Australia Day Recipes!

by Steffani on January 19, 2018

Healthy Meat Pie

Recipe:

  • 300g sirloin steak (or your favourite cut will do)
  • 150g grilled mushrooms
  • 2 onions (pan fried until golden and soft)
  • 1 cup cooked spinach
  • 4 cooked carrots (diced)
  • 1 cup frozen thawed peas
  • 3 tbs gravy powder
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt and pepper

Method:

1. In a hot frypan place a little oil, season the steak with sea salt and pepper and cook it for 2 mins on each side until rare. Set aside to cool.
2. Mix together in a large bowl steak (and any juice in the bottom of the bowl), mushrooms, onion, spinach, carrots and peas. Sprinkle over the top gravy powder and combine.
3. Place mixture into 4 oven safe ramekins.

4. Cut circles of puff pastry to fit ramekins, and brush with beaten egg.

5. Cook in a fan forced oven on 180 degrees until golden brown.
Healthy Lamingtons from “The Healthy Chef – Teresa Cutter” 

Cake:

6 organic eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or 2 teaspoons vanilla bean extract
2 tablespoons raw honey or sweetener of your choice (organic maple syrup, few drops stevia etc)
¼ cup (60 ml / 2 fl oz) macadamia nut oil or  your choice of (cold pressed coconut oil, butter or olive oil)
½ cup (70 g / 2 ½ oz) coconut flour (see notes)
2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
1 cup (150 g / 5 ¼ oz) fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup (75 g / 2 ½ oz) shredded or desiccated coconut for rolling

Chocolate ganache:
100 g  good quality dark eating chocolate  70 % cocoa – finely chopped
100 ml coconut milk or pouring cream

METHOD

  1. Preheat your oven to 160 C / 320 F.
  2. Whip the eggs, vanilla and honey for 10 minutes until light and creamy.
  3. Pour in the macadamia nut oil with the eggs still whipping and mix well.
  4. Add the coconut flour and baking powder and mix until combined.
  5. Pour lamington cake mix into a square 22 cm baking tin lined completely with baking paper.
  6. Sprinkle the raspberries evenly over the top.
  7. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Cool for 30 minutes before lifting out from the tin to completely cool.
  9. Divide cake into 25 mini squares.

 

Make your chocolate ganache:

  1. Heat the cream or coconut milk in a small pan until almost boiling.  Turn off the heat.
  2. Add the chocolate and allow to sit for 2 minutes without stirring.
  3. Stir the mix until you have a smooth silky ganache.
  4. Spread or dip each square of leamington with a little chocolate ganache.
  5. Roll in coconut and place onto a tray lined with baking paper to set.

https://www.thehealthychef.com/2013/01/my-healthy-lamingtons/

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Back to work smoothie

by Rebecca on January 5, 2018

Coming back into the work routine after the Christmas/New Year’s break can be hard so why not take the hassle out of the mornings and make a quick breakfast smoothie that you can make within two minutes and drink on the way to work or at work!

We’ve asked our Eat Smart team what their fav quick and yummy smoothies are…..they are low GI to help stabilize your blood sugars and keep your energy levels stable throughout the morning AND contains healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied for longer!  WIN WIN:-)

 

Bec’s Breakfast smoothie

  • 150ml low fat milk
  • 2 tbs traditional oats
  • 4-5 whole walnuts
  • ¼ scoop WPI protein powder (or can replace with 2-3 tbs skim milk powder)
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ICE (depending on how thick you want your smoothie will determine how much ice you put in….the more ice the thicker it will be)

Blend and enjoy!

Lauren’s Green Smoothie

  • 250mL coconut water
  • 1/2 apple
  • Big handful of baby spinach
  • 1/2 lebanese cucumber
  • A few mint leaves

Blend and enjoy!

OR if you have a little more time…….

Lauren’s Coffee almond smoothie:

  • Soak 15 almonds in warm water for 20 mins.  Drain.
  • Add 1 cup cold water, the soaked almonds, 1 fresh date or 2 dried dates, 1-2 tsp cacao, 1 shot of coffee or 1 tsp instant coffee dissolved in hot water.

Blend and enjoy!

 

Kellie’s Fast and Furious smoothie:

TIP:  Puree up all different berries and bananas, mangoes, melons once they are looking a bit sad and tired, and freeze them in ice cub trays, and once they set, tip them out and then store them in ziplock bags (~3-4 ice cubes per bag).

  • 1 bag frozen fruit
  • 150ml low fat milk
  • 2-3 tbs yoghurt

This recipe is great for a quick, no chop, no mess on the run smoothies……. way cheaper than the shop versions of these, and no wasting tired fruit!!

 

Steff’s ‘Chocie chimp’ smoothie

  • 1 x frozen banana
  • 1 x scoop chocolate protein powder OR just cocoa
  • 1 x tablespoon peanut butter OR other favoured nut butter
  • 1 x teaspoon chia seeds
  • Sprinkle cinnamon
  • 200ml lite milk of your choice
  • + Ice

Annnnnd Whizz!!

 

 

Other recipes for on-the-go Breakfast smoothie ideas:

 

Peach Powerhouse   

  • 1 cup Milk (of your choice)
  • 2 Tbs Low-fat vanilla yoghurt
  • ½ cup Frozen peaches
  • ½ cup Strawberries
  • ⅛ tsp Ground ginger
  • 2 tsp Whey protein powder/Sustagen (vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup traditional rolled Oats
  • 3 -4 Ice cubes

 

Berry Blitz

  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1 cup almond or rice milk (Chilled)
  • ½ cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp Fresh lemon juice

 

Veggie Delight 

  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 small green apple chopped
  • 1 slice grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
  • 2 tablespoons WPI protein powder (neutral flavour)
  • ½ cup water

 

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