Fruit and Nut Mix

Ingredients

50g Walnuts

50g Almond Flakes

50g Pecan nuts

50g Pumpkin Seeds

50g Sunflower Seeds

100g Goja Berries

Instructions

1 – Add the Almond flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and goja berries in to the bowl.

2- Chop the walnuts and pecan nuts finely and add to the mixture

3- Mix thoroughly

4- Weigh into 40/50g portions depending on personal preference. I personally weigh then into portions of around 45g

This will usually make around 8/9 portions.

I enjoy snacking throughout the day, so this fruit and nut mix is perfect for me as it provides with lots of nutrients but also tastes delicious. I usually weight out my mix on a Sunday ready for the week, so I have one every day and then a couple extra just in case. Usually I eat them in the morning and will occasionally have one at night when I have a sugary craving instead of grabbing a chocolate bar.

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Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

100mls water (can use almond or coconut milk)

Tablespoon of chia seeds

Tablespoon of honey

Handful of strawberries

1x Banana

Handful of Blueberries

Instructions

  • Mix water, honey and chia seeds in a bowl – stir well
  • Cover the mixture with cling film and put in fridge for a couple of hours (Usually I put it in the fridge overnight)
  • Stir mixture and add strawberries, banana and blueberries

Really simple recipe and you can change it to suit you by adding different fruits that you enjoy. Sometimes I eat this for breakfast or sometimes as a desert in the evening.

You can also add Tahini or nut butter for extra flavouring. I have also tried it with Lucuma which also adds a really nice flavour.

It is only over the last few months that I have learnt about Chia seeds but I have slowly started to bring them into my diet as Chia seeds have a huge amount of health benefits.

Granola Bars – Dairy and Gluten Free

Ingredients

250g mixed nuts and seeds (I used a mixture of walnuts, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and goji berries)

100g Raisins and Dates

50g Desiccated coconut

50g coconut oil melted

4tbs tahini or nut butter

1tsp vanilla extracts

3 tbsp of sweetner

2 eggs

Instructions 

1- Place all ingredients in a blender

2 – Mix a few times until combined and pieces of nuts and seeds can still be seen.

3- Place in greased baking tray or onto baking paper.

4- Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown

Really easy to make and the recipe can be altered to different tastes to include different nuts or fruits.

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Orange and Chocolate Chip Cookies – Dairy and Gluten Free

Ingredients

50g Coconut Flour

50g Coconut Sugar

100g Coconut Oil

110g Dairy free chocolate chips

Zest of 1/2 orange

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1tsp Vanilla Extracts

 

Instructions

1 – Pre heat over to 170 degrees

2 – Either grease baking tray or line with baking powder.

3- Mix together coconut flour, coconut sugar, salt and baking powder.

4- Add eggs, oil, zest, vanilla extract and dairy free chocolate chips.

5- Mix the indents together to form a loose dough.

6 – Divide into 9 balls and place on the baking tray.

7- Cook in the over for around 12-14 minutes

8. Leave to Cool and then enjoy!

 

Really simple to make these cookies and they taste delicious. They did not last long in my house when I made these.

 

Cacao and Blueberry Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

100g Coconut Flour

1/3 cup cacao powder

1tsp baking powder

¼ cup coconut oil

1/3 cup honey

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

½ cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips

½-2/3 cup of blueberries

Instructions

1 pre heat over to 180degrees, Line muffin tin with muffin cases ready to pour the mixture into.

2 – Mix together dry ingredients – cacao powder, coconut flour, baking powder

3 – In a small bowl mix together eggs, melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla essence.

4 – mix dry and wet ingredients together to form a thick mixture

5 – Add the Blueberries and cacao nibs and mix them gently into the mixture

6 – Spoon the mixture into the muffin case evenly

7 – place in oven for around 15-18 minutes

8 – Leave to cool and then enjoy

This is a really nice and simple recipe. These muffins were really easy to make and taste delicious.

They also have the added bonus of being gluten free and dairy free.

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Almond Butter Brownies – Gluten and Dairy Free

Almond Butter Brownies

Ingredients

128g Almond Butter

4 tbsp honey

64gs and 2 tbsp coconut sugar

32g  unsweetened apple sauce

1tbsp vanilla essence

6 tbsp cocoa powder

3 and ½ tbsp coconut flour

¾ tsp baking powder

 

  1. Pre heat over to 180 degrees and line bottom of an 8×8 inch tin with parchment paper.
  2. Place Almond Butter along with honey in a microwavable bowl and microwave gently under melted and smooth. Around 60 seconds
  3. Add coconut sugar and mix into the mixture gently to avoid air bubbles
  4. Add apple sauce and vanilla essence and mix into the mixture.
  5. Add cocoa powder, coconut flower and baking power. Mix gently to avoid too much air in the mixture
  6. Pour into the baking tray and smooth out evenly.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Put knife into the mixture and if it comes out clean then it is cooked.
  8. Leave to cool and then enjoy.

 

Very tasty brownies and really simple to make!

 

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Almond butter and Chocolate Chip Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

Almond butter and Chocolate Chip Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

 

75g Coconut Flour

100g Coconut Oil

100g Almond Butter

4 x Eggs

100g Honey

Chocolate chips – dairy free

½ teaspoon Baking soda

1 teaspoon Vanilla essence

 

 

1- Pre heat over to 180 degrees. Place muffin cases in baking tray.

2– Mix the coconut flour and baking powder in a bowl

3 Add the Almond Butter, Eggs, Honey and vanilla essence

4- Melt the Coconut oil and then add to the mixture. Mix until smooth

5 – Add the chocolate chips to the mixture and stir well.

6- Scoop the mixture into the muffin cases on the baking tray.

7 – Bake the muffins for around 18-20 minutes

8 – Leave to cool down

 

Makes 12 muffins