Each week or so I will give an example of a clean and lean food diary which you can follow for the week. It will include a variety of lean proteins, healthy fats and wholesome carbohydrates, the key macro nutrients required by the body. Continue reading “MEAL PLAN MONDAY #1”
5 WAYS TO PIMP YOUR AVO TOAST
Avocado toast is just one of those ultimate classic dishes right? It is quick, easy, looks gourmet, tastes insane and is super healthy for you – not to mention ON EVERY breakfast menu worth looking at. Hello carbs and healthy fats! Ahhh I have been addicted to avocado toast for quite some while now and it makes the perfect breakfast, morning tea snack, quick lunch, arvo hunger snack or easy lazy dinner. Mmmm you can’t go wrong with natures butter!! Here are 5 new ways that you can pimp your avo toast and make it a little more gourmet or interesting! These combos aren’t for everyone but hopefully one of them tickles your fancy. Otherwise – just stick with the classic.
For day 24 of Nutritional November and conveniently TreatYoSelfTuesday I bring you this iced mocha smoothie to kick start your day. Packed with protein, potassium, healthy carbs, fats and caffeine it will be sure to set you off on the right foot.
ICED MOCHA SMOOTHIE
Serves 1 – GF DF P SF – 3 minutes
1-2 frozen bananas
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (the native dark cacao by Bare Blends is my fave)
1 tsp instant coffee powder
Whizz all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy in a big glass or on the go. Happy TUESDAY!!!
Brunchoga is what every Sunday should involve. What is it? Well it’s just brunch and yoga. Because there is nothing better than a coffee and some smashed avo to go with that post yoga feel. It means you can dine in your activewear too! But with xmas around the corner it is also not the time to be throwing dollar bills around which can mean saying no to brunchoga. Well WRONG! You can do/have brunchoga for free in your own lounge room without leaving the house. Continue reading “BRUNCHOGA”
Granola is an absolute staple when it comes to pantry breakfasts essentials. You can use it to decorate your smoothie jar or bowls, enjoy some with yoghurt and berries, eat it like muesli or even sprinkle some on your muffins (banana date muffin recipe HERE) before they hit the oven. However, not all granolas are created equally or are the ‘healthy’ option when it comes to breakfast. Just because it says gluten free or natural doesn’t mean that it is healthy or clean. Unfortunately!!
But the perfect solution is to make your own granola!! It is literally a toss and mix sort of recipe and you should have most ingredients in your pantry already. You can make different flavours or add what ever you like depending on your taste buds. My favourite would have to be the maple and cinnamon granola. Of course with my mild (ok major) cinnamon addiction you can see why I love this one so much. Especially with xmas only around the corner its the perfect present to jar up and gift to loved ones and therefore I give you – THE CHRISTMAS SPICED GRANOLA!!! Jam packed with maple, cinnamon and apple. What’s not to love?
MAPLE, APPLE AND CINNAMON CHRISTMAS GRANOLA
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup mixed nuts – lightly chopped or crushed
2/3 cup shredded coconut or coconut flakes
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup pepitas and sunflower seeds
2/3 cup pure maple syrup (you can use honey if preferred)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
ADD THE FOLLOWING AFTER BAKING
1/2 cup currents or sultanas
2/3 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup goji berries (the red berries looks very festive)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a LARGE bowl melt the coconut oil and add the maple, apple sauce and spices. In a separate bowl add all the oats, seeds, nuts and coconut and mix thoroughly – do not add the dried fruit as it will burn in the oven. Slowly pour the ‘wet’ mixture onto the oats and mix with your hands until well combined.
Spread the mixture evenly over 2 lined oven trays and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Give it a toss (with tongs) and place it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. Be careful not to burn it. When it looks nice and crunchy take out of the oven and leave to cool. Toss in the chopped dried fruit and simply jar up!! Store in the pantry in a sealed container or jar for up to 4 weeks.
This green is the perfect combination of gnarly greenness and sweetness because lets face it no one wants to be sipping of just kale right? I always like to add at least one sweetener to my smoothie – all natural of course. Because it means I can jam some wilted greens from the fridge without paying the price on the taste buds. Food is meant to be enjoyed so don’t make yourself block your nose and scull a horrific chunky smoothie that doesn’t taste unreal! And why would you when there are so many delish recipes out there. This is my go to green warrior smoothie when I am feeling my body needs an extra boost of greens and veggies. Continue reading “GREEN WARRIOR SMOOTHIE”
I am that predictable girl who always scans the menu for some plain and boring (as if) avocado smash on toast. Of course with some poached eggs, some greenery and Persian feta you cannot go wrong. Oh and smoked salmon too is always a good final touch. I have found my top 10 breakfast places in Canberra and put their smashed avocado and toast specialties to the test. Here are my reviews. Hope I don’t offend anyone – I am a tough critic… especially when it comes to soggy toast or hard eggs!! #RAGE Continue reading “BEST AVO SMASH IN CANBERRA”
Eggs are a very important part of a healthy lifestyle and one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are a great source of healthy fats and protein which keep you feeling full. They are also super easy to cook, relatively inexpensive and easy to transport!! Continue reading “EGGS; ALL THAT THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE?”
Bananas have always been one of my favourite fruits. If you think bananas are just for monkeys… think again. But hey we are part monkey after all right? And a banana was probably the first solid food that you ever ate as a baby. Continue reading “GO BANANAS”
As soon as the winter weather hit did you pack up the blender and start having hot oats every morning? Good idea! But try swap your porridge one morning this week for something just as powerful AND WARM. This insanely delicious smoothie for breakfast may feel like a treat, but, it is in fact, ridiculously healthy! What are you waiting for – Try this warm oaty creamy smoothie Summer or Winter! Continue reading “WINTER POWER BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE”