All posts tagged: dairy free

100% Paleo Green Smoothie

Its almost Friday (YAY) but before tomorrow comes along I have a big day in clinic following up with and seeing new clients to get through! So to keep me on my feet I’m pulling my (dusty) blender out and blitzing up a mix of goodness. This one is 100% Paleo so there is NO fruit, dairy, gluten or added sugar…. but PLENTY of healthy FAT! By eating FAT you are NOT going to get fat! Fat is needed within your diet to help regulate and balance your sex hormones (oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone), improve concentration, memory, energy, helps the body use essential vitamins, protects your organs from injury (acts as a protective cushion) and most importantly, provides the structural components of myelin, the sheath surround each nerve fibre in the brain, to deliver messages faster! So eat all those avocados! because FAT IS YOUR FRIEND!   Naturally, K IG: @itswholesomekay    FB: /WholesomeKay Advertisements

Carrot and Walnut Cake

“Whats up doc” What do you do when you have way too many carrots on hand? (Besides eating them all) Make a divine loaf of bugs bunny approved carrot cake. Carrots are a great ingredient to add to your cakes, desserts, breakfast, dinner because they are one of the richest sources of Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that is great for your vision and helping to boost your immune system. It is also an antioxidant which can help protect against inflammation and oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Carrots are rich in fibre, low in calories and available all year round.  Icing- I personally don’t think icing is needed because it is already sweet enough with the medjool dates, but incase you like it the traditional way: Dairy Free Icing: whip 1 cup of coconut cream until thick, add 1 teaspoon of carrot gratings with a dash of cinnamon High protein icing:  mix 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 tablespoon almond milk, ½ cup greek yoghurt, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Of course, with allergies and …

Lemon and Gingerbread Men

Christmas day is all about sharing the good stuff (aka food, of course) with your family and friends so I thought why not do some myself, and share recipes to inspire you this Christmas! They are simple, easy and quick to make and are perfect for last minute ideas or disastrous  re-makes. (let’s be honest, we have ALL been there!) The recipes come from people who have inspired me along the way and have a similar philosophy of me in nourishing the body with wholesome healthy, fresh foods.

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!