Author Archives: Caitlin Reid

Cool Down With These Matcha Pops

Cool Down With These Matcha Pops

The health world is currently green with envy over matcha. Shots of the drink were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and now even dedicated coffee lovers are ditching their morning cup in favour of this earthy tea. Green tea leaves are ground to a powder meaning you ingest the whole leaf – giving you 137 times more antioxidants than traditional green tea. It’s also known as a brain booster and helps to improve stamina. Sounds awesome right? It’s even better in ice-cream. You’ll love these so matcha….

VEGAN MATCHA POPS

Prep time: 10 minutes (plus 2 hours freezing) 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients:
⅔ cup coconut cream*
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder (I use Matcha Maiden)
3 teaspoons rice malt syrup or 8 drops liquid stevia
2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
¼ cup basic raw chocolate [page 205] OR 75g of 90% dark chocolate
 
Method:
1. Add coconut cream, matcha powder and sweetener of choice to a bowl or blender and whisk or blend until smooth.
2. In a popsicle mould, pour in the mixture evenly leaving a small gap at the top for expansion. You can tap your mould on a hard surface to knock out any air bubbles.
3. Pop in the freezer to set briefly, before add the popsicle sticks (they should be able to stand upright).
4. Leave to fully freeze for a few hours until completely set.
5. Remove from moulds, drizzle in chocolate, top with pistachios and enjoy!
 
Tip: * For a lighter option use coconut milk or unsweetened nut milk.
Health hack: Substitute half the coconut cream for plain greek yoghurt. You’ll amp up the protein for muscle-repair and satiety.
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About the Author
Sally O'Neil 'The Fit Foodie'Love Move EatThe Fit Foodie, otherwise known as Sally O’Neil, is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious eating doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. Sharing her mouth-watering recipes, fitness motivation and healthy eating tips through the popular blog (www.the-fit-foodie.com) and on Instagram, Sally hopes to help others on the same clean-eating journey. Pre-order her book Love Move Eat today.

 

Turmeric Snapper For Dinner Tonight

Turmeric Snapper For Dinner Tonight

Jump on the latest health craze with this turmeric snapper.   Turmeric is the spice on everyone’s lips. Not only does it have a delicious flavour, turmeric also contains the anti-inflammatory substance, curcumin, which has been show to suppress inflammation in the body by blocking the action of inflammatory substances. Turmeric lattes might be all the rage, but there is… Continue Reading

5 Food Habits Ruining Your Waistline

5 Food Habits Ruining Your Waistline

Think your food habits are healthy? Dietitian Caitlin Reid reveals the top five foodie fads ruining your waistline.   Raw food, green smoothies, sugar-free and paleo foods are just some of the latest health trends sweeping the nation. But just because we perceive these food habits to be better for us, doesn’t mean they actually are.… Continue Reading

Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters

Start your day with these delicious corn fritters.   Makes: 8 fritters Ingredients Corn Fritters 2 (150g) small capsicums, diced 1 cup corn kernels 1 brown onion, diced 5 tbsp continental parsley, chopped 2 tbsp Cajun spice mix 5 large eggs ½ cup skim milk 200g wholemeal flour ⅔ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp olive oil… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free Recipes You’ll Love

Gluten-Free Recipes You’ll Love

Looking for some tasty gluten-free recipes? Try these recipes from McKenzie’s Foods – they each contain a different gluten-free flour that will satisfy your taste buds.   RICH, DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE Serves: 12 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 35 minutesIngredients 180g good quality dark chocolate, chopped 125g unsalted butter, chopped 1 ½ tsps vanilla extract ¾ cup brown… Continue Reading

Burgers Made With Love

Burgers Made With Love

Editor Caitlin Reid sits down with Grill’d Founder Simon Crowe to chat about the burgers he has made with love.   Renowned for its paddock to plate philosophy, Grill’d now has more than 100 restaurants and continues to grow. Founder Simon Crowe shares how he has managed to stay true to his real food philosophy. Q: Where did… Continue Reading

Iced Chocolate Almond Milk

Iced Chocolate Almond Milk

Cool down with this delicious Iced Chocolate Almond Milk by The Healthy Chef, Teresa Cutter.   Chocolate milk is an amazing recovery drink that is bursting with antioxidants and essential minerals. Cocoa is rich in magnesium and antioxidants that assist with muscle repair and recovery. Almonds are high in magnesium and potassium that is essential… Continue Reading

Smoothies You Must Try

Smoothies You Must Try

Nutritionist, chef and Vitasoy ambassador, Zoe Bingley-Pullin shares her favourite smoothie recipes and her top tips for ensuring they pack a nutritional punch.    Green Smoothie Ingredients: 1 Granny Smith apple 1 small cucumber 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 cup Vitasoy Soy Milky Lite Method: Blend all ingredients together and enjoy. Why Zoe loves it: It’s high in… Continue Reading

Warm Broccoli Salad With Kale, Lime and Tamari Almonds

Warm Broccoli Salad With Kale, Lime and Tamari Almonds

Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef, shares the recipe for one of her all-time favourite lunch options.   My favourite lunch option is this broccoli salad with lime and roasted tamari almonds. The broccoli is full of alkalinising, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytonutrients called sulforaphane that work to support optimum health and protect against disease. It’s a true… Continue Reading

Teresa Cutter: The Healthy Chef

Teresa Cutter: The Healthy Chef

Teresa Cutter, a.k.a The Healthy Chef, chats to editor Caitlin Reid about her new cookbook The Healthy Chef – Purely Delicious.    Celebrity chef and international bestselling author, Teresa Cutter, is best known for her delicious recipes and healthy lifestyle tips, which she shares with more than 5 million people annually through her website The Healthy… Continue Reading