All posts tagged: clean eating

Kale Chips with an Asian twist.

  Opt for these irresistible snacks instead of potato crisp and work more greens into your life this year. Kale is high in nutrients including vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, and calcium, its no wonder that is this super green is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Ingredients 12 large whole kale leaves, about 200 grams 2 tablespoons liquified coconut oil 1/2 a tablespoon curry powder 1/2 a tablespoon chilli and garlic sea salt rub Method Preheat the oven to 185ºC Rinse and dry the kale leaves before removing most of the centre stalk, leaving long, thin pieces of kale. In a large bowl toss the kale in the oil to coat evenly,  sprinkle with curry powder and salt rub to mix. Arrange the leaves in a single layer on a couple of baking trays and bake for 5-7 minutes, until crisp. Transfer the kale to a rack to cool before serving. *If you like super crisp chips –  Let tray of kale sit in the oven for an additional 3 minutes after …

Detoxifying and cholesterol lowering all in a cup.

The pungent scent in celery butylphthalide is a component that helps reduces bad cholesterol. Celery is rich in vitamin C and also commonly known for it’s detoxing capability due to it’s high alkaline properties. This understated vegetable is best consumed on a daily basis to help promote overall health. When selecting celery, look out for firm crisp stalks with fresh green leaves, if you find celery too pungent for your liking try choosing ones lighter in colour, the darker shade will be stronger in scent and flavour. Store celery in the refrigerator placed veggie bag, to revive limp stalks let them soak in water for a few minutes prior using. 1 orange peeled, deseeded, and chopped. 1 celery stalk. 1 cutting of wheatgrass. 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder. 1 teaspoon maca. Place all ingredients into the blender, start at the lowest speed until a puree forms, turn the blender on high for last remaining seconds. The blending should take about 30 seconds, try not to over do it. Recipe serves as two portions, you can …

Raw Mango Cake.

Raw cakes are also known as raw cheesecake the reason being is probably because it does resemble cheesecake, well with a healthier twist that is. This treat requires no baking, there’s no gluten, no dairy, and no refine sugar involved. Raw Mango Cake Recipe. Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A when consumed. Vitamin A is particularly good for eyesight, skin, mucus membrane, and immune system. This blissful treat also contains a great amount of vitamin c and potassium as if you need anymore enticing, lets get to it. Base 1/3 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup pitted medjool dates 2 tablespoons dried coconut pinch of salt, Filling 1 large mango chopped, fresh or frozen works. Juice of 1/2 a lime 1 cup cashew kernels soaked overnight 3 tablespoons coconut oil in liquid form 1 tablespoons honey or 2 tbsp agave nectar *I prefer using Manuka honey as it adds an aromatic dimension to taste. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions In a blender/food processor blend all base ingredients until combined, add the …

Protein Bites

Great for the in between whether it be school, work, sports, or just because you need something to curb the munch attack without scaling on the red line of the nutritional chart. This recipe is way to simple to for it to be true, also the best way to the almond pulp from the leftover of making delicious almond milk yourself, recipe here. Protein Bites Ingredients 1 cup almond meal 3/4 cup dates 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut a pinch of salt 1 tablespoon cacao powder In the blender add in the dates and almonds, mix on medium-high speed until throughly mixed (about 30 seconds) but not pureed. Stop several times to scrape down the sides. Add in the blended mixture along with remainder ingredients in a bowl, mix well and then spoon the mixture into bite sized balls. Store in a airtight container to keep in the fridge and snack on whenever you feel like you need a protein pick up. I take some out for my long runs as cleaner …

Ginger Sauteed Pears

Pears are a low-calorie, they provide a great source of dietary fibre, vitamin C and amongst other nutrients. Saute them in a frying pan as an alternative to eating them raw. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 large pears, cored and cubed 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest pinch of salt Method Heat a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat add in coconut oil with pears and saute until they begin to soften, this will take about 3 minutes. Mix in the ginger, lemon zest, and salt to the pears. Continue cooking until the pears are golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. To serve, spoon the pears into a dessert bowls and add muesli or sliced almonds over the top. To make this dish even more decadent grate  70% dark chocolate and drizzle each serving with a couple of tablespoons of warm coconut milk or kefir.