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Cacao Mint Smoothie

Cacao Mint Smoothie

Start your day with this nutrient packed smoothie!
Ingredients

1 cup Luz Almond Cold Pressed Almond milk with Medjool Date

½ bunch mint, roughly chopped

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp cacao powder

Maple syrup to taste

1 frozen banana

 

Method
1. Blend all ingredients until smoothie consistency, adding maple syrup last to taste.
2. Top with a mint leaf and there you have a delicious and nutritious breakfast which will keep you full for hours!
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free Nutty Loaf

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free Nutty Loaf

Ingredients

2 cups quinoa flakes

1 cup almond meal

1 cup Luz Almond Original Almond Milk

½ cup raw nuts/seed/raisin (plus extra for sprinkling)

½ cup cranberries (or other dried fruit)

2 eggs

2 tsp baking powder

½ cup organic pure maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Method

1. Combine dry ingredients.

2.Combine eggs, almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup and add to dry ingredients.

3. Stir until combined.

4. Pour mixture into greased muffin tins or alternatively a lined loaf tin and sprinkle with pepitas and sunflower seeds.

5. Bake in preheated 160 degree (Celsius) oven for 45 minutes for muffins or 1 hour for loaf, or until skewer comes out clean.

6. Allow loaf / muffins to cool in tin.

 

Makes 12 loaf slices or 8-10 muffins

Foodie in Focus: Heather Cox aka eatrealfoodnyc

Foodie in Focus: Heather Cox aka eatrealfoodnyc

During our recent trip to New York, I was lucky enough to meet the very lovely Heather Cox who through her passion for fresh, organic and most importantly REAL food, founded her company Eat Real Food NYC. Originally born in Sydney, and having lived all over the world, Heather currently spends her time between the Hamptons and NYC. Consequently you will find upon exploring her website Eat Real Food NYC that Heather not only highlights the best New York has to offer in terms of great wholefood stores, markets and restaurants but she also includes her best picks from both the Hamptons and Sydney as well. In addition she also shares her own clean, fresh, healthy food recipes … check out the chocolate hazelnut banana tart which looks to die for!!!

Heather’s philosophy which is defined by her company name and supported by all that she does is that everyone deserves access to fresh, organic and most importantly REAL food. Thus she is a firm believer in using education, awareness and inspiration as a means of creating this. In line with this some of Heather’s most important work includes working with Stone Barns Centre for Food and Agriculture, where she teaches kids about the importance of knowing where their food comes from, sustainable farming and healthy eating. She also teach kids yoga and work at Balsam Farm Stand over the summer. While extremely dedicated to eating a clean, pescatarian diet, Heather openly admits to enjoying such indulgences such as cheese, wine and chocolate because as she puts it ‘’Quite simply life would be boring without it”! Touche!!

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We highly recommend taking a brief minute to sign up to Heather’s monthly newsletter which apart from delivering you insightful information and delicious clean recipes, will also provide you with exclusive password restricted access to her recently launched Treehouse retreats thetreehouseretreats.com! Spend a few days escaping the city, enjoying the tranquility and relaxation of your surroundings, while nourishing your body with fresh and wholesome foods! Participate in activities or use the time to unwind, Heather’s Treehouse retreats will cater to your needs!

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For more information about Heather and Eat Real Food NYC check out her website

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