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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  

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

Plum and Coconut Muffins

Plums are one of my favourite fruits, as a child our family had a plum tree in the backyard so I was lucky enough to have an endless supply of them over summer. Muffins are an easy snack to whip up and these are wholesome and moist. The plum in the centre of the muffin adds sweetness and a delicious tangy flavour. Plums are rich in potassium, a mineral that helps manage high blood pressure, high in fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants and low GI to help regulate blood sugar levels, For more recipes, visit the 5 a day website. Plum and Coconut Muffins Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins Recipe type: snack Serves: 12 Ingredients 6 plums, remove pip and cut into quarters 250 grams butter, melted 350 grams white flour ½ cup coconut sugar 4 large free range eggs…

Mexican Rice Bowl

One of my favourite cuisines is Mexican food. This is such a simple recipe to make and it is also inexpensive. It is a great warming meal that tastes so fresh with tangy lime & lemon juice and coriander. SunRice Rice & Quinoa is a source of protein, fibre, magnesium and niacin and not only is it easy to cook, but rice is also versatile and gluten free. So no matter if you prefer to use it in a fresh rice salad, or alongside a crispy skin salmon, there’s something for everyone. There’s a bit of a misconception that rice – and brown rice in particular – is hard to cook, but it’s really not; it just requires a little more water and time than white rice. From go to whoa this dish can be made in 30 minutes, and that’s mainly just prep. Double the recipe and use for lunches during…

Peach and Nectarine Sorbet

Peaches and Nectarines are now in season and there are so many ways to enjoy them. I love making fruit sorbet in summer and have included both of these fruits in this recipe. This recipe does not require an ice cream maker and there are only 5 ingredients needed for this healthy, fresh dessert! Peaches and Nectarines are both rich in fibre, vitamin C and Vitamin A. For more recipes visit the 5 a day website. Peach and Nectarine Sorbet Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 peaches, washed, pip removed 4 nectarines, washed, pip removed 4 tablespoons maple syrup 1 cup greek yogurt Juice of 1 lemon Instructions Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend well. Transfer to loaf pan and freeze for 5 hours before serving. 3.5.3217 Lx  

Rainbow Vegetable Skewers

  Wanting more ways to incorporate vegetables into your families diet to get your 5+ a day? These rainbow vegetable skewers are an easy way to increase your vegetable intake and kids love them! I try to use as many different coloured veges as possible so I’m getting a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants, we should be loading up on these. Other vegetables that can be added to the kebabs are mushrooms, eggplant, broccoli, beans, pumpkin, sweet potato and brussels sprouts. Vegetable skewers are a perfect side dish or snack that are packed with tons of flavour. They can also be cooked on the BBQ. Rainbow Vegetable Kebabs Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins Recipe type: dinner Serves: 8 Ingredients 4 cherry tomatos, sliced in half 1 red capsicum, cut into chunks 1 carrot, cut into chunks…

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 Rind of 2 oranges Juice of 1 orange 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions Place dates, 1 cup desiccated coconut, cacao powder, cacao…

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