Posts by SALLY O'NEIL

Cacao: The Real Chocolate

CACAO: THE REAL CHOCOLATE { CACAO IS DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY … ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH? } Contributor: Sally O’Neil Once revered by the Aztecs and Mayans as the ‘food of the gods,’ cacao powder is once again being worshipped by modern day health foodies as a powerful superfood. Made by simply grinding beans of the cacao tree, the resulting powder is packed full of nutrients, antioxidants and magnesium. Wondering why you reach for chocolate when you’re stressed? Cacao powder also contains phenethylamine (PEA) which is known to act as a mood booster. But don’t go reaching for that chocolate bar
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Walnut Pesto ‘Pasta’

WALNUT PESTO ‘PASTA’ { LOVE PASTA BUT WATCHING YOUR CARB INTAKE? FULL OF HEALTHY FATS, VITAMINS AND MINERALS, THIS DISH IS A POWERHOUSE OF NUTRIENTS, AND WILL LEAVE YOU FEELING ENERGISED, NOT LETHARGIC. } Contributor: Sally O’Neil { INGREDIENTS } WALNUT PESTO 3 cups packed basil leaves 4 garlic cloves ¼ cup walnuts ¼-½ cup extra virgin olive or walnut oil (depending on viscosity preference) ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt ¼ tsp pepper   PASTA 2 medium zucchini, shredded using either spiralizer or julienne peeler 1 cup button mushrooms, sliced ½ teaspoon coconut oil 4 fresh eggs dried tomato flakes
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Sally O’neil

 the-fit-foodie.com Sally O’neil (aka The Fit Foodie) is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring Sally believes that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. Sally can be found sharing her delicious recipes, wellness tips and workouts at www.the-fit-foodie.com. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, Sally has now launched her own range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, so that you too can make healthy treats at home without the fuss!     BROWSE OUR RECIPES & ARTICLES HEALTH Cacao: The Real Chocolate CACAO:
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Lettuce & Coconut Soup

LETTUCE & COCONUT SOUP { A DELICIOUS CLEANSING SOUP FROM THE FIT FOODIE. } Contributor: Sally O’Neil { INGREDIENTS } 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 cups vegetable stock 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1 cup coconut milk 1 iceberg lettuce, shredded 1 lemon salt and pepper 1/2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp pepitas (optional) 1 tbsp coconut flakes (optional) { METHOD } In a large saucepan, heat the coconut oil. Add the onion and cook until soft, then add crushed garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the stock, water, lettuce, lemon juice and bring to the boil. Reduce
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES { DOUBLE CHOC CHIP COOKIES FIT FOR EVERYONE. } Contributor: Sally O’Neil { INGREDIENTS } 1 cup almond meal 2½ tbsp melted coconut oil 2 tbsp cacao nibs 1½ tbsp raw cacao powder 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt 1/4 tsp gluten-free baking powder { METHOD } Preheat oven to 170°C. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. If the mix is a little dry, add a dash of water until a dough is formed. On a lined baking tray, measure and roll out 1 tablespoon of batter and press lightly in the
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Not-Ella Spread

NOT-ELLA SPREAD { A SIMPLE WAY TO ENJOY A LITTLE INDULGENCE WITHOUT THE WORRY. } Contributor: Sally O’Neil { INGREDIENTS } 2 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 6 tbsp raw cacao powder 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt 3 tsp granulated stevia { METHOD } In a dry skillet, toast your hazelnuts until fragrant (about 4 – 5 minutes over a medium heat). Place on a clean kitchen towel and allow to cool. Once cool rub towel over them to loosen and remove as much of their skins as possible. Place in a food processor or high-speed blender and
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Nourishing Cacao Thickshake

NOURISHING CACAO THICKSHAKE { NOURISHING CACAO THICKSHAKE SURE TO HELP KICK START ANY MORNING OR CURVE AFTERNOON PAINS. } Contributor: Sally O’Neil { INGREDIENTS } 1 avocado 2 frozen bananas 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk { METHOD } Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Serve between two glasses and enjoy. Prep time: 5 MINUTESCook time: Total time: 5 MINUTES+ 2 CUPS+ More Recipes in this Category
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Frozen Choc Banana Pops

FROZEN CHOC BANANA POPS { EAT A BANANA AND SAY HELLO TO NUTRIENTS, ANTIOXIDANTS AND RESISTANT STARCH THAT FILLS YOU UP WITHOUT FILLING YOU OUT. THE RIPER THE BANANA THE MORE SUGAR IT CONTAINS, SO UNLESS YOU NEED A HIT OF GLYCOGEN POST-WORKOUT, GO FOR ONES THAT ARE YELLOW AND UNBLEMISHED. FREEZE THEM, COVER THEM IN YUMMY STUFF, AND YOU’VE GOT ONE HELLA-GOOD SNACK. } Contributor: Sally O’Neil { INGREDIENTS } 3 bananas 1 cup 90% dark chocolate or leftover basic raw chocolate 1 tablespoon tahini (optional)   SEE TOPPING IDEAS IN METHOD { METHOD } Line a baking tray
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Roasted Sweet Potato Fries With Lemon Cashew Dip

ROASTED SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH LEMON CASHEW DIP { SO YOU LOVE FRIES, BUT ALSO YOUR THIGHS. IT’S A DILEMMA WE ALL FACE. THE SOLUTION? BAKE THEM IN A LITTLE HEALTHY OIL, AND USE LOW-GI SWEET POTATOES TO KEEP BLOOD SUGARS STABLE. THEY’RE A GOOD SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBRE TOO; YOU’LL STRUGGLE TO OVER-EAT THESE. THEY’RE JUST AS GOOD (IF NOT BETTER) THAN THE ONES YOU’LL FIND AT THE TAKEAWAY, JUST BE SURE TO SHARE THEM AROUND! } Contributor: Sally O’Neil { INGREDIENTS } 2 large orange sweet potatoes, cut into fries 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon
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Flourless Cherry + Cashew Super Scones

FLOURLESS CHERRY + CASHEW SUPER SCONES { THERE’S NOTHING BETTER THAN A FRESHLY BAKED SCONE STRAIGHT FROM THE OVEN. IT MIGHT BE MY ENGLISH HERITAGE, BUT I JUST CAN’T GO PAST THEM. KINDA LIKE A CAKE AND BISCUIT ALL ROLLED INTO ONE HAPPY PACKAGE, THEY’RE THE ULTIMATE HYBRID. WHILST WE MIGHT BE SKIPPING THE CLOTTED CREAM (I KNOW, *EYE ROLL*) THEY’RE SUPER TASTY AND HIGH IN PROTEIN. WRAP ONE UP AND THROW IN YOUR BAG FOR AN AFTERNOON PICK-ME-UP. } Contributor: Sally O’Neil { INGREDIENTS } 1 cup raw cashews 3⁄4 cup natural vanilla protein powder (or additional cashews) 1⁄4
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