Tag Archives: Vegan

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Mocha protein balls

You can’t beat a quick protein ball and what better mix than cocoa & coffee.. 2 of my favourite things! These are super quick, easy and don’t contain a lot of ingredients so get the blender out and give it a whizz!

Note: I keep mine in the freezer in an airtight container as a grab and go option when I need- they will last forever in there.. although you will have them eaten in a few days :P.

 

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Raspberry & coconut portion balls

I love a good bliss ball and have recently started adding some protein to them to help keep me fuller for longer and I’m loving it. I am using whole foods protein powder which is a pea based protein and vegan friendly so I’m loving it (I’m not vegan but a huge veggie fan!). I picked up the raspberry oil in the local health shop and love it as an addition to raw recipes.

These can be whipped up in 15 minutes from start to finish so pop net flick on the laptop and get blending :).

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Sesame bars

These sesame bars are quick, easy & super delicious. I have them in the freezer at the minute as a grab & go option for my morning workouts and I love them!! Loaded with goodness they are a great energy bar or snack option loaded with protein, fibre & natural sugar.

These can be moulded into a bar or bliss ball and stored in the freezer for up to 2 months in an airtight container so there is no waist :).

beetroot dip

Beetroot hummus

I am loving a good hummus or dip at the moment! I have a huge love for fresh sourdough from our local french bakery these days and always need a good dip, some cured meats, cheeses and olives to go with it so needless to say.. I have a glass of red on the side :P. This beetroot dip is a result of a recent picnic trip to Rottnest for James’ birthday where I was that creep who brought a selection of healthy foods for the weekend instead of just buying them there. I honestly can’t eat pre-bought dips and sauces though, I can taste the additives in them and I mean you’d spend more time choosing a dip in the shop than you will whipping this up.  You do need a food processor for this one and I used the ninja for the first time and got the smoothest hummus ever so I highly recommend that! This will last for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge, serve it with some fresh bread, crackers, crudites and cheeses and enjoy!

broccoli and tahini salad

Broccoli salad with creamy tahini dressing

Broccoli is my favourite vegetable; loaded with vitamin C it makes for the perfect addition to any meal. This salad is a delicious mix of flavours, super easy to whip up and loaded with goodness. We all know we should ‘eat our greens’ and I am constantly looking at different ways to incorporate them into my diet and this 10 minute salad is the perfect grab and go lunchbox salad or side dish to a main protein. This recipe will feed 4 people as part of a side salad or 2 for a main dish.

Tip;  When I am cooking with broccoli I always keep the stalks to juice them as part of my green juice for the following morning or you can thinly slice the stalks and saute it into a stir fry!

 

braised eggplant

Spiced braised egg plant (aubergine)

I love eggplant!! Such a tasty vegetable when cooked right and this quick braising method couldn’t be easier!! It will be done from start to finish in less than 15 minutes, is the perfect side dish to any meal, we had ours with some spiced pork and carrot salad tonight and it was delicious! It would be delicious with a fragrant steamed fish or baked chicken with a spicy yoghurt dressing.. (Which I may have for dinner tomorrow actually!). It would also be delicious as a main meal served with some fragrant cous cous and toasted seeds.

For this all the equipment you need is a chopping board, knife, desert spoon to measure, cup to measure and deep frying pan with a lid. Don’t hesitate to comment and let me know what you think!

paleo-balls

Choco-mint paleo balls

These quick and easy paleo balls are crunchy, sweetened with natural sugar, loaded with protein, fibre & antioxidants so the perfect grab and go treat! I whipped these up in less than 10 minutes so.. there is no excuses! They will last for up to a week in the fridge in an airtight container or pop them in the freezer and grab them as you need! To be honest if they last longer than a week I’ll be shocked.. please let me know your secret so I know how to stop eating :P.