Figs with Cashew Yoghurt – Raw and Vegan

Fresh Figs with Cashew Yoghurt

If you’re after a sweet way to lose weight with fruit that is high in fibre, figs are the way to go! Buy them whilst in season. This recipe is quick, simple, refreshing and most importantly satisfies those sweet cravings, yet keeps the weight off! Figs can be eaten on their own or in this case – a great accompaniment with organic cashew yoghurt!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      15 minutes

Serves 1

RECIPE

  • 3 fresh figs cut into halves
  • a handful of raw pistachio nuts
  • a tablespoon of pure maple syrup or raw honey (if not vegan)
  • a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • a dollop of orange lacuma cashew yoghurt (I love Botanical Cuisine’s version – bought from Wray’s Organic)

orange lacuma cashew yoghurt

METHOD

  1. Place the figs in a bowl and add the nuts.
  2. Sprinkle the spices and drizzle the syrup or honey on top.
  3. Place the cashew yoghurt on top and voila!

Has anyone else tried cashew yoghurt and what are your thoughts on them? I must admit this was the first time I have ever tried them, and it was like a match made in Heaven! Vegan and full of good fats! Bring on more cashew yoghurts to come! 😉

TIP – If you’re not vegan, honey is best consumed raw, as the heating process destroys the real goodness of honey.

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

SopHsu – Holistic Healthy Living 

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Apple and Carrot Muffins

Apple and Carrot Muffins

What’s not to love about apple and carrot muffins?! This recipe makes for a slightly sweet moist texture that dances with your taste-buds! If you enjoy carrot cakes and apple pies, this recipe is perfect for you! Have them as an afternoon snack with your favourite cup of tea! Or why not treat yourself at the start of the day as part of your breakfast?! It’s nutritious and filling!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      30 Minutes

Serves 9

RECIPE

  • 1 cup of gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of shredded apple
  • 1/4 cup of Norbu or Natvia 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup of oil (olive, avocado or coconut) – coconut oil used in this recipe
  • 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of rice malt syrup (or agave/honey)
  • 2 free-range eggs

TOPPING

  • 3 teaspoon of Norbu or Natvia
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, almond meal, baking powder and soda, salt) in a bowl.
  3. Add the shredded carrot and apple and stir.
  4. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and add the oil, vanilla and rice malt syrup.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and combine well.
  6. Line a muffin tray with muffin liners and fill them almost to the top.
  7. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  8. Once done, sprinkle with topping mixture.

Apple and Carrot Muffins

PS. I sprinkled the topping with the batter prior to placing in the oven and the sugars burnt easily, so best to sprinkle afterwards! 🙂

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Winter calls for all things warm and hot! What better way to indulge in a hot organic home-made, melt in your heart beverage?! This is so simple to make that you’ll be wanting to triple the servings sizes to share with friends or leave more for you! 🙂

TOTAL FUN TIME: 10 Minutes

Serves  1

 

 

RECIPE

METHOD

  1. Place all ingredients together in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir for about 5-8 minutes until all dissolved.
  3. Pour into your favourite mug and indulge!

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Nutrition Facts

Happy Clean Drinking!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Everyone loves Gingerbread Men! Well unless you absolutely dislike the taste of ginger, in which case you’re missing out. Although there are quite a fair amount of ingredients required, it really isn’t that time consuming to make. They are cute, fun and did we mention healthy?! Keep them in snack packs and take them to uni or work as a healthy ‘in between meals’ snack to keep you going with all the natural energy that you can only get from healthy goodness!

RECIPE

METHOD

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius

  1. Combine the almond meal, flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, dates and vanilla extract in a food processor to create a crumbly consistency.
  2. Add the egg, oil and agave syrup or honey to the mixture.
  3. Process again in the food processor until it becomes dough like.
  4. Roll mixture into a large ball.
  5. Place gingerbread ball in the centre of a baking paper sprinkled with some flour.
  6. Flatten out the mixture with a rolling pin to roughly half a centimetre.
  7. Using a gingerbread man cookie cutter (or other shapes of your choice) cut out the shapes from the rolled dough.
  8. Continue to knead the excess to cut out more men (or shapes).
  9. Place the baking tray with the gingerbread men in the oven for about 7-10 minutes and enjoy after 10 minutes of cooling!   Continue reading

Cinnamon Baked Pear with Natural Yoghurt

Cinnamon baked pear

My first blog post – my first ever experience baking with pear! I had my first and last experience with a pear dessert over a year ago in the ever so busy Oxford Street in Bulimba, and from that very first bite, I was determined to bake my own pear dessert dish! This recipe is so simple yet so satisfying to finish off a cold winter’s meal. The cinnamon gives off that spiciness and aromatic fragrance to the whole dish. With the sweetness from the Natvia sugar and honey, in addition to the combination of the natural yoghurt, you will find that it creates the perfect balance. Not too sweet, and not too sour. If you like the sound of this, please see below to get started!

RECIPE

METHOD

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius Continue reading