Delicious Healthy Christmas Recipe’s

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I have put together a collection of Hooked On Health recipes that I think you will love to try over Christmas!

  • Mince Pies
  • Cauliflower Mash
  • Sweet Cinnamon Loaf
  • Cinnamon Spiced Granola
  • Chai Hot Chocolate

I can’t do Christmas with out Mince Pies and neither should you!

Mince Pies

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Ingredients:

Mincemeat:

  • 100g of raisins
  • 100g of cranberries
  • 100g of sultanas
  • 1 apple
  • 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 oranges
  • tsp of vanilla bean paste/extract

Mince Pie Cups:

  • 250g of almond flour
  • 2 tbsp of coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1egg

Directions:

  1. Juice the oranges and place in a saucepan.
  2. Chop the apple into little pieces and place in the saucepan with raisins, sultanas, cranberries, vanilla, 1/2 tsp of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer on a low heat for 15  minutes.
  3. Mix the almond flour with the coconut sugar, 1tsp of cinnamon, coconut oil and egg and combine until a dough forms.
  4. Turn oven on at 160C.
  5. Grease some cupcake tins with coconut oil ready to place the almond flour dough.
  6. Place a tbsp of dough into each cupcake mould and mould into a cup shape ready to place your mincemeat in the middle. Add  1 tbsp of mincemeat into each cup.
  7. With the left over dough, roll out and then cut out circles that are big enough to cover the top of the cups and place on top.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 25 -30 minutes.

Cauliflower Mash

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Ingredients:

  • 1 whole head of cauliflower
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1⁄4 cup nutritional yeast
  • pinch sea salt
  • handful fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp chives
  1. First steam up cauliflower. Once soft and slightly cooled place cauliflower in blender (food processor would work too). Blend a little.
  2. Then add in seasonings.
  3. If you do not have nutritional yeast – you can use cashews **you can put some butter or coconut oil in as well, maybe around 1 tbsp adjust flavor to taste.
  4. Keep blending till smooth!
  5. Then have fun scraping it out of the blender,
  6. Enjoy as side dish 🙂

Sweet Cinnamon Bread

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Ingredients:

  • 2  & 1/4 cups of almond meal ( ground up almonds until fine flour)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 3 large organic eggs
  • 3 tbsp of coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 170C and grease a loaf pan with some coconut oil.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a glass mixing bowl and all wet in another bowl.
  3. Once both mixtures are well combined add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well to form a wet dough.
  4. Add to the greased loaf pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Store in an airtight tin for up to 4 days to keep fresh.. if it lasts that long

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate:

Serves 2

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of Almond Milk
  • 1-2 tbsp of Raw Cacao powder
  • 1 medjool date
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of coconut butter
  1. Heat the almond milk in a saucepan until desired temperature.
  2. Pour into a blender and add all other ingredients and blend together until smooth and frothy.
  3. Pour into mugs and serve with optional Cinnamon stick as a stirrer.

Cinnamon Spiced Granola

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of flaked almonds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • dropperful of stevia or maple syrup,( I use stevia for low sugar content)
  • 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan, add all the other ingredients and stir on a low heat until well combined and warm.
  2. Then leave to cool.
  3. Store in a glass jar and there you have your healthy grain free granola.
  4. You can eat it how it is, which is how I like it, or add a little almond milk and fruit for a yummy snack too.

Wishing you the healthiest, yummiest Christmas Ever!

Stay Vibrant this Christmas with my top tips  🙂

Lots  of Love & Wellness

xx

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

me

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at info@hookedonhealth.co.uk
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How To Stay Vibrant This Christmas

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Okay, Okay you don’t have to be perfect!  😉

Christmas is here for us to celebrate, be grateful for our loved ones and most of all for sharing Love, Joy and Laughter!

We are only human so try not to stress about all those sugary tempting foods all around this time of year!

My Top tip : Breathe!!!

  • Close your eyes, feel your feet firmly on the ground, ground yourself in the moment and feel your roots strong and powerful. Once you feel in your power and rooted into the earth ,relaxed and connected with your inner guide make your food choices from there.

Here are some more of my top tips so you can keep your cool and feel super hot!

  1. Drink lots of water, stay hydrated.
  2. Add Lemon to your water, this will help to alkalise and boost your digestive fire.
  3. Make this super skin boosting tonic.
  4. Fill up on the good stuff! Focus on organic meats/protein’s and vegetables to be your plate filler. The greener the better 🙂 Less room for the sugary stuff.
  5. Move your body! Do some yoga, go for a short run, dance with your niece/nephew, grandson, brother, dad, (you get me ) .. get the blood flowing baby.
  6. Try some of my healthy holiday recipes to satisfy that sweet tooth.
  7. Have Fun! Most of all Relax and Enjoy!

Wishing you a Magical Christmas and a Vibrantly Healthy New year!

xx

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

me

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at info@hookedonhealth.co.uk

Waffles – Grain free & Gluten Free

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This recipe is a winner! I’ve tested these on a few lucky souls and they were given the thumbs up and a few yum yum noises!

Perfect for a weekend brunch with loved ones :

Waffle Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
  • stevia to sweeten
  • 1 x tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 – 2 tbsp of coconut flour.. (thickens quickly)
  • pinch of sea salt

Mix ingredients together with a whisk or fork until a batter like consistency.

Place in waffle maker for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.

Serve with

Coconut Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • stevia for sweetener
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Mix these all together over a low heat in a saucepan, until well mixed and a creamy chocolate sauce.

Pour over waffles and Enjoy!

Here are a few other ideas :

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Served with Dippy Eggs  (Omit stevia if you want savoury waffles)

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Served with Coyo vanilla yoghurt and chocolate sauce. mmmmmm

xx

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

me

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

Beautiful Beings – Savannah Alalia

Hi beautiful souls. Here we are again with another Beautiful Beings Interview!

I love these 🙂

I am so excited to introduce you to the lovely, super caring soul Savannah Alalia!

I have yet to meet this lovely lady in person, but we have connected over Skype and good old social media, and she indeed is the loveliest soul.

She sure does have lots of super healthy healing gifts to share with the world and I love the loving energy she radiates and I’m sure you will too.

Enjoy x

savannah

Where do you live in this wonderful  world at the moment ?

I am currently travelling the world until such time as I feel like putting some roots down 😀

What do you do for “work” ?

I am a multi passioned entrepreneur.

I have a website where I share sparkling* habits for health, wealth and love – www.SavannahAlalia.com. My website is the home of the Make it Happen For You  programmes series  that will be beginning January 2014 with HumanFood101 – join.humanfood101.com

I am also privileged to be involved with an amazing and life changing company called Touchstone Essentials that is pioneering cellular health and wealth creation for people world-wide.

www.savannahalalia.mytouchstoneessentials.com

Tell us a little about your beautiful unique self :

Hmm well I love feeling sparkly and bright in my body, mind and soul !

Its been a life long mission to uncover & share things that are natural & highly effective for feeling great with as many people as possible.

I real love to sing.

I love meeting new people.

I love learning.

What are your unique talents & gifts?

I am passionate and excited about life. I offer straight talking effective strategies to help you attain and maintain health

For example – free when you sign up at www.SavannahAlalia.com – basic practical organ clean up tips to maintaining excellent health year round & in the years to come.

What does being healthy mean to you?

Feeling bright and motivated in yourself. Feel inspired to improve the world around you. Being able to respond and communicate with the world around you 😀

What makes you feel alive?

Creating opportunity for the extraordinary to happen on a daily basis.

What breakfast gets you off to a flying start?

1 litre of Spring Water with fresh Lime and a pinch of Pink Himalayan Rock Salt and then a chaser of Hawaiian Spirulina from EsoVita.de and Fresh young Thai Coconut Water in large amounts 😀

What would be your perfect day?

Singing with friends, enjoying explorative conversations and cliff jumping.

What’s your top 3 foods that make you feel vibrant?

  • Young Thai Coconuts
  • Fresh Limes
  • Avocado with Pink Himalayan Rock salt

What’s your favourite nourishing recipe to share with us ?

This is a tough one – I’m a food lover !

One of my all time favourites is :

Savoury Mmmango Salad

Savoury Mmmango Salad Savannah HF101

  • 1 ripe mango diced
  • 1 beetroot diced
  • 1 beef tomato diced
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 1 spring onion chopped
  • 1 lime – just the juice
  • Small bunch of flat parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh pressed olive oil (best olive oil in the world – http://www.theolivetrail.com/ )
  • Pink Himalayan Rock Salk to taste
  • Sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

Mix and serve – super simple – crazy tasty !

What are your top tips for happiness, health & balance?

Gosh top tips..

Everyone is disciplined at something, you just need to pick the habits you want to keep and start the habits you’d like to have.

Your body loves routine consciously, create one that nourishes you.

Seek out others who have done what you desire and learn about their daily habits.

Do you have a favourite quote or mantra ?

It’s about Progress not Perfection – Jeff Hooks

What message do you want to share ?

Learn about who you really are – what lights you up – what makes you tick & then go out and fulfill your potential so you can dazzle the world with your sparkle – inside & outside.

What is the most influential thing have you learnt on this beautiful journey called life so far?

The real treasures in life are your relationships with yourself & those you love & who inspire you.

Where can we find you?

www.SavannahAlalia.com

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Home Made Sushi with Thai Almond Sauce

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Ready to wrap…. Salmon, red pepper, alfalfa sprouts, celery and Thai almond sauce on a Nori sheet.

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Rolled and ready to eat! Salmon & Thai Almond Butter Sushi.

Ingredients:  makes 4 half rolls. (sushi for one)

Sushi Filling:

  • 1 piece of cooked wild salmon
  • chopped red pepper
  • chopped celery
  • chopped tomato
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 nori sheets

Thai Almond Butter Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • dropper of stevia or maple syrup
  • water to desired consistency

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, whisk until smooth and nice consistency to pour over your salmon or use as a dipping sauce.

Making the sushi:

Layout the nori sheets with shiny side down. Place the filling ingredients horizontally across the sheet in a line near the bottom of the nori sheet.

Pour over a little sauce and keep the rest for dipping!

Roll up the nori sheet tightly from bottom to top. I like to cut the roll in half once it is rolled, it’s easier to pick up and eat that way.

Enjoy!

x

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Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

me

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

Sunday Brunch Sweet Pancakes

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Raw chocolate drizzled over grain free pancakes, with almond butter and cashew filling!

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Raw chocolate sauce on the side!

Ever have those days when you want something a little naughty but still healthy…

Yeah of course you do 😉

Here is one of my favourite  brunch recipes which is indulgent but full of goodness!

Pancakes: (makes 3-4 pancakes)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of whey protein powder
  • 1 tbsp of coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp filtered water
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • few drops of stevia
  • coconut oil

Heat some coconut oil in a pan.

Mix all other ingredients in a bowl, whisk well until fully combined and batter like.

Spoon 2 tbsp of the mixture for each pancake into the pan. Cook for a few minutes each side until golden brown.

Raw Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of raw cacao powder
  • few drops of stevia or maple syrup to sweeten.

Melt the coconut oil over very low heat, stir in cacao powder and sweetener of choice. Stir until the liquid is well mixed.

Pour over the pancakes and enjoy!

I also spread some almond butter and cashew butter on the pancakes for some extra healthy fats and yumminess 🙂

Enjoy!

x

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If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

me

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

Cinnamon Spiced Festive Granola

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I LOVE Cinnamon!

I mean who doesn’t?? 😉

I add it too a lot of my food all year round, but at Christmas time it extra special as it brings that festive cheer!

Why Cinnamon ? 

  • Its great at balancing blood sugar and helping with insulin resistance.
  • It’s a warming spice, great to add to green juice or food on a chilly day.
  • Cinnamon is an anti microbial food, with an ability to help stop the growth of bacteria such as fungi, like candida yeasts.
  • Boost brain function, even just smelling the essential oil.
  • Tastes amazing!

Here is a great snack with all the healthy benefits of cinnamon!

Cinnamon Spiced Granola:

  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of flaked almonds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • dropperful of stevia or maple syrup,( I use stevia for low sugar content)
  • 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut

Heat oil in a saucepan, add all the other ingredients and stir on a low heat until well combined and warm. Then leave to cool.

Store in a glass jar and there you have your healthy grain free granola.

You can eat it how it is, which is how I like it, or add a little almond milk and fruit for a yummy snack too.

Enjoy!

x

*

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

me

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at www.hookedonhealth.co.uk