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Blueberry Choc Protein Shake

Blueberry Choc Protein Shake


Blueberry Choc Protein Shake
Serves 1
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Prep Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. 300mls almond milk (or ordinary milk will do the trick)
  2. Handfull of blueberries
  3. Three scoops of chocolate protein powder
  4. Handful of ice-cubes
  5. 1tsp ground linseed (if you happen to have it)
Instructions
  1. Put in blender until smooth, thick and creamy and then drink/eat!
Notes
  1. Throw a banana in if you’re extra hungry. If you do just top it up with a bit more milk.
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Ball

Cacao Peanut Butter Balls


Cacao Peanut Butter Balls
Serves 24
These bites are high in natural protein and the only sugar is natural honey – ideal as a low GI snack or for athletes needing pre, during or post workout fuel.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can chickpeas (390g, well-­‐rinsed & patted dry)
  2. 165g natural peanut butter (Mother Earth NZ)
  3. 80g clover blend honey
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. 60g desiccated coconut
  8. 15g dark cocoa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Process chickpeas in food processor or until smooth
  3. Combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt with the chickpeas, process until they've combined and very smooth.
  4. Premix the desiccated coconut and dark cocoa, then add to the mixture and mix in well.
  5. With wet hands, form into 3 - 4cm balls. Place onto baking tray, lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until a slight browning occurs.
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Bliss Balls

Orange & Almond Bliss Balls


Orange & Almond Bliss Balls
Serves 20
Bliss Balls is a great treat that is full of great nutrition, healthy ingredients and they are delicious. They make the perfect snack!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup pitted dates
  2. 1 cup desiccated coconut
  3. ½ cup warm coconut oil
  4. 1 cup mixed natural almonds, pumpkin & sunflower seeds
  5. 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  6. Finely grated rind of two oranges
  7. Extra high quality cocoa or coconut for rolling
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Add water to soften the mixture
  3. Roll into balls and into desiccated coconut.
  4. Put in freezer for 1hour before serving for the best taste (but you can eat immediately if you just can't wait, for sure!)
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protein cookies

Protein Cookie Recipe


Protein Cookies
Serves 38
This is a great recipe to play with – using different types of flour, depending on your preferences or nutrition requirements. You could also add nuts – around ½ cup of your choice.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour (or rice / buckwheat / gluten free – or I even use a mixture of part coconut, part wheat)….experiment with different combinations to create completely different cookies each time
  2. 2 cups protein powder (any flavour you like but my favourite to use Devine Creamy French Vanilla by RNC)
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1 ½ cups cottage cheese
  6. ½ cup honey
  7. ¼ cup canola oil
  8. 1 egg
  9. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 cup rolled oats
  11. ½ -1 cup of dark chocolate (I go for the highest % cocoa chocolate I can fine – around 80% or 85%) broken into chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Combine all ingredients (apart from the chocolate) and mix – I do by hand but you can use a mixer too
  3. Spoon onto a lined baking tray
  4. Bake for approx. 10 -12 minutes or until brown on top
Notes
  1. Approximately 99 calories per cookie if you make the smaller ones.
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Hot Smoked Salam with Watercress Potato Salad

Hot Smoked Salmon with Watercress & Potato Salad


Hot Smoked Salmon with Watercress & Potato Salad
Serves 4
This is a super simple dish to put together that has loads of flavour. Great for making an impression with little fuss or time.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g hot smoked salmon fillet
  2. 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  3. 2 cups diced cooked potatoes, (or cooked quartered new potatoes)
  4. 3-4 tablespoons finely sliced preserved lemon rind
  5. Juice of ½ lemon
  6. ½ x 240g jar caperberries
  7. 1 punnet watercress
  8. Olive oil, salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180˚C
  2. Place the precooked potatoes in an oven proof dish large enough to take them all in one layer. Break the salmon into large pieces and scatter over the top, drizzle with olive oil, season well.
  3. Place in the oven for 6-10mins until warmed through.
  4. When hot scatter over the caper berries, spring onion and preserved lemon. Drizzle over the lemon juice. To Serve Divide the warm salad evenly between four plates, drizzle with a little more olive oil if needed and top with large loose bunches of watercress.
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Spicy Fish in Banana Leaf

Spicy Fish in Banana Leaf


Spicy Fish in Banana Leaf
Serves 5
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g Gurnard (or other firm white fish)
  2. 8 pieces of banana leaf (18cm by 20cm) (can use Pandan Leaf or Foil)
Marinade
  1. 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  2. zest of two limes; or 1 stalk of lemongrass, grated
  3. 3 spring onions, whites, finely chopped
  4. 3 cloves garlic, minced with a fork
  5. 2 tsp canola oil
  6. 2 tsp caster sugar
  7. 1 tsp fish sauce
  8. juice of 1 lime
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1/2 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the marinade ingredients into a pestle and mortar and give them a good bang to really ensure the flavours merge. You can process them if you wish but you don’t need to. You don’t need to mush the ingredients - just merge them!
  2. Cut your fish into cubes and place in a shallow bowl. Add in the marinade and toss well to coat all the fish. Leave for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Soften the banana leaves by blanching them in hot water for around 1 minute. Drain and place aside to cool.
  4. When you are ready to cook, place some of the fish mixture down the centre of your leaf.
  5. Fold over the long sides first and then tuck the ends under. You can simply cook like this or you can carefully skewer with a toothpick to secure.
  6. The parcels can be cooked on the grill of your BBQ, or under a kitchen griller, or even steamed if you prefer. Grill time is 5 minutes per side. Steam time is 12-15 minutes.
  7. Serve in the banana leaf or foil parcel.
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shepherd's mini pie

Low Carb Cottage Pie


Low Carb Cottage Pie
Serves 2
This is a great twist on a traditional recipe. It is lower in carbs and calories than a standard cottage pie but still packs all the flavour. It is high in protein, full of vegetables and all their great vitamins and minerals and also a perfect hot meal for a wintery day.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 300g Premium lean mince
  2. 1 tin whole tomatoes
  3. 2 cups carrot, broccoli, mushrooms (combined)
  4. 2 tsp garlic
  5. 1 onion
  6. 2 tsp mixed herbs
  7. 1 Cauliflower head (for topping)
  8. 40g edam cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. In a non-stick pan fry onion and garlic, once lightly cooked add mince. Drain excess oil. Add tinned tomatoes and mixed herbs. Add mixed vegetables. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until all the ingredients until the mince and the vegetables are cooked through.
  3. Pour the mixture into a medium baking dish and set aside.
  4. Chop up one head of cauliflower and boil in a pot with 6 cups of water until soft. Remove from the heat, drain the water and mash the cauliflower with a potato masher.
  5. Place the mashed cauliflower over the top of the mince mixture and sprinkle with grated edam cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven at 160C for 30 minutes.
Nutritional breakdown (per serve)
  1. Energy: 312 cals / 1280kj
  2. Protein: 31.5g
  3. Fat: 9.2g
  4. -Saturated 4.9g
  5. -Polyunsaturated 0.6g
  6. -monounsaturated 3.2g
  7. Carbohydrate: 21.7g
  8. - Dietary Fibre: 6.5g
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