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Creamsicle Milkshake


A delicious thick orange cream shake.

Preparation: 3 minutes
Serves: 1 servings
Energy: 214 calories per serving

Ingredients:
– 1 cup plain yoghurt
– 1 cup semi-skimmed milk
– ½ tsp sugar free orange gelatine powder

Method:
1) Combine ingredients and a few ice cubes in blender.
2) Blend on high until smooth.

Note: Any flavour gelatine powder work.


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Apple Jubilee


A sweet, crunch dessert delight.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Serves: 6 servings
Energy: 74 calories per serving

Ingredients:
– 1 cup granny smith apples, cubed
– 6 oz nonfat vanilla yoghurt
– 3 cups McIntosh apples, cubed
– 1 cup seedless grapes, halved

Method:
1) Wash, core and cube apples, leaving peel on. Add to a large mixing bowl.
2) Wash and slice grapes in halves. Add to apples.
3) Pour yoghurt over fruit and mix.
4) Refrigerate covered for 20 minutes.
5) Divide into individual 1 cup ramekins and serve.


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Blueberry Dream Come True


Delicious blueberry popsicles perfect for a hot summer day.
Blueberry popsicle

Ingredients:
– 1 cup blueberries
– ⅛ cup liquid sweetener (Coconut Nectar for example)
– 1 lemon juiced
– 1 and a half cups of coconut milk

Method:
1) Pour sweetener and lemon juice over berries and mix gently.
2) Put coconut cream in a medium mixing bowl and whip until thickened adding in the blueberry mixture while whipping. Some of the berries will break down releasing their juices and creating texture. If you want the berries whole hand mix them in gently using a rubber spatula. If you prefer a quicker alternative and a more purple colored pop simply blend all of the ingredients together.
3) Pour mixture into popsicle molds.
4) Place a 6 inch twig or paddle pop stick in place and freeze for 2 – 6 hours or until completely frozen.
5) Run the mold under warm water for a few seconds and gently pull from mold.

Enjoy!


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High Protein, Low Carb Chocolate Cups


Here is a high protein, very low carb chocolate cups Recipe. Enjoy! 🙂

Melt a bar (50g) of 99% chocolate (for example from the brand Lindt), 2 tsp coconut oil, and a bit of your favourite sweetener in a glass bowl on top of a boiling pot of water.

While melting the chocolate, mix the following in a bowl to form the protein “stuffing”.

1/4 cup of chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup of ground mixed nuts
1/8 cup of coconut flour
1/4 cup of ground oats
1/2 cup of almond milk

Once the chocolate is melted, pour a thin layer into silicone muffin mold/chocolate molds. Once you have 10-12 pieces poured, place in freezer for 10 minutes.

After the chocolate has hardened in the freezer, place stuffing on top of frozen chocolate base, leaving room for more chocolate on top. Freeze for 10 more minutes.

Once the filling has set, pour the remaining 1/2 of your chocolate on top of each piece. Freeze for 10 more minutes and then eat. YUMMIE!


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Date, Almond and Brazil Nut Truffles


A healthy treat to keep your chocolate craving at bay.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Serves: 20 servings
Energy: 120 calories per serving

Ingredients:
– 1 ¼ cup dates
– 4 oz mixed nuts
– 16 oz Brazil nuts
– 10 oz lemon juice
– 5ml lime juice
– 3 ½ oz ground almonds
– 2 tbsps coco powder

Method:
1) Place the dates, almonds, coco powder, lime rind and juice in a processor and blend until the mixture forms a stiff ball, adding more lime juice if necessary to help bring the mixture together.
2) Remove the blade and roll the date mixture into balls. Place in truffle cases or roll into balls and fill each with a Brazil (or macadamia) nut. Roll in extra chopped nuts too, if you like.
3) Cover and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Note: You can also dust your truffle in coco powder, coconut or chopped nuts for that extra treat.