3 sexy ways to do coffee.

Mmmmmmm yes coffee you sexy, delicious thing you. Okay so I am not really that obsessed I don’t drink it allll day long. But I do enjoy one maybe once every two days and when I have it, I destroy it and it makes me do magical things. So do we have to just drink it to get its magical powers? No!! Coffee is just as sexy in foods too. 

Getting creatitive in the kitchen doesn’t have to be slavibg away for 3hrs per recipe either, you would need a few coffees to survive if you had to last that long though. 

So I have come up with 3 simple recipes that’s will get you jumping for joy when you eat them. 


Creamy Coconut Coffee Hits!

Ingredients 

1/2 cup coconut yogurt 

1 shot of coffee

2 full tablespoons of chia seeds

1 tablespoon of rice malt syrup

Method 

1. In a bowl mix the coconut yogurt, shot if coffee, rice malt syrup & chia seeds. 

2. Spoon mixture into mini moulds (these are from Kmart). 

3. Place in freezer for at least 1hr before consuming.

Makes 5 small servings.

Coffee Choc Little Bites

Ingredients

1 cup oats

2 shots of coffee

1 organic egg

1 tablespoon rice malt syrup or sweeter of choice

3 tbsp cacao

100mls of almond milk or milk or choice

1/2 banana

Method

1. Place all ingredients in a blender andblend until   like a cake batter.

2. Pour into moulds or muffin tray.

3. Place in a preheated oven of 180degrees and bake for 15-20minutes until cooked.

4. Enjoy warm or cool. Can freeze for later. 

Makes 12 small or 6 large muffins. 

Coffee Vanilla Smoothie 

Ingredients 

1 frozen banana

30g vanilla protein

1/2 cup ice chips

2 shots coffee

1 teaspoon rice malt syrup or sweeter of choice

Method

1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until like a frappe consistency. 

2. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Serves 2 for a snack or 1 for a meal (can add 30g oats for a meal). 

Little Banana Bites 

I often walk through the supermarket checking out what they have to offer, what’s new in store, what can I give my son and myself for lunchbox snacks.
Everytime I thought I found something that would be good for us, I turned it over to read the nutrients and it would be high sugar, high sodium or would have an ingredient I couldn’t even pronounce in it.

DO WE REALLY WANT TO PUT THAT IN OUR BODIES OR OUR CHILDREN’S BODIES?

Even a lot of baby foods were high in these ingredients! It’s crazy.

I decided this week to create a mini lunch box snack that I used to enjoy when I was in primary school “little bites” for Cruzies lunch box. I’m sure I wouldn’t mind them in mine either!

Continue reading “Little Banana Bites “

Little mashies – yogurt and fruit bubba snacks. 


I decided to prep some yogurt and fruit/veg for Cruzie. I think it would also be a great idea for adults to have as a snack or a quick breakie on the go. 
I’m always looking for new lunch box ideas. I’ve noticed that supermarkets have been selling alot of children’s pre made snacks, juices, meals and yogurts in these pouches. 
So many of them are so so high in sugar. Some higher that cans of coke and they have 4 health stars? How can they do that? Trucking so many people into thinking these products are healthy. 
From my own research I have seen that sugar is an addiction that so many of us want to break. I don’t want to pass this on to our children. I want to start good habits. 
Here are 3 quick easy recipes for either yourself or your child to add to the lunchbox. 

Apple Bircher 

1/2 Apple steamed

20g frozen spinach

Pinch of cinnamon

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 

Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch. 

Can add a layer of organic oats soaked in coconut water. 


Berry blitz yogurt

30g blueberries 

3 large strawberries

1/2 a steamed Apple

30mls coconut water

Cinnamon

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 
Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch.


Green yogurt smoothie

30g baby spinach

1/2 Apple steamed

Cinnamon

1/4 steam zucchini

1/2 steamed pear

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 

Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch.


You can enjoy all of these straight from the fridge and can leave in fridge for up to 48hrs. Can freeze too and get out when you need! 

Hope you enjoy these super quick recipes. 

I brought these pouches from LITTLE MASHIES online. 

Instagram – @littlemashies

Big love, 

Alice xoxo

Instagram – @aliceinhealthyland
NOTE – always consult your doctor, midwife before starting your child on solids. 

Living clean 4 $1o a day or $50 in 5days. 

Hi everyone, 

So this is my $50 haul for my food from Monday to Friday. So $10 a day. I actually could not believe how quick my money went. But I do love a challenge. 

The rules are over on my previous blog post  LIVING CLEAN FOR $10 A DAY

Food was purchased from Woolworths and a Fruit and Veg Barn. 

I spent 39.40 in Woolworths and 10.10 at the Barn. 

Total- $49.50 for all this. 

I can use whatever veg or herbs I have growing in the garden (I will tell you what I get from the garden as per recipe) as this challenge is about minimising wastage of food and saving $$.


 I first looked at organic food but f#%k my bill was over $120 easy. 

Goodbye eating at healthy cafes and hopefully hello $. Im not allowed free handouts either. 

Wish me luck. 

Staring Monday 4th July 2016

The shopping haul

Sunday 3rd July 2016

So I’m meal planning, and pre prepping some of foods to make life a bit easier time wise for my #livingclean410aday or #50in5days challenge. 

I have decided to include Cruz and my meals in this cost price too. I didn’t include Dave as he is on a challenge.

All my shopping I completed yesterday. 

The prep I have completed so far is 

🌟 I pre spirilised a large zucchini.

🌟 pre cooked 300g brown rice in the cooker for the next 3 days.

🌟 I cooked the 500g of heart smart mince with 1 tin of basil and oregano tin tomatoes and separated into a meal for tomorrow for Cruz and I. 


🌟I then put the remaining 2 servings of mince for us both in the freezer for a different recipe.

 🌟 I picked the kale and spinach leaves from the garden. 

fruit & veggie patch


This is plated up for lunch for Cruz and I for tomorrow. 

Healthy Spag Bowl with Zoodles

Recipe for the Bolognese 

150g heart smart brown mince

1/4 garlic

1/4 of the tin of basil and oregano organic tin tomatos

1/2 large zucchini shredded or spirilised.

1 tbsp cottage cheese.

1. Brown mince in the pan until cooked (about 10mim)

2. Mix in garlic and tin tomatoes. Allow to simmer for another 10minutes.

3. Spirilise or grate the zucchini.

4. Serve mince on top of Zoodles (cooked or raw), top with cottage cheese.

Note – this serves Cruz (my baby) and myself.

You can double, or triple the recipe depending on how many servings you wish to make.

I sprinkled a little sea salt on mine.



I look forward to sharing this challenge with you. 

Thank you for reading.

#showmehowyouhealthy

Alice xoxo 

Snap chat – allyb1987

Instagram – @aliceinhealthyland

Living Clean for $10 a day.



I feel like I have been doing a few big food shops of late, then at the end of the week I am chucking food out. I have been thinking of ways I can cut down on wastage in my everyday life (thank you to my good friend Rachelle, the editor of Maximizer Magazine for inspiring me).

I LOVE coffee to, but I only ever buy one as a treat when I go out, nothing wrong with that but I am trying to save money. So I probably wont be able to afford a coffee, since I am only budgeting $10 a day on food and drink. So goodbye soy lattes and hello to homemade coffee (only for a week ekkkk haha).

$10 a day sounds easy right? I actually think this is going to be a big challenge. I added up my weekly costs for 5 days, this includes, food at home and at cafes, protein powders, superfoods, coffees, teas etc. it was a whoping $146 one week and $138 the next I was spending. This was calculated on a  Monday and Friday basis over the past 2 weeks.

So the rules…

  • Maximum of $10 to spend of food and drinks on a daily basis.
  • $50 over 5 days budget.
  • I will have to include food or drink supplements in the total cost.
  • Can buy from farmers markets or the super market.
  • Can use foods from the veggie/fruit patch and the herb garden at home, not included in the daily cost.
  • Can use any spices in the pantry, however not allowed to buy any more.
  • This is just for myself, no other family member.
  • Will update at least 4 times on the blog and daily on my Instagram & Facebook, my food posts and proof.
  • Will snapchat evidence every meal and state the total cost.

 

Wish me luck everyone.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Big love,

Alice xoxo

 

Instagram – @aliceinhealthyland

Facebook – Alice In Healthyland.

Snapchat – allyb1987

Breakfast Club


Once upon a time, I was part of the “don’t eat anything until 1100hrs” club. I was a major breakfast skipper. I thought that eating less in a day would make me lose weight. In fact it did the complete opposite. I gained 10kg and my metabolism slowed right down. I’m not saying the the meal skipping was  completely to blame for the weight gain, but it defiantly contributed. 

I now wake up every morning, do my 30-45minute walk, then come home to eat. 

I have usually smashed two meals before 1100hrs now! Haha! 

Over the past week I have been eating very strictly and sticking to a meal plan of healthy food choices. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, so I’m going to share with you my top 5 picks. 

SMOOTHIE BOWL


1/2 a frozen Banana

30g vanilla protein

50g spinach

ice

30g oats

1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy straight away.

Note – this is a great meal on the run in smoothie jar, or you can sit down to it in a bowl, topped with your favourite granola.

Eggs on Rye


2 slice rye toast

3 tbsp organic tin tomatoes

2 organic eggs

30g cottage cheese 

1. Cook the rye.

2. Spread the tin tomatos evenly on the toast.

3. Cook the eggs with the 30g cottage cheese wished in.

Breakfast Protein Loaf 

250g organic oats

2 organic eggs

90g vanilla protein (can use almond meal and vanilla essence of you refuse to use protein)

1 Apple

Cinnamon

1 tbsp maple

1 tbsp coconut oil or peanut butter for good fats

50mls coconut water.

1. Preheat oven to 180degrees

2. Blend all ingredients together.

3. Put in oven proof dish.

4. Mix in 100g blueberries and a small handful of trail mix on top (optional). I also added a chopped Apple.
5. Bake for 30-45min on 180 degrees. It truly all depends on your oven.

Note – Serve warm or cold. Serves 5. Can freeze.

Great for meal prepping for the week.

Protein Pancakes

30g oats

1 egg

30g vanilla protein

1/2 apple

1/2 tsp cinnamon

50mls water.

1. Blitz ingredients in blender

2. Place mixture in the fry pan and cook untill golden each side.

Note –  It’s so easy. Topped with Greek yogurt, blueberries and prunes.

Breakfast Burrito



1 mountain bread

Greens from the garden (spinach and kale)

30g cottage cheese

30g basil and oregano tin tomatoes

2 organic eggs

1. Cook the eggs

2. On the mountain bread, place the cottage cheese, tomatos, cooked eggs, green and salt and pepper to taste.

3. Enjoy cold or you can place in the sandwich presser.
All these breakfast meals took no longer than 15minutes each to make. Some of them can be pre perpared the night before.

I hope you found some breakfast inspiration in this blog post. 

See my Instagram for more healthy breakfast ideas and recipes. @aliceinhealthyland

Thank you,

Alice xx

My Healthyland Blueberry Smoothie 

My wedding is coming up in under 3 months. I decided to meal prep and plan my weekly meals again. Since becoming a mum I LOVE my outings to Cafes with grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends etc, but I am a huge fan of home cooking. 

There are so many cafes around that serve healthy, nutritious foods, but I want to go back to having my 4-5 good healthy meals a day. Not just breakie, cafe healthy lunch and dinner. Or coffee and forget to eat. My training is doing well, but I miss my passion creating food recipes for you all and myself. 

So watch this space, the next week I will be sharing my healthy meal prep with you all and sharing some clean recipes on my blog.

This is my afternoon tea today. It’s a blueberry, greens smoothie.  I am time poor as I’m trying to sort out work and spend time with my little man!
Recipe

Ingredients

60g Frozen Blueberries

30g Vanilla WPI Protein

1 large leaf of Kale

1 large leaf of Spinach or handful of spinach leaves

Crushed ice.

100mls filtered Water

Method

1. Place all ingredients in a blender.

2. Blend up untill the ingredients is nice and smooth.

3. Serve immediately.

Enjoy.

Alice xoxo