The Simple Substitute Series: Healthy Baking Swaps

In almost all my recipes, I make ingredients swaps to turn indulgent favourites into healthy indulgent favourites: from muffins to pancakes to brownies and beyond. In fact, I actually find it impossible to follow any recipe ingredient-for-ingredient, and always find myself making subs as I go. Basically, the “bad guys” to sub out are white […]

Even Better Barley Bircher Muesli

Oats, step aside, barley has replaced you in the “Grain of Fame” – I love the texture and nutty flavour in salads and soups; next obvious step was to breakfast-ise it as Barley Bircher Muesli. The ingredients and method are similar to the original Bircher Muesli, with the exception that you should precook the barley before […]

Another Nutty Butter: Macadamia (3 ingredients)

So nutty and so nice…   Ingredients: Olive oil/ oil of choice Macadamia Nuts Mixed Seeds (optional) Salt (optional) Directions: Lightly toast your nuts and seeds in a pan or in the oven. Then…blend ’em baby… blend more, a little more, OK, now pulse, alternate speed, scrape sides, more oil, blend again. Stop when you […]

Brownies for Breakfast

Believe it. Ingredients 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yoghurt 1/4 cup skim milk 1/2 cup Herbalife Formula 1 Chocolate Flavour plus 1/4 cup cocoa powder OR 1/2 cup Cocoa powder 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup honey 1 egg 1/3 cup applesauce 1 Tsp baking powder 1 pinch salt 1/2 avocado Wheat bran for extra fibre (optional) Directions […]

Hot Herbalife Apple Pie Pancake Stack – Sugar free and Fat free!

In South Africa we often associate the word “pancake” with thin, rolled-up crepes… so I guess we would call these crumpets? Who cares, they’re yummy, super filling, and fat free. Ingredients (Serves 1, so double up if cooking for your amor): 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 2 Scoops Herbalife Formula 1 2 tbsp rolled oats […]

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Meal: Raw, Sugar Free, Vegan, etc etc etc!

Easy, healthy, creamy, chocolately… what more could one ask for? Secret ingredient…. Ingredients: 2 Scoops Herbalife Formula 1 (preferably chocolate flavour) 1 avocado 2 tablespoons of cacao Sweetener of choice (taste first to see if/how much you need): Honey, maple syrup, stevia, or xylitol Simply blend all of the above, taste, adjust, blend again, (You […]

Check those ingredients, Fatty!

With most of the recipes on this blog, I aim to use low (or natural) sugar, and whole unprocessed ingredients. For me, the reason is two-fold: 1. I love sweets and baked treats and I honestly think my life would be incomplete without them (bugger, sigh!) 2. My health, as well as living green and […]

Yin Yang Date My Balls (Sugar free, gluten free, vegan, raw)

Balance can taste amazing. And it can be packed with protein, fibre, and healthy fats.  Did I mention that these little gems are also naturally sweetened, gluten free, lactose free, vegan, AND raw? Hippy checklist covered! 10 minutes to make. Kapish.   Ingredients 1/2 Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla/ Cookies and Cream/ Chocolate 2 cups pitted […]

Low fat, refined sugar free Bananabread you’ll go apes*** for

Bananabread is the easiest healthy bake out there – almost impossible to make a monkey mess of. It’s dry? Dip it in some egg and make bananabread french toast or bread and butter pudding.. Too mushy? There’s no such thing. High fibre, low fat, refined sugar free, source of protein, say no more. Plus, I […]