Category Archives: nourishing

Banana Blueberry Bread

This is a gluten free healthier version of a traditional banana bread. It’s lighter in texture & very moist.

You will need:
2 cups gluten free self raising flour
4 tablespoons sweetener
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix these ingredients together.

In a separate bowl mix:
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
2 mashed bananas
I used vegan cream cheese & milk.
Just to make it dairy free.

Blend.
Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add a handful of fresh blueberries and half a sliced banana.

Refrigerate while heating the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Bake for 40 minutes.
I unfortunately don’t own a loaf pan so I baked it in a slice dish.
Cool on a wire rack.

This makes 18 small slices at 88 calories each.

Stuffed Mini Capsicums

Made a light snack today, super easy and quick with some things I had in the fridge.

This was easy to do with some mini capsicums and about two tablespoons of light cream cheese
I added a teaspoon of honey & 10 crushed pistachios. Mix and then stuff each capsicum. This made four little bite sized capsicums and were sweet and salty. 

Coconut Yoghurt Smoothie

I think this is the best smoothie that I’ve made so far…

It is completely dairy free, gluten free & vegan. 

I had some coconut yoghurt in the fridge so I popped it in a blender along with two frozen bananas a tablespoon of chia seeds a teaspoon of agave syrup and a handful of frozen blueberries. 

Blend all ingredients and it will become a thick consistency. It’s a very creamy and sweet but bursting with antioxidants, potassium and is low GI.
Wee Man loved this combination too & said it tasted like melted Ice Cream! 
Yum!!

All Wrapped Up!

And by that I don’t mean Christmas!

Wraps are a great alternative to bread and are quick and easy to create.
I’d cooked some salmon for dinner so I added a few pieces to some salad greens and wrapped it all up in a light rye wrap.
Be aware of the calorie content of wraps though, they can be quite high in salt too.
Flat breads can be kept fresh in their pack for a few days but freezing them works too & are perfect once defrosted.
There are many varieties available & include gluten free options too.
Slicing them up and baking them in the oven make a more nutritional ‘chip’ too.
Making them another option for dips or nachos!