ENDLESS SUMMER ENERGY BALLS:

Uh oh it's that time of year. Did you know that about six percent of us suffer from seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.)? The “winter blues” can cause extreme tiredness, an intense craving for carbs (especially sweets), irritability, weight gain, and the desire to avoid social situations. 

Luckily we can go into damage control and agreat way to combat S.A.D. is through your diet! Avoiding sugars, eating lots of Omega-3 fats, foods containing Tryptophan, folic acid, lean proteins, and unprocessed foods are excellent for boosting your mood and energy. Here are the top foods that you should be sneaking into your daily diet.

Dark leafy greens

Dark chocolate

Blueberries

Walnuts, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds

Salmon, Trout, Mackeral

Turkey, chicken breast, pumpkin (all great sources of Tryptophan)

Sooooo here comes my endless summer balls to save the day.

INGREDIENTS:

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup flaxseeds

1 cup walnuts

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup shredded Coconut

1 scoop (21g) of Collagen beauty greens by Vital proteins (this can be substituted for another brand green supplement)

2 scoops (60g) vanilla vegan protein powder

 

HOW:

  • take a medium size mixing bowl and combine the collagen greens, coconut and protein powder
  • In a bullet quickly whiz around the seeds, walnuts and blueberries until combined.
  • All the contents of the bullet to the bowl and mix throughly.
  • Time to start ballin'! Take a tbs of the mixture at a time and start rolling the balls, the balls should be about 1 inch in diameter. After they are rolled roll them again in cacao powder to help seal them up.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge and say a giant buh-byeeeeee to S.A.D

GLUTEN FREE, PALEO CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST

Beeeeeeecause everyone needs PIZZA!!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup raw cauliflower blended finely/ puree 

I cup tiger nut or coconut flour 

2 tbs chia

2 tbs flax

2 eggs

1 tbs nutritional yeast 

1 tbs chopped rosemary

1 punch of salt and pepper

HOW:

  • Pre heat your oven at 400 degrees f.
  • Take the the raw blended cauliflower / purée and lightly sauté it for 5 mins in a pan over a mild heat. Take it off the heat and place in a Muslin cloth (or a thin tea towel) and wring out any fluid. Yes this is the most annoying step but removing the fluid will make sure your base turns out nice and crispy!
  • Place the moisture free purée in a bowl, combine with all the ingredients and make a dough like mixture. 
  • Line a baking tray with wax paper or aluminum foil and spray lightly with coconut oil.
  • Split the mixture into two balls. And flatten into two pizzas about a 1/4 inch thick. 
  • Cook bases in oven for 5-7 mins until the edges are lightly browned. 
  • Take them out of the oven, top with all the delicious things you want on your pizza and return to the oven to cook for another ten mins. 
  • Fuck yesssssss. It's pizza time.

    Enjoy babes xxx

CHOC PEANUT VEGAN ENERGY BALLS

Super rich, fudge like consistency, these guys are packed full of goodies. Raw, Gluten-free, paleo, Vegan, refined sugar free sooooooo pretty much ticking all the boxes. Perfect pre workout or as a mid afternoon snack to help you power through.

INGREDIENTS:
8 Medjool dates
1/3 cup ground Flax
1/4 cup peanuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
3 tbs chia seeds
1/3 cup water
Cacao nibs/ flaxseeds / cinnamon to roll balls in

HOW:
- Heat Dates in a pan over a low heat until sticky and tacky
- Combine all dry ingredients with the dates
- Slowly add the water and mixing the ingredients together, keep adding water until a dough like form is made.
- Scoop mix into tablespoon sized balls, roll with hand and roll in Cacao/flax mix to seal.
 

Remember these guys are refined sugar free and good for you  but still should be treated as a sweet treat. Enjoy!!

xxx

JALAPENO SPICED TAHINI WITH FLAX

Ahhhhh this stuff is the business. Seriously next level delicious. It's Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan annnnnnnnd a blendable recipe meaning sahhhh easy and bitches love easy.

INGREDIENTS:
1 Jalapeno (chopped and seeded)
1 cup of sesame seeds
1/2 Flaxseeds
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup water

HOW:
- Throw all ingredients in to a Bullet blender and start blending.
- As mixture combines and thickens add more water little by little until the consistency is to your liking and "dip" like.
- Refrigerate until cool and you got it!

I found this guy to be particularly good with Parsnip chips, oh hell yessssssss!
 

CARROT CAKE BATTER SMOOTHIE

Ok so its been a while since my last recipe upload, shit has been CRAY. 
Still no excuse, so here's a super simple smoothie to kick start the recipe influx! Yewwwwwwwww!!
 

Here's how:     1 scoop Slender blend @proteinworld OR vega protein @vega_team (for Paleo   and Vegan   version)   1 cup water    1 Carrot      1/2 apple (peeled and chopped) 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon   1 tbs flaxseeds  1 tsp of fresh chopped Ginger Ice BLEND!!


Here's how: 

1 scoop Slender blend @proteinworld OR vega protein @vega_team (for Paleo and Vegan version)
1 cup water 
1 Carrot 
1/2 apple (peeled and chopped)
1/2 tsp of Cinnamon  
1 tbs flaxseeds 
1 tsp of fresh chopped Ginger
Ice
BLEND!!

SUNDRIED TOMATO & BASIL CAULIFLOWER RICE

Beaches, bikinis, sunshine and sand. Miami in less than three weeks, ITS HAPPENING!!! 
Any excuse to get super fit and bikini ready!!

This cauliflower rice ticks all the boxes; its Gluten free. Paleo, Vegan, super low carb and the perfect meal to help contribute to that bikini bod!

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups of Cauliflower florets
10 cherry tomatoes chopped
1 cup of green beans chopped into small segments
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
3 tbs of flaxseeds
1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
Juice of one lemon

HOW:

-Blend the cauliflower florets in a bullet blender til it forms a super fine "rice" - not a puree!
- Place cauliflower "rice" in a pan, on a low heat and slowly remove the moisture
- Add all veggies, juice and seeds to cauliflower except for the basil, keep simmering  and stirring on a low heat until the lemon juice disappears
- Once the moisture is gone turn off heat, add the fresh Basil and stir through
- SERVE!!
 

VANILLA BLUEBERRY ACAI BOWL

BOWL HEAVEN. I will never tire of a smoothie bowl they are just too god damn good and the perfect post workout reward.

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 scoop Quest nutrition Vanilla Whey protein (use Vega vanilla protein for vegan and paleo version)
1 cup of almond milk
1 packet of frozen Acai
1 baby banana
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Seeds nuts and berries to garnish! I use flaxseeds, almonds, dried pomegranate, blueberries and banana.

HOW:
-Blend all ingredients in a Nutri Bullet blender except for toppings
-Pour in bowl, decorate and make it look pretty and TA-DAAAA!

 
 

GLUTEN FREE - PALEO - VEGAN : BASIL BROCCOLI BREAD

I love a veggie substitute in place of flour, my usual suspects are using Cauliflower or Zucchini but with an overload of Broccoli in the fridge, Broccoli Bread sounded like a great idea!

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2 Cups of blended Broccoli (I blanched it pre blend so i was easier to blend)
1/2 cup blended flax seeds  
1/4 cup blended chia seeds
1/4 cup coconut flour 
1/4 cup chick pea flour (use coconut flour for paleo version) 
3 tbs coconut oil 
1/4 tsp black cracked pepper
1/4 tsp Himalayan salt 
1 tsp baking powder 
1/2 cup almond milk
2 Tbs of freshly chopped Basil

HOW:

Pre-heat oven to 400deg F.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until a dough like consistency is formed. 
Place in a bread tin, sprayed lightly with coconut oil and cook for 30-40mins. 

Not exactly a difficult recipe to follow. I served the Broccoli bread with Tahini and it was RIDIC.

PB2 & CHERRY RECOVERY SMOOTHIE

Recovering after a workout is just as important as the workout!
During a workout muscle tissues are torn and need to be rebuilt in order for lean muscles to form, protein is the key component for making this happen. When in liquid form it enters the bloodstream faster to get to work, meaning post workout smoothies are where its at!

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INGREDIENTS:
3 x tbs of "The Slender Blend" from Protein world
1 x cup Almond Milk
2 x tbs of PB2 powder
1 x tbs of Flaxseeds
1 x cup of Ice
1 cup of frozen Cherries

HOW:
- Blend 1 cup of Cherries and 1/4 cup of Almond Milk and pour into glass
- Then in a separately blend the protein, ice, flaxseeds, PB2 and 3/4 cup of almond milk.
- Pour on top of cherry mix, top with flax seeds and almonds annnnnd you have smoothie heaven.

PALEO & VEGAN ZUCCHINI COCONUT BREAD

Smashed Avo is something us Aussies do best, sorry it really is true. 
So being a gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free fitness freak with eyes on a bangin' bikini bod this is something I miss out on until TODAY. 

ZUCCHINI COCONUT BREAD! 
Inspired by @wheretogowhattoeat, I tweaked it to suit my allergies and yahhhhs!
I did it.
It actually has the texture of REAL bread.
It's vegan, paleo, low fat, lowcarb and completely guilt free. 

RECIPE: 

1 med zucchini grated (once grated put in fabric and drain out any moisture) 1/2 cup blended flax seeds  
1/4 cup blended chia seeds
1/4 cup coconut flour 
1/4 cup chick pea flour (use coconut flour for paleo version) 
3 tbs coconut oil 
1/4 tsp black cracked pepper
1/4 tsp Himalayan salt 
1 tsp baking powder 
1/2 cup almond milk

HOW:

Pre-heat oven to 400deg F.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until a dough like consistency is formed. 
Place in a bread tin, sprayed lightly with coconut oil and cook for 35-45mins. 
If you don't have a bread tin, why not make rolls? Roll dough into palm size balls and cook on a baking tray for 20mins (cook time will vary on size so check frequently after 15mins.) 

Top with smashed avocado, freshly chopped radishes and hemp seeds. Ahhhhhh hell yessss!