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JAFFA Bites

INGREDIENTS

 

- ¼ cup medjool dates

- ¼ cup almond meal

- 3 tsp cacao powder

- 2 tsp orange zest

- 50g dark chocolate

- Almond slivers

- Sultanas

METHOD

1. Pit the medjool dates.

2. Add dates, almond meal, cacao powder and orange zest into a food processor. Pulse to mix ingredients well.

3. Scoop 1 tablespoon of mixture. Roll into a ball or press into a lined mini muffin mould.

4. Melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie or microwave. Drizzle 1 tsp of the melted chocolate onto the shaped mixture.

5. Top with almond slivers or sultanas. Allow chocolate to set before serving.

11g CHO per piece

Raw or Baked SESAME BISCUITS

INGREDIENTS:


- 1 cup almonds

- 1/3 cup linseeds

- 2 cups rehydrated dates

   (soaked in boiling water

   for a few minutes then

   drained)

- ½ tsp vanilla bean paste

- ½ cup sunflower seeds

- 3 tbs black sesame seeds

- 3 tbs poppy seeds

- 3 tbs white sesame seeds

METHOD

1. In a food processor, process the almonds and linseeds until it looks like a fine crumb.

2. Add the rehydrated dates and vanilla bean paste to and keep processing until smooth/paste-like

3. With your hands, work this mixture adding the sunflower seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds and white sesame seeds.

4. Roll mixture into generous teaspoon-sized balls.

5. You can eat them like this OR to bake, flatten the balls and place onto a baking paper lined tray into an oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and pop onto a wire rack to cool.

24g CHO per biscuit serve (70g)

PEA & ZUCCHINI Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

 

- 1 cup frozen peas

   (blanched)

- 1 cup chopped zucchini

- ½ red onion, diced

- ½ cup wholemeal

   self-raising flour

- 2 eggs

- 2 tablespoons chia seeds

   (black, white or mixed)

- Salt and pepper to taste

- 2 tablespoons extra virgin

   coconut oil

- 100g Greek yoghurt

METHOD

1. Add the peas, zucchini, onion, flour, eggs and chia seeds to a food processor and blitz until smooth and batter-like. If you don’t have a food processor, you can add all the ingredients into a deep mixing bowl and use a stick blender to blend instead.

2. Heat a large non-stick fry pan to medium heat and melt ½ tablespoon of the coconut oil in the pan.

3. Into the heated pan, add 1½ tablespoon dollops of the mixture for each pancake, leaving room to flip. Watch the pancakes closely and when they start to bubble, flip and cook for an extra minute, or until golden. Remove from the heat and set aside.

4. Repeat step 3 with the remainder of the batter.

5. Serve 3-4 pancakes per person, stacked and topped with 25g (about a tablespoon) of Greek yoghurt, a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped fresh herbs.

28g CHO per serve

STRAWBERRY SUNDAE (The Healthy Way)

INGREDIENTS

 

- ¼ cup dry roasted

   almonds

- ¼ cup pistachio nuts

- ½ teaspoon ground

   cinnamon

- 4 fresh pitted medjool

   dates

- 500g strawberries

   (quartered)

- ¼  tspn vanilla bean paste

- 800g Natural or Greek      

   Style Yoghurt

METHOD

1. Combine almonds, pistachio, cinnamon and 2 dates in a food processor. Process until you have a crumble like consistency. If you don’t have a food processor you can chop the ingredients finely by hand.

2. Cut 250g of the strawberries into quarters.

3. Blend the other 250 g of strawberries with the other 2 fresh dates and vanilla with a stick blender until smooth.

4. To serve, place the cut strawberries into a glass, top with ¼ (200g) of the yoghurt, pour over ¼ of the strawberry puree and then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top and enjoy.

Each serve of this recipe contains 25g CHO.

FRUIT FRUIT and more fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOST FRUITS HAVE A LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI) BECAUSE OF THEIR FRUCTOSE & FIBER CONTENT

 

A small piece of whole fruit or about ½ cup of frozen or canned fruit has approximately 15 grams of carbohydrate.

FRUIT frappe

BERRY FRAPPE

 

4 peeled Oranges

2 cups Frozen mixed berries

1 cup Apple juice

Handful of Ice cubes

 

CITRUS FRAPPE

 

4 peeled Oranges

1 peeled Lemon

1/4 Pineapple (chopped)

1 cup Apple juice

Handful of Ice cubes

METHOD

Place all fruit into a blender and mix for about 30 seconds - EASY!!!!!

Note: You can use any fruit you like; apples, watermelon, mango - anything you like.

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