Friday Favs: Coconut & Lemon Bliss Balls

February 6, 2016

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These bliss balls are so damn refreshing and tasty, contain healthy oils and is the perfect treat to help curb those sugar cravings.

Ingredients: 
– 2 cups shredded coconut and a little bit extra for the end
– 1/2 cup almonds
– 2-3 teaspoons rice malt syrup (vegans) or honey
– 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
– zest and juice of one organic lemon. (I prefer using organic lemons when I need zest.) 

Method:
– Pop all your ingredients into a food processor and blend.
– If the mixture isn’t sticking together add a lil more coconut oil.
– Roll into balls.
– And cover with the extra shredded coconut.
– Refrigerate for until firm.

Makes about 18 balls, 130 calories per ball.

Enjoy
XXX
EJ

My Ultimate Skin Glowing Smoothie

October 13, 2015

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I can literally have this smoothie every day and never get bored of it, especially on a hot day, so Summer please hurry up and show your face.

It’s packed with all the essentials vitamins for glowing skin… so drink on up!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana.
    TIP: Peel your banana, cut it up and bag it in a zip lock bag before freezing it. Peeling a frozen banana isn’t easy. 
  • 1 scoop of protein powder.
  • Handful of brazil nuts
  • 1 tbs flax seeds
  • 1 tbs maca powder
  • 1 tbs almond butter (or any nut butter really.)
  • A dash of almond milk
  • A dash of water
  • x2 ice cubes

If you not afraid of spirulina, add 1 tbs to your smoothie mixture.

Blend it up, and serve it just like that or topped with some dried coconut and cocoa nibs.

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So what exactly does this smoothie have in it that helps with glowing skin? Here’s the low down:

Apart from the obvious potassium benefits, bananas are great for lowering your blood pressure and act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.

Protein is essential for weight loss as it balances the sugar levels and keeps you fuller for longer. It requires more energy to burn off therefore your body is actually burning calories when you consume protein.

Brazil nuts, spirulina and maca powder are full of  vitamin-E which is a powerful antioxidant. It is required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucusa and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. These ingredients also contain vitamin C and B, helping improve the digestive system and detoxing your system. Maca is know for balancing moods and clearing the skin.

Lastly flaxseeds are filled with omega fats which boost the immune system and are great for skin health.

So blend it up and get busy sipping. Please let me know if you try this recipe and whether you love it as much as me. Tweet me at @emmamenteath or snap a pic on instagram and tag me @emmajanementeath.

Enjoy
xxx
EJ

Home-made Muesli

January 3, 2014

I love this recipe it’s so simple and easy to make and gives me the energy I need to get through my mornings. It’s also packed with superfood ingredients. There is no measurements for this recipe, you simply add the amount of oats you want to your frying pan and work with what you feel is the right amount for you for the rest of the ingredients.

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Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats
  • Palm oil
  • Agave crystals
  • Sesame seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Almond nuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Raisins
  • Goji berries
  • A glass jar

Method:

1.) On a medium heat add the rolled oats and palm oil together in a frying pan. Once the oats are well mixed with the palm oil sprinkle the agave crystals over the oats and stir in.
2.) Next add the nuts. (The earlier you add the nuts the better, this allows them maximum time to become nice and roasted.) I cut my almond nuts and brazil nuts in half before adding them to the frying pan.
3.) Bring the heat down, you don’t want to burn away all your natural oils. Now add the flax seeds, seaseme seeds and pumpkin seeds. Stir in.
4.) Lastly add your goji berries and raisins and stir in.
5.) Once everything is roasted to your preference, turn the heat off and allow your muesli to cool down.
6.) Once your muesli has cooled down pour it into a large glass jar to store and keep fresh.

* Best served with some yogurt and fresh berries in the morning.

The great thing about this recipe is that there is no set ingredients and rules. Feel free to mix it up, like swapping palm oil for coconut oil or by adding extra seeds. Another great option is to swop the base, your oats, to nuts. This way it’s completely carb free.

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