Like everyone else in the world, I’m a salted caramel fiend. It’s. Just. So. Good….
Coco Bliss Superfood Bar is an oasis for acai bowl and smoothie bowl lovers, with an impressive menu offering a variety of dreamy flavour combinations. Having recently moved across the road to a bigger, brighter and more open space, Coco Bliss is an acai haven with an infectious coastal vibe….
Making smoothies can often be complicated and intimidating, but it shouldn’t have to be! So I wanted to share a recipe for an easy, accessible smoothie made with 4 simple ingredients. Although it can be nice to sometimes indulge, we don’t all have access to exotic ‘superfood’ powders. A pared back, wholesome smoothie is definitely enough and this smoothie in particular is just delicious.
Frozen berries, frozen banana, plant-based milk and protein. That’s it. Simple, wholesome and delicious.
This Vegan Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie is perfect as a post-workout recovery snack, or for breakfast when paired with a slice of toast or some granola. I hope you enjoy!
Vegan Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
1 & 1/4 cup of rice milk (or other milk of choice)
2 heaped tbsp PSA Vanilla + Cinnamon Bio Pro Vegan Protein
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen mixed berries
(optional) a handful of frozen kale/spinach
From when I began primary school to when I finished high school, I was obsessed with these Chocolate Coconut Slices that the canteen used to sell. The slice was sweet, moist yet crumbly, and scrumptiously chocolatey and coconutty. My friends and I used to eat them at recess while we were playing handball or ‘1, 2, 3 home’ — such fond memories!
Now 23 years old, I still think about that Chocolate Slice. But gone are the days where I want to eat treats full of refined sugar + flour, milk and butter every day of the week. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be able to enjoy one of my favourite childhood desserts, does it?
So here they are: my healthified Chocolate Coconut Slice.
Moist yet perfectly crumbly, and full of chocolatey, coconutty goodness — made with wholesome + nutritious ingredients, no refined sugar, no gluten, no dairy products, and no baking.
This Raw Chocolate Coconut Slice is so easy to make, perfect as a snack to curb those 3pm sugar cravings, and gives you long-lasting energy. Simply keep them in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze them so you always have a healthy treat to snack on.
Raw Chocolate Coconut Slice
Makes 8 slices
8 dried dates, soaked in water for 30 minutes
2 tbsp water from soaking the dates (or 2 tbsp liquid sweetener, depending on sweetness desired)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats
1/4 cup nut butter of choice
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp desiccated coconut for topping
Start by lining a 20cm X 10cm tupperware container with baking paper and put aside.
Place the shredded coconut and buckwheat groats in a food processor, and blend until they form a course flour.
Add the soaked dates, nut butter, cacao powder and sweetener/date water, and process until you’ve got a crumbly mixture that sticks together if you squeeze it in your hand.
Transfer the mixture to the lined container. Firmly and evenly press the mixture with the back of a spoon.
Sprinkle the desiccated coconut on top and press it down slightly with the back of the spoon.