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Cinnamon choc cookie smoothie
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So the kitchen applience I miss the most is most cerainly my blender, even though it's broken, bloody noisy (I put ear muffs on Cas or take it in the office to use it, not even kidding!) but I LOVE making smoothies, they're my fave any time of the day - morning, pre workout, post workout, lunch, dinner, supper, seriously anytime.  I've always said if Vinny proposed with a Vitamix I'd say yes in heartbeat... he didn't propose with a Vitamix but if he did oh I would have been bloody happy.

 

This is the first smoothie I've made myself in nearly three months and it did not disappoint. Blending the cacao nibs creates a cookies and cream kinda texture, I love it!

Ingredients |

1 small frozen banana

1 server your fave protein, I always go for a plant protein

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 dessert spoon coconut yoghurt, you could also use coconut creme

1 teaspoon cacao nibs

Water and ice

Method |

  1. Pop all ingredients in the blender.  

  2. Blend until smooth, but still thick!

  3. Top with Cacao nibs for extra crunch.

Tip, I always put a little water in my blender first, before the powders, so they don't stick on the bottom or in the blade, then I'll add the other ingredients and top with extra liquid if needed. I like my smoothies thick so I never add too much liquid.

Hope you're having a beautiful day Babes! AL XO

The simplest satay sauce ever

Gluten Free + Dairy Free + Contains Nuts

I love a good satay sauce, seriously satay anything + I'm all about it! Here's my fav homemade satay sauce recipe, super simple, minimal ingredients or time, just how I like my food!

Ingredients |

3 tbsp Peanut butter
1 tbsp Tamari sauce
1/2 Lime, juice only - you can substitute with 1/4 lemon juice if needed 

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup, I get Queen 100% Pure Canadian maple syrup from the supermarket.

Water, use warm water

Optional, but I like to grate a little ginger in there too, if you're a ginger fan it give it a go - SO YUM!!

Method |

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, add warm water + keep adding until you reach your desired consistency, I like mine as a dipping sauce on rice paper rolls (like the ones I've made here) or drizzled over salads or veges - Yum!

I store mine in a jar with a lid the fridge for a week or so.


Tip, when buying rice paper sheets check the ingredients, they often have wheat hidden in there, which means they're not gluten free. I found ones at the supermarket, they've a little bit of purple on the packet (can't remember the brand as I'm in Bali), but they state they're "Gluten Free" + are made of tapioca, rice flour, water + salt.

If you make it, tag me on the gram - I love hearing from you Babes. AL XO

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Clustered salted caramel granola

Gluten + Refined Sugar + Dairy Free | Plant Based

I'm a big fan of granola + I'm an even bigger fan of caramel so I've decided to combine the two!  Perfect for a crunch addition to your latest smoothie bowl or ideal for a berry, granola + coconut yoghurt mixture.

Ingredients | 

3 cups rolled oats, gluten-free if you’d like

1 cup buckwheat

1 ½ cups coconut flakes

1 cup nuts/seeds of your choice, I used a mix of hazel nuts, cashews, almonds + sunflower seeds.

¼ cup chia seeds

½ tsp sea salt, my fav is Maldon salt

1/3 cup rice malt syrup or pure maple syrup

1/2 cup dates, soaked for 15 mins or so in boiling water

1/2 cup dates, chopped (not soaked)

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup cacao butter

2 tsp. vanilla extract, I like Heilala Vanilla

1/4 cup water

Optional, ¼ cup / 35g coconut sugar, if you like it on the sweeter side

 

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Grain Free? |

This can totally be made grain free, it just won't be as clustered.  Simply swap out the 3 cups of oats + 1 cup of buckwheat + make it a total of 5 cups of your fav nuts/seeds.  I do recommend though adding the sesame seeds in after cooking as I've found they can sometimes burn.

Method |

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C / 350°F

  2. In a large bowl combine oats, buckwheat, chia seeds + (optional) coconut sugar. Roughly chop nuts + add them to the mix.

  3. In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt Pams cacao butter + coconut oil.
  4. While this is melting, pop the dates + water in a blender until smooth then add to the saucepan along with the rice malt/maple syrup, vanilla + salt. Whisk mixture until smooth.
  5. Pour liquid ingredients over dry + fold together until they’re evenly coated.
  6. Spread mixture out in an even layer on a baking tray (baking paper optional, I didn’t use any). Then take a bag, I use a plastic bag from my lettuce and press down so that the mixture is compact.  
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, flip/break up granola into large chunks + place back in oven to bake for another 10 minutes, maybe less or more. You want it golden, it will harden as it cools.
  8. Once cool, sprinkle the sesame seeds, chopped dates + coconut flakes over the granola.
  9. Save in a jar, although I’m sure it won’t last long. 

If you have an questions or comments, pop them below - I’d love to hear form you.  AL XO

Drink yo' greens
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Absolute fav smoothie combo right now, I love the taste of the protein powder and greens powder together.

Ingredients |

1 tablespoon @eternaldelight.co.nz Extreme Greens powder (alfalfa, Haley grass, wheat grass, spinach, spirulina + kelp) - My fav cause it doesn't have any sweeteners in it!

1 serve protein powder, I currently use @balancesportsnutrition vanilla Pant Protein

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nut butter, if I have some in the cupboard

1 tablespoon coconut cream

1/2-1 teaspoon turmeric paste or powder

1/2 frozen banana


Method |

Blend alll ingredients with around 600ml of chilled water!


Best enjoyed cold Babes! AL XO

Green is good smoothie bowl

Plant based + Gluten + Refined sugar free
 

Ingredients |

1/2-1 frozen banana                                

50-80ml coconut cream

1 tbsp soaked chia seeds                    

1 big handful of baby spinach (at least)

1 serve Protein, I use NuZest Clean Lean Protein

1 serve Greens Powder, I like NuZest Good Green Stuff (optional) 

Method |

Pop all ingredients in the blender, whiz and enjoy.

You may need to add a little water or milk (I'd use unsweetened almond) depending on the power of you blender and desired consistency.

Top with your fave delicious fruit, granola, cacao nibs, or coconut yoghurt are great. My go to toppings at the movement are molasses, tahini, flaxseed oil and buckwheat. Wishing you all the health and happiness in the world, AL XO

I like to make a deal with myself to have at least one meal each day which is full of dark green leafy veggies.  I'm busy, you’re busy, everyone's busy so let's just get it out of the way at breakfast then any extra greens is just a bonus.

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