Category Archives: Breakfast

Choc-Mint Hemp Seed Protein Balls

Ingredients:

  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp. Hemp seeds*
  • 1 tbsp. cacao butter (6 buttons)
  •  1 cup walnuts
  • 20 drops pure peppermint extract*
  • 3 tbsps. cacao powder
  • Mixture of your favourite toppings to coat. I used desiccated coconut, Dutch pure cocoa and a cape seed mix (sesame, flaxseed, poppy, sunflower)

Method:

Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture sticks and holds together in the palm of your hand then shape into balls before rolling in your favourite topping.  Super easy and quick to make! I spooned 1 tbsp. of mixture to make each ball which yielded 20! Enjoy!

  • Hemp seeds and pure peppermint extract can be found at Organic Grocers or Health Food stores.

 

 

 

 

Maca, Walnut & Macadamia Energy Bars

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of whole walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of whole macadamia nuts
  • 1 teaspoon of Maca powder (another super food, this root which grows in the volcanic soils of the Andes in Peru, contains vegetarian proteins, vitamins and lots of minerals)
  • 2 teaspoons of Cacao powder
  • 4 large Medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon of chia butter (Made by soaking Chia seeds in water 9:1 ratio and the instructions are on the pack). Once made, refrigerate the gel for up to 2 weeks in an air tight container. It can be used as a substitute for butter as well as added to smoothies, freshly blitzed fruit and veggie juices, yoghurts, muffins, slices and energy balls.

Method

  1. Blitz all the ingredients in your food processor until combined and sticky.
  2. Tip the mixture on to a shallow rectangle baking tray lined with baking paper (I recommend a tin 20cm x 15cm x 3cm). Mine was to big so I just shaped the mixture into a rectangle using 1/2 the tin size. Using your hands, press and smoothe the mixture into your tin then cover with baking paper and refrigerate until cold and firm.
  3. Once firm and cooled (about 15mins), turn out on to a chopping board lined with baking paper and slice into 8cms x 2cm mini bars. Or whatever size you like! I like to keep these rich nutrient dense snacks small.
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Kazza’s Krunchie Muesli Munch

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A combination of low GI dried fruit, nuts, seeds and the all important super foods, this muesli will keep you full all morning and give you that much needed burst of energy we all need to start the day. The beauty of this recipe is it can be changed to suit your tastes, mood and what you have left in your pantry! I highly recommend buying nuts, seeds and dried fruit in bulk so you're not not needing to replace these foods too frequently. You will also save time and energy better spent squeezing in another workout! I prepare a batch of this muesli mix in a 3 litre container and it lasts me ages! Serve with fresh berries, grated green apple, natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Low fat dairy, soy or unsweetened almond milk is optional OR coconut water!

Muesli Breakfast Jar

Muesli Breakfast Jar

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups natural rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup of currants
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of dried Turkish apricots. Snipped to the size you like.
  • 1/4 cup black Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup x *Royal Quinoa puffed
  • 1 cup raw almonds kept whole or roughly chopped OR 1 cup of roughly chopped Brazilian nuts (I keep mine whole)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 4 tablespoons of Granola
  • 3/4 cup of macadamia nuts roughly chopped
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

Method Measure out and toss all the ingredients in a large bowl then transfer to your storage container. *Note: Royal Quinoa Puffed is available from Organic Grocers and speciality independent supermarkets

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