Little bites of protein packed energy that are spot on in terms of chewiness, sweetness, and flavor.
You can use regular potatoes or sweet potatoes for these. Makes a yummy entree or a main meal with larger potatoes. You really could fill them with whatever you like! Possibilities are endless with all kinds of vegetable combinations...but here's a start; kale pesto and a walnut/mushroom mix. They take a little bit of time to prepare, but the end result is worth it. You might like to make some extras for lunch the next day. Enjoy :)
It's hard to find a more perfect protein source than hemp! With a similar profile to egg, it contains all the Essential Amino Acids making hemp protein is the most complete source of protein in the plant kingdom. Plant-based food is alkaline-forming, and when you eat alkaline foods, it reduces inflammation, and when you reduce inflammation, you increase functionality. Hemp is also a nutritional powerhouse containing large amounts of omega 3, 6 & 9, 37% fibre, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and detoxifying chlorophyll. Also, hemp proteins are similar to proteins found in the human body, which makes them easy to digest and assimilate quickly, so they’re a great alternative to whey and soy proteins, which are often heavily processed and hard to digest - no bloating!
Ram packed with healthy ingredients, crispy around the edges, thick and bite-sized, with dark chocolate sprinkled throughout.
A quick and easy, minimally sweetened frozen dessert slice.
A cross between a brownie and a breakfast bar :) Full of nuts and grains with some yummy dark choc chunks. A good snack for smoko.
I love samosas. But they are not very healthy because they are almost always deep fried. This recipe uses rice paper instead so they are MUCH better for you and you can put whatever veggies in that you have on hand. The rice paper goes nice and crispy in the oven - no need for deep frying. Make sure you line the tray with baking paper. I didn't and they got a bit stuck ;)
Yummy little snack balls full of all the goodness that comes with quinoa, and minus the sweetener you use in most bliss balls :)
First time making cookies with no flour...and to my surprise, they turned out quite good! Though I baked them for a couple minutes too long so turned out a bit browner than I would have liked ;) These would even suit all the clean eaters out there! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, soy free, egg free, nut free.
Banana/Mango smoothie topped with raw muesli, seeds and squished berries. A healthy and satisfying start to the day.
These raw cookies are a little nutty, citrusy bursts of energy. Easy to make :)
This nut butter is freekin incredible. It's super nutritious too. MUCH cheaper than buying nut butter from the store (in NZ anyway). It takes about 10 minutes all up of blending in a food processor, but it's totally worth it. The recipe asks for hemp seeds. I had some hemp "flour" in the fridge so I just used that instead. So either one is great! I love the Oh She Glows website I got the recipe from. Check it out at the bottom of the recipe.
I don't know about you, but I get bored with the standard raw muesli sometimes. So I've been looking around for healthy breakfast alternatives. (Of course, NEVER believe the claims made by breakfast cereal companies about how good their cereals are for you. Their claims almost always stink with mis-truths). I find store bought toasted muesli has too much sweetener in it and is so expensive. I was recommended a great app (http://thewholepantryapp.com/) which has an amazing granola recipe. The cinnamon and raw cacao tastes too good to be healthy - but it's actually really good for you! I'll be adding to my normal soaked muesli just before I eat it so I still get the goodness of raw muesli, but with this tasty toasted treat on top. You could also simply eat some for a snack as it is - yum!
You could go buy a bag of roasted chickpeas from the organic store for $7-$9 or you could make them yourself for half the price :) These low GI, high protein chickpeas are packed with calcium, magnesium, folate, iron, phosphorus, zinc, fibre and other good stuff. The smoked paprika and lime are a tasty combo.
So I've just come back from an amazing holiday in Rarotonga where I got inspired to use more of their fruits and vegetables in my cooking. Tonight, I've started with something simple but such a nice change from potatoes! Taro has a different flavour than kumara or potatoes. These chips could be used as a cheap, tasty, healthier alternative to nacho chips, or just as a snack, starter or side with a nice dipping sauce.
Benefits of Taro:
It has almost three times the dietary fiber than that of a potato, which is important for proper digestive health and regularity. Fiber can also fill you up and make you feel less hungry with fewer calories. Taro root has a low Glycemic Index, as opposed to potato which has a high Glycemic Index. A low GI means that taro effects blood sugar levels slowly, without the peaks and crashes of a high GI, which lead to increased hunger later on. Eating a diet of low GI foods can also help prevent diabetes. Taro is nutritious, and is an excellent source of potassium, which is an essential mineral for many bodily functions. Taro also contains some calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and B vitamins, as well as magnesium, manganese and copper. Taro leaves contain good amounts of vitamins A and C, fiber and a relatively high amount of protein.
Feeling ballsy? Let go of the lie that you need animal protein in your diet to be fit and healthy. You don't. Animal protein is high in sulphur, so your body need's a lower PH to be able to metabolize the acidity...calcium is sucked from the bones to help with this. These little balls of delight are packed with protein, highly alkalising to the body and high in fibre.
These super fundgy raw brownies are definitely SUPER fudgy :D Not only are they delicious, they are full of essential fatty acids (from chia, flaxseeds, linseeds and hempseeds), fibre (from nuts, dates and seeds) antioxidants (from raw cacao) plus calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium and much more from all combined ingredients. So you see, you don't have to feel guilty at all about eating these brownies!
I don't know ANYONE who doesn't love kale chips! They are so easy to make too. Just cook on a low temp to just dry them out pretty much http://www.rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/thai-chili-coconut-kale-chips.html
I LOVE spirulina and eat it EVERY day. Spirulina has the highest protein of any natural food (65%); more than animal and fish flesh (15-25%), soybeans (35%), dried milk (35%), peanuts (25%), eggs (12%), grains (8-14%) or whole milk (3%). It has ALL the vitamins and minerals you need to survive except vitamin C (I added lemon and orange to these little suckers to make up for that). And it is SUPER GREEEEEEEEEN making it ridiculously cleansing and detoxifying for your body. For more info have a look at: http://www.algaeindustrymagazine.com/special-report-spirulina-part-3-an-impressive-nutritional-profile/
1.) Process nuts, seeds, powders, salt and cinnamon in a food processor.
2.) Process dates and apricots in the mixture in a food processor.
3.) Then add the juice to determine if they can be squeezed into a ball and maintain their shape.
4.) Take a tablespoon of mixture and roll it into a ball then roll in coconut.
5.) Store in the fridge.
Pecans, Macadamias, hazelnuts – any other nuts desired
Sunflower & pumpkin seeds – chia, linseeds, sesame
Dates & Apricots – all dates or all apricots will work well
Spirulina – barley grass, wheat grass, chlorella
Hemp protein powder – hemp seeds, chia seeds, pea protein isolate
Orange juice – any fresh fruit juice
Shredded coconut to roll in – any crushed nuts or seeds desired
Recipe from: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/smart-sweet-spirulina-balls/
Clean, plant based recipes for EVERYONE :) And some research thrown in for good measure.