‘Tis the season for blueberries here in Aus. They’re in abundance and cheap until March, so I try to get my fill in the summer months when they’re at their tastiest and locally sourced. Aside from being once of the most nutrient dense fruits around, they make the most amazing ice-cream that can legit double up as a brekkie bowl when your post-Christmas sugar crash is looming. The natural sweetness they provide kills sugar cravings and their fibre keeps you fuller for longer too!
There’s more to the whole grains game than brown rice. From quinoa (my fave) to bulgur, amaranth and more, whole grains make a delicious addition to a balanced diet. Teff is a gluten-free ancient grain, but the new kid on the block with health fans – fast gaining a reputation as a ‘superfood’ for it’s ease of use, versatility and nutrient density.
If you haven’t used it before, try it in this delicious breakfast crumble – it’s deliciously nutty in flavour and pairs well with almonds to make a crunchy topping to your morning bowl of goodness.
Sydney’s stores and farmer’s markets are brimming full of summer berries – YAY. Some of you will be able to buy berries all year long depending on where you live (not jealous at all). Regardless, make the best of these little jewels while they’re around. They all have so much to offer nutritionally – topping the charts in antioxidant power, protecting your body against inflammation and free radicals (those molecules that damage cells and organs). They’re also loaded with fibre which helps you to feel full and eat less (for those watching their weight).
This simple porridge showcases them perfectly and is packed with protein. A great post-workout brekkie, or perfect fuel for a long day at the office.
We can all agree that it would be *awesome* if there was a healthy version of pizza out there. There’s just something about picking a multitude of toppings that gets me over-excited. While this one isn’t filled with melted cheese, it’s just as delicious (promise). It’s practically a fruit salad, which means you can have 4 slices of pizza and not feel ill. You will need a watermelon any then anything else lying in your fruit bowl or pantry – scarcely a recipe, but share-worthy all the same!
Sometimes I don’t feel like having an omelette after a workout. It’s not always easy *or palatable* to get your protein needs. After much testing *poor me* this muffin recipe gets the Fit Foodie tick of approval and is a great post-workout snack. Not dissimilar in taste to your typical cafe muffin, but this one is loaded with muscle-loving amino acids that help build and repair. Also known as super muffins. That’s right.
Berries rock my world. They’re mother natures’ own sweets…juicy, tart, and perfectly bite-sized. Bonus: they’re packed with vitamins that your body will love. Blackberries are among the top ranked antioxidant-rich fruits and contain high levels of fiber, manganese, copper and vitamin C. Urggghh….too much science?! Translation: they’re great for weight control, clear skin and energy. With just 61 calories a cup, blackberries make a great snack or addition to your morning smoothie, just like this one.
Crumbles are one of my favourite desserts. Hot, sweet and deeply satisfying, theres just something about that oaty topping against juicy seasonal fruit. It’s a dessert I grew up with and ate at least once a week, although admittedly they were full of white sugar, butter and a whole heap of custard to boot. In typical fashion I had to recreate it, and what’s better than dessert for breakfast? Not a lot. One healthy ‘Bressert’ coming your way…
Amp up your breakfast with antioxidants from these dark berries and you’ll benefit from clearer skin, improved digestion and a stronger immune system. #winning.
You would be forgiven for thinking this velvety smooth chocolate cream would wreak havoc with your clean eating goals. However, this guilt free alternative is actually full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory mono-saturated fats. It’s versatile too: try it spread on your favourite toast, use as a clean cake frosting or even fruit dip. Teamed with a layer of simple cherry Chia Jam, this will become a new favourite for entertaining. Impressive, simple and downright delicious.
Aside from this being insanely pretty, strawberries and acai make for a refreshing and detoxifying smoothie. Full of antioxidants to clear you skin, this one is great a great way to start your day if you’re feeling a bit run-down.
This frosty red cooler is a glass of pure refreshment. With a squeeze of fresh citrus and plenty of antioxidant-infused raspberries, this will have you feeling on top of the world, no matter how crazy your day.