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Berry Smoothie

  Make the most of berry season with a big glass of fruity goodness. This recipe is a quick and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. Perfect to have for breakfast or add in some protein and enjoy it after a workout. Berry Smoothie Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Recipe type: snacks Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 cup fresh spinach 1 cup frozen mixed berries 1 cup coconut water 1 frozen banana Instructions Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until well combined. Pour into a glass and drink straight away. 3.5.3208 Enjoy, J&L x

Green Smoothie

A Green Smoothie was the first ever recipe to feature on our website in 2012, and they still remain a favourite in our diet. Green smoothies are a fantastic way to eat your vegetables without even realising it.  This Green Smoothie recipe is full of nutrient-dense vegetables, giving you the benefits of filling plant-fibre. Feel free to add in other ingredients such as chia seeds, shredded coconut, banana, nut milk, ginger, mint and berries. Green Smoothie Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Recipe type: snacks Ingredients 1 cup fresh spinach 1 lebanese cucumber 1 cup coconut water or water ½ cup ice 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced Handful fresh mint Instructions Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until well combined. Pour into glasses and drink straight away. 3.5.3208 J&L x  

Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Pulsing raw cauliflower in a food processor transforms it into a rice like dish thats perfect for adding another serving of vegetables into your meal. This recipe is also a great way to use up expiring produce, not to mention a delicious way to enjoy them. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand and any protein choices you enjoy such as chicken, beef, tofu or just extra veggies. This flavourful stir-fried dinner is simple to throw together, healthy, delicious, and your family will love it. Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins Recipe type: dinner Serves: 3 Ingredients 2 chicken thighs, cut into small pieces 1 head cauliflower (approx. 475 g), cut into florets 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 head broccoli, chopped into small florets 1 red capsicum, diced 1 large garlic clove,…

Blackberry Nice Cream

Homemade ice cream is one of our favourite treats, especially when it’s made with fresh berries. This 2-ingredient Blackberry Nice Cream is dairy-free, vegan and sugar-free. Perfect to make everyone happy! It is one of the easiest summer no-churn ice cream recipes around and great to have during the warm months of the year. Feel free to top with chocolate, coconut and fresh fruit. Blackberry Nice Cream Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Recipe type: dessert Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 frozen bananas ½ cup frozen blackberries (or other frozen berry) Instructions Place the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into bowls and eat straight away. 3.5.3208 Enjoy, J&L x  

Chocolate Banana Thick shake

When we were young we used to love making homemade thick shakes after school. We would use ice cream, milk and chocolate or vanilla syrup. If we tried drinking this now, we would probably have a stomach ache for days. This chocolate banana thick shake is made using nourishing ingredients that wont leave you with a sugar rush after consuming. It is also a great way to start the day and can be made in under 5 minutes. Its so delicious, its almost on the verge of being pudding, if you do want to make it into a pudding, leave out the milk. Chocolate Banana Thick shake Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Recipe type: snacks Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 frozen banana 2 cups milk 1 heaped teaspoon cacao powder 1 avocado, peeled and pip removed 2 teaspoons cacao nibs Instructions Place banana, milk, cacao powder…

Nut Free Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls are one of the easiest and nutritious snacks to make. These bliss balls are nut-free, making them perfect for people with nut allergies. Most schools are a no no for nuts which means you can send these snacks along to school as a healthy lunch box treat. As well as being nut free, these bliss balls are also gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I have used dates, cacao, orange rind and vanilla to sweeten them. Nut Free Bliss Balls Save Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins Recipe type: snacks Ingredients 1 cup of dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 30 minutes 1 ¼ cup desiccated coconut 2 teaspoons cacao powder ¼ cup cacao nibs 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted Juice and rind of 2 oranges 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions Place dates, 1 cup desiccated coconut, cacao powder, cacao nibs, coconut…

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

For those of you that love ice cream but cant enjoy dairy versions, here is a a recipe to satisfy your ice cream cravings. This chocolate chip ice cream uses frozen bananas as its base, creating a smooth and creamy texture of regular ice cream, without the dairy and refined sugar. Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Recipe type: snacks Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 frozen bananas 1 heaped tsp cacao powder ¼ cup cacao nibs Instructions Place the banana and cacao powder into a food processor and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and pour into bowls and eat straight away. 3.5.3208 Enjoy, J&L x

Belly Oils I’m using for Pregnancy

During pregnancy your body goes through some huge changes such as a growing belly, weight gain and fluctuating hormones that can often leave the skin feeling dry and itchy. When this happens, it is common for stretch marks to appear. Although there is often no way of avoiding them no matter how much oil you rub on your belly, it is important to keep your skin nourished and hydrated. Did you know that 80% of what we apply to our skin is absorbed directly into our blood stream? When you are pregnant the chemicals that are absorbed into the bloodstream are crossed over to the placenta. This is why it is so important to be using products that do not contain chemicals such as petroleum (yes, some actually contain this horrible ingredient). When I looked at some of the pregnancy oils on the market I was shocked at the amount of…

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowls are very “on trend” in the world of Instagram.  They are more than just a beautiful thing to look at – if you combine the right ingredients they also taste damn delicious.  Packed full of nutrients, dietary fibre and anti oxidants.  I love Smoothie Bowls as they force you to sit down at eat.  Too often we are running around at the beginning of the day and dont sit down to appreciate our food.  I like to make smoothie bowls with little to no liquid so that they are nice and thick (just like ice cream), however only try this if you have a food processor, Thermomix or super powerful blender.  This combination is Summer in a bowl, it reminds me of an ice cream I used to eat when visiting my God Mother in Omaha during hot kiwi Summer breaks. Tropical fruit is a great addition to your…

September Skin Essentials

It’s been a busy few month for Lib and I – lots of travelling for our Takes A Village events, working on our new brand (hopefully we will be able to tell you all about it soon) and recipe testing in Sydney for the past few weeks.  One thing we have been doing is trailing a lot of beauty brands so that we can share with you.  As always I review brands that are cruelty free and use ingredients that are as natural as possible. If there is the option of choosing products that are gentler not only on our skin, but the environment also, why wouldn’t you go down that route? Here are my September essentials – if you use any of these products/brands I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Jx Swisse Micellar Make Up Remover A fragrance free make up remover with a hint of…

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