These delicious cookies are very easy to make and are guaranteed to be a hit with the entire family!
They taste very similar to an Anzac cookie and the texture is somewhere between a traditional cookie and a cake. As they are quite soft, let them cool completely before handling them.
You can replace the oats with milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips if you wish. You can also replace the flour with gluten-free flour or spelt flour combined with 3 tsp baking powder.
HONEY OAT COOKIES
This super smoothie is packed with protein, antioxidants, fibre and good fats to help power your day! (Ideal for those busy days when you don't get the chance to eat as many green veggies as you'd like). I highly recommend adding one tsp of matcha green tea powder for an extra antioxidant and fat-burning boost. One tsp of matcha green tea powder is equivalent to drinking about ten cups of green tea! 😲
I include smoothie recipes in my weight loss plans as they are so easy and quick to prepare, you can take them on the road with you, and they are PACKED with so much goodness! Here's a tropical inspired smoothie that I typically drink after exercise to help minimise inflammation and muscle soreness.
Add some black pepper as it helps the body absorb curcumin, the anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric.
Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that can help reduce joint pain and also reduce inflammation.
These gluten-free pancakes are quick and easy to prepare and make a delicious high protein breakfast!
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Everyone needs a 'go to' vanilla cupcake recipe up their sleeve and I'm pretty sure that this is it! These delicious cupcakes are so easy and simple to make, yet they are unbelievably light and fluffy! I have included two versions of the recipe, the first contains the usual suspects (flour, cream, eggs and sugar), while the second version is a healthier version that is dairy-free, processed sugar-free and made using spelt flour. You can substitute the spelt flour with gluten-free flour if you wish.
THE PERFECT VANILLA CUPCAKE (makes 12 cupcakes)
*These cupcakes are best eaten on the same day that they are made, or even better, fresh out of the oven!
THE PERFECT HEALTHY VANILLA CUPCAKE (makes 12 cupcakes)
*Heat the coconut cream until smooth before adding to the eggs. Make sure that the mixture is lukewarm, not hot.
WARNING: FOR CHOCOHOLICS ONLY! These brownies are dark, decadent and totally moreish! They are also a healthier version of a treat normally loaded with sugar, white flour and butter. If you're feeling that way inclined, add a tablespoon of dark rum or bourbon to the mix, along with the melted chocolate. You can also use dairy-free chocolate and/or gluten-free flour if you prefer.
DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
This cake is simple to make and will fill your kitchen with an amazing waft of spice as it bakes. While carrot is most commonly used as an ingredient in cakes, sweet potatoes lend a more subtle flavour, while pairing beautifully with cinnamon and allspice. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, an essential fat-soluble vitamin that also acts as a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin A helps to fight inflammation as well as helping you to maintain healthy, clear skin.
This cake is great served just on its own, or, if you aren't dairy-free, try serving it with a low-fat cream cheese frosting lightly sweetened with some rice malt syrup. This cake is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and also suitable for anyone with a wheat sensitivity. You can also substitute the sweet potatoes with either carrots or pumpkin if you prefer.
SPICED SWEET POTATO CAKE
These hotcakes are the ultimate weekend brunch food, only taking minutes to prepare. The addition of the buttermilk gives these hotcakes a distinctive taste and tender texture due to the acidity of the milk. I often make my own buttermilk, adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to every cup of almond or coconut milk. The result is the same. These hotcakes are dairy-free, however the ricotta isn't. For a completely dairy-free version, simply substitute coconut yoghurt for the ricotta. These hotcakes are equally as good with blueberries or banana, or a tropical combination of mango and passionfruit!
BUTTERMILK HOTCAKES WITH WHIPPED RICOTTA & STRAWBERRIES
Tortillas are synonymous with Mexican food, however, if you love eggs and you love bacon, then you'll love these breakfast tacos! The gooey egg and creamy avocado are a perfect match with crispy bacon. Not only are they easy to make, they're made with spelt flour, so they won't leave you feeling weighed down. If you like a bit of zing, be sure to give your taco a good splash of your favourite hot sauce!
WHOLEMEAL SPELT TORTILLAS
*You can also use plain white spelt flour.
According to an old South American proverb, "good broth will resurrect the dead." In Chinese medicine, bone broth is used to support digestive health, purify the blood, and strengthen the kidneys. It is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline, that heal the gut lining and reduce intestinal inflammation. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and eliminate cellulite, as it helps to strengthen connective tissue.
Making bone broth is a similar process to making a stock, however, there are a couple of key points that you need to follow in order to ensure that your broth is worthy of "resurrecting the dead."
*The apple cider vinegar helps to extract the minerals from the bones.
*You can add any vegetables and aromatics that you like, such as carrot, onion, celery, bay leaves, peppercorns and fresh thyme or parsley.
*You can use beef, veal or chicken bones.
*Beef and veal bones will require more cooking.
*You can also cook the broth in the oven (120°C/250°F).