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Frozen Yoghurt

Banana and strawberry frozen yoghurtBanana, Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt is a quick and simple dessert or snack.

This one is great for the kids. No worrying about time. This treat is ready in less than 5 minutes. Whenever the strawberries are in danger of spoiling or the bananas in the fruit bowl have seen better days, I quickly transfer them to the freezer for calling upon for a recipe such as this. With the fruit already frozen, all I need to do is add a little yoghurt to the mix, blend and serve.

I think there is enough sweetness to tempt young taste buds from the fruit alone but you can always add a little honey to taste.

Ingredients

2 Frozen Bananas

1 Cup Chopped Frozen Strawberries

½ cup Greek yoghurt

Method 

Peel and chop your frozen bananas (if you didn’t do this before you froze them)

Add them to the blender along with the frozen strawberries.

Add the greek yoghurt.

Process until you have the consistency of frozen yoghurt.

Serve immediately.

Topped with fresh strawberries, nuts or granola.

Zucchini bites

zucchini bitesZucchini bites

Prep/cook time 25minutes
Makes 24 mini muffin size bites
Ingredients

1 cup cheese

11/2 cups zucchini

2 tbs coriander

2 eggs

1 cup gluten free self raising flour

¼ cup soy milk

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper

 

Preheat your oven to 180C.

Grease a mini muffin tray.

Grate your zucchini and the cheese and place in your mixing bowl.

Chop the coriander and add.

Measure the milk and add to the mix.

Crack your eggs and add to the bowl. Stir all ingredients well to combine.

Add the self raising flour, salt and pepper and combine.

Transfer the mixture to a measuring cup with a lip and fill each muffin space to the top.

Bake for 15-20 minutes – until the top is starting to brown.

Let stand and cool

 

 

 

Chocolate Goji Balls

Goji ballsThis superfood snack contains some of my favourite healthy ingredients.

Goji berries have been a part of Asian cuisine and medicine for along time but have in more recent times been adopted as a ‘superfood’. These tiny red berries are packed with nutrients including essential fatty acids, protein, fibre, vitamin C,and a bunch of minerals including iron and calcium. Goji berries can be eaten raw or soaked and blended into smoothies, made into tea, added to soups and other meals or in snacks like trail mix or the recipe below.

Goji berries should not be consumed if you are on diabetic or blood thinning medication.

Cacao is the other superfood ingredient. This is the raw form of chocolate. It is the bean of the tropical tree with all its goodness still inside. Cacao can be found crushed into a powder or as nibs.  It’s useful for all things chocolate and is packed with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and helps stimulate focus and enhances mood.

Chocolate Goji Balls

Ingredients

1 cup oats or quinoa flakes

½ cup Dates (chopped)

2 tsp cacao powder

3 tbs honey or agave syrup

½ cup goji berries (dried)

1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)

¼ cup sunflower seeds

 

Soak the goji berries in some water for 30 minutes. (You can soak these overnight if you like)

Put cacao, oats and sunflower seeds in a bowl.

Put dates in a saucepan with 1/3 cup water and cook until softened and water has evaporated.

Add tahini and honey to dates and mix through. Add date mix to dry ingredients and mix well.

Drain the goji berries and add to the mixing bowl. Combine well.

Take teaspoons of mix and form into balls and place on a lined baking sheet and refrigerate to set.

Store in the fridge for a few days.

Goji balls (2)