Ponzu Zoodles and Avocado Salad

A flavoursome Asian inspired salad, perfect on a hot day. This is an excellent accompaniment to serve with grilled salmon or your choice of protein. It is beneficial to have a good proportion of raw foods in our diets, which is much easier to achieve in the warmer months. Having said that, some people have difficulty digesting raw foods, in which …

Bubblegum Cheesecake

A little something we call “bubblegum” cheesecake. This dessert is naturally coloured with beetroot powder, blue spirulina and matcha powder. Not only does this create the beautiful colours but it also enhances the nutritional value as these ingredients are packed with antioxidants. We have used macadamias and coconut yoghurt for the base of this cake, however cashews can be used …

Snickers Pancakes

Fluffy peanut butter pancakes with a creamy peanut-chocolate sauce, topped with roasted peanuts and raw caramel chocolate for that added ‘Snickers’-like crunch. Perfection. This recipe was created in collaboration with Sophie from @coconutandbliss. We highly recommend using Pics Peanut Butter for this (and all our other peanut butter recipes for that matter). We assure you it is unlike any other peanut butter …

‘Caramel’ Fondant

After much demand on our Instagram feed, we decided it was only fair we share this decadent ‘caramel’ fondant recipe with you all. It has a delicious pudding like texture with that heavenly oozing centre… Not to mention it is entirely refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free. We use Loving Earth salted caramel chocolate which can be purchased from …

Gluten free: it’s not just for Coeliacs

Following on from our last EWB issue, relating to the popularity of the gluten free trend and ensuing criticism, we now explore other reasons gluten may not be an ideal food choice, particularly in quantities consumed, for a number of people, not just those with Coeliac Disease. Another less known autoimmune response to gluten is known as Gluten Ataxia.  In …

Mayan Spice Nicecream

The latest addition to the @healthsynergy x @coconutandbliss nice cream series. This recipe was inspired by our Mayan Hot Chocolate from our Ebook – The Ultimate Chocolate & Caramel Collection (available to download here). For a more ice cream-like consistency, we recommend making this recipe a day ahead, freezing overnight and then leaving to soften in the fridge just before serving. For a …

Creamy Raspberry Nice Cream

This creamy, three-ingredient raspberry ‘nice cream’ can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and tastes a treat. We love adding superfoods for enhanced flavour and nutrients. You can add whatever you like according to personal preference and availability. Some of our favourites include freeze-dried acai powder, maqui powder and lucuma powder which are all available from health food stores. …

The Gluten-free Backlash

Given the popularity of the gluten free diet and paleo diets, we thought it was time we dedicated a post to this controversial protein. Gluten is the collective name for proteins found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. The name is latin in origin and means ‘glue’, aptly describing it’s characteristic properties. One only needs to think of …

Persimmon Tea Cake

When creating recipes, we love to be inspired by seasonal produce. The plentiful supply of vibrant persimmons currently available in Sydney prompted the creation of this delicious, spiced tea-cake. This cake is great served for afternoon-tea, dessert or even breakfast. It is packed with Vitamin A precursor, beta carotene and fibre which aids digestion. We have used almond meal to create …

Strawberry Nice Cream

Delicious as it is nutritious. This strawberry nice cream is great for a quick and easy breakfast or even for a mid-afternoon snack. For an antioxidant boost, add your choice of superfood powder. We love acai powder and/or maqui. Lucuma powder is also great and adds a subtle sweetness. Ingredients Serves 1-2 2 large frozen bananas 1 cup frozen strawberries …

Creamy Miso Cashew ‘Mayo’

This miso dressing is deliciously creamy and is great served as a dressing for salads, or even as a dip with carrot sticks and/or celery sticks. We love serving it as a side salad with spiralised vegetables, avocado, cabbage, fresh chilli and sesame seeds. We use Spiral organic genmai miso. Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 3-6 hours) 1/2 …

Death By Chocolate Breakfast Bowl

Hard to believe this is healthy, right? Made with only 3 key ingredients this breakfast is simple, nourishing and delicious. We have added superfood powder, Mesquite, however this ingredient is optional. You can also substitute for other superfood powders you have on hand and/or protein powder. We recommend using an organic brand and be sure to check the ingredient list …

Sticky Date and Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

This has become one of my go-to breakfasts when I wake up craving something sweet. It is so thick, creamy and delicious – how all smoothie bowls should be! I also love how quick and easy it is to make. It is great topped with fresh berries, banana, cacao nibs and desiccated coconut – or if you’re feeling like something …

Hazelnut Chocolate Ganache ‘Cheesecake’

Rich, decadent, delicious and healthy. This one I made whilst I have been away on exchange, which really goes to show that it is still possible to make healthy desserts with limited space and resources. I won’t lie, it does make it more difficult – my blender decided to stop working on me so I revert to the old-fashioned way and had …

Chocolate Nut Butter Fudge Smoothie

Simple, delicious and decadent smoothie bowl if ever there was one! Breakfast doesn’t get much better than this. I made this smoothie in my little college room which goes to show just how easy it is to stay healthy with limited space/limited resources. Yes, the ingredients are more expensive than if I had opted for a traditional chocolate shake, but …

Choc-Hazelnut Bliss Balls

These Choc-Hazelnut Bliss Balls are a great afternoon pick me up to satisfy those 4pm sweet cravings, without any of the added nasties. If you are someone who is a little time-poor (who isn’t these days!) it is a good idea to make a batch of bliss balls on the weekend and then you’ll have a little something sweet to …

Black Rice Sushi

Black rice has a delicious nutty flavour, similar to that of brown rice, and is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. We love this healthy variation of the more traditional sushi rolls, that are generally made with white rice and sugar vinegar. Feel free to get creative with your choice of sushi fillings! We love to keep it simple with avocado, …

Pistachio Pancakes with Matcha

We love our green pancakes! These ones have an added superfood boost of Matcha powder, which is absolutely packed with antioxidants (we use Matcha Maiden). To create the pistachio flavour, blend raw pistachio nuts until ground to use as a ‘flour’. We have used ground pistachios in combination with buckwheat flour as this makes it much easier to flip! We …

Vanilla Cashew Chai Tarts

I’m sure all our fellow members of the Sydney health foodie community have heard of the fabulous Orchard St… For anyone who is yet to go, it is an absolute must. Their delicious range of fresh juices, smoothies and ‘milks’ inspired this quick and easy dessert recipe. We have used their ‘Cashew Chai Milk’ in the filling which creates a …

Chocolate ‘Cream’ Layer Cake

  Double chocolate = double the fun! For the ‘cream’ we have used coconut yoghurt (coyo), however whipped coconut cream is also a great option if you do not have access to coyo. We are also working on our own recipe for homemade coconut yoghurt… Stay tuned! We recommend serving with fresh organic berries and/or berry coulis. For quick and …