Category Archives: Breakfast

Caramel Smoothie…..naturally!!

Check out this smoothie…packed with natural goodness (magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, EFA’s & B vitamins) with no added sugars or dairy. It’s bound to be a winner with you & the kids!

Naturally sweet with dates…& kinda salty from the nut spread – Salted Caramel!

YUM!!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, chopped
  • handful cashews or 1-2Tbs LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond meal)
  • 6-8 fresh dates, chopped
  • 2C Almond or Soy milk (I like Almond/Coconut blend)
  • 2Tbs ABC nut spread (Almond, Brasil, Cashew nuts)
  • 2C ice cubes

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into blender & whiz up until smooth.
  2. Divide between 2 glasses & enjoy!!  😉
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Egg White Omelette….yum!

This omelette is sooo easy & really healthy too!! Mix & match your fillings to whatever you like….I’m sure you’ll create a masterpiece!  😉

Ingredients:

  • olive oil spray (or coconut oil)
  •  2 green/spring onions, sliced
  •  50g baby spinach
  • tomato, chopped
  • mushrooms, chopped
  •  1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or any herbs you love
  •  sea salt & cracked black pepper
  •  3 egg whites

Method:

  • Lightly spray a non-stick frying pan with olive oil spray. Add green/spring onion, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes & dill, & cook over medium heat until spinach is wilted. Remove from pan & season with sea salt & cracked black pepper.
  • Lightly spray pan again with a little oil. In a bowl, whisk egg whites with electric beaters until soft peaks form.
  • Add egg whites to the pan & cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until nearly set. Sprinkle spinach filling over half the omelette & cook for further 3 minutes or until the base is golden.
  • Carefully fold over omelette to enclose filling. Serve immediately.

Enjoy….even as a light dinner choice!!

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Chocolate Cherry Blitz…sounds just perfect for Christmas!!

Looking for  an indulgent choccie snack that won’t break your ‘calorie bank’ this holiday season???

Boosted with greens full of iron, magnesium, potassium, & folate; protein for that added punch of energy…plus cherries aid melatonin production – so better sleep!

Ingredients:

  • 1C grated zucchini
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1/2C frozen/pitted cherries (in season or berries)
  • 1/4C raw cacao powder
  • 1Tbls chia seeds
  • 1C milk of choice
  • 1/2C water (or coconut water)
  • pinch or stevia or little honey if needed

Method:

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a high-powered blender & blend till smooth.
  2. Add little extra water is prefer thinner smoothie.

Recipe from “Smoothies, Bowls & Drinks” by Sarah Wilson.

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A Delish Smoothie to Enjoy!!

Here’s a yummy smoothie packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, good fats & protein that I’m sure you & the kids will love.

Enjoy after work, school or even for breakfast!

 

Ingredients:

  • 400ml coconut/almond milk (or milk of choice or coconut water)
  • banana
  • 1/4C chia seeds
  • 2Tbs Greek natural yoghurt
  • 1Tbs LSA (linseed/sunflower/almond meal)
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon powder (extra for serving)
  • 1/2tsp turmeric powder (extra for serving)
  • dash of honey (optional)

Method:

  1. Into blender add milk of choice, along with all other ingredients. Add honey to taste if you wish & blend away.
  2. Pour into chilled glasses & sprinkle with extra cinnamon & turmeric powders. Makes enough for two to enjoy!

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Need a New Smoothie Combo??

Berry & Beet Smoothie

Our lifestyle today has seen an increase in heart disease & heart attacks in women – yes…we need to take care of ourselves. Try this combo to boost your antioxidant & vitamin C intake, plus support your cardiovascular & nervous systems.

  • 1C frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2C orange juice/coconut water
  • 1/3C diced cooked beetroot
  • 1/4C Greek yoghurt
  • 2Tbs oats
  • 1tsp honey
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Throw all the ingredients into a blender/food processor, & blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass & serve immediately. For an NT tropical twist…..use frozen mango or pineapple!

 

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Veggie & Haloumi Fritters

These went down well in our house too…NO MEAT – how did he survive??!!

I served leftovers up for breakie the next day….yum!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large zucchini, grated then excess water squeezed out
  • 200g Haloumi, grated
  • 5 spring onions, chopped
  • Corn kernels, cut of cob
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2C mint leaves chopped
  • 1C plain flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1 1/2tsp baking powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon, finely grated & juice

Serve with:

  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Baby lettuce leaves
  • Basil leaves

Method:

  1. Put zucchini, haloumi, carrot, corn, mint, spring onions, & lemon rind & juice into a large bowl.
  2. Sift in flour & baking powder. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Crack in the eggs & stir to combine thoroughly.
  4. Heat oil in frying pan. Use 1/4C of mixture per fritter, mould with your hands. Flatten with spatula.
  5. Cook each fritter 3-4mins each side, or until golden & cooked through.
  6. Serve with tomato & greens – hot or cold!!   😉

 

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Wanna Buy Organic Herbal Teas???!!!

Come on down to Marrara Indoor Stadium on Sunday 12th March for the Darwin Collective Market. 

I will be there with my Organic Herbal Tea blends….saves you postage instead of buying online.

Have you tried Dreamtime…Bliss….Destress….Nourishing Women’s….or Metabo Tea???!!

Love to see you there….or simply buy online today!

Don’t forget….they taste great chilled too!!   😉

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Do you have Endometriosis…maybe this Smoothie will Help YOU??!

Endometriosis can be a debilitating problem for many women….pain, heavy bleeding, fatigue etc. This smoothie full of protein rich ingredients, packed with magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium, iron & antioxidants. 

  • 1-2 frozen ripe bananas
  • 1Tblsp cacoa powder (or cocoa if you have – full of magnesium, calcium, iron)
  • 1Tblsp molasses (high calcium, manganese, iron, potassium & Vit B’s)
  • 1tsp moringa powder (high protein, vitamin A, C, potassium & calcium – I have this in stock too now!!)
  • 1C nutmilk of choice (add water to thin out if needed)
  • Handful of Raspberries (high in calcium, magnesium, Vit C & B’s – great to help menstrual cramps)
  • 1Tblsp LSA (high zinc, selenium, magnesium, calcium & protein)
  • Dash of cinnamon powder (is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, balances blood sugars, etc)

You can add a raw egg if you don’t have moringa….high in calcium, iron, zinc, Vit B’s & is a great source of protein! Or even some natural yoghurt for extra calcium, Vit D & protein.

Throw all into your blended….add some ice if you like…& whizz up!

 

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Healthy Ageing…Easy!

It’s a fact….we are all ageing every single day. It’s inevitable but we can slow down the ageing process with what we choose to eat, drink & do with our bodies.

Now this is not rocket science….it’s just clean, fun living.

  • aim for 30mins light to  moderate exercise most days…walking is great – just pick up the pace. Change routes as you become fitter, throwing in a hill or two. Do it with a friend or the dog!
  • do some resistance training to aid bone health. Carry weights or use a back pack…even training in the pool to give a natural resistance is great….& cool!
  • keep your mind active….you will keep producing new brain cells over time. Do a short course or workshop, read a non-fiction book, sudoku, crosswords, hey – even challenge yourself at the “Chaser”??!!
  • stress affects every system in the body which can lead to serious health conditions. Take time to relax & have FUN!! Try getting a massage, yoga, soaking in tub with epsom salts & essential oils, watch a comedy movie with a friend, play with your pets, spend some time in nature or throw a frisbee in the park whilst finishing off with a picnic. The list really is endless.
  • include protein rich foods to cut down appetite & give you extra energy, whilst cutting down on starchy carbs (breads, rice, pasta….only have small portions).
  • enjoy a myriad of fruit & veggies…all colours of the rainbow ….daily. Choose low GI such as salad veggies & greens, limiting high carbs like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots. Organic or spray-free is better….& always wash veggies.
  • snack on nuts & seeds….& enjoy cold pressed oils such as olive & macadamia. Great for joint, heart, brain & hormonal health.
  • drink about 2L water daily….more when exercising. Add lemon, mint or lime to mix up the flavours.
  • avoid excessive alcohol, salt & sugar. Limit alcohol to 1-2 glasses & not every day. Try Himalayan Pink salt or Artisan Sea salt for the extra minerals.
  • don’t stress about having the odd night off & having takeaway – just don’t do it every week….choose your healthiest option available when out with friends.
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Wellness just isn’t the absence of disease…..it’s about achieving optimal health.

Check out this link for some great recipes:

https://www.metagenics.com.au/why-natural-medicine/wellness-and-healthy-ageing

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Banana Chia Bread….gluten-free

So I tried this recipe out on the weekend….now it’s going in lunch boxes for the week!!  😉

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 C gluten-free flour mix (or buckwheat flour)
  • 1C brown rice flour
  • 1/2 C LSA, ground
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 C coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spices
  • 1/2 C walnuts
  • 1/4 C chia seeds
  • 1/4 C almond/coconut/soy milk, plus extra 2 Tbsp
  • 3 overripe large bananas
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/4 C maple syrup/agave/honey
  • 1/4 C coconut oil

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Grease loaf tin & line with baking paper.
  2. Place all dry ingredients, except chhia seeds, into bowl & stir to combine.
  3. Soak chia seeds for 10 mins in extra 2 Tbsp milk.
  4. In another bowl, mash bananas & then add in all wet ingredients including the soaked chia seeds. Combine with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add all wet ingredients to the dry ingredients & stir to combine.
  6. Transfer to lined tin & bake in oven for 35-40 mins, or until metal skewer is ‘clean’.
  7. Let banana bread cool down completely before taking out of tin.

Banana bread can be enjoyed lightly grilled if you wish & will keep in airtight container for 3-4 days.

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