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Christmas Gingerbread Balls

These gingerbread vegan protein balls are leftovers from yesterdays dessert cook up! Literally took me 20 minutes to whip up, clean up and eat 1 or two… perfect for a last minute sweet tooth crisis 😉 Into a blender: 1.5 cup soaked almonds 4 pitted medjool dates 1 scoop Body Science Vegan protein (optional – can replace with cacao powder or hemp powder) 1 teasoiin ginger spice 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pulse for 1-2 minutes until formed into a large “dough” ball Divide into mini balls (and optional – roll in coconut) Store in fridge or freezer for up to 2 months. Extras: if these are for Christmas and your family are non-vegan, you can roll them in white chocolate and top with some chia seeds and goji berries. A vegan option – roll in vegan white chocolate or top with whipped coconut cream, a mint leaf and goji berry) You may also want to use the same mixture to make some GINGERBREAD MEN. How? Once mixture is formed into a large ball, instead or rolling …

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

I want to eat nothing but sweet potato chips for the rest of my life. I once thought sweet potatoes were ew but then i discovered sweet potato brownies and sweet potato gnocchi and baked sweet potato and pretty much feel in love after that. One sweet potato at a time. Per 100g they provide an impressive source of: iron – red blood cell production and strengthens immunity, cellular energy magnesium – hormone and neuron communication, cramping and muscle relief, decreases stress levels calcium – essential for all body functions – digestion, skeletal strength and support, muscle contraction and relaxation, cardio health etc vitamin c – immune health, supports collagen growth for healthy skin potassium – electrolyte balance, heart beat regulation, muscular health fibre – regular bowel movements, cleansing of the digestive tract, cholesterol maintenance vitamin a – healthy eyesight, skin, strong joints, immune function, fertility (egg reproduction) AND  the natural sugars found in the potato are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the insulin …

Eggplant Lasagna

Talk about plant power. I have been looking for a simple, easy eggplant lasagna recipe E V E R Y W H E R E but couldn’t find one that didn’t use cheese or pasta sheets. So I made my own…. and now I can’t stop eating it. Helppppppp Eggplant is a great low-calorie and nutrient dense alternative to pasta if you are gluten-free and is even enjoyable grilled in a little olive oil. It’s also quite impressive cut in thin strips, grilled, filled with tuna + avocado, rolled and then baked in the oven, topped with flax seeds. (Complete food porn right there)

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

What exactly is Halloween and what does it stand for? The exact thoughts of an Australian blogger who follows American bloggers. But that doesn’t matter because Halloween is one freakin’ crazy and fun night. Especially when those kids continuously visit your house in different costumes (and NO COSTUMES? Whats with that?) yelling trick or treat, expecting you to treat them with a bucket full of candy and chocolate each time – that shiz is cute. Or when you dress up as whatever you like and spread fake blood and zippers and webs all over your body without anybody judging you – THE best! But as much as I am all for the tradition of Halloween and giving candy, I also love to keep it healthy too (summer is less than 2 months away guysssss) Well for party celebrations anyway, even though I once tried ‘treating’ kids with a scary mandarin and they said with a frown on their face: “I don’t want that. I want lollies”. Mmmhmm, it was very embarrassing. #fail So I thought …

Vegan Beetroot Dip

Spent yesterday baking ahead for afternoon tea with my baby cousin and aunty, when I came a cross a heap of organic beetroots I forgot about in my back fridge. I’ve always loved the taste of them but never found a way to make something tastier than a boring boiled beetroot and spinach salad, so I went onto pintrest and found some inspiration for this Beetroot Dip – which I made for the first time in my new Optimum 4200 blender!