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Spiced Christmas Chia

Spiced Christmas Chia

Ingredients

1/4 tsp nutmeg

⅛  tsp ground cloves

⅛ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp cinnamon

pinch of himalayan salt

15mL 100%  pure maple syrup

500mL Luz Medjool date milk

Decoration

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

Arils of ½ – 1 pomegranate

Silver cachous in assorted sizes

 

1. Combine all chia pudding ingredients in a bowl and stir to avoid the chia seeds clumping.

2. Leave chia seeds to swell for approximately 10 minutes and then stir again.

3. Place in fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight.

4. Remove from fridge when ready to serve and top with raspberries, pomegranate and a generous sprinkle of silver cachous.

Serves 2

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What is in our frozen desserts?

What is in our frozen desserts?

As dietitians we strongly encourage you to read the ingredients list of everything you are eating and know what you are putting into your body. Our non-dairy frozen desserts are preservative-free and contain only the highest quality ingredients and naturally occurring sugars. Each ingredient has been thoughtfully chosen and serves a primary purpose in producing the highest quality of frozen dessert possible. In addition all ingredients marked with an asterisk are certified organic!

Don’t understand what some of our ingredients are? Let us explain! 

Glucose – the body naturally produces glucose, which means it is metabolised easily by our bodies and can be utilised by every cell! Glucose is also great at reducing the freezing point, meaning that ice cream is soft opposed to hard!! 

Coconut sugar *– is produced from coconut palm blossoms. It is minimally processed, naturally low on the Glycemic Index, and is regarded as the most nutritious of all the sugars!

Tapioca starch* – is a gluten-free thickener that is extracted from the dried roots of the cassava plant.

Guar gum *– is a high fibre product used to bind, thicken and emulsify the other gluten-free ingredients.

Xanthan gum – is fermented by plant-loving bacteria and is used as a natural emulsifier that ensures smoothness.

Cacao* – is choc-full of antioxidants, which helps protect our hearts, prevents cellular damage, and keeps us looking and feeling younger!

Cashew butter* – is made up of raw cashew nuts and is high in protein, unsaturated fats and B vitamins that help to boost the metabolism and promote cellular health.

Coconut cream* – is a plant-based ingredient containing easy-to-digest healthy fats that are low in cholesterol.

Macadamia butter* – is a natural nut spread that is gluten-free, high in protein and fibre and low in carbohydrates.

Apple Cider Vinegar*– is an alkaline, antibacterial health elixr that can boost your immunity, aid digestion, and help with weight-loss.

If you have any further questions about our ingredients we would love to hear from you! Send us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you 🙂

Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Spiced Pumpkin Pie

 This is our Luzcious twist on an amazing recipe by the very lovely Ksenia of Breakfast Criminals…check out the original recipe here!

Serves 8

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Ingredients

Filling

4 cups baked pumpkin (we used butternut pumpkin, peeled and baked on 180 degrees celsius for about an hour, or until soft)

400mL Luz Original Almond Milk

3 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp ground allspice

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp maca powder

¼ cup rolled oats* (opt for gluten free if available)

¼ – ⅓ cup honey/maple syrup/rice malt syrup (depending how sweet your pumpkin is)

½ tsp himalayan sea salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Gluten Free Shell

¾ cup buckwheat flour

¾ cup rice flour

¼ cup rolled oats *

1 tsp salt

⅓ cup coconut oil melted (you may need slightly more but start with ⅓ cup)

⅓ cup honey/maple syrup/rice malt syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

4 tbsp water

 

Method

1. Combine crust ingredients in a bowl until dough consistency, you may need to add a little more coconut oil so it all comes together. Then press into greased pie tins. You can use one large tin or we used 8 individual tins (10cm diameter, removable base). Bake for 15 minutes in moderate oven, until golden brown.

2. For the filling, blend together until smoothie consistency then pour into crust. Bake for 30 minutes, allow to cool then refrigerate and set or eat warm.

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* While rolled oats are naturally gluten free, in Australia the crop is rotated with other gluten containing crops and therefore Australian oats are exposed to cross contamination. You are able to buy gluten free oats at specialty food stores where they will be clearly labelled as ‘Gluten Free’ otherwise normal oats are fine as long as you are not coeliac/ or have an intolerance/allergy to oats/gluten. Everything else in this dish is gluten free.