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CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

If you love chocolate and peanut butter, these cookies are for you!!

A super simple recipe, that you can be in your belly within half an hour. Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love chocolate, these defiantly get the choc-o-holic's tick of approval! Packed full of superfoods, and will keep you feeling fuller for longer.

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Refined Sugar Free

Ingredients (makes 16)

1 cup organic Peanut Butter

2 organic/free range eggs

3 tbsp. 100% pure maple syrup (if you want to make them sweeter add a drop of stevia or 1 tsp natvia)

1/4 cup almond meal

1 tbsp. raw cacao powder

1 tsp white chia seeds

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla powder or extract

Pinch Himalayan rock salt

3-4 squares 70%/85%  Lindt dark chocolate, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Line baking tray.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  4. Roll mixture into 16 balls, then flatten with back of fork.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  6. Enjoy!

SMOKIN' SMOKED SALMON OMELETTE

This is my usual go-to breakfast, I have it most mornings.

I just can't get enough of omelettes at the moment!

This baby will keep you feeling fuller for longer (keeps me going until lunch) and is packed with vegetables and omega-3's.

Ingredients

2 organic or free range eggs

Rock salt (pinch)

Pepper

Fresh of dried basil (1/4 tsp dried)

6 mushrooms (sliced)

3 cherry tomatoes (chopped in half)

1/2 a zucchini (chopped or peeled)

Organic Smoked Salmon (just less than the size of your palm

1/2 spring onion (chopped)

1/4 cup of baby spinach

Method

  1. Whisk eggs, rock salt, cracked pepper and basil together until combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat up a spoonful of olive or coconut oil in a fry pan.
  3. Add veggies and fry until cooked.
  4. Remove veggies from heat.
  5. Pour egg mixture in fry pan on low heat, fry until egg looks half cooked then pour veggie mixture over the top, and continue to fry until cooked.
  6. Serve with fresh baby spinach leaved.

Note: Also great with feta. You can swap the salmon with feta if you are not a salmon fan.

 

My version of raw zucchini pasta

So simple, yet so tasty! The perfect healthy option for a lite lunch or dinner side. I made this up as I went so don't have the exact recipe but here is how I made it:

What you'll need

 2 zucchinis

8 fresh basil leaves

1 clove garlic (chopped coarsely)

Handful of rocket

Handful of baby spinach

A few stalks of fresh parsley

1 tablespoon nut butter (I used a mix of brazil, almond & cashew butter)

1 dessert spoon of olive oil

 

Method

Put zucchini through a vegetable spiralizer, if you don't own one, you can use a box grater (turned on the side) to the largest side and grate zucchini in long strands.

 

For the sauce

Blend basil, garlic, rocket, spinach, parsley and nut butter. Once combined, stir in olive oil. Mix the sauce with the zucchini and your done!

 

My favourite clean brownies!

I HAD to share this recipe I tried the other day by Goldfenger, these brownies taste amazing! Vegan, gluten, dairy & sugar free.

They honestly taste better than normal brownies! At the start of each week I prep my clean treats so I don't cave into sugar and chocolate cravings and these are the perfect solution!

What you'll need: 

  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 almond flour
  • 1/4 coconut flour
  • 2 eggs (or vegan alternative)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup milk (you can use any kind, I used almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (or vanilla essence)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Method:

1. Put the oven to 175 °C

2. Melt coconut oil, add milk and let relax a little

3. Mix the oat, almond and coconut flour together and add the coconut oil with the milk in.

4. Add the rest of the ingredients into a blender, blend until combine

5. Top with whatever you feel and bake around 30-35 min

Let it cool off and store in fridge, enjoy!

 

For the chocolate sauce I used rice malt syrup & raw cacao powder & for the peanut butter sauce I mixed peanut butter with melted coconut oil.

Healthy Apple Crumble

Apple crumble... what can I say! This has been one of my favourite desserts for years. I have re-created a healthy version and to be honest I think it tastes just as good as traditional crumble and I feel great after I've eaten it!

No upset stomach or feeling lethargic, it is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free.

 

Ingredients

 

5 green apples

Juice from 1 lemon

1 cup almond meal

1/2 cup quinoa flakes (or oats/toastedgf muesli)

8 pitted dates, chopped

1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashew or walnuts)

1/4 cup mixed seeds (pepitas and sunflower seeds)

1/4 cup coconut flakes/shredded coconut

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tsp vanilla essence

2-3 tbsp. maple syrup/rice malt syrup

1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

 

Method

 

1. Preheat oven to 180°C, chop apples into small bite-size pieces in a pie/casserole dish and pour lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon over apples (mix in).

2. Mix up the rest of the ingredients in a bowl (dry ingredients) until combined, then add melted coconut oil and maple syrup (sweetner) mix until it has a crumbly texture.

3. Spread crumble mixture over apples

4. Cook in the oven for 40 minutes, or until apples are cooked and the topping goes golden colour in.

 

Healthy Anzac Biscuits

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Unlike traditional ANZAC biscuits that are packed full of refined sugars and processed white flour, this recipe is a delicious healthy alternative. Since originally creating the recipe I've made this updated version and added walnuts (inspired by my Grandma's ANZAC biscuits). 

This recipe makes a tasty refined sugar-free snack (can be dairy and gluten free too; use coconut oil and gluten free flour instead of spelt) and loved by many. Your little one's won't even notice the difference! 

Ingredients:

1 cup organic wholemeal spelt flour

1 1/4 cup organic oats

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup organic shredded coconut

1/4 tsp bi-carb soda

1/2 cup of melted organic butter or coconut oil 

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp honey 

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

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Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Combine and mix all dry ingredients - spelt flour, oats, walnuts coconut & bi-carb

3. Then add wet ingredients - coconut oil/butter, water, honey and vanilla extract.

4. Once ingredients are combined scoop into spoonful-sized mixture and role into a ball and place on tray, this recipe makes 12 biscuits. Flatten with a fork and cook for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

 

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