Lamington Cupcakes – Paleo

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lamington cupcakes

The Lamington. An Aussie icon. A spongy cake coated in chocolate, coconut, and if you’re lucky there’s a divine little jam surprise in the middle (although I don’t think that’s traditional, but I like it anyway). Here’s my take on this Aussie favourite – gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, but certainly NOT Fun-free! The coconut flavour comes right through in … Read More

How to make a Smoothie that is Nutritionally Balanced

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smoothie

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

Dairy-Free Baileys

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baileys

I’m a nutritionist, it’s true, but I am also absolutely ALL about balance! And I certainly enjoy an alcoholic beverage once in a while, with my drinks of choice being Campari & Soda or Baileys on Ice as a night-cap. However, Baileys can be a problem for those who have issues with dairy (be it an intolerance or choice not … Read More

Mango and Lime Cheesecake

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lime cheesecake

Mango & Lime Cheesecake! It’s Christmas time! For me, this brings back memories of my Grandma’s CWA lemon cheesecake that she would make every year for dessert on Christmas Day – the base was crushed Nice biscuits with butter and the filling included lemon jelly, lemon juice, condensed milk, cream cheese and other things then it was set in the … 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

Sugar-free Chocolate Bark

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chocolate bark

Did you know that chocolate (especially this chocolate bark) is actually quite good for you! The raw cacao kind is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, monounsaturated fat, and vitamins E, B2, B1, B5, B3 and B9. The issue with many chocolates out there is the sugar content and addition of preservatives and emulsifiers like lecithin and dairy. I am IN LOVE with … 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