In true summer style, we’re wearing the bare minimum, positioning ourselves to get as much of the bay breeze as possible and sipping on Mango Coconut Slushies. Perfect. This Mango Coconut Slushie reminds me of coconut flavoured mango lassi. It has a coconut water and coconut yoghurt base and lots of frozen mango and ice.
It’s almost Christmas time and the amazingly beautiful food that I don’t eat has been on offer for a few weeks now. Step in my Gluten Free Shortbread! This is definitely a ‘sometimes’ recipe for me. These delicious shortbread are gluten free, dairy free and sweetened using pure maple syrup…a whole bunch of it!
I was really excited when I made these Vegetable Seeds Crackers. I have been doing a bit of juicing lately with my Breville centrifugal juicer and occasionally I feel bad about the amount of vegetable and fruit pulp that ends up as waste.
Pikelets are so much fun to make and eat. I feel like a big kid when I’m making these with my little ones. It brings back lots of memories of making pikelets with my mum. I love these Gluten Free Pikelets so much because they’re easy to make, taste great and demonstrate that you can still eat yummy, special treats when you’ve chosen not to eat gluten, dairy and sugar.
I’m just loving this smoothie bowl combination at the moment. It is so refreshing, cool and really hits the spot on the days when the temperature hits over 30 degrees Celsius! This Banana Strawberry Smoothie Bowl is made with lots of frozen fruit and has a touch of raw cacao powder to give it a beautiful rich colour. I also love to add some raw vegan protein powder to mine so it can sustain me that little bit extra throughout the day.
Summer is coming and the weather is starting to heat up now. This calls for icy cold and delicious summer smoothies. This Pineapple Mint Smoothie is so refreshing and it’s packed full of ingredients that will hydrate your body. I have to give a big shout out to my gorgeous friend Lisa for inspiring this refreshing smoothie combination.
It’s been another big day for us serving healthy, wholefood breakfast options to the lovely people who participated in the MAF Walk for Awareness this morning. Vanilla Chia Seed Puddings were on the menu today and before I get to the recipe, I have to say a few words about this event that is bringing people in our community together to talk about mental health and suicide.
I love coming up with different bliss ball recipes. It’s fun and it’s always exciting to try the different flavours. I was really happy when I came up with this recipe. These Choc Chia Protein Balls are so sweet and satisfying. They’re very moreish and it’s a general rule of mine to stop at two!
Strawberries are amazing this time of year. I love their smell and that burst of flavour when I first bite into a big, luscious, red strawberry that has my name written all over it. Strawberries on their own are always fabulous and, of course, because I love my smoothies, my strawberries invariably end up in my Thermomix all blended up.
These little beauties are definitely a family favourite. Meet my Zesty Meatballs. This recipe was inspired by a Jamie Oliver spaghetti and meatball recipe my Mum found years ago. He added lemon zest to the mixture and this added an incredible burst of flavour to the meatballs. My little meatballs are gluten free, paleo friendly and full of yummy flavours.
I love coming up with clever ways to recreate some of the drinks I used to enjoy that are now no longer on my menu. Lemonade is something I really loved drinking from time to time. It’s so refreshing when the weather gets hot and the bubbles are just fun. I always felt like a big kid when I drank it. These days, lemonade is definitely a ‘no go zone’ for me. It is full of refined sugar, sweeteners (like Aspartame) and lemon juice concentrate.
I’m so excited to tell you about a new event that’s happening in Brisbane next weekend on Saturday 13 June 2015. It’s called Feed Your Mind and it’s being organised by my lovely friend, Angela, who is passionate about sharing the message of Healthy Body = Healthy Mind.