Bite Size Blondies

Recently, I was researching almond flour recipes and came across a recipe for Blondies. A Blondie is essentially a Blonde Brownie. The recipe I had found online called for ½ cup of coconut oil and 1 cup of sugar. According to myfitnesspal.com a ½ cup coconut = 960 calories and 1 cup of sugar =…

Salted Caramel BB Brownies

At the moment I am loving black beans in savoury and sweet formats. They are versatile little bundles and great in your lunch box or dessert. At the beginning of the week I make a black bean salad – 2 tins (rinsed), tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil, 1  tamari sauce, tbsp….

The Healthy Knickerbocker Glory

The healthy “Knickerbocker Glory”, can be rustled up in minutes. Personally, I gulped it down post workout as I added Nua Naturals Rice Protein to the mix. Instead of the original recipe using ice-cream, I used frozen banana which gives a thick, creamy consistency. I have a stash of banana’s in the freezer , they are…

Healthy Buns with Coconut Cream Frosting

This week I ordered an organic vegetable box from Ripe  it arrived full of delicious vegetables, all locally produced. Inside the box there was organic beetroot. I have always been curious to bake healthy buns using beetroot, so I gave it a whirl and the results were surprisingly very satisfying. So, don’t knock it till you…

Coconut & Almond Bliss Balls infused with Cashew Saffron Mylk

“The body is both a temple and a perfect machine. Our bodies have within them a healing potential, and we nourish this potential with the pure and simple foods found in nature”, Angela Lindvall. Healthy eating does not have to be monotonous. There is a smorgasbord of food to experiment with in the kitchen to…

Sweet Potatoe Chocolate Brownies

Next time you are looking for a rich, chocolatey, fudgey, decadent treat, bake sweet potatoe chocolate brownies. They are a magnificent combination and you will find it hard not to eat the tray. I made a batch yesterday, needless to say there isn’t much left. The recipe is gluten-free using a small amount of coconut…

Carrot & Coconut Muffins

Once the weekend hits, it is always nice to bake up some delectable treats to munch on. These muffins didn’t last too long in the fridge, they were gone by Sunday! This recipe is gluten-free, grain free, low sugar content, good fibre source and best of all homemade. When baking with coconut flour, remember to…

Raw Cacao, Coconut & Peanut Butter Truffles

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly”, (Anna Thomas). These delicious treats are extremely quick and easy to construct when that sweet tooth starts misbehaving. They are made of Medjool dates, raw cacao powder, peanut butter, unsweetened desiccated coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil. There is no added…

Raw Bounty Squares

I love the idea of a “Bounty Bar”, mostly because it contains coconut. There is no other reason. This fuelled my attempts to rustle up my own version minus all the added preservatives. I made squares not bars because squares were easier to cut. It is simple as that. You can roll the mixture into bliss balls too…

Sweet Treats

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art”, (Francois De La Rochefaucauld) This is a feature I wrote for Fitness magazine for September-October 2013 called “Sweet Treats”, these delicious, healthy recipes will keep you looking good and feeling vibrant. Click Sweet Treats to view the article. Be sure to keep me posted if…

Raw Banoffi

Raw Banoffi is a guilt free treat. The recipe is gluten-free, grain free and if you follow a dairy free eating regime just omit the greek yogurt and use coconut cream. Eat it as a weekly treat. Raw Banoffi is so easy to throw together and is abundant with health properties to help you in…

Chocolate & Pumpkin Cake

Love, Bake, Munch. This cake recipe is low in fructose (if you use rice syrup, fructose is sugar), gluten-free and grain free. It had a rich chocolate taste which really satisfied my chocolate craving taste buds. I baked it on a Sunday as a weekly treat but it would make a great birthday cake for a…