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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

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…

Berry Crepes

If you are in charge of breakfast on Christmas morning (or any morning for that matter) this is a delicious festive recipe for the troops! Utilising berries that are in season and packed full of antioxidants you can have these berry crepes ready in 20 minutes.  Use raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or strawberries, whatever you can get your hands on. Don’t miss out of the lemon marinade, that’s our favorite part.  For more berry recipes, like this Christmas Berry Fruit Salad, visit www.5aday.co.nz. Jx Berry Crepes Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup fresh blueberries, roughly chopped 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced Juice of 2 lemons 1 cup gluten free flour (or plain flour) 2 free range eggs 1 cup nut milk (or milk) ½ cup water 1 tablespoon coconut nectar (or sugar) Dollop of coconut yoghurt for…

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…

Banana Bread

Finally a banana bread recipe that isn’t full of refined sugar! This recipe is sweetened using browned bananas, maple syrup and vanilla. Its also great the next day as the sugars in the bananas continue to release and make the bread even sweeter and moister. Yum! This is a great recipe to make at the beginning of the week so you have something to take for lunch or have toasted at breakfast time with a dollop of butter. It can also be served with peanut butter, homemade jam, honey, maple syrup or whipped cream. Banana Bread Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 50 mins Total time 1 hour Serves: 8 Ingredients 2 free range eggs ⅓ cup butter, melted ½ cup maple syrup 2 mashed bananas (the browner the better as they mash easily and taste sweeter) 1 extra banana if you want to have one on…

Mini Vegetable Quiche

Preparation is key to eating healthy so it is important to always have some healthy and nutritious snacks on you to stop you from grabbing that unhealthy muffin or pastry when you’re on the go. These mini vegetable quiches have become a staple in my house and are perfect to keep in your fridge to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, as a snack or a side for dinner. I will throw in whatever I have in the fridge including mushroom, kale, feta, basil, salmon, sweet potato or carrot. They are extremely versatile. These can also be stored in the freezer and can be used on those days when the kids need something healthy and high in protein for school lunches, after school snacks or for breakfast. Mini Vegetable Quiche Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 45 mins Serves: 18 Ingredients 200 grams free…

Hash Brown and Mushroom Stack

This recipe is from our book, Julia and Libby’s Wholefood Kitchen, which you can purchase here. A hearty Winter breakfast dish perfect for lazy Sundays spent at home.  The hash browns are made using Kumara, a healthier alternative to the traditional hash brown, providing you with dietary fibre, antioxidants and Vitamin C.  To find more kumara recipes visit the 5+ A Day website. This recipe makes 2 large hash browns so if you are cooking this dish for children you could make 4-6 little servings.  If you do not like mushrooms, no problem, top with fresh greens, avocado, sauerkraut or drizzle with lemon juice. Hash Brown and Mushroom Stack Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins Recipe type: Breakfast Serves: 2 Ingredients Mushrooms 12 Swiss brown mushrooms 1 tsp wholegrain mustard 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 tsp coconut oil, melted 1 tsp…

Mixed Berry and Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

With summer just around the corner, smoothies are a great light and refreshing breakfast to have on a warmer day. Smoothie bowls are a delicious and satisfying meal that can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack and dessert. We liked to add frozen fruit and shredded coconut to ours to thicken up the smoothie. We have added 1 serve of Red Seal’s Shaping Protein Powder to give the smoothie an extra protein boost. It is important to have a breakfast high in protein in the morning to keep you full for longer and regulate your blood sugar levels. Getting enough protein in your diet is essential in promoting your overall health. It helps to repair and maintain your muscles and is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Protein slows down digestion and the release of sugar in the blood which prevents high blood sugar spikes. When blood sugar…

Strawberry and Banana Protein Bread

This Strawberry Banana Bread recipe is sweet, moist and delicious, perfect for breakfast or brunch. Strawberries and honey were added to this recipe to give a touch of sweetness. We have added 2 whole serves of Red Seal’s Fit Protein Powder to give the bread an extra protein boost, which is going to keep you feeling full for longer. Getting enough protein in your diet is essential in promoting your overall health. It helps to repair and maintain your muscles and is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Protein slows down digestion and the release of sugar in the blood which prevents high blood sugar spikes. When blood sugar levels are balanced, you are going to have more control over your hunger, and feel full and satisfied for longer. This protein is available in natural vanilla and chocolate, contains 60% protein and proudly carries a five-star health rating.  Like all…

Mixed Berry and Millet Muffins

Muffins can be savory or sweet and I have to say I prefer the latter.  After switching to a (mostly) gluten free diet these are a snack I am not able to enjoy all too often unless I make my own at home.  A mixture of almond meal and millet flour has been used as the base for these delightful morsels.  Millet is a small seeded grass that is naturally gluten free and millet flour is made by stone milling the hulled millet.  That’s it, no further processing.  High in protein and fiber, and high in B vitamins, magnesium and potassium, millet it is a welcome change from refined white flour. I prefer my muffins made with creamy butter and milk, and of course choosing organic where possible so these are made with grass fed butter and Anchor Organic milk.  Warmed up with yoghurt these are a delightful treat everyone will love.  If you do…

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