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My husband, Andy, is a big fan of cacao. He puts cacao into everything- smoothies, ice cream, muffins, hot chocolate, biscuits... Everything contains cacao even to the extent that clients know if a recipe I'm giving to them comes from Andy (if it contains cacao there is a big probability that it its Andy's).

I'm certainly not complaining! Especially when he makes these brownies for us- they are to die for!! 

I shared some at my August Calm and Energise Workshop and most of the feedback forms contained comments on how good the brownies were!!

They are a great snack to prepare ahead and take out as you need it from the fridge. They are nut free, dairy free, gluten free, wheat free and don't require any baking. 

I've made you wait long enough for the recipe... here it is!

Andy's Brownies Recipe

12 Medjool dates- pitted (approx 200g)

1/3 cup cacao 

1/3 cup dessicated coconut

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

4 tablespoons of coconut oil

extra dessicated coconut for dusting at the end

1. Line a f...

My husband Andy is very supportive of the changes that we've made to our health and lifestyle.  He's experienced massive benefits from changing to a whole foods diet and he helps out by cooking nutrient dense foods as often as he can. 

 

He has kindly agreed to share his chocolate muffin recipe with us today! It is gluten free, grain free, nut free and dairy free. It is suitable for lunch boxes as it is nut free.

 

The kids love them! I do too! 

 

Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup cacao

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free if you need muffins to be gluten free)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

6 eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 cup honey  (we only use 1/2 cup)

 

Method:

 

1. Turn oven on to 180 degress C

2. Line muffin tray with 12 muffin wrappers

3. In a bowl mix the cacao, coconut flour, baking powder and sea salt (or if you have a thermomix, mix on speed 5 for 10 secs or until dry ingredients are mixed well)

4. Add the eggs, coconut oil and honey

5. Mix with a whisk until it is runny (if  you have a ther...

I was inspired to transfer this recipe that has been on my Instagram account today when a reader sent me this message "Made it! Loved it! Girls loved it more! xx" Thanks Mrs C!

 

Cauliflower rice is a great side dish which will increase the vegetable content of your meals. It is an easy substitute if you are avoiding gluten or grains.

 

 

500 g of cauliflower (cut into florettes)

Oil or butter for frying

 

Chop cauliflower up in a food processor until it is rice-sized or in the thermomix, 10 secs speed 5)

 

Fry it for a couple of minutes on the stove or steam in the Varoma for 10-12 mins.

 

Serve it as a side dish or you can turn it into cauliflower fried rice!

 

 

 

To enhance our digestion and therefore increase energy levels, it is essential repair the lining of the gut. Antibiotics, stress, processed foods, chemicals, pollutants and an impaired micro biome are some of things which lead to a leaky gut. Leaky gut causes inflammation in the body, decreased nutrient absorption and fatigue. 

 

Broths help to repair the lining of the gut as they contain minerals  and nutrients which help to seal the lining of your gut such as glycine and gelatine. Broths are very easy to digest so they are great for when your digestive system is sensitive. They help to support the immune system and you can also add ginger, garlic and vegetables to them to add to the nutrients in them. 

 

Broths are a great way to add flavour to your meals. Use them to make soups and sauces or drink it in a cup as a ‘brothee’ (add some lemon or apple cider vinegar and you can also add thyme, sea salt, or grate some ginger or turmeric into it). Yum! You can also use them to cook ric...

 

If you've ever been on a traditional weight loss diet you'll know that they are usually about guilt, shame, deprivation, counting calories, cutting out food groups and pushing yourself through punishing exercise programs. All this does is add to the stress that you are already under and they either don't work or if they do work initially you end up putting all the weight back on when you go back to your normal life.

 

It doesn't sound like much fun and it is certainly not the way to go if you want to feel great and look amazing. 

 

How does nourishing yourself with great food, having less cravings, and feeling more calm and less stressed sound?

 

Now we're talking right?

 

When you with Beatrice you will form a new philosophy around nutrition that will improve your energy and lead to sustainable weight loss.

 

You get one on one coaching, a list of recipes and useful websites that make healthy eating achievable, even for busy mums!

 

You will also get useful resources such as food substitution gu...

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