Category Archives for Breakfasts

Breakfast Cookies

With many people having little time to sit down and enjoy their breakfast, these biscuits will become a fabulous option as you can easily grab and biscuit and eat it on your way to work or school.  They are filled with lots of wholesome ingredients and are free of preservatives and refined sugar.  They are great as snacks as well as they will keep your blood sugar levels stable and stop those sugar cravings.    

Ingredients:

2 cups quinoa flour
1 cup oats
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 carrot, grated
1 red apple, grated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup raw honey, melted (increase to 1/3 cup if you prefer sweeter)
1 egg beaten

Method:

Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line a tray with baking paper.

Combine your flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon. Then add the remainder of your ingredients and mix well.

Using slightly wet hands, take 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and shape into biscuits before placing on the tray.

Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes until slightly golden. Allow to cool completely before eating. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Makes 10 biscuits

Banana Acai Smoothie

This smoothie tastes just as good as it looks.  A nice hint of sweetness from real, whole foods and plenty of protein from the nuts and hemp seeds to get you feeling satisfied.

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated cashews
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 frozen packet acai
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup coconut water

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Groovy Green Smoothie

There are so many different green smoothie combinations. Here's a recipe for those that enjoy having a green smoothie but don't want the flavours to be too intense.

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated almonds
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 Medjool date, pitted
1½ cups baby spinach
1 small Lebanese cucumber, chopped
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250ml coconut water

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Creamy Coconut Mango Yogurt Bowl

You can now enjoy your mango frozen yogurt at home and ditch the powdered yogurt you get at the commercial stores. This bowl is so creamy and delicious that you are going to want to make sure that you have sufficient time to enjoy every mouthful.

Ingredients:

1 frozen mango cheeks, chopped
4 tablespoons natural coconut yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup almond milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Honey Drizzled Banana Toast

Gone are the days of eating jam on toast or Vegemite on toast. Here is a delicious and different way to enjoy your morning toast. You get natural sweetness from the banana and honey plus protein and healthy fats from your nut or seed butter (and the grains in your bread!). Who wouldn't want to start the day like this??

Ingredients:

1 slice seeded wholegrain bread
1 tablespoon peanut butter (or sunflower butter as an alternative for nut free)
½ banana sliced diagonally
1 teaspoon honey

Method:

Toast bread and place on a plate. Spread peanut butter and top with sliced banana. Drizzle with honey.

Serves 1

Vanilla Wish Smoothie

Breakfast time is always a huge rush but this meal is so important to how we feel for the rest of the day. That's why smoothies are such fabulous options. This smoothie is a regular favourite with my kids (hubby & I too). All it takes is 5 minutes to gather the ingredients, blend and pour.

Ingredients:

1 can coconut milk
400ml coconut water
2 tablespoons coconut nectar
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/3 cup raw cashews (omit for nut free option)

Method:

Place all ingredients together in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.

Serves 2

Snow White Smoothie

There's something about Snow White which makes you think of beauty. This smoothie is all about beauty, both in it's looks, and it's taste. There's nothing artificial in it, and it won't make you Grumpy.

Ingredients:

1 pear, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons natural coconut yoghurt
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
1 cup cashew milk
6 ice cubes

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Fruity Tooty Smoothie

This smoothie will take you to tropical paradise with every mouthful.  Full of real, wholesome fruits and vegetables that will give you lots of nourishment and energy.

Ingredients:

1 cup pineapple, chopped
½ frozen banana, chopped
1 passionfruit pulp
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
¼ cup activated cashews
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ashwaganda powder (optional)
¼ avocado
1 handful baby spinach
1 cup coconut water

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Banana Choc Chip Muffin Smoothie

Your kids are going to love you for this smoothie. They will think it is the absolute best that they can have a 'treat' for breakfast but little do they know that they are actually having an extremely nutritious meal.

Ingredients:

¼ cup oats
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon cacao
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 cup cashew milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Rainbow Smoothie Bowl

There is a lot of talk around "eating the rainbow" and this is because the different colours of the fruits and vegetables have different nutrients and vitamins and therefore eating from all groups will provide you with a range of benefits. As you can see this can be done every easily in the way of a smoothie. This bowl was simply inspired by the bits and pieces I had available at the time.

Ingredients:

1 orange, peeled and chopped
1 cup frozen raspberries
1+1/2 cups baby spinach
¼ avocado
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cashew milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1