Hot Pickled Chilli Peppers

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I LOVE chillies on just about everything. A spoonful of these red little gems spices up any meal, adds colour to your dish or salad, and gives it that extra bite!

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Pickle chillies in Apple Cider Vinegaror White Wine Vinegarand keep a jar in the fridge – it’s so handy to have. Collect small, empty jars like those from mustard, horse radish or whatever you consume. Wash, sterilize and fill with hot pickled chillies.

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Avocado – Pear Smoothie !

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 Avocado is highly nutritious and contains a vast amount of vitamins, minerals and Omega 3 fatty acids. It makes the smoothie creamy and pairs with the pectin and vitamin-filled pears. What a tasty combination!

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Adding refreshing cucumber, leafy green kale, lime and a heart of romaine, gives it extra fiber and antioxidants. If you are not watching your weight add 1 Tbs coconut oil  which will make the smoothie lush and delicious.

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 The smoothie can be sweetened by adding a banana.

Ingredients: Makes 4 glasses

1 Avocado

2 ripe Pears

1/2 cucumber

3-4  kale leaves

1/2 heart of romaine

1 lime

1 Tbs coconut oil

1 banana

300ml filtered water

Blitz ingredients in a blender.

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So good for you !

Blackberry, Rhubarb and Apple Smoothie

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Blackberries, Rhubarb, and apples are the perfect trio. They are an excellent sources of favonoids which boost absorption of Vit C.

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Adding 4 dates for sweetness and 1 Tbs coconut oil mellows tartness of blackberries and raw rhubarb. Kale is high in Vit B and a powerful antioxidant.

Voila another perfectly healthy start to your day!

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Good Morning Green Smoothie !

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Nutritious smoothies eaten with a spoon are the way to go. Unlike juicing there is no waste. You can make it last longer by chewing every mouthful and the soluble fiber found in fruit helps slow digestion and keeps you going longer.

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Ingredients makes 4 glasses

2 chopped apples

3 chopped bananas

1 heart of a lettuce

5 Kale leaves washed

1 lime

1 Tbs raw coconut oil

1 slice ginger

3-4 passion fruit

150ml filtered water

Using a jug blender or hand blender, blitz together all ingredients and enjoy every mouthful knowing that you are building your immune system and supplying your body with vitamins and nutrients.

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Almond & Date Cookies

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These nutty no bake ground almond and date cookies are a healthy replacement for biscuits. The place for chocolate digestives in our pantry is empty since we have gone gluten and sugar free. These cookies have superior health benefits. Almonds are rich in protein, high in Vitamin E, full of nutrients and antioxidants. Dates are loaded with minerals, vitamins to name a few. The chocolate topping is optional but it makes cookie extra special.

Ingredients:

250g ground almonds

1kg dates chopped

1 heaped Tbs coconut oil

4 Tbs filtered water

Icing:

1tsp coconut oil

1Tbls cocoa

50g dark chocolate 75%

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For soft consistency, soak chopped dates in boiling water. Once cooled, pour water off reserving approx 4-5Tbs. Using a food processor or a pestle and mortar mash chopped dates until pliable.

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Transfer into a bowl and add ground almonds. Knead into date mixture .

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Seed & Nut Date Bars

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These delicious and nutritious bars can be a special treat to replace biscuits and chocolate, or simply a refined sugar craving. Rich in vitamins & minerals, a unique combination of fatty acids, protein, fiber and are a good source of micro-nutrients.

The seed, nut & date bars will give you an energy boost that lasts. Whether you have them for breakfast or as a snack, they will keep you going until the next meal .

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Ingredients:

1 cup Dates chopped

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup Linseed

1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds

1/2 cup roasted Sesame seeds

1/2 cup desiccated Coconut

1/2 cup ground almond

1/2 cup chopped Mixed Nuts

2 heaped Tbs Raw Coconut oil

4 Tbs Filtered Water

Melt Coconut Oil. Add chopped dates, raisins & water. Mash.

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