Protein Pancakes

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Healthy eating | Comments Off on Protein Pancakes




Peanut Butter, Banana & Coconut Pancakes



Very quick and easy to make. This pancake batter takes just a few minutes to mash together. It is high in protein, making them a great low GI start to the day. The ingredients are naturally gluten and dairy free, yet pancakes still turn out light and fluffy. They are a delicious alternative to white flour, high GI, pancakes. To top it all off they are a hit with the children!


1 banana, mashed

2 eggs, beaten

1 tblsp peanut or almond butter

1 tblsp coconut flour or ground almonds


Simply combine all the ingredients, and spoon mixture onto a hot pan with coconut oil or butter for frying.

When ‘holes’ start to appear, toss them over. Serve with yoghurt & berries or lemon juice & honey…whatever you fancy!

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Raw Chocolate Treats

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Healthy eating | Comments Off on Raw Chocolate Treats





It is so simple, there are 3 basic ingredients and then you can add in whatever you like!


125g cocoa butter

125g raw cocoa powder

80g coconut palm sugar (milled in coffee bean grinder) You can also use raw honey/ maple syrup / agave syrup


Method for basic choccy:

1) Melt cocoa butter in a bowl over a pot of boiling water

2) Stir in cocoa powder and milled sugar


Additional Fillers! This is where you personalise your chocolates and add in your favourite ingredients.

I added in 5 crushed oat cakes, 2 tablesps of toasted pumpkin seeds, 2 tablesps goji berries, 2 tablesps desiccated coconut.

Spoon mixture into moulds or fairy cake cases and sprinkle with a garnish, I used bee pollen for its wonderful golden colour! (and wonderful superfood qualities also!)

Lastly pop in the fridge for as long as you can bare, try forget about them for at least 45 mins to set!




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Day 8 Decadent Detox

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Healthy eating | Comments Off on Day 8 Decadent Detox


Who says cleansing needs to be depriving?! Certainly not my kind anyway. Although something this good makes me feel guilty! However at €2.90 for a 125ml pot it would want to be VERY nice. And, IT IS!!! This coconut yoghurt adheres to my 9 day detox, however without added sugar there is xylitol on the ingredients list. Xylitol is a natural plant sugar, that does not have an effect on blood sugar levels. This makes it a very good alternative for diabetics. So I may be slightly cheating, but I am on day 8!

What did I garnish my yoghurt with?

tea : yoghrt

I didn’t include a picture of the finished article because, well…to be honest, it didn’t look amazingly presentable! But, again to reiterate, it tasted delicious. I added hemp seeds, which are a decent source of protein and omega 6 and 3, and.. I love them. Also into the mix went a few cocoa nibs, another one of my superfood weaknesses. Although I am cheating again with these because cocoa contains caffeine. Uh-oh I am really going wild now! If you are trying cocoa nibs for the first time, go easy, they can be quite bitter. Lastly to top it off, my own granola, just about a dessertspoon for a bit of crunch.

To wash it all down, my favourite Pukka tea, Love. I enjoy drinking it at night I find it very soothing and quite mellow. Thank you to my friend Heidi for introducing it to me!

What are your non guilt pleasures?

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