Unwind with this tasty treat- Inspired by Mexico, these are the perfect ice blocks to cool down with after a workout.
These recipes call for sugar so if you can use a good quality sugar such as coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is low GI and contains nutrients, unlike refined sugar which is no more than empty calories.
You will need ice block moulds for this recipe. I was able to find really cheap moulds from K-Mart and would also think that the supermarket, The Warehouse or Farmers would have something too.
1 cup water
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 cup cucumber juice (juice of about 1-2 cucumbers)
1 lime, zest finely grated and juiced
1. Place water and sugar into a pot and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
2. Once cool, add the cucumber juice, lime zest and juice. Stir to combine.
3. Pour into ice block moulds and freeze.
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
Whip this muesli up to share with your dad for brunch. I also rate muesli as a good snack idea too in the afternoon sometimes. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I pair this with coconut yoghurt and blueberries. It’s great for satiety levels (you know, that all important “fullness factor”).
The holiday season can be a tricky time of year for those of us trying to stick to our diet goals. These chocolate truffles are packed with the natural goodness of nuts and seeds and sweetened with dates, making them the perfect, healthy contribution to any party spread or even just a delicious mid-afternoon pick-me-up.