Oat Pancakes

OAT PANCAKES

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 15 MINS
SERVES: 1-2

Because who doesn’t love pancakes? This version is made with cholesterol friendly high fibre oats.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp plain unsweetened yoghurt
  • Splash of milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 heaped tsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp each: baking powder, cinnamon and
    vanilla essence
  • 2 sachets sweetener or 1 Tbsp xylitol or honey

Toppings of choice:

berries, chopped fruit; plain yoghurt, honey, sugar free syrup, desiccated coconut, chopped nuts etc.

Oat Pancakes

METHOD

Blend all ingredients together (*batter should resemble thick-ish pancake batter). If batter is too runny, add in a bit more coconut flour). Heat a large non-stick fry pan on medium-low heat and add oil/butter Pour batter into the heated pan – you can either make 1 large pancake or a few smaller ones. Cook for +/- 2 mins on one side (or until lightly golden), then flip and cook for another 1-2 mins. Serve warm with toppings of choice.

 

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WALNUT BANANA BREAD

WALNUT BANANA BREAD

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 70 MINUTES
SERVES: 8-12

Both bananas and walnuts are great sources of healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Walnuts are also rich in anti-inflammatory Omega-3’s.

INGREDIENTS

  • ⅓ cup r extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ medium or 2 large bananas, ripe and mashed
  • ¼ cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp baking soda (NOT baking powder)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top
  • 1 ¾ cups (220 grams) whole wheat flour ½ cup chopped walnuts

WALNUT BANANA BREAD

METHOD

Preheat oven to 165C and grease a loaf pan.In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk. Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, and whisk to blend. Using a big spoon, stir in the flour, just until combined. Some lumps are ok!
Fold in the chopped walnuts. .Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
For a swirled effect, run the tip of a knife across the batter in a zig-zag pattern. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (+/- 60 minutes). Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for at least 10 minutes. You may need to run a butter knife around the edges to loosen the bread from the pan. Carefully transfer the loaf to a wire rack to cool before slicing.

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BERRY COCONUT CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

BERRY COCONUT CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 10 MINUTES + OVERNIGHT

SERVES: 2

Chia seeds are a great source of health promoting Omega-3’s while coconut is a source of selenium, an important antioxidant that protects your cells.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ¼ cup milk of choice
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 3-4 large strawberries, sliced (or any berry or fruit of choice)
  • Additional sliced strawberries or fruit for layering

 

BERRY COCONUT CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

METHOD

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, yoghurt, milk, and coconut milk, stirring well to ensure that everything is fully combined. Add in shredded coconut and sliced strawberries, stirring a few more times before covering with plastic wrap (or transferring to a sealed container) and placing in the fridge for at least 3 hours but preferably overnight. When ready to eat, assemble parfaits by dividing oat mixture evenly between two bowls or glasses, starting with a layer of oats, followed by a layer of sliced strawberries, and topped with a final layer of oats.

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Omelette

OMELETTE

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 10 MINUTES

SERVES: 1

Don’t skip the egg yolks! Egg yolks are a nutritional powerhouse packed full of feel-full and brain boosting compounds.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 eggs and 1 egg white, lightly beaten
Splash of milk* of choice (omit for Paleo)

Fillings of choice: choose 1 from each

  • Protein (40 g) : ham, chicken, bacon etc.
  • Fat: 6 olives, 1/2 avocado, 30 g cheese* etc.
  • Vegetable: tomato, rocket, spinach, mushroom etc. (unlimited)
  • 1 tsp oil/butter for cooking
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Omelette

METHOD

Whisk together the milk and eggs and season with salt and pepper. Heat an oiled pan over medium heat, pour the egg mixture in and swirl to coat evenly. Allow to set for +/- 3 mins. Add the filling ingredients onto half on the omelette and fold over. Cook for a further 1-2 mins and serve. *Omit any dairy for Paleo.

 

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Pancakes

CREAM CHEESE PANCAKES

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 mins

Serves: 1-2

Because who doesn’t love pancakes? This lower sugar version means you can have them more often too!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g low fat cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 2 sachets sweetener, xylitol or 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1//2-1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. oil or butter for cooking

Toppings: berries, plain yoghurt, sugar-free syrup, desiccated coconut, chopped nuts.etc.

Pancakes

Method

Blend all ingredients together (*batter should resemble pancake batter). If batter is too runny, add in a bit more coconut flour. Heat a large non-stick fry pan on medium heat and add oil/butter. Ladle batter into pan so that the pancake is roughly the size of a teacup saucer. Cook for +/- 2 minutes on one side (or until lightly golden) and flip. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to overcook. Makes 2-4 small pancakes. Serve warm with toppings of choice.

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Blueberry smoothie

BRAIN BOOSTING BERRY SMOOTHIE

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 5 MINUTES
SERVES: 1

This berry-blaster smoothie is packed with brain boosting benefits. Loaded with antioxidants, this smoothie serves as the perfect start to your day.

INGREDIENTS

1 small ripe banana
140g berry combo – blackberries, blueberries,
raspberries or strawberries. Or choose your berries of choice. Leave some extra to serve.
Apple juice or cold water. You decide.

METHOD

Slice the banana into your blender or food processor and add the berries of your choice. Whizz until smooth. With the blades going, pour in juice or water to get to the consistency you prefer. Toss in a few extra berries on top and enjoy. Pro tip – freeze your banana in slice beforehand for a thicker, colder smoothie.

 

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BLUEBERRY OATS

BLUEBERRY OAT BAKE

DIFFICULTY: EASY – INTERMEDIATE

TIME: 10 MIN PREP + 50 MIN COOK
SERVES: 8

INGREDIENTS

2 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 Tbsp warm water
2 cups whole rolled oats
½ cup slivered almonds
⅔ cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup brown/coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder & cinnamon
¾ tsp sea salt
¾ cup almond milk
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil or butter (if not vegan)
1 banana, chopped
1 cup strawberries, sliced
½ cup blueberries

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180°C and spray an 8×8-inch (or similar) baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine flaxseed and warm water and set aside to thicken (about 5 mins). Reserve 2 Tbsp of almonds and coconut flakes and set aside. In a large bowl combine the oats, the remaining almonds, hemp seeds and coconut flakes, and the baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and salt In a medium bowl, combine the almond milk, maple syrup and coconut oil and whisk to combine. Stir in the flaxseed mixture and blend until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir to combine. Layer the bananas and strawberries in the baking dish and spread the oat mixture on top. Sprinkle with the blueberries and the reserved almonds, hemp seeds and coconut flakes. Bake for 40-50 mins or until the top is crisp and the middle is set. I find it easiest to wedge a knife in and make sure the middle has thickened nicely. Remove and let cool for 15 mins before serving.

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FRESH ORANGE ZEST MUFFINS

FRESH ORANGE ZEST MUFFINS

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 35 minutes

Serves: 12

These fresh muffins are perfect for a picnic or on-the-go snack. The high-fibre content of the apple sauce and immune-boosting properties of oranges result in a healthy and wholesome treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix all the wet ingredients together.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Carefully spoon batter into muffin cups using two tablespoons.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the muffins cool before removing them from the pans.
  • Transfer muffins into a freezer bag and keep in the freezer up to two months.

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APPLE GINGER BEETROOT SMOOTHIE

APPLE GINGER BEETROOT SMOOTHIE

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

This smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to cleanse your body with no refined or added sugar and no dairy. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. In our opinion, nothing ‘beets’ this healthy start to your day!

Ingredients

  • 1 beetroot (fresh and uncooked) with stem removed, washed, quartered
  • 1 apple cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup carrots tops removed, washed, loosely chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach rinsed, drained
  • 1 Tbsp ginger peeled
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • Water as needed to change consistency: Add enough water to reach the surface of produce and ice

 Method

  • Blend and enjoy!
  • Serve immediately; or you can store in the freezer and thaw up to one hour before drinking.
  • For an extra sweet touch, add sweetener of choice.

 

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QUINOA PORRIDGE

QUINOA PORRIDGE

DIFFICULTY: easy

Time: 7 minutes

Serves: 1

This very berry quinoa porridge is an easy, clean eating breakfast for busy mornings. It’s full of good-for-your-gut nutritious ingredients, leaving you feeling fuller for longer and energised to take on the day!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup macadamia milk or any milk of choice
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

TOPPINGS

  • 1/2 cup of berries of choice
  • 1 tsp  sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp goji berries
  • 1 Tbsp nut butter of choice

METHOD

  • Warm the milk, honey & vanilla in a small sauce pan over the stove.
  • Place the cooked quinoa in a bowl & pour milk over it.
  • Top it with all your delicious toppings.

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