Healthy

Bliss Balls... a healthy gift idea!

Bliss balls are an awesome gift idea for Christmas! Hunt down some of this super-cute noodle boxes and give a gift that won't leave anyone feeling blergh! (unless you eat a whole box!)

Makes 18 bliss balls

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cashews
1 cup almonds
1 cup pepitas
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup desiccated coconut
4 tbsp raw honey
1 cup pitted dates
2 tbsp water

METHOD

1. Soak cashews and almonds in filtered water for at least 4 hours. Rinse nuts and blend thoroughly in blender. Add to large mixing bowl with honey and coconut oil.
2. Put dates in a pan with water on low heat, and stir until softened (around 10 minutes). Allow to cool and then blend until smooth. Add to the mixture of nuts, honey and coconut oil.
3. Blend pepitas until a fine powder is formed, and add to mixture.
4. Mix all ingredients together with your hands and roll into balls. 
5. Thoroughly coat balls in coconut. Enjoy!
 

Have a lovely Christmas all!
 

Lemon + Coconut Bliss Balls

The perfect healthy snack for work or as a dessert, this lemony bliss balls are zingy, satisfying and so easy to make!

Makes 14 balls

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sunflower seeds
2 cups coconut flakes
rind of 2 lemons (taste and see, I like mine very lemony)
small squeeze of lemon juice
8 medjool dates
2 heaped tbsp coconut oil

METHOD

1. Throw sunflower seeds and coconut flakes in blender and blend until fine. Place into a large mixing bowl.
2. Blend dates in blender until smooth. Add dates to mixing bowl. 
3. Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. 
4. Roll mixture into balls.
5. Store in the fridge.

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 Bread

Sometimes, all I want is a piece of toast with smashed avocado or some macadamia nut butter. Just because you are paleo, grain-free or transitioning towards a healthier way of eating, doesn't mean you have to forfeit the toast! I like to keep it pre-sliced in the freezer so I always have some on hand.

You'll be surprised how quick and easy this recipe is!

Ingredients

1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup chia seeds
6 eggs
1 medium carrot
1/2 small sweet potato or equivalent quantity of pumpkin or zucchini
2 heaped tbsp grass-fed butter
2 heaped tbsp coconut oil
pinch sea salt

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
2. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
3. Add mixture to loaf tin and bake in the oven for around 35 minutes.
4. Test with a skewer to ensure it is thoroughly cooked.

-Fran x