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Tags: clean eating, dairy-free, gluten-free, kale, mushroom, Omlette, Paleo, vegetarian
Categories : Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
This is super easy, super quick & completely delicious. Kale contains some very powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals. One cup of kale contains nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which promotes regular digestion, prevents constipation, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating. It is an awesome veggie to aid our bodies in the detoxification process and contains lads of vitamins A, K and C.
2 handfuls chopped mushrooms
2 tbs coconut cream (optional)
Pinch salt & pepper
Big handful shredded kale or spinach
3 eggs, lightly whisked
Coconut oil for cooking
Heat a bit of coconut oil in a small frypan, add mushrooms and sauté until they are about 1/2 cooked. Add coconut cream & kale, salt & pepper and mix it all around well. Once kale has wilted down, add egg mix and allow to cook through to the point where you can flip it over. Once flipped, allow to cook for a few minutes on that side and you are ready to eat.
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Tags: Acai, clean eating, gluten-free, Popsicle, probiotic, vegetarian
Categories : Cake & Biscuits, Dessert, Snack
Hell yeah, I just did. I made Popsicles that are so nutritious you SHOULD eat one every single day!!
A week ago I was sent a sample of Glow Probiotic Powder to try. It is kind of ‘berry’ flavoured from the acai berries I think. It says to add it to a glass of water & drink it…. Meh, that’s a bit boring isn’t it? I then set about other ways to consume this, after adding it to some natural yoghurt with delicious results, these Popsicles evolved.
Chia has long be touted as a superfood and can be dated back as a long term staple nutritional food to the Aztecs. Chia is a natural source of Omega-3s, antioxidants and phytonutrients and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber.
1/2 cup protein powder (I used flavorless whey) – this is optional, leave it out if you want to
1/2 cup Chia (I used my MILA chia)
2 cups natural yoghurt (I used Chobani 2%) you can use a non-dairy alternative like CoYo if you like.
1 heaped tablespoon of Glow Inner Beauty Probiotic Powder (if you do not have this/can’t be bothered buying this you can just purée some berries & mix them through.
This is a SIMPLE recipe. Mix everything in a bowl together well. Spoon into your Popsicle moulds and chuck them in the freezer to set. If you don’t have Popsicle moulds, a plastic cup & paddle pop stick will also suffice. Enjoy your healthy gut flora.
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Tags: clean eating, dairy-free, gingerbread, gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, vegetarian
Categories : Cake & Biscuits, Dessert, Snack
Special request from one of my lovely Instagram followers….. My auntie makes this amazing Finnish gingerbread every year, it is really thin and crispy and sooooo good….. Not so good for you though- it has cr@p loads of butter, sugar & golden syrup in it is I set about trying to alter it to make it better.
100g coconut oil
1 cup rice syrup/maple syrup- make sure you taste the dough and see if it’s sweet enough for you, I made mine less sweet (or stevia- how much stevia you use will depend in the type you are using, add some then taste it and adjust as needed, remember it will lose some sweetness as you cook it)
1 Dessertspoon of Ground Ginger (or to taste)
1 Dessertspoon of Ground Cloves
1 Dessertspoon Cinnamon (I add a little extra)
1Tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 egg or 2 tbs flax meal
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup almond meal
1 Dessertspoon of Bicarb Soda
Ground flaxseed meal or almond meal for rolling
Place oil, syrup,water and spices in saucepan. Let the mixture simmer slowly – this means on a low heat it has to be done very slowly or the mixture will burn and the flavours will not infuse properly.
Let mixture cool a little before adding flours and soda (that has been liquified in a small amount of water (use around a tblspn) and lastly the egg. Mixture can settle in fridge overnight. Usually best done the day before or can be done in the morning and baked in the afternoon. You need to let this get cold so you can work with the dough. Roll the dough out using the extra flaxseed or almond meal to stop it sticking. I made some thin ones (I love crispy gingerbread) and some thinker ones. Depending on how thick you make them will determine how long they take to cook.
Baking Temperature is 200degrees until just starting to brown around the edges. Mine took about 15-20 mins. Allow to cool completely or else they will fall apart in your hands. Store in the fridge, can be frozen too.
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Tags: Make up, mineral, oil cleansing
Categories : Education
In line with my recent BIOSIG, I have been looking for better alternatives to hair products, skin care and make up to reduce my exposure to Environmental Estrogens.
A few things I have tried recently are Oil Cleansing , you can read more about it in that link. I have just been using coconut oil, rubbing it into my face well before my shower, using the warm water in the shower to ‘steam’ it into my skin, then using a face washer to gently wipe it off. My skin has been clearer, soften & LESS oily!! As we know coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal and anti microbial, WHY have I not put this on my face before!?!
As my make-up has been running out I have been looking to replace it with better ones. I was recommended this brand called GloMinerals by Making Faces By Lizzie Leaney. Rest assured that there is NO talcs, parabans, FD & C Dyes or chemicals in this range. Just pure Minerals and Vitamins ANDDDD the best part is it is super affordable! You can order it from Making Faces. I have just been sent a stash of pressed powder, face mist, mascara, lip gloss and lip balm that are amazing!! Great Xmas gifts too, get on board!
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Tags: clean eating, dairy-free, gluten-free, Nachos, Paleo, vegetarian
Categories : Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Who would have thunk it? Healthy nachos!?! Thank you Libby for coming up with such a wonderful idea and a perfect meal to fit in with this weeks FOOD COW @ My Fit Religion which was to take one of your fav meals and change some things to make it healthier.
My guacamole is not the normal kind, I’m not your normal kinda gal. I wanted to add a few more nutritious ingredients, sneak them in, so enter zucchini & spinach. You can leave them out if you like but don’t blame me if you get scurvy from not eating your greens.
150g almond meal
350g steamed sweet potato or pumpkin
1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Preheat oven to 180C. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour onto a big baking tray and spread as thinly as possible. Bake for about 20mins or until cooked to your liking. Allow to cool then chop into chips. Top with your fav nacho toppings. We had guacamole & natural yoghurt.
1 lge ripe avocado
Handful cherry tomatoes
Handful baby spinach or kale
Juice 1 lemon
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
Place the zucchini, spinach, lemon juice, vinegar & spring onion in the food processor and blitz until puréed. Add the avocado and blend to a consistency you like, mix through the chopped tomatoes. Done.