I’m happy to admit, when I make a recipe I love, I always want to brag about it. Case in point, not only is this smoothie recipe delicious, if you can’t be bothered making it yourself, you can head down to Sun & Earth Organics, New Farm (my work), and I can make it for you, because I made such a big deal about it that we put it on the menu.
This recipe is great because the only thing sweetening it is the fruit and the tiniest bit of stevia in the protein powder, and the jaffa flavour comes from fresh orange zest, orange juice, and beautiful, raw cacao powder.
I have proudly converted choc-orange non-believers to this smoothie and surprised many a sweet-tooth by how yummy this is, with absolutely no additional sugar.
Best of all, you get to watch me make the recipe instead of reading it – it’s super easy, I promise!
So here it is, in all it’s jaffa glory;
Miri’s Chocolate Orange
Often when healthy snacks are suggested, the go-to is a handful of almonds, or some veggie sticks – how friggin boring right? If you still want healthy options for your snacks but want to enjoy them too, I’ve got your back, Jack! There’s a whole world of tasty snacks for you to explore, and they’re incredibly easy to fit into your way of life.
Pumpernickel toast. Hummus, zucchini, tomato and nut cheese (or ricotta/fetta goes good too)
Hummus, how I love thee. Let me count the ways….
Let’s be honest, for me, my love for hummus is up there in the millions. It’s just such a tasty thing to eat, and if you need to bring something to parties, you know it’s vegan and gluten-free, so most of your dietary bases are covered with a super tasty treat. It’s got protein, fibre, carbohydrates, good fats, folate, calcium and a whole lot of other wonderful stuff you body will love you for – you can’t go wrong! Continue reading
Who doesn’t love a chocolaty treat that’s easy to put together?
For a sweet treat without the sugar, but with a nice whack of protein, fibre and good fats, like omega3, you can’t go past my chia pudding.
It can be adapted to suit any flavour palate, just like my Coyo Chia Pudding. Try it with cacao powder or even fresh passionfruit instead of the cacao nibs, if you want, and top with any fruit you like.
I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve written a piece for you guys, but I’ve finally found some inspiration, and I’ve been featured on the Endeavour College of Natural Health blog, ‘Wellspring’, with a piece that is all about embracing your flaws.
As someone who has overcome a lot of self-doubt and poor self-esteem, I’m a big believer in the power of learning to love yourself, so this post gives you a step-by-step guide to do that, with the dorky-style brilliance you can usually expect from yours truly. I’ve tried not to make it too “woo-woo” – because, let’s be honest, that doesn’t always resonate with me – but sometimes you have to get a bit weird and gushy about yourself in order to truly appreciate who you are. It’s not like anyone is going to see or hear you doing it, so the way I see it, is that it doesn’t really matter what you look or sound like when you do, especially if it means you get to feel so much better about yourself!
After you’ve read it, let me know in the comments below – what is something you love about yourself?
Don’t forget to grab a ticket to my Nutrition for Fatigue workshop tomorrow night at Little Tokyo Two, Spring Hill, Brisbane, 6pm-7.30
Fatigue can be quite debilitating, but luckily, there are many natural and easy ways to overcome fatigue and boost your energy, enabling you to achieve everything that you need to day-to-day.
Below is Part 3 of my 5 Top Tips for Increasing Energy. These short videos are give you quick strategies that are easy to put into your day – even when you do feel too tired! You can view Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Don’t forget that my Nutrition for REAL People workshop: Nutrition for Fatigue is 6pm, Wednesday, 24th June – which is next week! For your chance to get a more in-depth understanding of fatigue and achievable strategies to give you long-lasting energy, make sure you book your ticket, as seats are limited.