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Passionfruit Bliss Balls

These passionfruit bliss balls are sweet, tangy and fudge-like, making them perfect for a mid afternoon pick me up to curb those sugar cravings. Keep them in your fridge to have as a treat with a cup of tea or to pack as a snack. They are refined sugar and dairy free and made from nourishing ingredients.
The purple skin and orange flesh, indicate that they are rich in antioxidants. Passionfruit contains vitamin C which helps to improve immunity,  they also contain vitamin  A which helps with the growth of healthy cells and fights infection.

For more delicious recipes containing passionfruit, check out the 5 + A Day website.

Passionfruit Bliss Balls
 
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Recipe type: snack
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 6 passionfruit, strain the pulp in a sieve and remove the seeds. Extract as much juice as pulp as you can for this recipe
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (can use honey)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in the food processor and blend until well combined. The texture should be smooth and have a fudge like consistency.
  2. Using a tablespoon, scoop out mixture and roll into balls. Place them in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
  3. The bliss balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge

Berry Smoothie

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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
 
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Recipe type: snacks
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until well combined. Pour into a glass and drink straight away.

Enjoy, J&L x

Green Smoothie

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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
 
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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
  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until well combined. Pour into glasses and drink straight away.

J&L x

 

Blackberry Nice Cream

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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
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ cup frozen blackberries (or other frozen berry)
Instructions
  1. Place the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into bowls and eat straight away.

Enjoy, J&L x

 

Nut Free Bliss Balls

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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
 
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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
  1. Place dates, 1 cup desiccated coconut, cacao powder, cacao nibs, coconut oil, orange juice, orange rind and vanilla into a blender or food processor and process until the ingredients are well combined.
  2. If the mixture is too dry add water to ensure all the ingredients blend well.
  3. Roll into balls and sprinkle with the remaining desiccated coconut. Freeze for an hour before serving.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Enjoy, J&L x

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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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
 
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Recipe type: snacks
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 heaped tsp cacao powder
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. 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.

Enjoy, J&L x

Peach and Nectarine Sorbet

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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
 
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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
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend well. Transfer to loaf pan and freeze for 5 hours before serving.

Lx

 

Nut Free Bliss Balls

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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
 
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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
  1. Place dates, 1 cup desiccated coconut, cacao powder, cacao nibs, coconut oil, orange juice, orange rind and vanilla into a blender or food processor and process until the ingredients are well combined.
  2. If the mixture is too dry add water to ensure all the ingredients blend well.
  3. Roll into balls and sprinkle with the remaining desiccated coconut. Freeze for an hour before serving.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Enjoy, J&L x

Creamy Avocado Pudding

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With Avocado season just around the corner, I thought I would share my favourite way to enjoy this versatile fruit, in a dessert. This fruit is usually enjoyed alongside eggs or in savoury meals but it tastes even better when made into a sweet meal.
Subbing avocado into desserts packs in extra health benefits and gives it a creamy texture. Avocados are high in good quality fat, fibre, they contain over 20 vitamins and minerals and have more potassium than bananas.

Chocolate avocado pudding is a healthy, creamy, decadent dessert made with avocados, maple syrup and raw cacao powder. This recipe took me 3 minutes to make and uses only 3 ingredients. I topped mine with blueberries, pomegranate, coconut chips and pistachio nuts. Other toppings that can be used include fresh fruit, coconut cream, cinnamon, cacao nibs and nuts and seeds. This recipe can be eaten as a dessert, snack or even at breakfast time when spread on some seeded bread with banana.

For more great avocado recipes, tips and serving suggestions follow 5+ A Day on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What are your favourite ways to enjoy avocado? Lx

Creamy Avocado Pudding
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Flesh of 3 avocados
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Serve pudding into 4 bowls and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.
  3. Pudding can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

 

Spicy Turmeric Latte

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Since cutting down on my coffee consumption I made sure there was a delicious hot drink I could replace it with. Turmeric latte’s have become my new favourite drink in the morning or at night, I love how soothing it is for the body, and how good it makes me feel. This recipe has a spicy kick to it, that is grounding and nourishing.

Ginger, turmeric and cinnamon have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which means this soothing and delicious latte is also really good for you. Turmeric is high in anti-oxidants and rich in zinc, B vitamins and iron. For those of you who haven’t tried turmeric lattes yet, I advice you to start with a small amount of turmeric, and increase the amount in your lattes slowly. Some people can find the taste over powering.

Spicy Turmeric Latte
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh turmeric root, grated. Powdered turmeric also works
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger or ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • Pinch of pepper
Instructions
  1. On a low heat, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir. Leave on a low heat for 5 minutes but don't let it boil.
  2. Take off the heat and place liquid into a blender. Blend for around 30 seconds so the liquid can turn creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

L x

 

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