Breakfast

Green Smoothie

This smoothie is so delicious, you won't even notice the greens! Super-thick 'ice cream' consistency (like all my smoothies), it makes the perfect summer breakfast on the run!

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp maca (optional)
1 cup organic baby spinach
1/4 cup coconut water

METHOD

Throw coconut water and spinach in blender first and blend thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Top with fresh fruit and raw cacao nibs for crunch! 

Paleo Pancakes

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to wake everyone up with pancakes first thing in the morning. I have tried so many different recipes, and this simple recipe is my favourite - nut-free, requires few ingredients, and the pancakes are so fluffy and delicious.

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

8 eggs
4 heaped tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp lemon juice
rind of 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup raw grass-fed butter or coconut oil
Fruit and raw honey to serve

METHOD

1. Add eggs, coconut flour and lemon rind to a mixing bowl. Add baking soda to mixture and directly drop lemon juice onto baking soda to allow activation (your own little science experiment!). Mix thoroughly to combine.
2. Preheat a non-stick frypan to medium heat.
3. Melt 1 teaspoon of butter or coconut oil to coat the pan.
4. Add a spoonful of batter at a time to pan until you reach your desired pancake size. 5. Cook pancakes until golden on the bottom, and then flip and cook until golden on the other side.
6. Continue until you have used all of the mixture, continuing to add butter or coconut oil between cooking each pancake (for extra-golden pancakes!).
7. Serve right away with fresh fruit and a drizzle of raw honey.

Banana + Chai Smoothie

I always wake up hours before everyone else on the weekend! So sometimes I have a sneaky pre-breakfast smoothie! This smoothie was a real treat. I love chai tea, and the flavour really added something to this frothy smoothie.

Serves one

Ingredients

1 large frozen banana
6 tbsp coconut milk
1 chai teabag handful of ice
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs

Method

1. Brew chai tea and allow to cool.
2. Throw tea, banana, ice and coconut milk in blender.
3. Serve with raw cacao nibs. Delish!

-Fran x

Healthy Grain-Free Granola

I love granola! I always keep some homemade granola on hand for breakfast on the run or grab a handful for a quick afternoon snack. But my favourite thing to do is make a super thick smoothie and sprinkle granola on top for crunch! This granola is quick and easy, requires few ingredients and can be tweaked to suit your tastebuds.

Ingredients 

2 cups cashews (or nuts of choice)
2 cups sunflower seeds
3 cups coconut flakes
2 tbsp coconut oil 
1 heaped tbsp cacao
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
If you prefer it sweet, add 2 finely chopped medjool dates/1 tbsp raw honey/chopped dried figs or apricots

Method

1. Roughly chop cashews. Add all dry ingredients and dates and/or honey to a large pot and stir through.
2. Melt coconut oil on stove separately and add to dry mixture.
3. Place pot on low heat on stove, continuously stirring, for approximately 15 minutes or until mixture is lightly toasted.
4. I served mine with macadamia milk, a dollop of Coyo and some strawberries!

-Fran xx

Breaky Smoothie

I love my smoothies THICK! And with added crunch. This breakfast smoothie is a regular favourite during summer. I always keep the fridge stocked with a variety of frozen fruits, and also freeze things such a spinach and coconut milk to add to smoothies and prevent food wastage!

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup macadamia milk (or milk of your choice)
1 egg (don't eat raw eggs too often, may lead to biotin deficiency)
1 tsp maca powder
2 brazil nuts (daily dose of selenium!)
Dash of ground cinnamon
Homemade paleo-friendly granola
A few strawberries and 1/4 ripe banana to serve

Method

1. Thouroughly blend banana, blueberries, macadamia milk, egg, maca and cinnamon. Should produce a thick 'ice cream' consistency.
2. Pour smoothie into a bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, banana and granola.
3. Eat with a spoon! You won't get through this super thick smoothie with a straw!

-Fran