Figs are in season at the moment (in NZ). Yesterday I had stopped at a roadside store in Kutatere (Bay of Plenty) and paid $8 for a bag of organic figs. Maybe figs are cheaper in the store to buy, but buying organic and supporting local businesses is my thing.
I’ve started making healthy options; without sugar, dairy or processed foods… and these little bliss balls are so easy to make!
This smoothie came about when I was making cacao and pistachio bliss balls. There is always cacao in my cardboard and berries in the freezer. Because I don’t eat dairy, almond milk is a must in the fridge at all times. Oh and chia seeds, these tiny little things pack a punch when it comes to sustaining consistent energy. They should be classed as a super power, maybe they already are!? Cacao and Berry Smoothie – Sugar Free / Dairy Free Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups organic almond milk 1 cup frozen berries 1 banana 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder 1 Tbsp chia seeds Method: Mix it all in a blender and sprinkle with some coconut and nuts Enjoy! I’m still buzzing from this!
Mint and honey add a snazzy combination to the Aubergine, dip them in the lemon juice and its divine! Great as an appetiser.
This is so easy, I always have Quinoa, nuts and almond milk handy. Today, I really couldn’t be bothered with another salad so I quickly whipped this up. You can have it for breakfast too, its a great starter for the day. Quinoa Afternoon Boost Vegan / Dairy-Fee / Gluten Free 1/2 – 1 cup of any cooked Quinoa – have more if hungry 1/2 cup mixed nuts 1/2 cup dried fruit Few berrys or any fruit – I use frozen berries, they defrost quickly Lemon Zest Drizzle Olive Oil Almond Milk – I make mine but organic versions are always nice to buy and have in the fridge for these moments Add the Quinoa to a plate/bowl, zest the lemon and drizzle the olive oil. Throw on the nuts, fruit and berries. Add your Almond Milk and hey presto you have a quick sustaining afternoon boost! Its that easy, but add what ever you want to it to make it tastier. Some people add salt but I’m good without it.
Usually I have a smoothie in the morning but in the weekends before I go tramping I like to have muesli with cashew cream (yum), so easy to make too.