Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Choc Crunch Protein 'Ice Cream'

This is so yummy, totally tastes like it couldn't be good for you. The cacao nibs give it a nice choc chip crunch.

3 bananas, frozen in 2cm lengths
Place in thermomix Speed 8, 15 seconds. Scrape down sides and repeat.

2 tbs pure maple syrup
1 tbs cacao powder
1 tbs sprouted brown rice protein powder (or your choice of protein powder)
1 tsp cacao nibs
Speed 8, 15 seconds.

Serve immediately, serves 2.

Enjoy =)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dairy Free Banana 'Ice Cream'

Delicious, simple dairy free Ice Cream......need I say more.

3 bananas, chopped in 2cm pieces and frozen
Place in thermomix speed 8 for 15 seconds. Scrape down sides and repeat.

2 tbs maple syrup
Add to thermomix, along with the butterfly attachment.
Speed 4, 30 seconds.

Enjoy as is or top with chopped nuts, cacao nibs, bee pollen or whatever you desire.
Serves 2.

Kylee =)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2 Ingredient Cookies. Dairy free.

I stumbled across this idea somewhere on the web recently and made a mental note to try it out. 2 ingredient cookies, what a great idea for busy people.
Sooooo the name is kinda deceiving, the base is simply 2 ingredients and then you can build from there, or I guess not if you chose to. They're dairy free depending on your add ins. The first time I made these my husband tried one straight out of the oven and wasn't overly impressed, but after sitting for about 15 minutes the flavour greatly improved. I wouldn't say these are my most favourite cookies ever (having said that I have my second batch in 2 days currently on the go) BUT they are tasty, super fast to make and don't require any ingredients that you wouldn't have on hand.

So the base is:
2 medium sized bananas, mashed
1 cup organic rolled oats

Simply mix these together in a bowl then add your flavours of choice.

I've done:
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 dried organic cranberries
And they were yummy.

In the oven I've currently got:
2 tsp cacao powder
1/2 cup organic raisins
1/2 cup chopped, black & greens 70% dark chocolate

The possibilities are endless....

Once you have added your flavours check the consistency.
 - Try not to add to many add ins as they can become dry.
 - Also bananas obviously vary in size so if mixture is to wet add a sprinkle more oats. They need to hold together when rolled into a ball.

Roll into balls, about 14, and place on cookie trays lined with baking paper. Slightly flatten the balls with your hand.

Bake on 180c for about 12-15mins, until golden. And remember to let sit for 15 minutes or so, to enjoy their full flavour.

Enjoy =)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Superfood Smoothie: Just like a chocolate milkshake only healthy!

We are big on smoothies here, we store this in our large flasks and enjoy it throughout the day. It is very tasty, satisfying and full of superfoods. 

Place in thermomix or power blender:
1 frozen banana
1 tray ice
5 brazil nuts
1/3 cup goji berries
3 cubes frozen coconut or 1 tbs coconut oil (we buy drinking coconuts, blend the flesh & water together, then freeze in ice cube trays)
Blend speed 8, 20 seconds.

3 cups water
1 cup almond milk
3 tbs sweetener eg; honey, agave, pure maple syrup or a couple of dates
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla powder or 1 vanilla bean
1tbs rice protein powder
1tbs green powder
3 tbs cacao powder
1 pinch himalayan rock salt, ground
1-2 tbs aloe vera juice
1 avocado
Blend speed 8, 2 minutes.
Serves 2 (fills 2 flasks)

Enjoy =)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lactation Smoothie

I will soon need to spend one night away from little Jasmine =( so I've been madly trying to express milk, but with no success. When Jasmine was first born I struggled with milk supply so I made some lactation cookies and they worked wonderfully but they were full of butter, sugar, plain white flour etc. So last week I had the great idea of lactation bliss balls! How could I go wrong?? Well I did! Brewers yeast (the ingredient in the cookies that can help increase milk supply) is very strong and I clearly over did it. So today I moved on to a lactation smoothie. It's not to bad at all. It has an 'eat with a spoon consistency', which makes me always feel like I'm eating a dessert!

Don't let the name deter you, this smoothie won't suddenly cause non lactating people to lactate! Brewers yeast is very high in B group vitamins, minerals, folic acid and protein.

Place in Thermomix or blender:
1 handful cashews
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 frozen bananas
1 tray ice
Blitz on speed 7, 30 seconds

1/2 - 1 tbs brewers yeast (available at health food stores)
1 tbs cacao powder
2 tbs honey
1 tbs coconut oil
Blitz on speed 8, 1 minute.

Serve as is or I topped mine with some activated buckinis & bee pollen.
Serves 2.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Banana Split Pudding

Often after the girls have gone to bed, when I finally get to sit down to relax, I feel like something sweet. But I don't want to use the Thermomix in case I wake the girls (I certainly can't risk that!). I'm tired and I want something simple to make. Well tonight I just mixed together all the yummy things in my kitchen and it was awesome!

2 tbs chia seeds
2 tbs almond milk
2 mashed bananas
1 tbs natural peanut butter
1 tbs organic honey
1 tbs cacao powder

Mix almond milk and chia seeds, leave to stand for 5 minutes.
Combine bananas, peanut butter, honey and cacao powder.
Combine banana mixture with chia seed mixture, until mixed through.
Serves 2.

Enjoy =)

Roast Vegetable and Cashew Lasagne. Dairy & Gluten Free.

This is one of our favourite meals at the moment. It's based on a recipe I received from my lovely friend Beth, who has been a huge influence on me in regards to tasty healthy eating. It is roasted vegetables layered with a 'cheesy' cashew sauce. The cashew sauce has the same texture as your regular b├ęchamel sauce, but it's much healthier.
You can use a range of vegetables, I just go with whatever is in the fridge. Try it for yourself, I promise you wont be disappointed.

1 eggplant
1/2 butternut pumpkin, peeled
5 red capsicum
2 tbs Olive oil
himalayan rock salt, ground
black pepper

Preheat oven to 250c.

Slice your eggplant, pumpkin and capsicum and place on individual trays. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Roast for about 45mins, or until browned.

2 cups cashews
2 cups water
1 1/2 tbs savoury yeast flakes
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 ts himalayan rock salt, ground

Place in Thermomix or blender, whiz until smooth.

2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
3 roma tomatoes, sliced

Place a layer of each roasted vegetable into oven proof baking dish with cashew sauce in between each layer. Add a layer of baby spinach, top with remaining cashew sauce, then place sliced tomatoes on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in oven at 250c until set. Serve with a simple garden salad.

Enjoy =)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Maple Syrup Pancakes

I woke up yesterday morning and wanted pancakes! But I didn't want to feel bloated afterwards, so I thought I'd try playing with some gluten free flour I had in the pantry. They were yummy! And so simple, they were ready in no time.
Next time I'll try them with my own gluten free flour mix.

500g almond milk
200g gluten free plain flour
40g coconut oil
2 tbs maple syrup
4 eggs
Pinch salt
Place in Thermomix or food processor and mix for 30 seconds, Speed 5.

Cook in hot frying pan, with a little coconut oil. Make sure they are really thin, otherwise they tend to be a little doughy.

Serve with fresh fruit or top with a little more maple syrup.

Enjoy =)