Choc Peanut Banana Pops

Choc Peanut Banana Pops

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!! This muggy hot Brisbane summer has me in the mood for all sorts of delicious cold treats. These Choc Peanut Banana Pops are a great way to enjoy a nice cold treat without consuming too much sugar and unwanted ingredients! Gluten free, Dairy free and refined sugar free, these ice creams are sure to hit the spot!

Ingredients:

+ 5 frozen bananas
+ 1 tsp of vanilla extract
+ 1/2 block of Loving Earth milk chocolate
+ 1/4 cup of peanut butter
+ 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts

” CHOC PEANUT BANANA POPS – ICE CREAMS THAT TASTE SO GOOD YOU WON’T BELIEVE THAT THEY’RE HEALTHY”

Method:

  1. Add the frozen bananas, peanut butter and vanilla extract into your vitamix/blender/food processor and blend away until you get a smooth consistency. Depending on your blender you may need to add in a small amount of chosen milk/nut milk to get a smooth ice cream texture.
  2. Pour the banana ice cream mixture into ice cream moulds and place in the freezer overnight. Meanwhile you can chop the peanuts as small/chunky as you prefer and place into a container overnight (this makes it easier when you assemble your ice creams the next day).
  3. Remove the Ice creams from the freezer and place under warm water to loosen the ice creams – (this helps them come out nice and smoothly as oppose to just ended up the ice cream stick in your hand and the ice cream stuck in the mould ! ).
  4. Place the half a block of Loving Earth Milk chocolate into a microwave proof bowl and heat in 30 second increments until melted. Using a baking tray of choice that will fit into your freezer, line the tray with baking paper and place ice creams on top.
  5. Using a spoon pour the melted chocolate onto your ice creams and sprinkle the chopped peanuts on top – (I found by doing each ice cream one at a time was easier as the chocolate sets rather quickly!). Once you’ve finished assembling the melted chocolate and chopped peanuts onto your ice creams place in the freezer for 1-2 hours before serving.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, I'd love to see what variations you're creating!

They're are so many fab combos you can make so don't forget to hashtag #thewholesomebody #TWB so I can see your beautiful creations!

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Australia Day Lamingtons

Australia Day Lamingtons

Lamingtons

There’s one thing you can be without on Australia Day, and that’s a classic lamington! I use to love a good store bought lamington, only to find that I’d feel so sick afterwards due to the refined sugar and wheat. So, I created this recipe so you can feel like you’re indulging without spiking your blood sugar! The sponge cake is so versatile it’s perfect even before being covered in dark chocolate and coconut!.

Ingredients:

+ 1 3/4 of almond meal
+ 1/4 cup of maple syrup
+ 4 large eggs (room temperature, split the eggs into two separate bowls, you’ll need both the yolk and egg whites)
+ 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
+ 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
+ 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla bean paste/extract
+ 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartare
+ 1 block of dark or milk Loving Earth Chocolate
+ 1-2 cups of desiccated coconut to coat your lamingtons

Hi-ya! I’m Amber.
As a qualified Nutritionist (Bachelor in Nutritional Medicine) as well as having 5+ years of working as a Pharmacy Assistant/Dispense Technician I believe in an integrative balanced approach towards health and wellness.

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Line a rectangular cake tin with baking paper.

2. Combine the almond meal, maple syrup, egg yolks, bicarbonate of soda, sea salt and vanilla extract with a wooden spoon/spatula. Set aside.

3. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs whites (or use your hand beater until you get a strong peak or meringue like texture. Add the cream of tartare and continue whisking/mixing until a peak forms. After the peak forms stop beating.

4. Fold through the egg white mixture into your almond meal batter until combined. Place into your baking tray and cook for 25 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven once you have a nice light golden brown colour on top and set aside to completely cool.

6. Once cool cut your sponge cake into your desired lamington size, squares or rectangles- completely up to you!

7. Unwrap and place the block of loving earth chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 40 seconds and stir or until melted. I like to add 1/4 cup of coconut milk and mix it through the chocolate to give it a slightly runnier consistency. In another bowl pour in 2 cups of desiccated coconut.

8. Dip your lamington squares into your bowl of melted Loving Earth Chocolate, then roll in the bowl of coconut and place on a cooling wrack. Continue until you’ve finished coating your lamingtons. Place in a container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

 

I hope you enjoy this recipe, I'd love to see what variations you're creating!

They're are so many fab combos you can make so don't forget to hashtag #thewholesomebody #TWB so I can see your beautiful creations!

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Are you storing your fruit and vegetables correctly?

Are you storing your fruit and vegetables correctly?

How to store your fruit and vegetables

Do you find week in week out you put your best foot forward to buy fresh produce only to find it spoils quickly within the next few days? (me too!- I’ve been there and it can be so frustrating). I would stop buying celery thinking it was just a ‘bad celery’ that was hardly keep fresh and crisp only to find I wasn’t storing it properly (light bulb moment!) I soon began to realize if I was having this problem then so many other people out there could be too. That’s why I decide to make some amazing fruit and veggie infographs to give you all the info you need on how to care for your produce + I also added how to wash them!

Now you have one less thing to worry about- fresh produce for days! You can save these guides to your pinterest board or even print them out and pop them on the front of your fridge!

Happy Tummy, Happy Hearts,

 

Amber

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Beautify Your Screen: December

Beautify Your Screen: December

Oh December, how you’ve already given the pleasure of some crazy humid days and big storms already!! One thing I absolutely look forward to when it comes to summer arriving is the fruit that’s in season!!! (Yessss….why hello mangoes & watermelon!) This is one of the first water colour paintings I completed a few months ago and even though I can get stuck in the comparing myself to others kind of mode, I actually am really looking forward to sharing my paintings with you all and watching myself grow. One thing painting has helped me with is not just reconnecting myself with one of my passions but it helps tackle any feelings of anxiousness. Do you have that one activity you do where you can completely slip into your own world bubble and be immersed in it all? If so I’d love to hear what it is- leave a cute comment below xx

So, what do you say..? Feel like adding some fresh fruit to your screen save, desktop or phone? –> Right click, save as- voila!<–

Amber xx

Beautify Your Screen: November

Beautify Your Screen: November

There is nothing better than spending a blissful afternoon, sipping on tea and painting. As some may not know, painting is one of the things I find completely relaxing! I’d say my techniques need some perfecting as I’ve recently just put my painting hat back on. You see, for at least a year now I’ve been trying to find some way in which I could combine my creative, artistic, painting side with my nutrition, food, nerd side withing my business. Praise the radishes because I think I’ve just discovered how! Each month (at least that’s what I’m aiming for) I will bring to you new, cute and colourful wallpapers that you can use to bring some gorgeous colours and smiles into your day.

I swear, your wallpaper is what sets you up for anything you’re about to do! I like mine to be colourful, cheery and I’m really diggin’ the whole watercolour scene lately so it’s usually that!

For the time being, you’ll have to do the old school ‘right click’  –  ‘save image as’, because I haven’t figured out how to make the cute fancy download button thingo work!!

Love this wallpaper? Perhaps you have some cute paintings or ideas you’d love for me to create for the next month? Click here and give us a bell and I will totally put it on my list of things to paint!

 

Amber x

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