This paleo slice is made with green banana flour, which I absolutely love. It is easy to make, and extremely moist – perfect for a morning or afternoon snack with a cup of tea! What is green banana flour? Banana flour is produced with green …
Being nut free, this sesame seed slice is perfect for school lunches. It is also packed full of protein, good fats, fibre and antioxidants – so is a great snack to keep you satisfied.
What are the health benefits of sesame seeds?
- Helps lower cholesterol levels – due to presence of phytosterols and oleic acid (which helps to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol).
- Helps to promote healthy skin – due to zinc content
- Help reduce stress levels and balance blood sugars – due to Magnesium content
- Good source of protein
- Good source of fibre
- Good source of antioxidants
- Rich in many essential minerals – including Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium. Many of these minerals play an important role in bone mineralisation.
Recipe: Sesame Seed Slice
(GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, PALEO, VEGAN)
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pepitas / pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ½ cup tahini
- ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
- ½ cup pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 175C fan forced.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. (sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas and shredded coconut).
- Melt coconut oil on saucepan
- Turn off heat, then add tahini, maple syrup (or honey) and vanilla extract. Mix to combine.
- Add the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl, and stir well to combine.
- Place ingredients into a medium rectangular tin (you don’t want the slice to be too thick or when you cook it, it won’t be crunchy).
- Cook for approximately 15 minutes (or until becomes golden on top).
- Take out and let cool on bench, then place in fridge for about 1 hour to cool down completely.
- Once completely cool, it should be quite crunchy/firm and you can cut into small square.
- Best to store in the fridge.
These taste way too good to be grain free! They have a rich chocolate flavour – and are perfect for when that chocolate craving hits. What is green banana flour? Banana flour is produced with green bananas that are peeled, chopped, dried and then ground. …
These muffins are perfect for morning tea, afternoon tea or even a quick breakfast on the run! Packed full of protein and good fats, they are sure to keep you satisfied.
What is almond meal?
Almond meal is simply finely ground almonds. It can be used to make gluten free cookies, bread, cakes and as a gluten free substitute for bread crumbs.
What are the health benefits of almonds?
- Helps to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels
- Help prevent heart disease and heart attacks
- Provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss
- Help maintain dental and bone health
- Help boost brain function
- Help control blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes
RECIPE: Almond & Blueberry Muffins
(PALEO, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE)
- 2 ½ cups almond meal (can substitute with ground sunflower seeds)
- ¼ teaspoon finely ground salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
- ¼ cup maple syrup (or raw honey)
- ¼ cup coconut milk (can substitute with dairy milk / almond milk / rice milk)
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 12 count medium muffin tray with muffin patties (or oil with coconut oil).
- In a mixing bowl – combine almond meal, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Stir well to combine
- In a separate bowl – stir together melted coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, coconut milk and vanilla extract.
- Then mix in wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
- Fold in blueberries carefully and mix until just combined.
- Line 12 hole muffin tray with muffin patties (to stop muffins sticking)
- Distribute into muffin patties – makes 12 medium muffins.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes.