Archive | August, 2014

Raw Cacao & Berry Mousse

19 Aug

This week we are excited to have Emily from “Conscious Foodie” share this yummy, raw Mousse recipe with us. It is a simple recipe that only requires a couple of ingredients to create a delicious dessert in a snap. Dessert that is good for you – now that’s my idea of heaven 🙂

After you have tried her recipe out, be sure to check out Emily’s page for all things healthy, organic & wellness based, your sure to be in for a treat.

For a Vegan version of this yummy dessert simply swap the honey for Maple or Agave syrup to taste. So break out the cacao, avocado’s & berries & enjoy a yummy dessert tonight. 

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Choc Berry Mousse a’la Emily from Conscious Foodie

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (can adjust depending on how rich you like it)
  • 2 teaspoons honey (can adjust depending on how sweet you like it)
  • Raspberries, blueberries (any berries you have) and shredded coconut to garnish

Method:
Blend the avocado, raw cacao powder and honey in a blender until shiny and smooth. Spoon mixture into a small tart tin and set in the fridge for a couple of hours. Sprinkle with berries and coconut. Enjoy! This mousse keeps for a couple of days in the fridge. Maybe double the mixture so you have extra, it’s pretty tasty!

 

emily_jane_full_resEmily is a Wellness Coach at Conscious Foodie. She recently wrote her first ebook, Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks, which is available as a free download just for you! Emily is on a mission to spread the word about natural wellness and health, nutritional wholefoods, clean organic living, a sustainable future, self love, gratitude and kindness. When she’s not writing you can find her juicing her greens, meditating, walking barefoot, sitting in the sun, drinking peppermint tea and making raw desserts.

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Tumeric Rice Custard in the Thermomix

3 Aug

It seems like everywhere I look lately someone is espousing the health benefits of Tumeric, after reading so many articles on why we should be eating Tumeric I thought I had better find a way to get it into Miss Three’s diet.

Easier said than done!

Miss Three is partial to a curry so I have been sneaking a dash into our curries, but I wanted to come up with something that highlighted its great flavour and would get Miss Three excited about eating Tumeric.

Remembering that my Mum always made our custard yellow with a dash of Tumeric, I decided to adapt that idea & create a yummy rice pudding that had a nice amount of Tumeric in it to ensure we are getting all of the health benefits of this amazing spice.

 

What health benefits you ask?

  • anti-inflammatory
  • increases the antioxidant capabilities of the body
  • lowers risk of heart disease
  • helpful in the prevention & treatment of cancer
  • helpful in the prevention of Alzheimers disease
  • found to be beneficial against depression
  • helpful in treating athritis
  • found to help delay aging
  • linked to improved brain function & lower risk of brain disease

To learn more about the proven health benefits of Tumeric read this article and if you are interested in its ability to stop flouride from destroying your brain read this article.

Then get into your kitchen & whip up some Tumeric Rice Custard for your family. Its great served hot straight from your Thermomix or cold from the fridge for a snack.

This recipe is super easy to make, actually you really do nothing, your Thermomix does all the work, how good is that?

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Tumeric Rice Custard a’la Mama Going Natural in the Thermomix

  • 60 gm butter
  • 1 c arborio rice
  • 4 c milk of your choice
  • 2 t vanilla essence
  • 1 t ground tumeric
  • 4 t coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c sultana’s

Place butter & rice in your Thermomix bowl with the butterfly/stirring attachment & stirring blades in place for 3 minutes at level 3 to brown off your rice.

Add all other ingredients & cook for 30 minutes at 90 degrees, level 1. Check your rice from time to time to see if it has cooked. My family like it a little squishy so you may want to check it at 25 minutes to ensure the rice is cooked to the way your family likes it.

Enjoy it hot or serve it cold, either way your family will love it & they will be getting a dose of goodness at the same time. Now thats a mummy win:win.

Enjoy

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