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Healthy Cola Recipe

OK, of all the recipes, this healthy cola is technically not sugar-free. We ummed and aahed about putting it in, because maple syrup, although much better for you than sugar, is still a sugar.

But, and here comes the big but. For some people, a cola addiction is nearly impossible to kick, but unbelievably dangerous (even more so a diet cola addiction). So with this in mind, we have a cola substitute. But please, only use
this to kick your cola addiction. First, replace all the cola you drink with this, then cut down on the amount of maple syrup in your cola until you are left with plain old soda water.

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1L soda water
How to make:
  1. 1
    Mix a tablespoon of maple syrup into your bottle of soda water.
  2. 2
    Every time you have it, reduce the amount of maple syrup until you don’t need it anymore.

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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Healthy Crisps Recipe

Crisps go hand in hand with a game on the TV. Until now, that hand in hand relationship has lead to an expanding waist line. 

But no more!

You can still watch the game, and get some much needed nutrients into you.

Ingredients:
  • 2 beetroots or
  • 2 bunches of kale, or
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Allspice mix
How to make:
  1. 1
    Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. 2
    Slice the beetroot or sweet potato into wafer thin pieces (use a mandolin to do this easier).
  3. 3
    If you’re using kale, separate the leaves from the stalks.
  4. 4
    Put the chips onto a baking tray and bake for around 10 minutes or until crunchy.
  5. 5
    Sprinkle salt or allspice over your chips and go enjoy the game!

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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Healthy Custard Recipe

Ooh baby. Custard.

Amazing hot over freshly cooked cakes, or cold in a glass. Custard.

It even sounds delicious. Custard.

Ingredients:
  • 500mL coconut milk (or nut milk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • Pinch of nutmeg
How to make:
  1. 1
    Heat milk in a saucepan with vanilla and coconut nectar and bring to almost boiling point, then remove from the heat.
  2. 2
    Beat the eggs and flour in a stainless steel mixing bowl until combined.
  3. 3
    Pour the hot milk over the eggs and whisk in well.
  4. 4
    Pour the whole mixture back into the saucepan and cook over a gentle heat, stirring until it thickens.
  5. 5
    Remove from the heat and pour back into your large bowl
  6. 6
    Stir well until it cools down and smooths.
  7. 7
    Serve hot or cold and enjoy

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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Healthy Date and Banana Muffins

Date and banana muffins. Tasty tasty, but oh so hasty to come out the other end as a gust of wind.

Don’t plan on being in any confined spaces after eating these. We’d also advise not to have these before a first date, otherwise you’ll be dancing in your seat.

If you’ve been married for a while, then by all means eat double. You’re going to be laughing so hard tonight as you wake your spouse up yelling “thunder storm!”

Ingredients:
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 8 pitted dates, (2 dates sliced, set aside)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
How to make:
  1. 1
    Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. 2
    Mix all ingredients in a large bowl or blender until well combined.
  3. 3
    Pour mixture into muffin cups or trays.
  4. 4
    Add 1 thin slice of date to the top of each muffin.
  5. 5
    Bake for 30 - 45 minutes

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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Healthy Double Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

All the girls from the gym are coming around for morning tea and you don’t know what to put out?

You’ve got a birthday party and don’t want to embarrass your kids by bringing out carrot sticks and celery?

Time to make some double chocolate cupcakes...

Ingredients:

Cupcake:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour or 3/4 almond meal
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup HealthyJUNK chocolate (see recipe here), chopped

Icing:

  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
How to make the cupcake:
  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. 2
    Grease a mini cupcake tray with coconut oil.
  3. 3
    Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl or blender.
  4. 4
    Stir through the chocolate pieces.
  5. 5
    Spoon the mixture into cupcake trays.
  6. 6
    Bake for 20 - 30 minutes.
How to make the icing:
  1. 1
    Stir all ingredients together.
  2. 2
    Spread on your cake

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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Healthy Bread Recipe

Bread is one of those staples that is hard to get over. The first time some health guru nutcase told you that bread was making you fat was like telling you that you were no longer able to eat.

But as of now, you don’t even have to give it up! In fact, eat even more bread, because it is healthy. If you have a relative who swears that seedy bread is so much classier, then throw in some seeds to make it look like the loaf on the left there.

P.S. this may be a heavier bread than you’re used to, if you want it more moist, add water (1/2 cup at a time).

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup golden flaxmeal
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of sweetener like coconut nectar for sweet flavoured bread (optional)

Add some seeds to make it look more expensive. Just like a bakery. (optional)

How to make:
  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2
    Mix all ingredients in a large bowl or blender.
  3. 3
    Put the mixture to a small non-stick bread tin.
  4. 4
    Bake for 30 - 45 minutes
  5. 5
    Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  6. 6
    Add spread you favour like almond butter or avocado.

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

There is nothing more delicious than a winter banana bread, fresh out of the oven. Unfortunately, it has been out of bounds for most health conscious individuals.

Until now...

Ingredients:
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup sunflower or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of coconut nectar (optional)
How to make:
  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. 2
    In a large bowl or blender, mix the ingredients until smooth and fluffy.
  3. 3
    Pour the mixture into a small, non-stick bread tin.
  4. 4
    Bake for 30 - 45 minutes
  5. 5
    Allow to cool before removing from tray

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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HealthyJUNK chocolate No Nuts Balls (makes about 35)

Ingredients:

  • 10 fresh dates (seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup cacao
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 50g cacao butter
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 golden linseeds
  • 1/4 hemp seeds (these are high in protein)
  • 1/4 sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup Pepitas
  • 1/4 cup water or coconut water (optional – this helps bind them of you dates are harder)
  • 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut for rolling the balls
  • 1/4 cup of protein powder (OPTIONAL). Use a good quality one. (We use RAW or Natural Evolution brands as they don’t have any junk in them so are ok for kids)

Method:
1. Blend all ingredients (except dedicated coconut and water) in a high speed blender. This could take a little while depending on the power of your blender. Ours take 2 mins in Thermomix and I stop it a couple of times to scrap the sides down.

2. Slowly add water if you need it. If mixture is a little crumbly and you want to bind it. This will depend on the dates.

3. Put your desiccated coconut into your container ready for your balls.

4. Roll each ball and add to the coconut.

5. Once all balls are rolled, put lid on the container and shake and turn container gentle.
Store in Fridge.

Note:
– you really can change the ingredients up in these. If you have nuts, add some. If you are allergic to coconut than swap it for something else and roll the balls in chia seeds or cacao powder.
-If you want to hide the seeds and make them look like plain chocolate balls, blend all seeds first to a powder and then add and mix all the other ingredients as above.

Healthy Lamington’s Recipe

Lamingtons, the food of royalty.

Ingredients:

Sponge:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water

Icing:

  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
How to make the sponge:
  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (335°F).
  2. 2
    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. 3
    Pour mixture into a greased pan.
  4. 4
    Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. 5
    Turn the sponge cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. 6
    When the sponge cake has cooled down, cut into the size lamingtons you want.
How to make the icing:
  1. 1
    Mix all ingredients (except shredded coconut) in a bowl.
  2. 2
    Spread a thin layer of chocolate icing on all sides of each lamingtons.
  3. 3
    Sprinkle shredded coconut on all sides before putting in the fridge to cool and set.
NOTE

The sponge will not rise much, how it goes in the oven is how it comes out of the oven.

Depending on your brand of coconut flour, your mixture can be crumbly before it goes in the oven. 

If so…. just keep adding water until it comes together. Add about 1/2 cup at a time and them stir until you have the right consistency.  This is why we prefer banana flour now!

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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Healthy Fish Fingers Recipe

Oh yum, fish fingers with fries, tomato sauce and a bit of mayonnaise. What could be a better choice for a lazy beach Sunday?

We don’t know. But until we do, we’ll just be eating these...

Ingredients:
  • 2 fish fillets, cut lengthways in half
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
How to make:
  1. 1
    Mix coconut flour, shredded coconut and sea salt together in a bowl.
  2. 2
    Beat egg in separate bowl.
  3. 3
    Dip fish fillet in egg, then roll in dry mixture.
  4. 4
    Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add coconut oil when hot.
  5. 5
    Pan-fry until fish is cooked through.

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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