Gluten free - grain free - dairy free - refined sugar free - egg free - nut free
Sometimes, breakfast for me consists of one of these smoothies and a handful of almonds. They also make a great, filling afternoon tea for the kids. I know there are probably thousands of smoothie recipes on the internet...green smoothies seem to be all the craze. All I know is that my kids like smoothies based on banana, with a few other ingredients, and this is the formula I tend to stick to! I use organic frozen berries. Berries are one category of food that has a high level of pesticides when not organic, and buying frozen organic berries is MUCH cheaper than fresh!
This 'recipe' is just a suggestion, really. Be creative with what you have (the 'browner' smoothie pictured below has less berries and more greens)! You can make double and keep half in the fridge for the next day, saving you that precious time.
Gluten free - grain free - dairy free - egg free - low sugar
I love keeping this log in the fridge and bringing it out for a snack when friends are over, or taking it to a picnic. It's always a hit and it's so easy to make. No baking, no fuss, only 4 ingredients. It's also great for a mid afternoon snack if you're after a little indulgence that isn't actually too indulgent! Basically, it's a version of bliss balls served more elegantly!
This is a wonderful alternative to icing/frosting and it's completely refined-sugar free. I use it for cakes, muffins and biscuits that are vanilla or fruit based. I've seen a few slightly different versions on different websites recently. My version is my own favourite combination of ingredients from various versions...so I can't really give credit to any one of them ! I usually make mine with medjool dates, but if you don't have any, try the honey/ rice syrup version.
I use this as 'icing' on Carrot Cake Muffins and Banana Cake, as filling between Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies, as a dip for sliced apple and pear pieces (a great morning or afternoon tea snack). And I've recently made a killer ice cream with this cashew cream stirred through it!