Guest Interview: The Grounded Foodie + Herbed Quinoa with Orange and Pistachio Sauce recipe

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This week’s gorgeous guest is The Grounded Foodie a fellow health coach who I have been lucky enough to meet a couple of times. As she is such a warm and enjoyable person to be around, I am excited to be able to introduce you all to her today.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, your website and what you do. 

I am a busy wife and mum of three energetic boys who keep me on the go. I enjoy entertaining family and friends and, growing up in a European family, have always loved to cook and create new dishes. I love veggie gardening and am inspired by a healthy way of eating, the benefits of organics and super foods. Since October last year I have been studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and have been training to become a Holistic Health Coach.  My Facebook page and Blog mainly focus on organic, wheat free, dairy free and sugar free recipes. If you would like regular healthy recipes and health tips posted on your news feeds please like my face book page The Grounded Foodie xx Continue reading

Chocolate Banana Cream Tart

sliceThis tart is soo tasty! It kind of reminds me of a mix between a chocolate brownie and chocolate mousse. This is the perfect treat to serve when entertaining friends. As it is very rich, a tiny slice is the perfect size, so it should serve up to 10 people.

Ingredients

Base

3 ½ cups walnuts
½ cup cacao powder
2 tsp natural vanilla essence Continue reading

Guest Interview: Madeleine Shaw + Her Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe

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This week’s Gorgeous Guest is the glowing Madeleine Shaw from madeleineshaw.com. Madeleine is a fellow health coach who is based in London. I discovered her website about 6 months ago and have been taking in all her wonderful health tips ever since. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why filling your body with healthy food is so important to you.

I am a Nutritional Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and creator of madeleineshaw.com which is a nutritional and foodie website that was created to inspire others to eat and feel their best! Continue reading

Chai Breakfast Smoothie

chaiThis smoothie is sooo good! It tastes like a chai milkshake and is a quick and easy breakfast option.

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (homemade recipe is here)
1/4 banana (put more banana in if you like your smoothies sweet)
2 tbsp shredded coconut (optional)
1 tsp coconut oil (optional) Continue reading

Juice Pulp Doggie Treats

dog treatI found this recipe for these doggie treats on a great site called Table For Five. It’s such a great way to use up your leftover juice pulp instead of throwing it out and letting it go to waste.

Please note: there are some fruits, vegetables and nuts that are highly toxic to dogs so double check that all the veggies in the juice pulp are safe. Also, peanuts themselves can be bad for dogs as they can be a choking hazard. Smooth peanut butter is safe if your dog does not have a peanut allergy, but just make sure it says 100% peanuts in the Continue reading

Paleo Choc Coconut Loaf

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I am on day 16 of my detox and recently found myself craving cake (which is weird as I never usually crave cake), so I came up with this recipe. I only used one small banana for the whole loaf as I am trying to keep my fructose intake to a minimum but if you have a sweet tooth you can add in another banana or your choice of sweetener. This is such a quick and easy recipe to make especially if you have a blender or food processor.  Continue reading

Raw Carrot Cake Balls

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These are the perfect low fructose snack and are packed full of protein. The only thing that’s been used to sweeten them is the grated apple. If you have a massive sweet tooth feel free to add your choice of sweetener to the recipe.

Ingredients

1 ½ cups cashews, soaked in water for 4 hours  Continue reading

Cashew Raspberry Protein Balls

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These are the perfect treat if you are on a similar detox to me as the only thing used to sweeten them is a handful of raspberries and thus they have a very low sugar content. If, however, you have a sweet tooth feel free to add your choice of sweetener. Half a mashed up banana would also work nicely. Continue reading

Ginger, Carrot and Coconut Pikelets

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As many of you may know, I am on a detox (now on day 8) so I have been trying to get as creative as possible with my food to avoid cravings and boredom. These pikelets definitely hit the spot! This recipe makes enough for 2 people or 2 meals. I had some for lunch yesterday and then the rest for breakfast today, so they taste great cold as well.  Continue reading