Coconut & Goji Berry Bliss Balls

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I hit the kitchen over the weekend and created these delicious coconut and goji berry bliss balls. They are inspired by Pana chocolate’s coconut and goji berry flavour. I’m a huge fan of Pana chocolate and I love the coconut and goji berry flavour, having created bliss balls that taste similar is heaven. They go down like a treat and will definitely fix that chocolate craving. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

1 Cup of Shredded coconut
1 Cup of Cashews
1 Tbsp of Coconut oil
½ Cup of Goji Berries
2 Tbsp of Cacao powder
10 Medjool date’s

 

Add cashews, shredded coconut, cacao powder and goji berries into a blender, blend until you get a crumbly texture. Remove pips from medjool dates, then add them into the blender. Blend until mixed thoroughly. Add coconut oil and blend until mixed. Roll into small balls. Store balls in the fridge, they will be ready to eat within 30 minutes, or you can eat them straight from the blender! Enjoy!

 

Makes 10, time required 10 minutes. 

 

 

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Matcha & Coconut Bliss Balls

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Matcha tea is one my favourite food staples at the moment. It has many health benefits ranging from boosting the immune system, calming the mind, relaxing the body, increased energy and concentration. I can see why the Japanese love Matcha and why they add it to almost everything. I for one am always adding it into my smoothies and am always trying to think of new ways to add it into my snacks or meals.

Here is my latest creation, please do not be alarmed by the colour like my husband was! I assure you it tastes amazingly better than how it looks!

Ingredients

1 tsp Matcha powder
1 Tbsp Cacao nibs
1 Tbsp of Coconut oil
1 Cup of Shredded coconut
1 Cup of Walnuts
10 Medjool date’s

 

Add walnuts and shredded coconut into a blender, blend until you get a crumbly texture. Remove pips from medjool dates, then add them into the blender with matcha powder. Blend until mixture is blended. Add coconut oil and blend until mixed, then added in cacao nibs and blend for a couple of seconds. Roll into small balls. Store balls in the fridge, they will be ready to eat within 30 minutes, or you can eat them straight from the blender! Enjoy!

 

Makes  12, time required 10 minutes. 

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Pineapple & Ginger Smoothie

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This delicious pineapple and  ginger smoothie is a great morning starter, that will help jump start your day. The health benefits of ginger will help with any aches and pains and getting that digestive system working. Enjoy this refresher, but watch out for that ginger kick!

 

Ingredients

2 cm piece of Ginger
2 Cups of Coconut water
1 Tbsp Flax-seed meal
2 Cups of Pineapple
1 Banana
2  Celery sticks

Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a celery stick. 

 

Chop pineapple, banana and celery into small pieces.  Remove skin from ginger and add into a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend ingredients until smooth. Pour smoothie into glasses.  Garnish with a slice of pineapple slicing the middle and sliding it onto the glass, add a celery stick into the drink. Enjoy!

 

Serves 2, time required 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mint & Blueberry Smoothie

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A refreshing cooler for those days where you simply need to be refreshed!

Ingredients

1 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
1 Banana
1/2 Cup of Mint leaves
1 Cup of Coconut water

Optional
Coconut Chips

Peel and cut banana into small pieces. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into a glass, garnish smoothie with a handful of coconut chips & a few mint leaves. Enjoy!

Serves 1 , time required 5 minutes.

 


Strawberry Matcha Smoothie

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Although it’s winter down in my part of the world, this delicious strawberry and matcha smoothie certainty reminds me of summer……summer please come back!

Ingredients

1 Cup of Strawberries
1 Banana
1½ Cup of Coconut milk
1 tsp Matcha
1 tsp of Rice malt syrup
2 Scoops of Amazonia raw protein (pea protein)
2 Ice cubes

Optional
Garnish with loving earth buckinis

Peel and cut banana, then slice into small pieces. Remove tops from strawberries and slice strawberries in half. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into glasses, garnish smoothie with a spoonful of buckinis. Enjoy!

Serves 2, time required 5 minutes


Fave Oats

Now that Autumn is upon us, mornings are a bit more cooler. I’m a huge oats fan, especially in the cooler months. Oats are a healthy and nutritious option for breakfast, here are my top two favourite combos. I hope this helps make your breakfast a little exciting.

Banana Cacao Oats

Banana Cacao Oats

 

Banana Cacao Oats

Ingredients

¼ Cup Oats
1 Banana
1 tsp of Cacao powder
½ Cup of Coconut milk
1 Tbsp of Buckwheat (Loving earths buckinis caramelised clusters)

Optional
1 tsp Maca powder

Measure oats and pour into a bowl with coconut milk. Mix oats and coconut milk around and microwave for 1 minute. Stir oats, then microwave for another minute. If needed pour in a dash of coconut milk. Cut banana as desired and combine into the bowl with cacao powder and buckwheat. Stir oats until all mixed, enjoy!

Serves 1, time requires 3 minutes

Cinnamon Berry Oats

Cinnamon Berry Oats

Cinnamon Berry Oats

Ingredients

⅓ Cup of Strawberries & Rapsberries (frozen is fine).
¼ Cup Oats
1 tsp of Chia seeds
1 tsp of Buckwheat (Loving earths buckinis berry & cacao)
½ Cup of Coconut milk
Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Optional
1 tsp Maca powder

Measure oats and pour into a bowl with coconut milk. Mix oats and coconut around and microwave for 1 minute. Stir oats, then microwave for another minute. If needed pour in a dash of coconut milk. Add in the rest of ingredients, then stir oats until mixed. Enjoy!

Serves 1, time requires 3 minutes.

Want to change Cinnamon berry into Cacao berry? Leave the cinnamon and add in 1 tsp of cacao powder.

Mr Barry, please don't eat my oats!

Mr Barry, please don’t eat my oats!


Stay Lean Tea: Review

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When the lovely people at Stay Lean Tea contacted me to try out their 14 day detox program, I was a tad bit excited!

Free herbal tea, yes please!

Detoxes aren’t really my thing, I thought I better check the product out online and see what it was all about. From what I could tell it looked good, it definitely wasn’t one of those detoxes which you were drinking tea and tea only for 14 days straight. All that it involved was drinking tea and then going about my usual diet. Sounded straight forward to me. The ingredients in the herbal tea were natural and most of the ingredients look familiar to me. After a bit more of googling I was good to go!

Here’s what you need to know….

Ingredients in the teas

Lean Burner Blend: Longjing green leaf, Pu’erh Tea Leaf,Oolong leaf, Lotus leaf, Lemon Grass, Dandelion Leaf, Goji Berry.

Lean Cleanse Blend:Chamomile, Chrysanthemum, Rose flower, Lavender, Roselle, Lemon Grass, Longjing green leaf.

How to use

Drink one cup of lean burner tea every morning and one cup of lean cleanse tea every second day in the afternoon.

Results

I have to say I really enjoyed the taste of teas and could happily drink them daily. I believe that they did help my digestive system and I noticed my stomach was a lot flatter than what it usually is. Saying this I should mention that I came off a medication around the same time that I started the teas. The medication could of possibly caused a bloated stomach, however I don’t know for sure. It wouldn’t be fair to say otherwise, until I have tried the teas again, which I would happily do. Overall I personally believe they did help and are worth trying out.

With Christmas upon us and if your anything like me and like to over indulge, Stay Lean Tea is kindly giving my wonderful followers a sweet 10% discount! Enter lenae88  at the check out.

To get your hands on these delicious teas click here.

Let me know if you try them out, I would love to hear what you think.

Much love,

Lennae xxx
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