half cooked add the bukinis and coconut chips so that they do not get too dark as they brown quickly. Once cooled add the sultanas.

 

Protein Pancakes

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Serves 1

Ingredients:

½ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
¼ cup fat free cottage cheese
2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Coconut oil for frying

For berry sauce (optional):
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen blackberries
¼ lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon natvia

Method:

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Lightly coat a large non-stick fry pan over a medium low heat with coconut oil. Place batter in small sizes in the pan and cook until golden brown on each side.

For the optional berry sauce place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until the berries are soft and the mixture has broken down so that there is some juice.

 

Berry & Banana Baked Oatmeal

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Serves 2-3:

Ingredients:
1 cup of oats
1 cup choice of frozen berries (blueberries and/or raspberries)
1 ½ ripe bananas
1/2 a cup of sultanas
1/4 a cup of almond milk
1 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of honey or agave (optional)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 190C. Place the oats in a bowl and cover them with boiling water, soak for ten minutes. During this time chop the banana into slices. Once the water has been absorbed and the oats and are soft stir in the banana, berries, raisins, almond milk, cinnamon and honey. Then place all the ingredients into your baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, until the top has slightly browned.

Thanks Deliciously Ella for another super tasty breaky!

Sweet paleo pancakes

Took inspiration from She Cooks She Cleans
http://shecookshecleans.net/2012/10/01/fluffy-coconut-flour-pancakes-gluten-free-and-grain-free/

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serves 2-3

Ingredients:

4 eggs
1 cup of coconut milk (I use coconut quench)
½ cup coconut flour
2 teaspoon vanilla essence or powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon baking powder

Method:
In a small bowl, beat eggs vigorously until frothy for 2 minutes. Mix in milk, vanilla and honey.
In another bowl combine the dry ingredients: coconut flour and baking soda.
Stir the wet mixture into the dry; mix WELL.  There is no need to worry about over-beating with coconut flour.  Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes.  Batter should be really thick.
Add coconut butter to a non-stick fry pan and place medium heat.  Ladle the batter onto the pan. Cook for a few minutes, until the top starts to dry out and the bottom is lightly brown, then flip the pancakes over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.

Mango pancakes

With inspirational from an instagram page called breakfastandfood

 

mango pancakes update

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:
2 eggs
100ml oat flour (this can be made by placing oats into a processor)
75ml mango puree
50ml cottage cheese
1 tsp baking powder
Coconut oil for frying

Method:
Blend all ingredients together. Add some coconut oil to a frying pan and place mixture into desired sizes. Flip over once cooked on one side. Serve with an optional side of fruit.

Lamington Pancakes

Inspired by Vanessa Alwan x
http://www.nesscooks.com/2013/10/lamington-pancakes.html
Makes 3 medium sized hot cakes

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Ingredients:

Batter:
1 banana
1 egg
1 Tbsp LSA
1 tsp shredded coconut
1 tsp cacao nibs (optional)
1 tsp coconut oil

Sauce:
2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
1 tsp cacao powder
1 tsp natvia (sweetener of choice)

Method:

In a bowl mash the banana. Add the egg and LSA and stir together. In a small bowl mix the yoghurt, cacao and natvia. In a pan over a medium heat melt the oil. Pour the batter in small heaps in the pan. Cook for 2 minutes and then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Stack the pancakes on a plate and top with the thick chocolate sauce.

Optional toppings: shredded coconut, strawberries or blueberries

Smoothies

smoothie 2

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

Berry Smoothie (left)
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1 cup chosen frozen berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
1 tablespoon LSA (Linseeds, Sunflower seeds, Almonds)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon natural yoghurt (optional)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon stevia

Green Smoothie (middle)
1 cup kale/spinach leaves
1 banana
1 cup almond milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
½ – 1 teaspoon spirulina
1 cup frozen mango

Banana and Mango Smoothie (right):
2/3 cup frozen mango
1 banana
1 tablespoon natural yoghurt (optional)
1 teaspoon white chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon stevia
3/4 cup almond milk

Method:

Blend all ingredients together until it reaches your desired consistency. Add more liquid if required.

Took inspiration from healthyfoodisthebest instagram page and Jessica Sepel’s website!

Orange and coconut hot cakes

Here’s a great recipe from Amy Crawford
http://theholisticingredient.com/2013/06/07/orange-coconut-and-almond-meal-hot-cakes/

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Makes 3 hot cakes

Ingredients:

3 tbsp almond meal
1 egg, whisked
½ banana, fresh or frozen
1 tbsp coconut flakes or desiccated
Finely grated orange rind, I used ¾ of an orange
½ teaspoon vanilla powder, or vanilla essence

Method:

In a blender mix all the ingredients together. Then, in a frying pan add a teaspoon of coconut oil to avoid the hot cakes sticking to the pan. Plop 3 hot cakes into your pan and let sit for about 2-3 minutes or until golden. Flip over and leave for another couple of minutes.

Optional toppings:

A dollop of Greek yoghurt.
An orange thinly sliced
A banana finely chopped
Muesli
Coconut chips