snack

PIÑA COLADA VEGAN SMOOTHIE

Omg you guys this is actually amazing!! I’m getting a little bit sick of chocolate protein as I’ve had a bit of an overload the past few months, so this is a refreshing change away from the standard ‘berries, spinach and chocolate’ smoothies.
A delicious, protein and healthy fat packed smoothie perfect for breakfast or a snack!

INGREDIENTS:
4 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
Half a banana (more…)

BREAKFAST MUFFINS

My work/life balance has been WAY out of whack lately, so I’ve had to focus a lot on food prep on the weekends to make sure I’m making the best food choices I can, quickly, during the week!

I’m not normally one to promote packaged and processed foods, but I think Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar range at  Coles and Woolworths does a pretty good job of cutting out preservatives and additives and it’s a really good option if you’re on the run.  (more…)

SWEET POTATO FRIES

I’m a bit obsessed with sweet potato fries at the moment. Baked on a high heat and swiped with a layer of coconut oil, they will be just as crunchy and delicious as if they were deep fried…and WAY more healthy!!

All you need to do is wash your sweet potato and slice it into your desired fries size (more…)

DRAGON FRUIT

So we all know fruit & vegetables are good for us…but there are some more than others! One that’s been on my radar the last few months is Dragon Fruit (or Pitaya) and I’ve been researching just WHY it’s so good for us and why it’s classified as a Superfood. So, here we go… (more…)

GLOWING GREEN

I’ve stumbled across a few amazing Podcasts in the last 6 months. I’m really into Podcasts as I commute an hour to and from work every day, and I find it a really easy way to soak in some extra Health & Fitness knowledge without having to be in a class! Plus, I feel like I’m actually doing something interesting with my commute and using my brain!

One of my favourite newest additions is Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Inside Out which I listen to through iTunes. (more…)

LEMON COCONUT MILKSHAKE PROTEIN BALLS

OH.MY.GOSH
These are SO amazing and literally smelt like a vanilla/coconut milkshake when I was making them…I had to hold myself back from eating all of the mixture!! Plus, they are plant based, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, sugar free and if you want to make them nut free you could substitute the almond meal for coconut flour or gluten free oats!  (more…)

CHOC-PROTEIN VEGAN PANCAKES

Continuing on my Candida diet, I wanted to treat myself over the weekend after sticking to it alllllll week! So, I got to researching and edited a few healthy protein pancake recipes I came across to suit the Candida requirements. I do have to say, I think the cinnamon was a game-changer!

INGREDIENTS:
4 tbsp coconut flour (more…)

VEGAN VANILLA THICKSHAKE

You may know I have some food intolerances and eczema that flares up from time to time if I’m a bit naughty…well, the last 2 weeks I have been very naughty (hellooooo birthday cake and malteasers!) so, I’ve had a flare up and I’m haaaating it. (more…)

CHOC PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

I need an alternative to my 3:30pm sugar fix and I also need to stop spending $4 on one protein ball from the cafe at work! So, here is my alternative…yummy, squishy choc-PB protein balls

INGREDIENTS:
– 2 tbspn nautural peanut butter
– 2 tbspn cacao powder   (more…)

SMOOTHIE BOWLS

I have a new obsession…smoothies in a bowl.

They are popping up everywhere. Check out your local healthy cafe and they are sure to have an assortment of flavours. They are SO easy. Here is my fav recipe at the moment:

Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl:
1 frozen banana
1 -2 cups frozen berries
1/2 cup milk of your choice. I use almond & coconut
Scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 tblsp BSC greens powder (if desired)

Put all above ingredients into a blender or thermomix and blend until smooth. I do 45 seconds on speed 10 in the thermo. If it’s still a little lumpy I scrape down and repeat for another 45 seconds

Then top with whatever you like! I like to use strawberries, a sprinkle of oats or granola/muesli (try my apple & cinnamon quinoa deeeelish granola here), almonds, chia seeds and coconut.

Get creative! I’ll post some new fun smoothie bowl recipes soon!