Dairy Free Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Dairy Free Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

dairy free strawberry smoothie recipe

This is one of my favourite smoothie recipes and it makes a great base for other smoothies.  It doesn’t contain any banana which is helpful for those days when the kids have raided the fruit bowl and your supplies are low….pretty much daily at our house!

It is not only dairy free and vegan friendly but this dairy free strawberry smoothie recipe works without expensive nut milks, PLUS you don’t even have to make your own nut milk. 

By soaking a handful of almonds the night before you activate them.  This makes them easily digestible and soft enough to turn into a yummy nut milk just by whizzing it well with the the other ingredients. 

 

 

It also helps keep in the extra fibre than can be lost when putting nut milk through a sieve.  

 

Dairy Free Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of well soaked almonds

600mls water (or you can use coconut water if you have it handy)

1 cup of frozen strawberries (use other berries if you have them and don’t have strawberries, but they may not make it as sweet).

A good squeeze of lemon (I used 4 drops of my doTERRA lemon essential oil)

 

Method:

Simply whizz all ingredients really well.  I pop mine into my Blitz 2 Go and whizz for 30 seconds 3x. 

 

These delicious and refreshing smoothies go really well with my Easy Soft Peanut Butter Cookies – these are dairy free too are whipped up with only 4 ingredients! 

 

Remember: If you would like more recipes that are dairy free and easy to make let me know.  I have lots of yummy and nourishing recipes that I am happy to share with those wanting to make healthy changes to their lives. 

 

In the meantime I hope you enjoy this recipes as much as we do at our house! Jamie x 

 

Easy Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

easy soft peanut butter cookies

These are insanely good, and are both sweet and salty all at the same time. I LOVE they have just 4 ingredients!

You can add a pinch of salt to the recipe but I found the peanut butter gave it all the salt it needed. 

I love these to take on long walks when you need that extra protein to keep you going. 

Be warned…kids love these easy soft peanut butter cookies, and will finish a batch before they have cooled if you don’t hide them away first.

 

Be creative with this recipe, try adding extra bits as you go, pop a walnut in the top pf each one before cooking or add some organic cocoa powder to make them chocolatey too! 

 

Easy Soft Peanut Butter Cookies RECIPE

Ingredients:

Pop them into the oven for 10 minutes

160g Peanut Butter (I used smooth)

100g Almond Flour

1 beaten free range egg

60g coconut sugar

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Pop all 4 ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine.

Use hands to forms into small balls and flatten down with a folk onto a lined oven tray.

Bake for around 10 minutes until lightly golden on the tops. 

Makes 16 small cookies.

 

Try these with my easy Strawberry Smoothie

See how easy they are to make, the only problem is making them last because they are really good!! Try doubling the recipe to make a large batch.

 

Try these with my nourishing Dairy Free Strawberry Smoothie – It only has 4 ingredients too!

Jamie x 

Honey Nuts Recipe

Delicious Honey Nuts Recipe

honey nuts recipe

Nuts are so good, and a large part of my families healing diet.  However my kids, like most, don’t really enjoy sitting down to a handful of plain nuts. 

That’s why I use nuts in my baking, smoothies and snacks! That way they still get the goodness of the nuts and their tummies stay healthy.

 

I think of nuts and seeds like vitamins for the mind and body!

 

Once you have these delicious nuts in a jar in the cupboard the uses are endless. I use these as a great snack all on their own, or as a topping for a bowl of fruit and muesli. 

The honey adds a sweetness, the salt is satisfying, and the cinnamon helps keep sugar levels balanced! This is a great recipe because the honey hardens into a yummy glaze that doesn’t stick to fingers. 

 

Honey Nuts Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of nuts (Use your favourites, I used almonds, cashews and walnuts for this recipe)

1 heaped tbsp of honey

1 heaped tsp of coconut sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 160 C.

Place the raw nuts on baking paper on an oven tray.

Then pop all ingredients EXCEPT the nuts into a small pot on the stove top and melt together.  

Bring to the boil and stir for 1-2 minutes, making sure it doesn’t burn.

Remove from heat and pour over the nuts.

Place the nut mix into the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes.  Watch they don’t burn, and take them out when they are lightly toasted.

Once toasted and removed from the oven, stir the mixture to evenly coat and let cool before popping in a glass jar to store. 

 

honey nuts recipe

If you loved the Honey Nuts Recipe then try my delicious and nourishing HEALTHY PEANUT BROWNIE RECIPE.

Jamie x 

 

Black Bean Buddha Bowl Recipe

The Black Bean Buddha Bowl Recipe 

We are pretty much Buddha bowl mad at our house, ESPECIALLY for lunch. 

Many people struggle worth lunch ideas, they have little time to make something, and little time to eat it.  Buddha bowls are idea because you can use leftovers to create them, cutting down on time and money PLUS you can make them ahead of time. 

If you are off out to work you can layer your Buddha Bowl in a jar of pop it in a container to show off at lunch time! 

This recipe has black bean bites which are a great source of protein to keep you going through they day.  These are equally yummy hot or cold and keep well in the fridge for the next days bowl.

 

What’s In The Black Bean Buddha Bowl?

 

black bean buddha bowl recipe

Black Bean Bites: (Simply mix a drained and rinsed tin of black beans with 1 egg and 1/2 tsp of Cajun spice, and mash together well.  Cook in a fry pan for 5 minutes each side until brown).

Cashew Nuts

Brown Rice & Quinoa Salad

Baby Spinach Leaves

Sliced Red Onion

Sliced Tomato

Sliced Pickles

Toasted Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds (Pop raw seeds into a fry pan with a tsp on oil and light brown.  Add a tbsp of organic Tamari after removing from the heat.  Stir through and store in a glass jar once cool).

Dairy Free Basil Pesto Dressing

 

 

Arrange the ingredients in the bowl and add the delicious dressing to finish it off!  Don’t forget KIDS love these bowls too.

Change it up to suit what you have, or just add fried beans without making them into bites and leave out the egg to make this bowl completely vegan friendly too. Share your Buddha Bowl creations with me on Facebook. 

Jamie x 

 

Gluten Free Peanut Brownies

Healthy Peanut Brownies (gluten & dairy free)

Another super simple recipe, that helps to nourish the body.  I grew up on peanut brownies, but not the healthy kind….  AND I was pretty much addicted to refined sugar cookies before I changed my lifestyle. 

I had terrible cravings and chronic fatigue from eating sugary snacks and not looking after myself.  I have come such a long way, and I would never want to feel that way again.

So when I am creating a new recipe I not only want to make it taste amazing, I want to be sure it’s going to keep my sugar levels balanced so that I don’t crave the bad stuff ever again. 

 

These cookies sure do hit the spot, and are as healthy as a cookie can get!

Gluten free peanut brownies

Ingredients:

1/2 jar of peanut butter (no added salt or sugar)
2 beaten eggs

1/3 cup of coconut sugar
4 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla essence (organic)

1 cup peanuts (I used
red skin organic
peanuts)
1 cup almond flour
Optional: 1 tsp honey for extra sweetness

 

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

As with most of my recipes it’s just a matter of popping everything in together and stirring well.

Combine the eggs, coconut sugar, peanut butter and vanilla, and then add the cocoa and almond flour, stir well and finally add the peanuts.

 

Stir again to combine.

Roll into tbsp sized balls and flatten with your fingers so they cook evenly.

Cook for around 12 – 18 minutes until they are firm and can be moved easily on the tray.

Try another yummy gluten free recipe that I created to heal my family – Coconut Rough Cookies.

Citrus Cleansing Juice

Delicious Citrus Cleansing Juice

citrus juice

I am a BIG citrus fan, I love the detoxifying properties of citrus, especially big juicy grapefruits.

Citrus juices are detoxifying, and high in vitamin C, so try and have one or two each week if you can.

The human body cannot make its own vitamin C, instead we need to get it from eating and drinking fresh fruits and vegetables.

Citrus juice helps to breakdown and eliminate toxins from the body. Juices like this are refreshing and tastes delicious!

Ingredients

2 peeled grapefruit

2 peeled oranges

1 peeled lemon or lime

4 large carrots

Method

Wash the carrots, and put all the ingredients through your juicer on high speed. It is really that easy.

Enjoy! Serves 1-2.