overnight chocolate oats

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Here’s a super quick breakfast in a jar recipe for you: overnight chocolate oats… 🙂

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guest recipe: paleo coconut bread (three ingredients!)

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Those who know me would say that I’m a little short on patience. I want to get things done fast, I move fast and I eat fast. It’s something I’m working on – I have to consciously remind myself that there’s no rush to do things.

My lack of patience is also probably why I tend to make things that are either low on fuss, done in a relatively short amount of time, or with few ingredients – which is why this three-ingredient recipe instantly caught my eye. Yep, you read that right: three ingredients! It’s as easy as making a cup of tea. Seriously.

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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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strawberry cheesecake smoothie

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This is an absolutely luscious smoothie that tastes just like a strawberry cheesecake! Nut-free, dairy-free and vegan. It’s the perfect go-to sweet and creamy smoothie combo.

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raw matcha green tea vanilla cake

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I was recently inspired by this Matcha Vanilla Raw Vegan Cake recipe I found online for a friend’s Japanese-themed birthday party. I just modified the proportions and reduced the number of ingredients to suit my taste.

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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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green tea geisha smoothie

image So I’ve got a slight obsession with green smoothies, having posted a recipe here, here, and here. And it’s so hard to get sick of them because there’s endless combinations of yummy (and healthy) ingredients to make something that almost resembles a naughty milkshake from the corner cafe (you know, the ones which are usually heavily sweetened with sugar, dairy and flavoured syrup!).

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guest recipe: raw chocolate, caramel and banana ice-cream bars

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Image via Kate Levins

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.

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very chocolatey ‘cherry ripe’ smoothie

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Love your Cherry Ripe bar? So do I. This is a healthy smoothie version that tastes exactly like the decadent treat, so much so it tastes-like-dessert… and you can have it for brekky! Bonus: it’s choc full of protein and healthy fats (from the nuts), fibre and phytonutrients (from the baby spinach) and antioxidants (cherries and cacao). Cherries also contain vitamin C and are a good source of soluble fibre called pectin that helps control blood cholesterol levels.

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