Eggs are a delicious low cost/high quality protein, an often overlooked Superfood high in vitamin K, B vitamins, selenium and vitamin D. Rich is several nutrients that promote heart health and brain function. Don't be fooled by the myth that they cause high blood cholesterol - have a read of this article: https://authoritynutrition.com/how-many-eggs-should-you-eat/
Don't we all love chocolate? Especially on cold days who doesn't crave something rich and sweet... the trick is to make your own chocolate treats using organic cocoa or raw cacao powder. Cocoa and cacao are both very high in flavoniods, antioxidants which have cardiovascular protective effects and mood enhancing effects.
This is a lovely rich brownie recipe which I found on bojongourmet.com whilst researching recipes using left over almond pulp from making my own almond milk. I changed the recipe by reducing the sugar down to one cup but because of the high amount of bitter cocoa you really do need the sugar which just means it is a treat rather than an everyday food. If you don't make your own almond milk have a look at my recipe (homemade almond milk) and give it a go otherwise you could use almond meal in this recipe but I can't be sure how it would work out.
Quick & Easy meal for dinner with steamed vegetables and/or oven baked wedges with plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day served with salad.
I usually freeze left over cooked quinoa which I have ready for this recipe - just pour boiling water over to defrost. This is a favorite in our house as my young daughter loves the fritters. I have modified the recipe slightly which I sourced from Wholefoods for Children by Jude Blereau.
1 zucchini (about 250g)
2 cobs of corn
½ onion, finely chopped
2 T arrowroot flour or cornflour
½ cup cooked quinoa
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 T finely chopped basil, dill or parsley
Salt & Pepper to taste
Olive oil or coconut oil for frying
Grate the zucchini, then place it in a clean tea towel and roll up. Twist the ends of the tea towel, squeezing the juice from the zucchini, then place in a bowl. Cut corn kernels from the cob and add to zucchini, add the onion, quinoa, eggs, herbs and a pinch of sea salt and pepper, lastly and flour and combine wel...
This is a great treat which contains only a few ingredients - the most important being coconut butter. If you haven't tried coconut butter then you simply must!
So what is coconut butter? Is it different from coconut oil? Yes, coconut oil is the oil extracted from the coconut while butter is made from the meat of the coconut. Coconut butter is rich in Lauric acid which is know to boost immunity and has anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity. It also boosts your metabolism which helps with weight loss and increased energy. Coconut butter contains high levels of magnesium, calcium and many essential Amino acids. The high level of healthy fats means you feel full longer so it is a perfect sweet treat for weight loss.
Jar of Organic Coconut Butter
Handful of Goji berries
Handful of blackcurrants
Handful of organic macadamia nuts
1/4 cup of raw honey (optional)
Gently warm a jar of coconut butter in a bowl of boiled water, stirring occasionally until you...