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Sunshine morning

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Ingredients

1 banana

1 apple

5 kumquats

1 passion fruit

1 greek yoghurt

1/2 lime

cinnamon

 

Wash and chop up all the fruits, remove the seeds from the kumquats and cut the passion fruits in halves, then scrape out the seeds with a spoon.

Mash the banana, add cinnamon and yoghurt and mix well, add the lime juice and then top with the rest of the fruit.

Enjoy a bowl full of sunshine and deliciousness that will brighten even your most tired mornings.

 

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Do you want fries with that?

Uhhhhmmm… yeah. Duh. They’re fries and therefore delicious! We’re not talking soggy, terrible, over salted and tasteless fast food fries but fragrant, crisp and amazing homemade sweet potato fries that are whipped up in no time.

 

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Ingredients

1 big sweet potato

1 sprig rosemary

1 clove garlic

1 tbs olive oil (or coconut oil)

salt, pepper to taste

 

For the dip:

1/2 cup greek yoghurt

1/2 lime

 

Cut the potato in half lengthwise and slice it into bite sized wedges.

Fill a big bowl with water, add the potato pieces and a cup of ice. Leave the mix in there for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

 

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Dry the potatoes with a paper towel and add oil, chopped rosemary and garlic.Β Toss until all slices are covered well with oil, then place them on a cooling rack lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt an pepper.

Bake for 30 minutes until well browned and flip at halftime.

 

Mix the greek yoghurt with lime juice and serve immediately.

Enjoy!!

Chia coconut pudding

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Ingredients

3 tbs chia seeds

2 tbs coconut milk

2 tbs coconut flakes

1 banana

1/2 lime

cinnamon

1.5 cups water

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First of all: chia seeds are awesome. Really. They’re little nutrient-packed miracles that were first introduced to my when reading Born to Run. Boy, did I love that book. And boy did I forget quickly about the chia seeds. Until they started popping up in recipes all over the place: pudding, smooties, granola bars. I mean, I’ll take any excuse to sneak in a sweet bite, but sweets with some healthy superfood? Well, I’m your girl.

For more detailed information on WHY the chia seeds are as awesome as they are, Serena from domesticate me has a great article HERE.

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Mix the seeds, coconut flakes and cinnamon, add coconut milk and water. Stir well and let the mixture rest for at least a few hours covered with cling wrap. I find letting it rest overnight is easiest and you’ll have breakfast ready (yeah, look at me, all put together and stuff). Don’t be surprised at the ratio of very little chia seeds and coconut flakes to – seemingly – a lot of water.

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Before munching away at your chia pudding give it a good stir, add the lime juice and chop up one banana and top your mix with it.

Enjoy!

Paleo Salted Almond Butter Bounty Cups

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Ingredients:

Chocolate covering:
1 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbs honey
pinch of salt

Filling:
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3 tbs honey
5 tbs almond butter
1/2 tbs pure vanilla powder or t tbs liquid pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt

For the covering firstly melt the coconut oil, then slowly add the honey, salt and cocoa powder and mix until you have a smooth, liquid chocolate paste.

I used silicone muffin tins because they’re small and leave a pretty pattern on the chocolate covering. So when your chocolate mix is smooth and nice place 1-2 tbs in each muffin tin to form the bottom of the bounty cup. Put the muffin tins into the fridge or freezer.Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 11.27.22 PM

Keep the rest of the mix for later.

Wisk together the honey, almond butter, vanilla, salt and then slowly blend in the coconut flakes. Form small patties and place them in the middle of each muffin tin, then completely cover each of them with the chocolate mix (you might have to reheat this to get it liquid again). Put them back in the fridge and try not to eat all of them while waiting for the chocolate to harden. Or immediately after. Which is harder than one might think.

 

Enjoy!