Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

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I love chocolate milk and especially this healthy homemade chocolate milk recipe made with juicy medjool dates and peanut butter powder!  This recipe is so quick to make and makes a great after school snack for the kids or a treat for the bigger kids at home 😉

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ingredients

Serves 2/3

1 Banana

2/3 Pitted Medjool Dates

1 Tbsp Peanut Butter Powder

3 Tbsp of Raw Cacao Powder

2 Tbsp of Pumpkin Seeds

2 Tbsp of Sesame Seeds

1-2 cups of Almond Milk

Water

You can vary the ingredient quantities a little here and there to your tastes.

Blend all of the ingredients in a high powered blender and serve cold.  Adjust the almond milk or water for your preferred texture.  My favourite is a double cream texture.  In the winter I like to keep the blender on to serve it a little warmer, you could also warm it up on the cooker to make creamy hot chocolate.

Enjoy!

Angie Milne

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Apple Fall Recipes

Awesome Apple Recipes

I have four delicious apple recipes to make use of my homegrown apples and apples from friends.  These recipes are so easy to make, even supervised children could make them.  My favourite is the toffee apple smoothie!  If anything try this recipe!

Click the video below for the recipes.  You can also find the recipes further down this post.

Toffee Apple Smoothie

2x chopped apples

2-4 x medjool dates

3+ cups of Hemp Milk (or other milk)

Dash of maple syrup

1 Tsp of Cinnamon

Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.  Add in a little extra milk if necessary.  Share with family and friends!

Apple Recipes

Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches

Oh these are so delicious!  Be warned they are addictive! 😉

Apple Slices (seeds removed)

Crunchy Peanut Butter

Chopped Nuts/Dried fruit/fresh fruit

Slice and remove the seeds from the apples (you can see how I did this in the video above).  Spread a tbsp of peanut butter on one slice, top with chopped nuts or fruit etc. and top with another slice.  Serve like mini apple sandwiches!  These make great after school snacks.

Overnight Apple Oats

I love overnight oats, they are so easily digested once left to soak the whole night.

1 x apple

Organic Oats

Hemp Milk

Additional fruits/veg (I have used pomegranate seeds in the video some grated carrots would be good too)

Cinnamon & Allspice (optional)

Grate the apple into the glass jug or bowl and stir in the oats, add in the additional fruits/vegetables (grated) into the bowl.  I used pomegranate seeds as I needed to use them up from the fridge.  Add in enough oats for 4 people (or less) and top up with hemp milk.  I topped up the hemp milk up and over the oats so that they have enough moisture to soak up. 

In the morning you could pop the oats into a tray and warm in the oven.  I topped with some live coconut yogurt and a dash of maple syrup. Delicious!

Apple Turnovers

These are really handy little snacks for kids and are great for packed lunches or for school break snacks.  My kids had these all week!

Ready to roll puff pastry

Chopped Apples

Cinnamon

Allspice

Caster Sugar

Leave the pastry to come to room temperature and unroll.  You can also make your own pastry but for a super quick recipe ready to roll does the job nicely!  Cut the pastry into rectangles and then into smaller triangles (as seen in the video) then add in some chopped apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon, allspice and a sprinkle of sugar.  Fold in half and close with a fork pressing into the edges.  Sprinkle sugar over the top and serve!  😀

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Cacao Halva Fudge

This is a really easy recipe to make and in a few minutes you have created a tray of healthy snacks for the family!  I’ve added a link to a short video below for the recipe if you would rather watch it.

Ingredients

Sesame Seeds x 2 Cups

Medjool Dates x 1 Cup

Organic Cacao (powder) – 1/2 cup

Vanilla Extract – 1Tbsp

Pinch of good quality sea salt

Agave Syrup (raw or the best quality you can find)

Superfood Toppings (optional)

Add the sesame seeds to the food processor and grind on high for a minute or two, add in the medjool dates and blend again on high for about 5 minutes.  Add in the cacao powder, vanilla, salt and a squirt of Agave syrup if the mixture is too dry.  You should then have a slightly sticky dough consistency (not too sticky).

Roll the mixture into balls or shape in a chocolate tray as per the video.  Add superfood toppings of your choice if you have available.

I hope you enjoy this super easy recipe.  Please subscribe to my Youtube channel for future recipes and holistic health tips and ideas.

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Love and Cacao Fudge Balls

Angie x


Easy Fruit Salad with Chia

I used some Lemon Coconut yoghurt to make this awesome and super quick fruit salad with chia seeds and walnuts.  Me and the boys shared this after lunch and it was divine!

Ingredients

Chopped up fruit of choice

Coconut flavoured yoghurt or other dairy free yoghurt

Chia Seeds

Chopped nuts of choice

Maple Syrup (optional)

Basically all you need to do is chop up all of the fruit you wish to use and top with the yoghurt, sprinkle with some chia seeds and chopped nuts of choice and its ready to serve!  You could also drizzle a little maple syrup over the top if you wish for that sweet tooth family member.

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Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are super awesome and have been used for thousands of years.  Check out the link below for some further reading!

Chia Facts

They are pretty easy to purchase in most supermarkets these days.  I bought mine from Tesco but you can get them online also.  Click below to buy them in bulk.  I find this particular bulk option is cheaper and obviously lasts a lot longer.
Suma Wholefoods Chia Seeds 1 Kg

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Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie Treat Bowl

Delicious strawberry and banana smoothie bowl made with the addition of maca powder and live coconut yoghurt.  The recipe is so easy, blend the smoothie ingredients and pour into a bowl of choice.  Top with all of the toppings, coconut chips, dried bananas, date syrup, chopped pistachios and live coconut yoghurt, drizzle to finish with delicious date syrup!  You can mix up the toppings to your liking.

So delicious – enjoy!

If you want to find out more about the health benefits of consuming maca powder check out the link below:

https://www.themacateam.com/maca-benefits

You can purchase Maca powder from most health food shops but if you would like to purchase it online click on the link below, this is one of my fave suppliers and I have tried many over the years:

Organic Peruvian Maca Powder – 500g (Certified Organic)

 

These are also my fave coconut chips mmm:
Urban Fruit Coconut Chips Straight Up 14 x 25g

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Healthy Berry Bowl

Healthy Berry Bowl 

This berry bowl is super easy, I always feel so refreshed after a bowl of berries and believe me after all the Christmas chocolate I’ve been eating my body needs a bowl of goodness like this.  Berries are full of amazing things, check out some of the links below for further study.  The coconut yogurt adds in an additional probiotic which is really good for digestion and gut health.

Wash and add all of the berries and oranges into a bowl, chop the brazil nuts and sprinkle on top, add the coconut yoghurt and drizzle with agave, maple or honey.

Love & good health!

x Angie Milne x

https://www.verywell.com/what-are-polyphenols-2507085

https://www.livestrong.com/article/165497-list-of-high-phenol-foods/

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/superfoods-11-berries-to-improve-your-health


Peanut butter (vegan)cookies

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Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Seed Cookies 🍪 

Ok so I added the pumpkin seeds in to make them ever so slightly healthy but these bad boys should come with a health warning lol!  A bit too much sugar for my liking but I made them for the boys!  …of course I had to lick the utensils and taste the finished product.  They are dairy free and delicious!  😄

3/4 cups of brown sugar (or coconut sugar)

2/3 cup of rapeseed oil

1/4 cup of almond milk

2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

1 1/2cups of white spelt flour

1/2 tsp of baking powder

sprinkle of salt

4 tbsp of pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp of peanut butter

Add all the ingredients into your mixer or bowl apart from the seeds and mix gently until combined.  Add the seeds in last and combine.  Drop 1 tbsp of mixture onto the baking sheet and repeat leaving space between your cookies as they will flatten slightly and bake at 170c for 8-10 minutes until slightly golden.

Enjoy 💋