Category Archives: Breakfast

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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Mini Crustless Quiches (Dairy & Gluten Free)

This is a great recipes for the kids to make…..all mixed in a bowl….into the dish & voila!!

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Makes 12 mini quiches for lunch boxes (or x2 20cm diameter quiches for the family to enjoy at dinner)

  • 4 pieces bacon (optional)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup spinach/rocket/kale
  • 3 mushrooms
  • 9 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 free-range eggs
  • 4 tablespoon coconut cream
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Optionally add any veggies you like ie corn, grated carrot or zucchini

 

  1. Preheat oven 220°C
  2. Dice up bacon & fry in own fats till crispy. Add red onion till sautéed.
  3. Finely chop spinach, mushrooms & tomato.
  4. Crack all eggs into large bowl, add coconut cream, salt & pepper & whisk up.
  5. Grease muffin tin (or quiche dish), if needed with coconut oil (or butter).
  6. Add 1-2 Tblsp egg mix to each well, then add a bit of all ingredients.
  7. Top up with remaining egg mix, garnish with extra bacon & herbs. They will rise a bit, so don’t overfill.
  8. Bake in oven for 20-25mins. Let them cool before removing from tin.
  9. Enjoy with grilled tomato, mushrooms etc for breakfast, or a salad for lunch.
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Chai Chia Breakfast Pudding?! YUM!!!

Well I don’t know about you….but I love chai! This is a great combo to start your day. Full of protein, essential fatty acids, magnesium, calcium & spices to enhance your digestion.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink salt
  • 1/4 C almonds or hazelnuts
  • 1/4 C cashews
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence…or vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp agave or rice malt syrup
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 C chia seeds
  • 1/2 C chopped nuts to serve plus some berries would be ideal.

Method:

Combine salt, nuts, vanilla, agave, spices with 750ml water into a blender & whizz until smooth. Transfer to a bowl & add chia seeds. Stir to combine well, then cover & place in fridge overnight.

To serve, top with chopped nuts , berries & another dash of cinnamon…add almond milk if you wish. Serves 4.

 

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Hot Cross Buns…Paleo style!

Well….I was looking for a healthy recipe idea for Easter & came across this by the “Merrymaker Sisters” – Emma & Carla Papas.

Check out their website:

http://www.themerrymakersisters.com/

This is definitely on my baking list this year.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of almond meal
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup or honey
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g grass fed butter melted (or ghee or coconut oil)
  • 2 apples peeled and grated (we used granny smiths)
  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened sultanas (or raisins, be sure to check for nasties!).
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
For The Crosses
  • 1 Tbs coconut flour
  • water

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Line 12 muffin tins with large muffin cases.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the almond meal, coconut flour, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl.
  4. Add the maple syrup, butter and eggs and mix well.
  5. Now add the apple and sultanas. Mix again until it forms a dough.
  6. Once the mixture is all combined, roll in to 12 even balls.
  7. Place them in to the muffin cases and press down a little.
For The Crosses
  1. Place 1 Tb. coconut flour in a small bowl.
  2. Gradually add drops of water while stirring, until a thick white paste forms. Use a fork to make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Put the paste into a piping bag, and pipe a cross on to the top of each bun.
  4. Now place the buns into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve without the muffin cases (so they look more bun-like), warmed and with more butter. Yum.
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Bircher Muesli….gluten free!

Try this breakie alternative….mix it up with different fruits….make it dairy free with soy or nut milk alternatives if desired.

 It’s also detoxifying….your body will love it!!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rice flakes
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup grated apple
  • 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed berries & sultanas
  • 1 dessert-spoon flaked almonds & sunflower seeds, extra to top.

Method:

  • Soak rice flakes, chia seeds, sunflower seeds & nuts in apple juice. Leave in fridge overnight.
  • Just before serving mix through yoghurt, fresh fruit & lemon juice.
  • Top with extra nuts, honey & cinnamon.

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