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Bliss Balls – the perfect pre- and post-yoga snack



 

Bliss Balls

Super easy to make, free of refined sugar, and full of minerals and nutrients, these Bliss Balls are a really handy snack to have on hand.

 

12 pitted medjool dates (tip: if you can’t get medjool, then just get the regular Camel brand dates in the dry fruits aisle, and soak them in water.  you’ll need probably twice as much though)

2C walnuts (tip: if you don’t have enough walnuts just top it up with almonds, brazil nuts, cashews etc)

1C desiccated coconut

1/2C sunflower seeds (again, if you don’t have enough, then pumpkin seeds can be used to top it up too)

1/3C raw cacao powder (not cocoa powder, two quite different things!)

pinch of salt

dash of water

For added flavour: 1-2 drops of dōterra essential oil.  Our favourites include: peppermint (for an after dinner mint taste), wild orange (mmmmm, jaffas!), or lemon (different, but it totally works!)

For rolling: desiccated coconut, freeze dried raspberry powder, cacao nibs.

 

Place the dry ingredients into a blender, and waz it up.  [Waz is my own word.  Basically just blend the crap out of those dry ingredients].

Then add the dates, water, salt and essential oil (if using), and waz again.

Roll into small balls (about a heaped tablespoons worth), and roll in coating if desired.

Store in a glass jar in the freezer or fridge.

 

Thanks to Christina McGrath of Swell Fit Living xx

Dairy free breakfast smoothie

Dairy-free breakfast smoothieThis is my go-to breakfast smoothie, and its filing enough to sustain me through to morning tea and sometimes to lunch.

 

 

1 C almond milk*

1/2C coconut yoghurt*

1/2C frozen berries or 2T of acai powder

1 small banana

1 serve protein powder (I use one scoop of Amazonia RAW cacao and coconut flavoured probiotic protein powder)

2T chia seeds

1t of Vital Greens powder

handful of ice

* You can use normal cows milk and Greek Yoghurt if you are OK with dairy.  i find the flavour is much creamier and filling when i use almond milk and coconut yoghurt.

 

Waz it all up in a high-powered blender. Make it look pretty in your glass with a sprinkling of chia seeds, shredded coconut, and freeze dried berries.

 

Probiotic Kraut Pesto

Probiotic Sauerkraut Pesto

This pesto is super easy to make and is a hit with kids because the colour is just so awesome. Plus you are getting a bunch of good bacteria for optimal gut health from the fermented veges.

2 cups fresh herbs. (I like using basil)
1/2C Be Nourished Helena Bay Sauerkraut
1/2C olive oil
1/4C nuts (cashews or pine nuts are great)
Salt to taste 


Waz up in a food processor or high powered blender.

I use a Omniblend NZ V.