raw chocolate velvet smoothie

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Who needs to buy a chocolate milkshake, thickshake or ice-cream drink concoction when this healthy smoothie tastes SO MUCH better and it’s good for you (you’ll be satisfying your chocolate craving while sneaking in some veggie goodness thanks to the baby spinach. Plus, blending the chia seeds makes them more easily absorbed in the body).

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guest recipe: strawberry-coconut chia breakfast pudding

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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.

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thai salmon with cucumber relish

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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 🙂

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savoury spinach muffins

IMG_20140703_105306 I’m towards the end of my first week on a holistic health program I’m reviewing called W8less. It’s run by Kate Troup, Aussie naturopath and nutritionist of 20 years who believes that no supplements, drugs or wishful thinking is going to make you feel good if you’re not eating good food.

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nourishing pumpkin and chicken curry soup

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As winter digs in, few things make life feel comforting and cosier than a bowl of nourishing soup. This recipe adds a delicious twist on a classic winter favourite. The bulb of garlic and curry powder adds depth of flavour and warmth and the shredded chicken makes this dish more than just a soup – it’s a satisfying meal that’s full of protein.

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cinnamon and banana pancake stack

Layer chopped banana in between each stacked pancake

Layer chopped banana in between each stacked pancake

Making mum pancakes for Mother’s Day is about as original as making chocolate cake for a birthday, but what makes these special is that they’re decadent and delicious while being healthy at the same time. Definitely no butter, no milk and no flour was used in this recipe!

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choc-chia ‘brownie’ balls

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As you can probably tell from a lot of the recipes from this blog, I love to make healthy versions of naughty treats. Some of which include my 5-Min Choc Avocado Mousse and Raw Coconut, Lime and Strawberry Cheesecake. This recipe is a protein-packed and decadently rich version of your traditional brownie recipe, without refined sugar, gluten and dairy. Just add more or less peanut butter or raw cacao powder depending on how nutty or chocolaty you like your brownies to be! I find that a lot of people who aren’t used to healthy treats need more sweetness so add in some raw honey to suit.

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sweet cacao protein pancakes

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Yes, pancakes can be healthy! Far from your traditional pancakes, this recipe is gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, free of refined sugar, full of protein and contains one of my favourite ingredients: raw cacao (chocolate in its purest form).

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