Creamy Vegetable Soup

300g potatoes or kumara

1 tomato

1/2 onion

1 garlic glove

400g mixed veges (carrots, turnip, leek)

2 sprigs parsely

1T homemade vegetable stock

600g water

20g butter

  1. Chop onions and garlic
  2. Saute onions and garlic in butter
  3. Boil water
  4. Add onoin, garlic, chopped vegetables and remaining ingrediants to water
  5. Cook on medium for 25mins- stirring throughout
  6. Once all veges are tender (but not sloppy) pour into blender
  7. Whizz until desired consistency

Can add any veges you have- just add more or less water for the quantity and texture you like.

Dark Chocolate Bliss Balls

1 cup Cashews Nuts or Almonds

1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder

1/2 cup dates

1 T vanilla essence

1/2 cup chocolate or vanilla protein powder

Splash of water depending on consistency

Coconut to roll balls in

Blend ingrediants well. Scoop mixture with spoon and roll in hands into balls.

Roll in coconut.

Place in fridge to harden.

Cashew nuts are rich in vitamin E and a good source of minerals, particularly magnesium and zinc. They are high in healthy fats- so these are a good replacement for a sweet treat or chocolate bar. They will leave you feeling satisfied, rather then craving more. Perfect for that mid arvo snack with a herbal tea!

Check out our Salted Caramel Bliss Balls here: Salted Caramel Bliss Ball recipe

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Cashew Crunch Bliss Balls

50g Flaxseeds

1T Coconut Oil

180g raw undalted cashew nuts

100g hazelnuts or almonds

90g pitted dates

1T Tahini

1T Maple Syrup

30g cocoa

  • Place flaxseeds, oil and nuts into blender.
  • Blend on high speed
  • Add remaining ingrediants, feel free to add any seeds or nuts you prefer
  • Roll into balls
  • Coat in coconut or sesame seeds or cocoa, as desired.
  • Put in fridge for 30min before serving

 

  • These cashew crunch bliss balls are good to keep in freezer as a treat

Linseed is the same thing as flaxseed- it has many health benefits, the main one being its high content of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. These have heart healthy effects including reducing your risk of heart disease, cancer and strokes. It is also high in fibre which is great for a balanced diet.

Love our Cashew Crunch Bliss Balls? Check out some more of our Bliss Ball recipes

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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.