Food.

Almonds. Naturally containing fibre, key vitamins and minerals. They are an amazing natural food for the body. Obviously, eating them raw is the way to go, but I recently had a mind splurge the other day and this seemed to work lovely.

– Almonds with no name –

Needs-

-A handful of almonds (however many the heart desires) / Honey/ Fresh rosemary/ Good quality salt ( I use Lotus celtic sea salt)/ Chili flakes/ Ground cinnamon.

Create-

Preheat your oven to 160 c.

Throw some baking paper on whatever the almonds will be on.

Spread the almonds out, drizzle a teaspoonful of honey over the top, roughly throw some salt and the rosemary through. Shake some cinnamon over the top and sprinkle just a few of the chili flakes.

Bake for 20 minutes, or if you dig crispy, go another 5.

Enjoy straight from the pan.

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Chocolate. Sometimes healthy, sometimes not so healthy. Its winter here in AUS so hot chocolates are a comfort for the most of us. I figured a Max Brenner fix daily wouldn’t be good for the hips (or anything really!) so I came up with this one night in my little saucepan.

Containing raw Cacao powder, a well known super food, this drink will surely keep you warm and comfy during those chilly nights.

-Essential Hot Cacao-

Needs-

– Cacao powder/ Water/ Milk (I use rice milk)/ Honey (or agave/coconut sugar works well)/ Coconut oil/ Cinnamon/ Desiccated coconut/ Chia seeds/ A square or 2 of 70% Lindt dark chocolate (optional).

Create-

Get your stove on a low heat.

I normally go by my drinking cup size, so I place 50% of water & 50% of my milk in the pan.

Add a good size teaspoon of the Cacao powder, desiccated coconut and your sweetener of choice. Throw in a half teaspoon of the coconut oil, a big sprinkle of the cinnamon and a shake or 2 of chia.

Let this heat to your chosen temperature. If needed (or wanted! either way) add your lindt squares towards the end and let melt.

Pour into your mug and lose yourself.

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