Weekend Essentials: Banana Loaf

“People who love to eat are always the best people. – Julia Child” After a gruelling Ultimate Circuit class in Haddins on a Friday morning or any work out in any country this little number can be celebrated. Enjoy a slice or three and kick back in a leisurely fashion. The recipe is similar to…

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 Nutella

Were you aware that Nutella hails from Italy? Like most, I am an avid fan of this chocolaty hazelnut spread. However, I wanted to make a healthier version to enjoy on my porridge or add to a hot protein chocolate drink. This recipe contains less sugar and no added oil but still not a golden ticket…

Smoked Mackerel with Shredded Beetroot, Carrot & Zucchini Rice

This recipe is similar to a rainbow on your plate, an anti-oxidant rainbow. So many beautiful colours like purple, orange and green. It is bursting with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants to nourish your body. The zucchini/courgette rice is not your typical white rice. It is zucchini grated and tossed in the pan with coconut oil….

PWO Smoothie

“To nourish someone is to feed them deeply something that’s very good for them”, Alice Waters. The beautiful hot weather is back and at times it can get a bit much; you do not even have to lift your finger and your sweating bucket loads! Therefore, it is imperative to stay hydrated and keep your…

Summer Banana Soft Serve

The hot weather is back so it is imperative to stay hydrated throughout the day. Ice creams or popsicles are another great way to cool off. Ditch the store made ice-creams and try making your own banana soft serve. These are exceptionally easy to make a full of natural ingredients. A delicious, creamy treat for…

Vegetable Layered Pie Dish

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world”,  J.R.R. Tolkien A vegetable layered pie is sort of like a lasagne, crust-less quiche, casserole sort of dish. Instead of sheets of pasta I used beautiful layers of vitamin pumped vegetables. You can prepare this on a…

Coconut Loaf French Toast

“The spirit cannot endure the body when overfed, but, if underfed, the body cannot endure the spirit”, St Frances de Sales So it’s the weekend and you feel you deserve a treat? Perhaps “Coconut Loaf French Toast” might tickle your fancy? Grilled banana, homemade roasted almond butter made with love and drizzled in a raw…

Coconut Chicken & Mixed Herbs, topped with Roasted Dates

This delicious chicken recipe will satisfy your taste buds for lunch, dinner or tea. I added a Raw Zucchini Ribbon Salad to the mix to boost the vegetable content. Sweet potato wedges roasted in coconut oil would work really well with the recipe too.  The recipe is gluten-free, dairy free and spilling with a good range of…

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…

Homemade Crunchy Granola

Homemade Crunchy Granola can either be devoured at breakfast or whenever the mood takes you, no set rules. I think it is like a trail mix too, so would work well when travelling/hiking as a snack. It is sweet, crunchy and when you are rooting around the press for a treat, this will help. This…

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…