Monday, 26 November 2012

It's Juice Week!

Ok, so this week is all about experimenting with new flavours and loving all things juiced!  Every day there will be a new Juice coming from the Grow Eat Run kitchen.  Juicing is a great way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake, boost your nutrition and keep hydrated.  Some of the juices you will know well, but I will put my tastebuds on the line in experimenting with some fun and different flavours! 
 Sunday: Carrot, Celery and Ginger
  • 2 Carrots (or 3 little carrots)
  • 4 sticks of Celery
  • 2cm piece of ginger
Tip of the day: Add some sliced lemon to your water for the day in a water bottle.  Not only will it change up the flavour a little, it will boost your Vitamin C and can help cleanse toxins from the body.

Monday: Beetroot, Orange, Celery and Mint

  • 2 Beetroot - raw
  • 3 sticks of Celery
  • 1 Orange
  • 6 Mint Leaves
Tip of the day: Drink at least a cup of water, maybe even two as you enjoy your morning coffee or cup of tea. Keeping yourself hydrated on the morning is super important and means you are playing catch up all day trying to drink enough. 

Tuesday: Watermelon, Lime, and Mint
  • 4 pieces of Watermelon
  • 1/2 a Lime
  • 6 Mint Leaves
Tip of the day: A juice with Watermelon and Lime is a great source of potassium and vitamins A and C.  It will also keep you cool and refreshed in the summer months by the pool. 

Wedensday: Spinach, Cucumber and Green Apple
  • 8 Spinach leaves
  • 2 small Cucumbers (or 1 large one)
  • 1 Green Apple
Tip of the day: Why is green so good for you? Green leafy vegetables cleanse the body naturally gently.  Green vegetables should be part of your daily diet - and why not, there are no many options to choose from - here's just a way to juice them!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Grilled Chicken with Greek Sweet Potatoes

Oregano, lemon juice, salt and pepper - if I close my eyes I can imagine I'm back on a Greek Island, lying on a beach watching the sunset with some dinner and a mojito!  

Now back to reality...............

I've always had the lemon and oregano flavouring on potatoes but I've substituted them for the healthier version - sweet potatoes and with a salad and some grilled chicken.  This is a dinner you won't say no to.  (Serves 2) 

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Super Chocolate Love Bites!

My husband and I made these just for fun this afternoon and were absolutely blown away by these little treats!  SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

So many super foods in one recipe!  Goji berries, chia seeds, maca powder, cacao powder, cacao nibs, and 180 Nutrition protein!  I've included the links on these super foods and 180 Nutrition for you to take a look at - all of these ingredients pack a super punch, but the name of these bites comes from the addition of the maca powder.........(curious to take a look at the link now?).  There's no baking, just mixing so it truly is a recipe for everyone.  

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

I love the MCC!

I'm not talking about the Melbourne Cricket Club, I'm talking about three incredible ingredients: MANGO, CHICKEN and COCONUT! Ok, so this salad was so good - it gets a big picture.  You know those times when you don't want a meal to end - this was it for me.  It was like I was saying a huge hello to summer but in the healthiest way!  For those of you entering the winter months, there's no reason that you can't whip this up for dinner too and used canned mango and serve the cauliflower rice and chicken hot.  I was a little bit of a sceptic when I started using cauliflower as 'rice' but now I'm sold.  For those of you new to cauliflower, it is full of fibre, folate and vitamin C - most importantly for the gentleman, it has been linked to reducing the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.  Mangoes will give you a good dose of vitamin And the chicken takes care of your protein needs. You eat this meal and it's healthy, filling, nutritious, full of GOOD fats in the coconut milk and almonds and screams fresh and bold flavours.

Two delicious sauces for pancakes!

Hi everyone.  Here are two easy to make fruit suaces to serve over pancakes or some coconut ice cream.  I made them a few weekends ago to serve with coconut pancakes for my best friend's birthday brunch and they went down a treat.  They are fresh, fruity and have just the right amount of sweetness.  Way more healthy than store bought jams!  Hope you enjoy them too.  Tors x 

Mango sauce
  • 1 Large Mango (or 2 small mangoes)
  • 1Tbsp Pineapple Sage Leaves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or the seeds of 1 vanilla pod)
Puree the mango flesh, pineapple sage leaves and vanilla extract/seeds in a blender until smooth. 

Strawberry Sauce
  • ½ punnet strawberries
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp mint
Puree the strawberries, lime juice, mint and maple syrup in a blender until smooth.