All posts tagged: healthy living

Wild Berry Coconut Bark

For someone who would rather eat a block of cheese than a block of chocolate it can be a little tricky finding a healthy snack to satisfy that sweet craving. There’s only so many banana and peanut butter bites one person should eat, so I think we’re onto a bit of a game changer with this one, Coconut Bark where have you been all my life. This sums up all the components that make a great recipe, it’s quick – like insanely quick, you can probably make this in an ad break (maybe? Try it) it’s the perfect healthy snack to grab after dinner or when you’re watching a film and need that snack, and it uses some of my favourite ingredients, especially The Wilds Muesli, yes yes yes. And the thing that makes a good recipe for me, is that you can play around with whatever ingredients you want to add in there, Nuts? Berries? Honey? Go wild… What you’ll need 55g Coconut butter 1 can of coconut cream The Wild Lime & Coconut …

Lavender Chia Pots

Winter is definitely coming in Melbourne, these pitch black mornings are a killer to wake up to aren’t they? It is my belief that in winter breakfasts need to be carefully planned, I’m talking about doing as much as you can the night before so you can snooze that alarm and stay in bed until the very last minute without compromising on flavor or benefits, so this recipe is a guaranteed winner, introducing our Lavender Chia Pots. Make these the night before and voila your looking at your main reason to throw yourself out of bed in the morning. An ideal healthy breakfast rich in nutrients and nourishing goodness. There’s a reason chia seeds are as popular as they are, they’re high in fibre and a great source of anti-inflammatory properties, did you know they actually contain more potassium than bananas? But my absolute favorite thing about this recipe is using Lavender. Everyone knows how relaxing Lavender is, so imagine how calming it is to our body when we eat it? It is infamous for its …

Lime & Coconut Slices

Here’s something  I never thought you’d ever hear me say but I think I’ve found something I like more than my Peanut Butter Balls – and as a self confessed Peanut Butter addict this is big. Seriously they taste amazing, sharp tang of the lime with the creaminess of the coconut and cashews, mix that in with the sweet realization that these are actually so good for you and a great post work out protein hit and nothing tastes better. Plus these will literally take you a whole 5 minutes to make so it’d be rude not to knock a few up. What you’ll need: – 3 cups of cashews – 3 limes – 1 cup of Grated coconut – 1 cup of Coconut chips – 2 tablespoons Coconut butter – 1 tablespoon of Protein powder What you’ll need to do: – Put everything except your limes and half your coconut chips in your food processor – Half your limes and squeeze in the juice – Pulse your food mixer until your ingredients are roughly blended and sticking together – Flatten …

Kale & Cannellini Pesto

Here’s a quick post for you, a little recipe for Pesto that I cannot get enough of this week, there’s some waiting in the fridge right now – just teasing me. Sometimes it’s all about simplicity, and no I don’t mean simply going out and buying a jar because that’s just crap, how about exert yourself a tiny bit and whip this up because I promise you not only is it healthier but it will taste 10xs better and then you can gloat to all your friends that you make your own pesto, seriously do it, be that person. What you’ll need: – 2 handfuls of kale (roughly rip the leaves away from the stems) – 1 clove of garlic – tin of cannellini beans – 2 large spoons of parmesan – olive oil – salt & pepper – handful of nuts (whatever you have) What you’ll need to do: – throw everything into your blender – blitz until smooth or as smooth as you fancy, I like it quite chunky – and yep, that’s pretty much it. I …

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

If you have never found yourself at one point in your life scraping peanut butter out the jar with a spoon or even better just your finger then this article isn’t for you, no seriously, you need to click away now…go on. We don’t need your types over here, this is solely for those people who know how peanut butter deserves to be appreciated – not a thin sliver across toast. Good god no, it’s all about the thick layer that almost jams your teeth together. Still reading? Good. If you haven’t got it already I like Peanut Butter *correction, I love it. It’s a versatile god send, put it in smoothies, smear it across rice cakes, on sliced bananas, I could go on if you wanted? I have a whole list of Peanut Butter related recipes, so if you are like me and love the stuff then you will love my Peanut Butter Energy Balls. I make these a few times a week because I literally polish off a batch in one go, but …

Raw Avocado Cheesecake

There are a few things in life that I am certain of: 1. No matter how much rum I drink I will never be able to dance like Beyonce (so I should really stop trying) and 2. Cheesecake should be a staple part of everyones diet. If you ever meet someone who disagrees run very fast in the other direction. Never trust someone who doesn’t like cheesecake. But if you know anything about me you’ll know it’s not as easy as grabbing a quick Cheesecake from Tesco, not when you’re sadly the unwanted Queen of allergies. I need it to be gluten free, low in sugars and generally as healthy as we possibly can get, I mean it is a dessert after all but there are so many natural sugars that can give the same sweetness to a recipe without all those nasty unhealthy ingredients. And come on, we’ve all had that after meal guilt, you’ve spent the evening gorging like it’s the last supper, then 10minutes later you’re crying about how unhealthy you feel in between mouthfulls of even more …

Blue Cheese Brussel Sprouts

Lets be honest, there’s a huge stigma around Brussel Sprouts. I think you grow up ingrained to hate them, bit like Mondays. Realistically if you actually think about it, you’re probably not that fussed but you never ever admit that to anyone, ever, well until now at least. I am having a bit of a sprout moment, call it a minor infatuation. I’ve been trying to find different, tasty ways to cook with them and this has to be my favourite recipe so far. Sometimes you just need to keep it simple and let a few key flavours do the talking. This is such a quick and easy dish. For me it’s the perfect light dinner but you could also use it as a side dish in a bigger meal. What you’ll need: – A dozen Brussel Sprouts – 85g Blue cheese – 150ml sour cream – dash of milk – handful of walnuts What you’ll need to do: – Preheat the oven to 180c – Trim and halve the sprouts and place on a baking tray, drizzle …

Banana, Blueberry & Avocado Smoothie

Like everyone, I am obsessed with juices and smoothies at the moment. Every morning after yoga we make one for Breakfast. It’s so quick and easy to throw something together when you’re in a rush and even better it’s so good for you because it’s packed full of nutrients. This recipe is one of my favourites and it’s a classic,  some might say boring but why does that have to mean it’s bad? Why overcomplicate something that works perfectly well. It’s simple it’s tasty and being Potassium deficient the combination of avocado and banana is a real life saver. What you’ll need – – banana – avocado – frozen berries (we use blueberries) – dollop of Greek yoghurt – decent glug of apple juice then blend all together. And Voila. What’s more this is the perfect recovery smoothie with it’s anti- inflammatory qualities. Just what you need to get all your vitamins and minerals in one easy go without the heavy meal. Perfect for Breakfast after exercise this will keep you going all morning. What do you think?  Do you prefer this one or our …

Cheesy Chickpea ‘Cake’

I always say there are two types of people out there, no not the Beyonces or the Kellys but I mean the differences between those who order a starter or those who wait for dessert at a restaurant. Which one are you? The big sweet or savoury debate… For me it’s starters all the way, I’ve never had that much of a sweet tooth. For one thing I hate chocolate and many sweets aren’t actually vegetarian but I will rarely order a pudding after my meal, unless a cheese board counts? But that kind of proves my point a bit. So when I came across a recipe for a savoury Chickpea Cake finally I was thinking this is a pudding I can get on board with, like the genius’ who invented cheesecake. Realistically there is absolutely nothing sweet or dessert like about this recipe, besides the fact it can be baked in a cake tin and it requires an egg? But heyyy lets just roll with it. Something different right? Chickpeas are a fail safe ingredient. …

Green Soup

What is it about soup that’s so comforting? It’s not even that I’m feeling sick, just a little bit tired, a little bit jet lagged, but all I want is something homely and soothing and what could be better than a decent bowl of soup? More importantly I’m in need of a big old health boost so earlier I grabbed all the green veg I could think of that would be bursting with vitamins, fibres, and plant proteins and ended up making the most incredibly tasty soup that blows our Roasted Tomato Soup recipe out the park. This is an amazing healthy meal, it’s full of anti-oxidants and anti inflammatories, as well as iron, vitamins and lots of nutrients. So not only does it taste great but it’s so good for you too. Think of it like a soup version of a Green Smoothie… What you’ll need – 1 courgette 1 head of broccoli 1 shallot 2 sticks of celery 4 cloves of garlic bag of spinach tin of cannellini beans tin of asparagus spears …