How to make a Smoothie that is Nutritionally Balanced

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Conceptually, smoothies (and smoothie bowls) are simple enough to make – ingredients, blender, that’s it. Nutritionally, however, many people get it wrong quite often. If you want a smoothie to sustain you, help control blood sugar and fuel your day then it’s important your smoothie is nutritionally balanced. Here I teach you the key principles of making a nutritionally balanced … Read More

Metabolism-Boosting Gingerbread Latte

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gingerbread latte

Ginger and Cinnamon are both excellent metabolism boosters and make a delicious combination in this gingerbread latte. Serve it hot or cold, it’s equally as delicious Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, Paleo, V Serves 1 Time 5 mins Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice) (optional) 1-2 t coconut oil or coconut cream 1 t spice mix handful of ice … Read More

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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pumpkin pie smoothie

Who doesn’t love Pumpkin Pie? And the amazing delicious spices associated with it; cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice… sooo warming! Well now you can have pumpkin pie for breakfast in this pumpkin pie smoothie! And you don’t even have to feel guilty about it! Ingredients 1/2 C roasted then frozen pumpkin 1/2 C steamed then frozen cauliflower 1/4 C coconut yoghurt 5 … Read More

Choc PB & J Pancakes

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PB & J pancakes

What is it about peanut butter and jam? They just go together so well, a match made in heaven I believe it’s called. And chocolate, well chocolate makes everything more delicious right? Enter my creation of Choc PB & J pancakes! Like most of my pancake recipes they are just a variation of my base pancake recipe. With protein, complex carbohydrates and … Read More

Mango Pancakes

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mango pancakes

I bought my first mangoes of the season at the markets on Saturday and thought, what a perfect way to christen them with these Mango Pancakes! These pancakes are a cool take on my base pancake recipe, with protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats (not to mention stacks of flavour!) these will help regulate your blood sugars throughout the morning and keep … Read More

Choc-Chilli-Chai

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choc chilli chai

There are so many different ‘lattes’ blends on the market these days – turmeric, chai, hot chocolate, gingerbread, even beetroot lattes (yes, they’re bright pink)! But no Choc Chilli Chai… One of the perks of working in a health food store with a cafe is that I get to experiment with all these different flavours! I’ve always really enjoyed dark … Read More

Jaffa Pancakes

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jaffa pancakes

These Jaffa Pancakes (choc-orange) are a cool take on my base pancake recipe, with protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats (not to mention stacks of flavour!) these will help regulate your blood sugars throughout the morning and keep any cravings at bay! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Serves 1 Time 10 mins Ingredients for 1 person 2 T buckwheat flour 2 … Read More

Carob Quinoa Porridge

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carob quinoa porridge

Since I’ve been following a low FODMAP/SIBO protocol, I’ve been experimenting so many different recipes. When it comes to breakfast, you can see my savoury and sweet pancake variations and my Carrot Cake Quinoa Porridge. But today I’ve got a variation on another winter warmer for you! Carob Quinoa Porridge! Quinoa is a pseudograin that provides complex carbohydrates and protein. Hemp … Read More