A healthy Tim Tam

Cooking, Food, YUM

Not that long ago it was the 50th anniversary for Tim Tam… Before I discovered my path to wholesome and holistic, conscious living I wouldn’t have hesitated to sit down with a cuppa and a couple of tim tams but if you turn the packet over and read the ingredients you’ll quickly learn why I wanted to create an alternative.

Just as delicious but with out the guilt. Gluten free, dairy free, vegan and refined sugar free… HEAVEN. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

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RECIPE:
Biscuit layer

•150 g raw nuts (I used Brazil nuts and almonds)

•3 tbsp cocao powder

•75 g dates

•2 tbsp coconut oil

•2 tbsp coconut nectar

+ Blend until combined but so the nuts are still quite chunky.

Ganache layer

•1 cup of coconut cream or plain @coyo_is_coconuts yogurt

•1/2 a pack of plain @lovingearth dark chocolate

+ Melt on a low heat in sauce pan and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and mixed through the coconut cream or yogurt

+ Remove from the heat and place in the fridge

+ Line a baking tray with baking paper and make tim tam shapes out of the biscuit mix with your hand and place on the tray

+Remove ganache layer and give it a good stir or a quick wizz in the blender to make it fluffy and put a thin layer on top of the biscuit layer

+Place into freezer

Chocolate coat

•1 cup of cocoa butter

•2 tbsp of cocoa powder

•2 tbsp of coconut nectar

+ Put all ingredients into a saucepan and cook on a very low heat, continuously stirring and combing as it melts

+Once fully melted remove from heat and let cool

+Remove biscuits from freezer and dip into the chocolate, completely covering the entire biscuit

+Place the biscuits into the fridge to set and there you go… A healthy, conscious, delicious and guilt free alternative to a tim tam.

MIXED BERRY AND WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

Clean Creations, Cooking, Health, Nutrition, Vegan, YUM

Mixed berry and white chocolate cheesecake

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Now, this was one of those creations where my friend and I literally just threw things into the thermomix and hoped for the best. It ended up turning out incredibly and I’m almost going to claim it as the best cheesecake yet! Because it was such an experiment the measurements may be slightly off but just go with the flow and experiment yourself to find the right consistencies.

 I’m up in Lennox Head at the moment and this area has so much amazing food-spiration. I’ve got a thermomix and a huge kitchen so I’m so excited to be able to just experiment and have fun while having access to so much amazing, fresh, organic produce. There’s something about warm weather and living by the ocean that gets my mind and body inspired. I hope you love this cheesecake as much as my mum, my friend and I did because we ate it within two days!

Base

1 cup of almond

½ cup of hazelnuts

1 cup of medjool dates

Blend all ingredients together until consistently combined. Shape to bottom of a cake tin and set aside in the freezer.

White chocolate filling

4 cups soaked cashews

1 cup coconut cream (or coconut milk)

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup raw organic honey

pinch of salt

Blend together until smooth. Set aside half the mixture for the berry filling and pour the other half evenly onto the pre made base and place into the freezer.

Berry filling

½ of the pre made white chocolate filling

1½ cups of organic, frozen mixed berries (or fresh)

¼ cup of raw organic honey

splash of water

Heat the water, honey and frozen berries in a small saucepan on a medium heat until the berries are defrosted. Pour the berries and the sauce from the berries into the left over white chocolate filling and blend again. Pour evenly over the pre prepared base and white chocolate layer and place into freezer for 2-3 hours to set.

Serve with coyo and store covered in the fridge for 2-3 days.
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Raw, vegan, nut free Banana Cream Pie

Clean Creations, Cooking, Food, Health, My week behind the lense, Nutrition, YUM

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Banana Cream Pie
Raw, vegan and nut free.

COCONUT CRUST
2 ¼ cups desiccated coconut
127 g date paste- medjool dates
½ tsp powdered vanilla
pinch seaweed salt
1 banana

Blend all ingredients minus the banana together and grease a suitable pan with coconut butter. Press crust into pan evenly. Slice banana into thin pieces and layer over the crust. Set aside in freezer.

FILLING
1 ¼ cups coconut milk
1 ¼ cup bananas (3 bananas- 1 small, 2 large)
1 standard spoon of vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
½ cup date paste- medjool dates
1 spoonful of lecithin (optional)

Blend all ingredients minus the lecithin and date paste together until smooth. This will take around 2-5 minutes depending on the power and quality of your blender. Then add in the date paste and lecithin and blend until smooth consistency.

Layer evenly on top of the pre prepared crust and place in freezer for 1 hour.

Keep covered in the fridge or freezer for 2 days.

My two friends and I have created a social media movement called Clean Creations to empower others through holistic living, nutrition and fitness. So for more raw, clean, delicious recipes like this go and like Clean Creations on facebook and follow @cleancreations on instagram.

Everybody loves pancakes

Fish out of the water, Food, Health, Nutrition, YUM

With pancakes usually comes guilt…. but if you read ahead, you’ll find this recipe is far from a cheeky treat. I came across this Teresa Cutter recipe many years ago and only re discovered it today.

A great source of protein, potassium, antioxidants and carbs to help your body refuel, these pancakes make a great breakfast after a hard exercise session. I eat them with a dribble of 100% pure maple syrup or honey, and a some fresh fruit on top. They are dairy and gluten free and have no added sugar or sweeteners as they’re sweet enough from the berries and cinnamon. Bon appetit

Banana and Berry Pancakes

Makes 6 pancakes
Time it takes: 15 minutes

100 g (1 cup) ground almonds
1 tablespoon ground linseed (flaxseed)
1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
250 g  – 2 ripe bananas, smashed
2 free range eggs
125 g mixed berries (optional)

Combine smashed banana and eggs.
Add almond meal, linseed, baking powder and cinnamon.
Fold in blueberries if using.
Rest for 5 minutes.
Heat a pan over a low heat and add a little olive oil.
Spoon pancake batter into rounds onto the pan and flatten slightly with the back of your spoon.
Cook over a very low heat. Take your time and don’t rush.
Flip over and finish cooking.
Serve and enjoy alone or with a little honey and natural yoghurt.
Gluten free – low GI – protein rich