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Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

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OMG These are amazing …….if you struggle to eat healthy and (like me) have a sweet tooth then this super healthy superfood recipe will appeal to you.
I had some quinoa in my cupboard , looking rather dull and uninspiring…..I couldnt muster up the desire to cook it ……UNTIL ……I thought let’s try something sweeter and see what happens…..hey presto chocolate quinoa cookies appeared ( like magic ! ).

So simple, i unexpectedly got an hour free today and these no bake delights took just 10 of those 60 mins ( excluding the cooking of quinoa …..which is essentially just leave to boil in a pan !). So here it is ………

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
between 1/3 and 1/2 cup organic cocoa powder ( I used green and blacks )
1/2 cup nut butter ( almond )
1 cup cooked quinoa
To sprinkle on too I used Himalayan salt and a shaving of 85% cacao chocolate and a sprinkle of grated pecan nut but you can choose what suits you.

DIRECTIONS
Melt the coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa powder in a pan over a low heat. Stir well until combined.
Then add the butter and stir Well.
Mix in the cooked quinoa.
Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. ( I used 2)
Spoon onto the paper and shape into cookie shapes.
Add toppings and then pop into freezer for as long as you can bear to wait.

 

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – I started with 12 of these, and I now only have 5 to photo ! …….thats just how yummy they are !
A lovely health snack or guilt free treat which is packed with protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and has ALL 9 of our much needed amino acids!!!!!

whats not to love about these little powerful delights ! Happy days !

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Moringa Power Balls

These Moringa Power Balls are amazing!!!!

I love making healthy alternatives to my favourite foods, and these Moringa power balls are just bursting with antioxidants. Moringa is great in smoothies and power balls. I make these Moringa power balls and keep in the freezer.

They are a great snack , the kids will love making them ( so easy !h and I use them when I am training as they have far more protein and energy than these overpriced commercial ( and artificial ) power drinks, snacks and protein powders (All of these are highly processed and protein powders are often heated to the point that the protein is denatured, which makes it nearly impossible for the body to use. They increase acidity and toxicity in the body, which can lead to inflammation and disease).

What is Moringa I hear you ask …..well this wonderful dried powder comes from the leaves of the Moringa tree which is prized in Ayurvedic medicine because it has so many health and healing properties ;

– naturally gives an energy high which is not sugar based.
– controls blood sugar ( good for diabetics ).
– it has the highest protein ratio of any plant so far identified.
– has 18 ( of the 20) amino acids he body needs.
– it is antiviral , anti inflammatory and antibacterial so supports immune function.
– lowers blood pressure.
– The Moringa tree purifies water , binds itself to toxins therefore detoxifies the body.
– binds itself to toxins.
– 7 x the vitamin C of oranges, 4 x the calcium of milk, 4 x the vitamin A of carrots, 3 x the potassium of bananas, and 2 x the protein of yogurt.
– over 90 other nutrients recorded to date.
– no adverse reactions ever recorded.
– good for auto immune conditions , diabetics, arthritis, ulcers, helps sleep, blood pressure , pain , inflammation ……have I sold you on Moringa yet !!!

INGREDIENTS
200g dried fruit ( I use sultanas , untreated or dates )
200g nuts ( I use almonds or walnuts as I prefer the benefits these give ) soak in water for 4 hours and rinse to release the physic acid
2 tablespoons Moringa *
2 tablespoons raw cacao *
1/2 teaspoon Madagascan vanilla essence *
* these are to my taste but adjust to your own. I also enjoy adding peppermint essence but use the flavours you like or leave ” naked” as the cacao will add depth of flavour too.

DIRECTIONS
Drain nuts and whizz up in a blender until well chopped.
Add the fruit , Moringa , cacao and essence and blend.
You make wish to add a little raw honey too , if so blend.
Roll into balls and pop into the freezer.
They will not freeze solid and can be eaten as a snack straight from the freezer.
Experiment and roll the balls in some desiccated coconut or dried goji berries to alter the taste and texture.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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Paleo carrot and sultana loaf

imageThis Paleo carrot and sultana loaf is wheat free, gluten free, dairy free…..oh and it tastes rather yummy too!

i am often trying out recipes for sweet- ish foods as I have a sweet tooth and this loaf really hits the spot…….i hope you enjoy it too….

INGREDIENTS
6 large free range eggs
3 cups grated organic carrots ( about 4 large or 5 medium carrots)
1/3 cup sultanas
2 large desert spoons of coconut oil ( melted)
2 tablespoons raw (unpasturised) honey
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
A Pinch of himalayan salt
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
You can use Chinese 5 spice if you prefer, alter to suit your taste.

DIRECTIONS
Beat all the eggs together in a large mixing bowl.
Sieve in the coconut flour , cinnamon, cloves, and baking powder.
Add melted coconut oil and salt to the above mixture .
Whisk it all up until there are no lumpy bits.
Add carrot and sultanas and fold into the mix.
pour into a bread mould and cook at about 180c for approx 30-40 mins (use a skewer to check the bread is cooked through).

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – I love it with cream cheese with honey melted on top but add your own topping to suit.

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Vegan roasted veg with lemon tahini sauce

Vegan roasted veg with lemon tahini sauce

This vegan roasted veg with lemon tahini sauce is simply delicious. It is vegan, unprocessed and a great source of antioxidants. The combination of these veggies give you an abundance of vitamin C, K, B6, fibre, omega-3, protein and magnesium.The broccoli is also an alkalising food which is great for conditions such as auto immune conditions, RA, CFS, ME and even cancer prevention. The garlic is anti viral and antibacterial..great for boosting the immune system at this time of year…..and on top of all this goodness it tastes heavenly!

INGREDIENTS
1 cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons tahini
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil tsp. olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cloves garlic
pinch of himalayan salt and ground black pepper (adjust to your taste)

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 230c . Melt the 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and toss the cauliflower and broccoli in the oil, add the salt and pepper to season then pop in the oven for about 10 – 15 mins depending on how much “bite ” you want on your cauli / broccoli.

Heat the other 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan and then add in the garlic (minced) to cook for a couple of mins before slowly adding the tahini , lemon and a little water to allow the sauce to adjust to the desired consistency. Simmer for a couple of mins before removing and stir well before drizzling over the cauliflower and broccoli.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – you can add some fresh herbs like parsley or coriander to garnish or add some toasted pine nuts or sesame seeds. Be adventurous and try a few options to suit you. I garnished mine here with parsley and chilli.

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Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

I love making healthy alternatives to my favourite foods, these healthy gluten free chocolate brownies are amazing and gluten free. Coconut flour has a lovely subtle flavour of sweetness, and is really rather excellent for you and of course….gluten free !
These healthy gluten free chocolate brownies are super easy to make, another one of the recipes that you can have fun making with the kids and know that when you are eating it you are enjoying good real food!!!.I loved both making and eating these super healthy gluten free chocolate brownies..i hope you enjoy it too….

INGREDIENTS
5 large free range eggs
1/2 cup of coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw (unpasturised) honey
1 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup raw cacao
11/tablespoons homemade apple sauce

DIRECTIONS
Beat all the eggs together in a large mixing bowl.
Sieve in the coconut flour, raw cacao and baking powder.
Melt coconut oil (just sit the cup on top of a radiator or place the cup into a bowl of hot water and it will soon melt) then add to the above mixture.
Mix it all up until there are no lumpy bits.
pour into a bread mould or a baking mould of your choice and cook at about 180c for approx 40 mins (use a skewer to check the cake is cooked through).
Leave to cool (if you can wait that long!) and cut into squares or slices.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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Lentil Curry Loaf

Lentil Curry Loaf

This lentil curry loaf recipe was given to me by a dear friend…..OMG it is amazing!!!!
Lentils are a great source of protein, fibre , iron and i added chilli flakes, turmeric , garlic and a little coconut oil to make super anti cancer , antioxidant healthy meal.

This lentil curry loaf is great for lunch or dinner but can be parcelled up and packed into a lunchbox or frozen if you are making for one.

INGREDIENTS
1 tin lentils
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 large free range eggs
250grams wild rice (or tilda straight from the packet rice if you are feeling lazy…try coconut basmati)
1 garlic clove pressed
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon chilli powder (adjust according to your taste)
1 tablespoon curry powder (adjust to your taste)
Good pinch of himalayan sea salt and ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
Preheat your oven to approx 200c
Mix it all together ensuring the eggs are well blended into the mix as this is the “binder” that sticks it all together.
Pop into a silicone cace mould or tin and cook for approx 40 mins.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – i love this with a big side of sautéed greens (try kale, broccoli and baby spinach sautéed with garlic and a generous spoon or 2 of coconut oil)

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Wheat Free Coconut Bread

I do love bread, but i do not enjoy the bloated sluggish feeling i get when i eat it so i decided to have a go at making some wheat free bread. I had some coconut flour to hand and i love the subtle flavour it gives to recipes. I loved both making and eating this wheat free coconut bread..i hope you enjoy it too….

INGREDIENTS
6 large free range eggs
1/2 cup of coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw (unpasturised) honey
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt

DIRECTIONS
Beat all the eggs together in a large mixing bowl.
Sieve in the coconut flour and baking powder.
Melt coconut oil (just sit the cup on top of a radiator or place the cup into a bowl of hot water and it will soon melt) then add to the above mixture . Add the salt too.
Whisk it all up until there are no lumpy bits.
pour into a bread mould and cook at about 180c for approx 40 mins (use a skewer to check the bread is cooked through).

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – I love it with cheese melted on top but add your own topping to suit.

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Homemade Raw Naked Bars

I love naked bars, they have no added nasties in them and just simple natural ingredients. So i thought , lets have a go at making some homemade raw naked bars.
These homemade raw naked bars are vegan with no butters, eggs etc added so everyone can enjoy!
They took me less than 10 mins to make , and if you prefer rather than making raw naked bars you could roll into balls and make raw naked bombs instead!!
They are delicious!
My photography skills are lacking as you may notice from my other recipes too….hey ho…keeping it real!

INGREDIENTS
2 Cups Cashew Nuts (soak for 1-2 hours before hand and then rinse through)
2 Cups Mejool Dates (rinse through)
1 tablespoon unpasturised honey
1 teaspoon madagascan vanilla extract
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
I added 4 drops of wild orange oil but you can add anything else you prefer
Mix it up and try pumpkin seeds, cranberries, raisins, coconut flakes or different nuts (the important thing is to keep the ratio of dried fruit and nuts as 1:1)

DIRECTIONS
Whack it all into a processor or blender and blitz to your desired consistency.Line a dish with cling film and spread and firm it to the base.
Leave to set for about an hour in the fridge or freeze then cut into strips. They will keep in the fridge for about 5 days or keep frozen and take out as you want to eat.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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Castor Oil Packs for Detoxing

CASTOR  OIL  PACKS  FOR DETOXING

WHAT  IS  A  CASTOR  OIL  PACK?

A   castor   oil   pack  for detoxing  is   an   external   application   of   castor   oil.   A   piece   of  (ideally organic material) flannel   is   saturated  in  castor  oil  and  applied  to  the  liver, intestines or womb (please discuss with a qualified therapist before performing womb packs)  with  a  hot  water  bottle  or  heat   pack.

Castor   oil   packs for detoxing aim to  improve   assimilations,   eliminations,   circulation   (especially   of   the   lymphatic   system)   and   breaking   down   scar  tissue.

To  Make  the  Pack:
Use  an organic material if possible flannel,  big  enough  to  cover  your  abdominal  area.
Put   it   in   a   pan   or   bowl   and   pour   castor   oil   on   it.
Saturate   the   whole   flannel,   and   leave   it   until   it   is   well saturated.
When   you   use   it,   you   want   it   saturated,   but   not   dripping.
After  each  use,  you  will  probably  need  to  add  a  little  more  castor  oil.
You  can  use  the   flannel   many   times.   When   you’re   not   using   it,   you   can   store   it   in   a   plastic   bag   in   the   refrigerator  or  cool  place.

Instructions for Pack Use :
Use  the  pack  in  the  evening,  as  you  are  resting  before  bed  or  when  you  have   quiet  time.
Spread  out  a  large  plastic  bag  on  the  bed  with  an  old  towel  on  top  so  that  the   castor   oil   won’t   leak   onto   the   bed.
Fold   a   towel   (that   you   will   use   only   for   castor  oil  packs,  because  the  oil  is  almost  impossible  to  wash  out  completely).
Warm  the  heat  pack/hot  water  bottle.
Lie  down  on  your  back  on  the  towel.
Place  the  pack  on  your  Liver, Intestines or Womb,  with  the   heating   pad   on   top   and   the   towel   on   top   of   that. It   should   be   very   warm,   but   not  so  hot  it  burns  you.
Ideally,   keep   the   pack   on   for   1   to   1   1⁄2   hours.   Although   anything   from   20   minutes  onwards  is  beneficial. Have  a  paper  towel  handy  to  wipe  the  oil  off  yourself  when  you  get  up.
You  can  perform  3  times  a  week   for optimum results.

 

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Reset your hormones for weight loss

Do you wonder why you are struggling to loose excess weight and shift stubborn abdominal fat. Studies have shown us that hormones hold the key to weight loss. Ghrelin and leptin in particular are hormones that hold the key to your appetite and weight loss. They signal hunger and  fullness. If these hormones are out of balance, your ability to lose weight is nearly impossible because it is very difficult to fight a strong urge to eat….so stop beating yourself up about it and take control of resetting your hormonal switches.

Ghrelin is the hormone responsible for making us hungry when it is high if we can lower it we can reduce hunger pangs and  cravings.

Leptin is the hormone that signals your body that you’ve had enough to eat and helps in optimizing weight loss.

Some of the key factors in resetting your endocrine function for weight loss include these tips :

  •   Multiple small, more frequent meals throughout the day ( i.e. six with 3 of these being small meals and 3 being snacks to key blood sugar balanced).
  •   Introduce omega-3 fatty acids into your diet (from oily fish such as salmon and sardines, nuts, flax seeds, omega rich eggs and seeds).
  •   Moderate-to-low omega-6 fatty acids (such as in sunflower oil and vegetable oil).
  •   High omega-9 fatty acids (i.e. in extra-virgin olive oil, eggs)
  •   Lower simple sugars (such as refined sugar and foods with high sugar content and simple carbs such as bread, pasta, cereals etc).
  •   Higher protein levels in meals
  •   Higher dietary fiber (aim for 25g per day).
  •   Low processed foods (anything with a long list of ingredients, try to eat a clean unprocessed diet and reduce processed meats).
  •   No artificial sweeteners (any fat free diet foods and diet drinks , sweet and low, splenda etc all filled with nasty toxic aspartame which the body does not register as false sugar so it increases our craving and need for sugar which is the BIGGEST contributor to fatty tummy…say NO to zero!).
  •   Increase physical activity, even just a small amount each day to get the heart pumping and the body working smarter
  •   Reduce stress as this is a massive contributor to endocrine malfunction.

    If you would like us to look at resetting your hormonal imbalances , we have much success using our range of therapies and nutritional expertise so for more information about how we can help you improve your health long term then please call us for a confidential chat and to book and appointment on 07531 191 688

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