Zucchini Banana Bread

Recipes (4)I’ve been craving banana bread for quite some time now. I absolutely love it!!! I actually don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make some, but I found some inspiration, and this recipe was born. I wanted to boost the nutritional value of the loaf so, using a zucchini I had already in the fridge, I grated it and added it in. The great thing is that it really doesn’t alter the taste whatsoever. Adding vegetables into baked goodies is a great way to sneak those veggies into those fussy eaters diets 😉  Continue reading

Banana Millet Porrdige

If you hadn’t already noticed, I’m a massive fan of porridge. This vegan Banana Millet Porridge recipe definitely hits the spot! There’s nothing quite so comforting as a warm, delicious bowl of porridge on chilly winters mornings, and boy! have we had a few of those here in Nelson, NZ. Opening the curtains to see the heavy snow capped mountains in the distance is my que to get the stove on and get cracking with a bowl of nourishing porridge.

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My previous porridge post was Breakfast Banana Oats which is a delicious and satisfying recipe, but due to the gluten content on oats, I don’t get into the habit of eating oats too often, well I try not to anyway 😉 I, myself, don’t have any major reactions to gluten, but aside from oats, I tend to keep a gluten free diet. I can definitely feel a difference when I eat something with gluten in it, so for this reason I steer clear of it, with the exception of oats 😉 Continue reading

Banana Breakfast Oats

Breakfast has to be one of my favorite meals of the day! And I’ll admit, I am such a creature of habit, and tend to have a handful of breakfast recipes which I juggle and alternate from. Obviously making them each unique with various different toppings, or what ever is in hands reach in the cupboard. Now, in South Africa I used to frequently buy gluten (wheat) free oats, but am battling to find them here in Nelson. I don’t have a gluten sensitivity, but I choose not to eat gluten containing foods often as I know the health implications. That being said my diet is pretty much gluten free, aside from oats (organic) every now and then. This breakfast oats recipe is one of my all time favorites!!!

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Breakfast Chia Jar

A breakfast jar is the perfect option if you’re rushed most mornings, tend to skip breakfast for lack of time, or just enjoy to have the reach and eat option first thing in the morning. By preparing this jar the night before, it’ll be ready in the morning for you to just grab and munch! So easy, so delicious and so fulling! 

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This recipe is so so tasty, and is really versatile too, so you can add ingredients that suit your taste. In this jar I’ve used banana and golden kiwi fruit to sweeten it, but you can really add what ever fruits you like. I’m thinking of maybe doing a breakfast jar series, with different recipes, so let me know if you’d be keen to see more like this. Continue reading

Liquid Sunshine Juice

It’s been a chilly last couple of days here at the bottom of the world (New Zealand), with some areas reaching record lows of -20degrees celcius! Here in Nelson, it’s also been cold, but thank goodness not -20 cold! It’s difficult to stay on top of your health in winter, nourishing your body with foods that help it to thrive through the cold snaps. I make a conscious effort of getting out in the glorious winters sunshine, to absorb as much Vitamin D as possible. This Liquid Sunshine Juice will help boost your energy during these chilly days.

Liquid Sunshine Juice

We’ve come to learn that the a fair amount of us are deficient in Vitamin D, so keeping these levels high is not only key to health during winter, but can really make a difference in our overall moods. SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a reality for alot of people, and an increase in the correct vitamins and minerals through diet and supplementation can really help this disorder. I also try really hard to stay as active as I can. Continue reading

Ginger & Apple Granola

This recipe is just a slightly updated recipe to my previous Homemade Muesli recipe, which you can find here. I think breakfast has to be one of my favorite meals of the day. I always look forward to it, and this breakfast granola is one of the best!

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This recipe has similar ingredients, but with a few tweaked additions. Firstly I added a bunch of fresh grated ginger, which lifts the flavor to high heights. I love the taste of ginger, especially when it’s mixed with cinnamon. Ginger is such a great digestion aid, so it’s perfect to get this in your belly at the beginning of the day. Continue reading

Coconut Chia and Banana Passion Fruit Breakfast Bowl

A couple of posts ago, you’d see our Adventure to Picton, New Zealand, and on this adventure we managed to find a massive stretch of Banana Passion Fruit vines. Now while we were there, there weren’t many to be found, ripe and on the ground. We did, however, find a few and I at least got to taste this delicious fruit for the first time. One of my lovely friends, Lee-Anne, then gave me a bag of them that our trusty tour guide had managed to collect on a trip back up to Picton the following day. The big rainfall from the previous night had helped bring these little gems down to the ground, for us 🙂

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With an abundance of these tasty little morsels, I pondered what I could create. A Chia breakfast bowl was the winning thought, and the result was simply scrumptious

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Blueberry Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are so awesome! I love them and they’re always a staple in my pantry. There’s just so much you can do with them, and the health benefits are incredible. It’s crazy to think that so much goodness can fit in such a tiny little seed. That’s mother nature for you! 

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This recipe is so so simple, it’s ridiculous! Now, granted if you’re new to the magical world of chia seeds, the texture is a little different, and for some, takes some getting used to. Continue reading

Omega Spinach Pancakes

I love pancakes! Such a fun treat to make, and what a pleasure in creating this healthy version. A perfect way to hide green leafy vegetables for kiddies, and so easy to make!

Omega Spinach Pancakes

In these modern times, there is no much acidic influence in our lives. Whether it be from diet or exposure to harsh chemicals, our bodies are constantly trying to stay in perfect pH balance.

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Homemade Muesli

I have such fond memories of my mom’s homemade muesli when I was growing up. I remember how she used to make a huge batch and store it in this massive square white Tupperware. I remember how she used to, ever so slightly, toast the batch, not to burn it but to give that delicious crunch.

Homemade Muesli

Such fond memories! This inspired me to try re-create her recipe, with a healthy twist. This recipe is particularly great for Diabetics as it is refined sugar free. Continue reading

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