Posts in Breakfast
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Quinoa Porridge

Creamy warm porridge during Winter is the ultimate breakfast comfort food and a fantastic way to start the morning off.  Traditionally porridge is made with oats but after spotting quinoa flakes I decided to try them out.  Quinoa flakes are a gluten free grain that cook very quickly.  Being a complete protein they are superior to oats when it comes to nutritional value and 100 grams of the flakes contain over 14 gams of protein.

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Poached Pears with Cinnamon and Anchor Greek Yoghurt

Pears are harvested in New Zealand and Australia around February to March and are generally available until May so this is the perfect time to get your pear fix.  Poached pears are a beautiful addition to have on top of muesli, keep in an airtight jar and snack as you go or as a dessert topped with Anchor Greek Style Yoghurt for added sweetness.

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Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

Initially I wanted to make these pancakes flour less so experimented with a few ingredient combinations which all tasted delicious, however, the pancake mixture did not stick well so I often ended up with a mess in the pan.  For my 4th try at getting these right I thought I would add in some coconut flour to see if that would help - perfection! What I love about coconut flour is that it is gluten free, grain free, high in fibre and healthy fats.

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Berry Superfood Smoothie

We all have those days when a little extra boost is needed - instead of grabbing a cup of coffee in the mornings make this berry superfood smoothie to kick start your day.  Full of super foods, flavour and protein you will be satiated and give your insides some extra love.

I have used maca root powder, lucuma, chia seeds and maqui berry powder in this dairy free, gluten free, vegan smoothie.

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Chocolate Orange Smoothie

Serves 1 (or two as a micro snack/dessert)

Ingredients: 

1 orange 1-2 Tbsp raw organic cacao (2 Tbsp if you like your choccie dark) 1 Tbsp chocolate Clean Lean Protein or Sun Warrior rice protein 1/2 frozen banana 1/4c water 1/4 cashews (soaked for 4 hrs and rinsed) 1-2c ice 1 tsp yacon syrup/raw honey/maple OR 1 medjool date

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Home made Granola

As a kid I used to love Cocoa Pops at breakfast time but now cringe at the thought of eating them.  They are full of refined sugar, artifical colours and preservatives.  Breakfast is supposed to be nutritious, set you up for the day - not make your blood sugar spike and then half an hour later fall asleep.

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