Who can’t resist a ‘dessert for breakfast’ recipe? This piece of goodness is from Prevention’s new Sugar Smart Diet book that contains loads of low-sugar recipes. Great healthy inspo if you’re trying to cut down on the sweet stuff. This Strawberry-Coconut Chia Breakfast is my favourite out of all of the recipes because it contains some of my favourite ingredients.
I thought I’d write a quick post on this hugely popular pic I posted up on Instagram recently. If you’ve been reading my posts long enough (thank you! x), you’ll know it’s no secret that I love raw cacao. I can’t get enough it. Some of the ways I’ve used the raw chocolate goodness is in pancakes and porridge.
I’m fortunate to work with nutritionists at my day job. All we do is talk about food. I love it.
If there’s one thing I love about healthy food, it’s being able to recreate naughty desserts with raw, wholefood, delicious ingredients.
Some of my faves include The Farm‘s Healthy Chocolate Ice-Cream, 5-Minute Choc Avocado Mousse and my Very Chocolately “Cherry Ripe” Smoothie. You wouldn’t really want to go back to the regular versions of these treats because they’re all dairy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan, which means you’re more likely to feel satiated and energised, rather than having to go through a sugar roller-coaster.
This is heaven in a bowl. It’s also a never-fail recipe courtesy of The Farm, San Benito, in the Philippines. I’ve run their recipes before, but I thought to share my absolute fave in time for Easter. Like most of the recipes on this blog, it’s wheat-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and 100% delicious – just as rich, decadent and creamy as the store-bought kind. Yep, even ice-cream lovers won’t be able to tell it’s not really ice-cream! Bonus: it’s super healthy as it’s rich in healthy fats, vitamins, antioxidants and magnesium 🙂
How epic does this salmon dish look? It can easily become a weekly go-to meal because it takes literally less than 20 minutes to make. Also, it’s amazingly refreshing because of the herbs and salmon is a superfood; packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals (including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12). Best thing, it’s just absolutely yummy 🙂
Clean Living Fast Food by Luke and Scott
Recipes include pizza, ice-cream, various desserts (lots of chocolate ones), doughnuts, burritos and fish & chips. Highly appealing for the time-poor but healthy cook. Not a book to be left for display on your coffee table as there’s so much do-able (not just for show) healthy food inspiration, and recipes can be tweaked to suit your needs.
On the downside, not a lot of cuisines represented here, and there are only several breakfast ideas. Still, a great book if you’re not a devoted Paleo follower, or haven’t even heard of Paleo for that matter!
I can forgo a lot of things – wine, cheese, pasta, hot chips (hmm, is that even normal?!) – but you’ll be hard-pressed to find me going without some form of raw chocolate (aka cacao) treat.
As mentioned in a previous post, cacao is a superfood, packed with antioxidants and many essential minerals, including magnesium, iron, manganese, chromium, zinc, copper and phosphorus.
*A little side note: when you buy chocolate, generally the darker the chocolate is, the more cocao and less sugar it contains. That’s why chocolate with 70% cocoa or more will taste more intense (or bitter) than milk chocolate. A lot of commercial cacao powders – and chocolate confectionery and foods, for that matter – are the same. They’re not pure cacao. They often contain sugar, emulsifiers and other additives.