Blueberry chocolate nut cake with dark chocolate icing

Blueberry chocolate nut cake with dark chocolate icing

WARNING this cake is very decadent so indulge in small portions 🙂

Blend 1 cup of blueberries, 4 eggs, 2 cups ground nuts (I used cashews), 1/3 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup maple syrup OR honey, 1 tbsp baking soda and 1 cup cocoa powder. Process until smooth in a food processor.

Bake in a pre-heated 160C oven for 40minutes. Let the cake cool completely before icing.

For the ganache – whisk 1/2cup LITE coconut cream + 120g dark chocolate – melt on very low heat.

* You can use almonds instead of cashews and any type of berry would be fine too

ENJOY!!

3 ingredient vegan porridge

3 ingredients vegan porridge

Want more nutrition at breakfast but don’t have the time in the mornings?

Try this easy 3 ingredient vegan porridge packed full of protein and fibre! Prep the night before and you are all set. You need:

1/2 cup nut milk (I used almond)
1 very ripe banana
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Blend ingredients. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy the following morning.

Iron packed DATE paste!

Easy peasy date paste!

Dates are one of the best foods for iron. If you are constantly tired and feel sluggish, try adding dates to your diet. Get your nutrients from REAL food!

I always make date jam (more like date paste) and add this to my porridge every morning. Date jam is so versatile and can be spread on toast, folded into any baking recipe or blended in with your smoothies. Here’s how you make the stuff:

1) Soak 10 dates in luke warm water overnight.
2) Drain the dates and remove all pips.
3) Place in food processor or blender and add warm water (the amount depends on how thick you want the consistency to be).
4) Whizz and place in glass container. Refrigerate.

ENJOY!!

My latest article – Foods that fuel your little athlete

My latest article: Foods that fuel your little athlete

Providing your children with the best nourishment during their early years of growth and development is a long term investment in their health and well-being. Energy requirements are even higher for active junior athletes, who are constantly training and competing. Ensuring they have the right energy supply before, during and after training allows them to stay alert, maintain stamina, play better and recover quicker.