Zucchini (Courgette)

The humble zucchini is often underestimated as a vegetable and used as an after-thought, yet it is highly nutritious, low in calories and makes a great addition to the diet. Zucchini has a high water content, high in both soluble and insoluble fibre and is low in calories. This means it makes us feel fuller for longer without the added calories when we are trying to lose weight or choosing to eat a lower carbohydrate diet for a variety of reasons. Zucchini contains an outstanding source of manganese and vitamin…

Shitake Mushrooms

The benefits of mushrooms are numerous. Each variety of mushrooms provide a host of different healthful and medicinal properties. The shitake mushroom may help to fight cancer cells and infectious disease, boost the immune system, promote brain function, and serves as a rich source of B vitamins and vitamin D. Other shiitake health benefits include its ability to aid weight loss, support cardiovascular health, improve energy levels and reduce inflammation. Shiitake mushrooms have a woody flavour and meaty texture; they can be purchased dried, cooked or raw. Add shiitakes to…

Coconut Chickpea Curry

(vegan and gluten free) Recipe by Jessica in the Kitchen Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 mediums yellow onions/1 large red onion, sliced 14 ounces/400g fresh tomatoes, diced (if using canned, drain the tomatoes) sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste 16 ounces/454g can chickpeas, drained 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 ½ tablespoons garam masala 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin 13.5 ounces/383g can coconut milk 2 teaspoons coconut flour 1 small lime In a deep pot over medium high heat, add the coconut oil. Directions Add in…

Butternut Fritters

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Here is a delicious and nutritious plant based recipe that is easy to make and can be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Spinach and Butternut Fritters with Moroccan Tomato Sauce (gluten free and vegan) 2 cups of grated butternut pumpkin 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 onion diced finely 1 Tablespoon oil 140g baby spinach 1 Tablespoon curry powder 1 cup chickpea (besan) flour 1/2 cup coriander chopped roughly 1/2 teas salt 1 Tablespoon honey or date purée 1. In a pan sauté the pumpkin, garlic and onion and oil…

Coco Berry Smoothie

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Ingredients  1 frozen banana 1 tablespoon blueberries frozen or fresh 3 large or 4 small strawberries frozen or fresh 1 large tablespoon of coconut or natural dairy yoghurt 1 handful of baby spinach 1 tbsp raw cashews 1 tbsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds) ½ cup coconut milk ½ cup coconut water Directions Simply add all ingredients to the blender and blend on high until all fully blended, serve and best of all ENJOY!! Subscribe to my newsletter First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human:   Message Me…

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries

Sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious, packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. Sweet potatoes give you energy, are great for eyes and skin, immune system, bones and teeth, healthy blood, muscle function and the conversion of stored carbohydrates and fats into energy. Sweet potatoes make a great fuel for ultra distance events and a post-workout meal. Pictured is a homegrown organically grown beauty with recipe for Sam’s delicious fries. Chop Sweet potato into fries then toss in coconut oil. Fry or bake until crisp and golden and soft in the…

Golden Milk

Golden milk has been around for a long time and recognised for its health benefits, often used as a delicious night cap. More recently the turmeric latte has hit the cafes as a new healthy coffee alternative. Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its golden hue, has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. Golden Milk Recipe prep 2 mins cook 3 mins total 5…

Banana Ice-cream

(makes 2 serves) A delicious dessert or post workout snack. 2 Frozen Bananas chopped into ice-cube sized pieces 1 dessert spoon of peanut butter (Any flavours that you like can be added eg. cinnamon, vanilla essence, cacao etc.) Method Blend banana and peanut butter until smooth and creamy, ENJOY! Subscribe to my newsletter First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human:   Message Me  or  Call Me TODAY for a consult

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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Portobello Mushroom Burgers With Spicy Cauliflower Patties Drop the refined white flour bun and add two delicious, nutrient-rich portobello mushrooms instead! Fill them with your favorite fillings, they’re sure to satisfy! Burger addicts will be surprised at just how hearty this burger is, even without a big slab of meat or big bun of empty carbs. INGREDIENTS For the Spicy Cauliflower Patty… (Makes 6-8 patties) 1 cup quinoa cooked in 1 cup broth or water 1/2 head cauliflower (about 6 cups florets) 1 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground chili…

Cloud Bread

  Ingredients 3 eggs, separated 3 Tablespoons cream cheese (Room temp) ¼ teaspoon baking powder (or cream of tartar) Optional: 1 Tablespoon Honey or some natural sweetener, salt, garlic powder, rosemary Instructions  Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius Separate the eggs, there must be no yolk in the white. In one bowl, mix together the egg yolks, cream cheese and honey until smooth. In the second bowl add 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder to the whites and beat the whites with the hand mixer on high speed until they are…