YOGHURT AND BERRY MUFFINS

I love using oats in baking, their higher protein content makes them so filling, in a long lasting way that almost allows me to stop at just one of whatever I’ve made. Almost. These muffins are made with lovely wholesome ingredients and have just enough sweetness to feel like a treat.

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CHOC COCONUT NOUGAT BITES

The Summer Roll. A delicious nutty, chocolate, coconut, nougat treat. A treat that I’ve recreated in a slightly more nutritious¬†manner… it’s made with nutrient dense seeds, nuts and coconut, far less sugar (just some maple syrup and the chocolate), and contains no wheat or dairy. Also tastes like a dream.

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SUMMER STONE FRUIT CRUMBLE

This crumble is the perfect way to use up stone fruit that might be getting a little over ripe or that you have an excess of. It’s also just a delicious was to eat it. It’s completely dairy free and lower in fat and sugar than a regular crumble. As a bonus, it’s easy to make.

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OVERNIGHT OATS WITH CINNAMON NUT CRUMBLE AND CARAMELISED PLUMS

This is a delicious breakfast and perfect as we approach summer as it’s both cold and involves summer stone fruit – yum! You can make everything the night before so in the morning you just layer it all together (also known as throwing the topping in your oat jar/container) and you’re ready to run out the door.

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THE HEALTHIEST CHOCOLATE PUDDING YOU’LL EVER EAT

How good does this look? What if I told you that it was healthy enough to eat for breakfast – a main meal – and tasty enough to enjoy as a treat? What if I said it would count towards your veg servings for the day? Yep. And it has no avocado in it, and the texture’s a bit like mousse/ a bit like pudding and can be frozen into paddle pop type things. Oh yeah, it’s vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free too. Want to know more?

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VANILLA AND COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

Nutritious, pretty and yummy breakfasts like this don’t need to be time consuming. I love a breakfast that I can prepare before going to bed and then have it ready to go in the morning when time is more important to me. I want to be the kind of person that can get up really early and exercise, make a delicious breakfast and get to work in time… but I’m not! I find getting up earlier than I have to really hard and my mornings always feel really busy. I tend to eat breakfast at work, so grab and go breakfasts like this are an excellent option.

 

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STRAWBERRY AND VANILLA GRANITA

This is a refreshing, easy and nutritious summer dessert. Or snack for that matter. ¬†It’s dairy, gluten and sugar free and maximises that fresh strawberry flavour. That flavour is enhanced by both the freshness of lime and the lingering¬†vanilla flavour. You could leave the vanilla out but I think it’s what takes this to the next level, from frozen snack to dessert.

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BRILLIANT BEAN BROWNIES

There are no black beans in these brownies. I repeat, these brownies are black bean free. I sometimes feel that black beans have a slightly overpowering taste, even when smothered in chocolate. When I make a bean based brownie I like to use cannelini beans as you still get the health benefits of them being a plant based dessert that’s full of fibre, but with a less ‘beany’ taste.

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STRAWBERRY AND VANILLA BEAN PORRIDGE

It’s a weird time of year in Melbourne. We’re oscillating between smoothie and cold drink weather and warm porridge weather. Sort of typical Melbourne really. This porridge straddles that fence nicely. Strawberries are abundant at the moment as the weather heats up around the country and they are so delicious teamed with the vanilla scented creaminess of this porridge.

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BANANA CHOCOLATE MARBLED SMOOTHIE

 

This smoothie is both tasty and pretty. And full of the good stuff of course! You can use your preferred milk but almond or oat would both be delicious choices. The marbled effect is easy to do and makes for a pretty finish. We eat with our eyes first and I find the nice my food looks the more mindful I am when eating it.

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