Raw Chocolate Nut Slice

  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Raisins
  • Peanut Butter
  • 1/4c coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4c cocoa
  • 1/4c chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2c coconut
  • Can add extra nuts and seeds depending on your liking

Blend nuts and seeds until well-combined

Add the remaining ingrediants and whizz until well-combined. Should be a sticky mixture- if too dry add some more coconut oil.

Either roll into balls, or press into slice container. Set in freezer for 15mins before cutting up.

Enjoy this slice with a cup of peppermint tea, or in the kids lunchboxes- the mix of healthy nuts and chocolate, with not much dried fruit, means it is a great snack to give you a hit of nutrients without the blood sugar spike….enjoy!

Coconut Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

1.5 cups almond or coconut milk

2/3 cup frozen blueberries

1 Tbsp olive oil or Flax oil (or hemp oil)

1 small pinch of sea salt

2 scoops Protein Powder (I use 180 Superfood protein)

A couple handfuls of greens or 1 scoop of greens powder

1 Tbsp peanut or almond butter

1/4 of an avocado (optional)

Sprinkle with sunflower or chia seeds

Blend all ingrediants in a blender- enjoy.

 

 

Breakfast Balls

Rolled Oats

Chia Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Cranberries or Raisins

Cashew nuts

Almonds

Honey

Peanut butter

Protein Powder (optional)

Chocolate chips (optional)

 

Warm peanut butter and honey until it’s slightly melted and mixed together.

Put all ingrediants in a blender- blend until just combined.

Mixture should be sticky and able to be rolled together……if too dry, then add a bit of water.

Roll into balls, set in fridge.

 

I make these balls by just adding the ingrediants to the blender….adding a bit less of rolled oats and a bit more of nuts and fruit as thats the way I like it. But feel free to play with the amounts depending on what texture you like and how much carbs vs protein you like.

These balls are high in energy- so perfect if you want a quick snack prior or post training, or as a breakfast on the go. If fat loss is a goal, limit intake as more of a treat.

See more yummy raw ball recipes:

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Simple Slaw

Red Cabbage -thinly sliced

Green Cabbage -thinly sliced

Silverbeet/ Spinach -thinly sliced

Carrott- grated

Cheese- grated

Sunflower Seeds

Celery- chopped

Corn- cut off cob, or tinned

Mayo for dressing

  • Prepare veges for the slaw
  • Toss all together
  • Put in airtight container
  • Add mayo when serving
  • Aioli is a healthier option

 

Caramel & Coconut Raw Balls (or slice)

1 cup almond meal (blended almonds)

2 cups coconut

1/2c raisins

1/3c coconut oil (melted)

1t vanilla paste

1T honey

pinch of salt

 

Blend ingredients all together. Roll into balls or press into slice tin.

If too crumbly add more oil (remember it will harden in fridge), if too wet add more coconut.

Store in fridge or freezer.

If you like this recipe you’ll also love: Salted Caramel Bliss Balls

 

These are great to curb that mid afternoon sweet craving. It is high in protein and good fats which mean you feel satisfied and won’t get the blood sugar spike like a chocolate bar would give you.  Remember- they are still high in energy, so if fat loss is a goal then make sure you limit to only 1-2 balls, or you are having them post-exercise.

Melon, Mint & Cream Smoothie

1/4 cup frozen melon
1/4 cup spinach

1/4 banana
2 mint leaves

1/2 cup coconut water (add more of this depending on the consistency that you like)

1 T cream (add more depending on the creaminess you like. Can substitute with coconut cream)

 

Blend all together until creamy.

This is a yummy smoothie for breakfast or as a post-workout snack- the combination of melon, banana and mint is very refreshing with the cream adding some good fats and protein for extra goodness!

For some yummy salad recipes check out: https://www.activ8nz.co.nz/recipes/green-slaw-one-stop-green-hit-stop/

 

Green Slaw: One Stop Green Hit Stop

INGREDIENTS

1 cup green cabbage
3 kale leaves
2 cups salad greens (eg. silver beet, lettuce, celery, beetroot leaves, spinach)
1  handful of mint
1  handful of parsley
50 grams of crumbled feta (optional)
2 Tbsp of toasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts (or whatever you have in the cupboard!)
2 Tbsp tamari sauce

Dressing Ingredients

1/2 cup coriander
1 cup mint
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp raw honey
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

Thinly slice the green cabbage, celery, kale, (roughly chop salad greens if too bulky) into a large bowl. Add to this the roughly chopped mint and parsley.
Crumble the feta through the greens mix and use your hands to incorporate.
Toast the seeds in a dry pan and once toasted to your liking splash with tamari sauce. Add these to the salad.
Combine all the dressing ingredients together in a blender/food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

I love this salad- it gives you a lot of leafy greens in one hit. And as we know Leafy Greens contain so many of our essential nutrients. Serve it with some meat and kumara chips for dinner, or with a boiled egg for lunch. It leaves you feeling satisfied PLUS will do great things in cleansing your bowels and giving you a burst of energy with all the green goodness.

Protein Pancake

Ingredients: Makes around 8 pancakes

50 g melted butter or coconut oil

2 t vanilla

7 eggs

1 t baking powder

1/2 banana

2- 3 scoops 180 Protein Powder or 1/2 cup of flour of choice

Can add chis seeds to thicken

Method:

  • Add first 3 ingredients to blender and mix until smooth
  • Add remaining ingredients until you have a smooth consistency
  • Thickness is a personal choice- to thicken add more banana, chia seeds or protein powder. Or to make more runny you can add some milk (cows, almond, coconut)
  • Heat knob of butter in non-stick pan
  • Pour mixture into pan (keep small), wait until bubbles appear on top and flip
  • Should be golden on both sides
  • Serving suggestions: Berries and Cream. Yoghurt and Honey. Fruit Salad.

I love these pancakes! They have all natural ingredients and are high in protein- which keeps me full all morning. You can whip them up mid week while making school lunches, or make them for brunch with friends on a lazy Sunday- whichever way- it will be a taste explosion, so enjoy.

 

 

Josh Emetts’ Buckwheat Galette with Ham and Cheese

This is definitely a weekender breakfast- take time to enjoy putting these ingredients together, then be mindful when eating it- as it bursts with flavour.  Want Gluten Free? Use all Buckwheat flour. It is very high in protein with the eggs, milk, cheese and ham- which is perfect for after a workout and will leave you feeling satisfied for hours!

Ingredients: (makes 2 Galettes)

60g Buckwheat

30g Plain flour

1  egg for galette mixture, 2 eggs for on top

150 ml milk

pinch of salt

100g Emmental cheese

8 slices champagne ham

1 knob Butter

Chopped Parsely

Method:

  1. In a measuring jug combine the buckwheat flour, plain flour, one egg, milk and sea salt. Mix well with a whisk until completely combined.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan and brush with oil. Pour in half the mixture in to spread and cover the base of the pan.
  3. Once the galette starts to cook, sprinkle the entire base generously with emmental cheese. Make a ring with the ham, layering it around and leaving space in the centre. Crack one egg in the centre. Once the cheese is melted and the egg is half-cooked, fold in all four sides of the galette, leaving the ham and egg exposed.
  4. While making the other Galette, add a knob of butter to the pan and then place under the grill or in the oven for a few minutes until done. Finish with sea salt flakes, parsley and black pepper.

Enjoy and be Present xx

 

 

Green Goodness Smoothie

Ingredients:

3/4c Coconut water

4 Spinach leaves

1 lemon

Handful of mint

1/4c Frozen mango

1/2 Orange

1 Celery stalk

Blend all together until smooth and juicy. If like a thicker shake, can add banana or chia seeds.

This is a great breakfast…eaten with a boiled egg to increase protein. Or as a snack with a raw ball.