Healthy doughnuts and cupcakes

 The holiday season is here so maintain your physique with these allergy-friendly, vegan and low in fat and sugar treats.   What you’ll need – makes 13 Cupcakes/doughnuts 1 cup brown rice flour 1 cup oat flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 241 g (1 cup and 1 tbsp) yoghurt** 1 ¼ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2 tsp vanilla paste 1 tsp butter flavour 1 tsp stevia…

December 20, 2015

Superberry Choc Tarts

  With chocolate ganache engineered from nourishing avocado and a host of wholefood ingredients, these dairy- and gluten-free Superberry Choc Tarts are a clean twist on Christmas dessert. What you’ll need (makes 6) 2 cups (200 g) desiccated coconut 1 cup (150 g) raw almonds 14 pitted medjool dates 1⁄3 cup (65 g) coconut oil Pinch of salt Chocolate Ganache 2 avocados ½ cup (60 g) cacao powder ½ cup…

December 18, 2015

Banana protein ice cream crunch

  Post-morning workout feeds have never looked so good. The cheat: Banana protein ice cream with coconut, almonds and honey drizzle. The ‘grammer: @fitfoodfash What you’ll need2 cups low-fat coconut milk (or coconut cream)2 ripe bananas2 scoops vanilla protein (we used whey)1/2 cup plain yoghurt2 tbsp manuka honeyCinnamon (optional) What you’ll doIn a blender, blend coconut milk, bananas, protein, yoghurt, honey and cinnamon if you wish. Mix in 1/2 cup…

December 17, 2015

Spiced chickpea and kale-stuffed capsicums

  Looking for healthy mid-week recipes? Try these spiced chickpea and kale-stuffed capsicums from naturopath Cassie Mendoza-Jones. Ingredients (serves 6) 6 capsicums, any colour (or one per person) 1 tin organic chickpeas, rinsed well 3 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp Moroccan spice blend Pinch of Himalayan pink salt 1 zucchini ¼ bunch kale Salmon fillets Dash of olive oil Method1. Heat oven to 180°C. Cut the tops off the capsicums and…

October 29, 2015

Jen Jewell’s strawberry protein pancakes

  Fitness model Jen’s Jewell shares her protein pancake recipe. I start my day with a solid meal of protein and healthy carbs, which provides me with energy for the day right from the start and helps to provide fuel for my workout. Generally with breakfast I’ll drink both water and have one coffee with light, unsweetened almond milk in place of coffee creamer. Using the almond milk adds flavour…

October 19, 2015

Chickpea and vegetable curry

  intro text here Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 brown onion, thinly sliced 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, crushed
 3 long green chillies, finely chopped ½ tsp dried turmeric 
 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp garam masala
 2 potatoes, cut into large cubes
 2 carrots, cut into thick slices
 2 zucchini, cut into thick slices 425 g can salt-reduced chopped tomatoes 250 ml…

October 15, 2015

Chewy chocolate date balls

These chocolate date balls are full of unprocessed goodness and their chewy texture is reminiscent of melty, tongue-dance-worthy chocolate truffles.   Try coating them in different sprinkles such as coconut, dried fruit, chia seeds and hemp seeds. Ingredients (makes 24 balls) •    1 cup soaked, pitted Medjool dates•    1 cup nuts (pecan, walnut, almond, Brazil, or a mix)•    ¼ cup unsweetened natural coconut•    Organic 72% chocolate (for coating)•    Extra coconut…

September 15, 2015

6 nutrition rules to live by

  No matter how much exercise you do – you are what you eat. It’s what’s on the inside that counts. p to 80 per cent of having a sustainable healthy body is due to good food choices. When you start to see the benefits of exercise, you’ll see this threefold combined with good nutrient-rich fresh foods. By the time your skin is glowing and you jump out of bed…

September 9, 2015

Mood foods

Feeling glass half-full? Learn how to boost your happiness or quell work stress by eating these mood-boosting foods. You want: To chillaxEating around 40 grams of dark chocolate daily boosted mood and slashed stress hormones in Swiss research. You want: Anger managementEat foods like almonds, edamame beans and spinach, which are high in magnesium, a mineral that stabilises mood and blood pressure, helping combat irritability and anger. You want: To feel like…

September 2, 2015

Lean carrot cake muffins

This recipe for carrot cake muffins is one of Rita Catalino’s favourites! Perfect for using up fresh produce that’s past its prime and a great way to meet your vegie quota. What you’ll need: 3 cups almond meal ¼ tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder Cinnamon ½ cup apple sauce ¼ cup coconut oil 5 free range eggs 1 cup shredded carrot Vanilla extract Dark sugar-free chocolate, grated, to…

August 25, 2015