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! 


The baking tray for these minis is from @kmartaus it was $2. 

Recipe is simple – 1 banana, 30g organic oats, 30mls of my green juice (kale, spinach and coconut water), can just use coconut water, 1 egg, cinnamon and 30g of wholemeal flour. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or you can mix a bowl of you wish it to be more chunky. 

Pour into cake mould and and bake on 180degrees for 15minutes. 


This made 8 mini bites. Cruz ate two in one serving. 

Note – can double or triple the recipe and add in blueberries or extra mix ins. 

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. 

Day 3 + 4 + 5 of living clean for $10 a day

Day 3 – 6th July 2016

Still going strong, I was a little tired today. I think it’s the no coffee thing and my 3rd day of weight training.

Rest day tomorrow. Only a walk.

Meal 1 – oats, coconut water and a grated Apple

Meal 2 – stuffed capsicum, with mince, cottage cheese and greens

Meal 3 – green smoothie

Meal 4 – cucumber and tuna

Meal 5 – omelette and sweet potato



Stuffed capsicum and greens

Capsicum

1oog cooked mince 

1/4 tin tomatos

Chilli flakes and chives

Cottage cheese

2 tbsp Sweet potato mash

1. Cut the top of a capsicum and scoop out the seeds and inside. 

2. Place in 3 tbsp sweet potato.

3. Place the mince mixed with the tin tomatos and chilli flakes on top. 

4. Top with cottage cheese and chives.

5. Place in the oven for 30minute on 180degrees. 

6. Steam greens to serve. 

Cucumber with tin tuna on top. 


Omelette with greens, zucchini noodles, cottage cheese, mushroom, chives, chilli flakes and salt. 

Serve with home made sweet potato chips.

 Day 4 -7th July 2016

Today my meals were adventurous to start of with and ended with a boring meal. I’m used to having more food to work with, though this  is the challenge I have set out to do. I will succeed, I have too. Feeling great that I haven’t spent much money this week.

Meal 1 – breakfast cake

Meal 2 – rice cakes with peanut butter and 1/2 a cucumber

Meal 3 – tuna a rice and broccoli

Meal 4 – tofo, greens and brown rice


Breakfast cake

40g oats

1/4 Apple grated, 1/4 roughly chopped

1 egg

1 tbsp sweet potato mash 

30ml coconut water ( can use milk if you prefer )

Pinch of cinnamon 

I would normally add 1 tbsp of rice malt but it’s not on my challenge this week. 

1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees

2. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon, can blend if you prefer. 

3. Top with 10g blueberries. Place into muffin tray. 

4. Bake for 30min. 

I made this last night and had cold but you can eat warm if you wish. Nice with yogurt too. 

Was nice today to not train, I just took my dog for a walk with a friend.

Day 5 – 8th July 2016

Glad it’s the last day of eating limited foods as I really haven’t  got that much left. Today I went on a picnic with friends and their babies. I ate before I went and straight away when k got home. Was fine. Side tracted myself with the cute babes!

Today I had a personal trainer and just did a light walk with Cruz.

Meal 1 – pre workout was 1/2 a banana

Meal 2 – oats, egg and Apple pancake

Meal 3 – rice cakes with cottage cheese, broccoli, Tuna and rice

Meal 4 – 1 tbsp peanut butter

Meal 5 – tofo curry with greens

Tofo curry

Today is the last day of #livingclean410aday and to celebrate I used all the ingredients I had left to make this curry (which wasn’t much 😂). Tofo & spinach spicy curry.

150g organic tofo

1 mushroom chopped

Greens (a whole heap – kale, Pak Choy, spinach leaves, chard, all picked from the garden)

2 tbsp chobani

1/2 tsp peanut butter

1 tsp curry powder

Sprinkle of chilli flakes

Coconut water ( as much as you like to thin out the paste )

Brown rice to serve. 

1. Heat non stick wok or pan

2. Fry tofo and mushrooms lightly 

3. In a bowl mix the peanut butter, Greek yogurt, curry powder, chilli flakes, and coconut water

4. Add in the greens and any other vegetables you wish to use

5. Pour the sauce over the tofo and veggies

6. Allow to simmer on low heat for 10minutes

7. Serve with brown rice.

Yes I ate this all to myself as I was #hangry. This tops all meals this week! My favourite.

Cannot wait to have a coffee tomorrow.

On Saturday with my coffee in hand! #happy

How I felt about the challenge!

To be honest, I thought it was pretty easy to do, I think sometimes we are very spoilt for choice. It made me plan all my meals, be more creative, I minimised wastage and enjoyed and appreciated my food a bit more.

It was a nice break from coffee too. It made me more aware of the money I was spending too.

I did get a little hungry sometimes on the challenge,but I think that came down to laziness more than anything and I just needed to create something, rather than just snacking on raw treats, quest bars or protein smoothies.

I have decided to do it again this week, but I will be able to use any left overs from last week.

I can also have 1 coffee mid week and am allowed protein powder after my weights sessions.

Anything is possible if we put our minds to it.

Pictured above is this weeks (Sunday 10th June 2016) food shop.

It came to 46.50 but I also went and spend $6 at the fruit barn. Total 52.50. A little over but still very close to my budget!   Won’t be blogging about this weeks journey but I will share recipes on @aliceinhealthyland (Instagram account).

Thanks again for following my journey.

Alice

Xoxo

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Day 1 & 2 of $10 a day. 

Monday 4th July 2016

Day 1 of #livingclean410aday challenge. 

I found it pretty easy food wise. Was hard not to use my usual staples of coconut oil, Manuka honey, vanilla protein powder etc. I’m only allowed to use herbs and spices to flavour my food. I really really missed my coffee today as well. But I had a boiled water instead. Still felt like I was drinking something nice I guess hahaha. 

Meal 1 – Green overnight oats. 

Meal 2 – 2 X Quinoa rice cakes. Sweet & Savoury. 

Meal 3 – Bolognese and Zoodles. 

Meal 4 – Tofo and egg Zoodle rice stir fry.

Now all I want is healthy chocolate. But I guess I will have to wait to Saturday. 😭. Will post the recipes up on the blog tonight

Recipes for the meals from Day 1 


Green overnight oats. 

60g organic oats

1 leaf kale

1 leaf spinach 

40mls coconut water

1/2 tsp cinnamon 

30-40g frozen blueberries 

1 tbsp Greek yogurt 

Blend ingredients Cook oat mixture in stove top or microwave and pour into your jar, I poured some in Cruzies jar too. 

Slice 1/4 Apple into the jars, then top with 1 tbsp Greek yogurt, and scoop of frozen blueberries. 

I made the night before. So it’s easy to just grab out the fridge and eat after my walk

Note – can enjoy hot or cold. 

Rice cakes with sweet & savoury topping. 

Sweet – 1 rice cake with peanut butter, sliced apple and blueberry 

Savoury – 1 rice cake with cottage cheese, fresh chives and cucumber 


Tofo and Vegetable Stir Fry.

100g organic tofo

1 tsp garlic & Ginger 

Pinch of chilli and squeeze of lime

1 tbsp peanut butter

Handful of greens – Pak Choy, spinach 

Capsicum 

Zucchini noodle 50g

3 tbsp brown rice

Broccoli 

1. In a wok, fry up the tofo in the garlic, peanut butter and ginger. 

2. Add in the greens and vegetables. Mix through until cooked. 

3. Mix in the brown rice. 

4. Add in lime juice chilli. 

5. Serve immediately. 


Spaghetti bowl with Zoodles

150g heart smart mince 

1/4 tin tomatoes with basil and tomato

Garlic

Chives

Mushroom

1 zucchini spirilised

1 tbsp cottage cheese

1. Cook mince in 1 tbsp garlic in a large pan until brown.

2. Mix tin tomatoes, chives and mushrooms. 

3. Simmer on low heat for 20min. 

4. In a saucepan sauté the zucchini noodle.

5. Serve mince on top of Zoodles, place a serving of cottage cheese on top. 

Tuesday 5th July 2016

Day 2 of #livingclean410aday challenge. 

Today was good, but I decided I needed to eat a little more as I was so hungry when I woke up this morning. 

Meal 1 – Healthy Pancakes

Meal 2 – Rice cakes X 3 with peanut butter and a apple

Meal 3 – Tuna, rice, greens

Meal 4 – Green Smoothie and rice on the side 

Meal 5 – Shepard Pie

I’m feeling confident I can do this. Was so close to sneaking a coffee today, but then I thought NO I am just cheating my self. 

I am happy I am sticking to my goals. 

Cottage Pie with Greens.  

150g heart smart mince 

1/4 tin of organic tin tomatoes with basil and oregano 

1/2 tsp curry powder

Grated zucchini 

120g cooked sweet potato mash

1 tbsp cottage cheese

1/2 tsp chopped chives

1. Brown mince in the fry pan. 

2. Add in tin tomatoes.

3. Mix in the curry powder and grated zucchini. 

4. Allow to simmer until cooked.

5. Boiled the sweet potato. Once cooked mash and add in cottage cheese.

6. In a oven proof dish place mince mixture on the bottom. 

7. Spoon the mash on top evenly. 

8. Place under the grill on high for 10min to brown slightly the mash the top. 

This was by far one of my favourite meals so far. 

Healthy pancake 

40g oats

1/4 banana

1/4 red apple

1 egg

1. Blitz all ingredients in the blender. 

2. Cook mini pancakes in the fry pan.

3. Serve with Greek yogurt, blueberries and banana. 

Tuna, brown rice, broccoli, kale, spinach and Zoodles. 

Served with a boiled water.

Looking forward to sharing the rest of my journey with you all. Thank you so much for following and supporting so far. 

I’m loving seeing others having a go at it too. 

Have a great day.

Alice xo

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

 

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