Oat, date and chia smoothie

“Breakfast in a glass” smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp raw oats
  • 2 dates
  • 1/2 banana
  • 100ml – 200 ml rice milk (or low fat cow’s milk)
  • a couple blocks of ice
  • Cinnamon
  • Whey (optional)
  •  1 tsp Chia (for the topping)
  • Cinnamon

Method:

Blend everything together. Top with chia and cinnamon for a little omega 3 boost. Enjoy!

Exchanges:

1 serving = 1 starch, 1.5 fruits, 1/2 milk

Cocoa Whey Smoothie

This one is my fav smoothie so far. It feels like you’re cheating health and eating chocolate!

Ingredients:
(1 serving)

  • 1/4 avo
  • 1/2 banana
  • about 100ml milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1/4 c berries
  • 2 tsp plain whey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • water

Method:

Blend and top with cranberries, sliced banana and chia seeds….YUM!

Exchanges:

1 serving = 1 fat + 1 fruit + 1/2 protein (4g protein in whey)

 

Chai Latte Smoothie

We’re starting this year off right! A smoothie for lunch after an awesome day on the beach. This smoothie is a new one- Chai banana and avo with a dash of almond butter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice milk or alternative, or just plain cow’s milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tsp chai rooibos (or 1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves),
  • 1/4 avo
  • 1 tsp almond butter

Blend and enjoy. This is an awesome brekki idea to add to the list.

Exchanges:

1 glass (half the amount made) = 0.5 milk + 1 fruit + 1 fat

Berry Mint Green Smoothie

I’m eating way more berries and greens for brekki these days to boost my antioxidant and folic acid levels. It’s a really important addition to keep healthy. So this was our Sunday breakfast- berry mint green smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 avo
  • handful of spinach
  • Mint
  • Water

Blend together and enjoy.

Exchanges:

1 glasse (half the amount made) = 1.5 fruit + 2 fats

Oat cakes

Gluten free, sugar free snacks.

Ingredients:

  • 250g oats, blended into a fine flour
  • 150ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb
  • pinch of salt and mixed dried herbs

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Put the oatmeal in a large bowl
  3. Add the bicarbonate of soda and the salt
  4. Add the butter and hot water
  5. Stir well with a wooden spoon
  6. Finally use your hands to bring the soft paste together
  7. Sprinkle the work surface with oatmeal
  8. Roll out the dough – the thickness is up to you depending on whether you like thin or thick oat cakes
  9. Use a cutter to mark out the rounds
  10. Place on a baking tray
  11. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool a little

Broccoli and Strawberry Salad

Ingredients

Serves 6 as a side or 3 as a main

  • 400g broccoli
  • 1/2 a punnet of strawberries
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 avo
  • 2 sprigs of spring onion
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted and salted pumpkin seeds

Method:

  1. Steam the broccoli for about 5 minutes.
  2. Lightly toast the seeds in a sprinkling of salt and cumin.
  3. Chop all your veggies.
  4. Toss in 1 tbsp olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Exchanges:

1 serving = 2.5 cups  = 2 veg, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit

Royal Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 bananas
  • 10-15 dates
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 grated carrots
  • 1/2c walnuts
  • 1/2c raisins
  • 1 tsp baking powder.

Icing

  • 200g low fat cream cheese
  • 1.5 tsp xylitol
  • walnuts

Method

  1. Mix the eggs with a blend of 2 bananas, dates and oil.
  2. Mix with coconut flour, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, grated carrots, walnuts, raisins and baking powder.
  3. Bake in a pregheated oven at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes.
  4. Top with cream cheese whipped with xylitol and walnuts.

Exchang amount per 1 small slice: 3 fats and 1 starch

Cocoa coconut and date balls

-Sugar free-

Ingredients:

  • 12 pitted dates
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut + extra for dusting
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Method:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  2. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes
  3. Roll into balls and dust with more coconut

Thank you Bonnie (again) for  this amazing delivery 🙂

Cocoa Mint Mousse Sugar FREE

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 small bananas, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 avo
  • 3 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of raw cocoa
  • small handful of mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp xylitol

Method:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  2. Serve

IT’S SOOOO EASY AND CREAMY! It will change your life 😉

Bircher’s Muesli

Ingredients

1 to 2 servings

  • 2.5-4 tbsp raw rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 – 1 cup milk or plain yoghurt
  • Whey (enough to = 7g protein, so that’s generally 1/3 scoop) (optional: only add if you want to add protein)
  • 2 dates chopped / 1 banana sliced / 1/2 cup berries
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds / coconut

Method

  1. Mix the oats, chia seeds, milk or yoghurt, whey, fruit and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Cover and leave in the fridge over night.
  3. Stir in the morning and serve topped with the almonds and or coconut

Exchange breakdown per serving 

  • Milk 1/2 to 1
  • Veg –
  • Fruit 1 (if you choose one of the above options. If you choose all 3, then it’s 3 fruit exchanges)
  • Starch 1 (2.5 tbsp raw oats) or 2 (4 tbsp raw oats)
  • Protein 1 (if you use the whey)
  • Fat 2 (1 tsp of chia counts as a fat and each tbsp of coconut or almonds count as individual fats)