Breastfeeding nutrition

Breastfeeding is a unique time in a woman’s life, and presents distinct requirements with regard to maternal nutrition. A nursing mother produces on average about 750mls of milk per day, though there is considerable variation from one woman to another, and even within the same woman from time to time.  As such, energy requirements increase…

Sweet Potato Brownies

(Gluten, nut & dairy free) This is a delicious, rich twist on the classic brownie and definitely a much healthier version packed full of vitamins & minerals. But remember – it’s still a treat for special occasions 😉 INGREDIENTS  (Makes 16) 1 medium sweet potato, grated 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bi-carb soda 1/2 cup raw cacao 3 Tbsp molasses 1 Tbsp maple syrup 2 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 185 degrees 2.Combine grated sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, molasses & maple syrup in a bowl. 3. Add raw cacao, baking powder, bi-carb soda & coconut flour. Stir to combine. 4.Pour the mixture into a tray lined with greased baking paper. 5. Cook for 25-30 minutes. 6.Remove from heat and allow to cool for 20 minutes before…

Chia Pudding

Gluten, Nut, Egg & Dairy Free . Makes 16 mini-puddings INGREDIENTS: 1 cup chia seeds (any colour) 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 2 medium bananas 2 tsp vanila extract 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon 1 cup strawberries 1/4 cup mixed nuts and seeds METHOD: 1. Blend milk, banana, vanilla & cinnamon together (using an upright or stick blender).…