Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Brownies

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Ingredients

1 large sweet potato or 2 small ones
4 tbsp peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
4 tbsp coconut flour
4 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp rice malt syrup (more if you have a sweet tooth)
2 tbsp Tahini to drizzle on top (optional) Continue reading

Raw Lemon Zest Lamingtons

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No need to wait til Australia day to make these beauties; they’ll impress anyone all year round!

Makes 10-15 squares (depending on how big you want them)

Ingredients

For the coconut lemon centre
Zest of 2 lemons
1/4 cup cashew butter (you could also use any other type of nut butter or tahini)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup brown rice malt syrup
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
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Win a pair of ECCO Sneakers & Spice Up Your Life!

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Do I have a treat for you today! A few weeks ago ECCO shoes were kind enough to give me a pair of sneakers from their new range (the white floral ones i’m wearing in the photos.) I have to say they are by far the most comfortable and cutest sneakers I have ever worn! ECCO has also been kind enough to offer another pair of these shoes valued at $239.95 in any colour to one lucky Chia Mia reader! You can check out the colour selections here. Continue reading

Hot Cross Buns – Gluten Free & Sugar Free

I posted this recipe a few years ago but I thought it’d be a great one to post again since we are approaching Easter and the tempting smell of hot cross buns are starting to fill the air. If you whip up a batch of these you won’t be tempted by the unhealthy versions and your body will be thanking you for it!

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These are really tasty and full of so much natural flavour! While they don’t have the consistency of traditional hot cross buns (they are a bit more dense and have more of a scone or muffin texture), they still taste darn good, so give them a try! These buns taste best on the day they are baked as they go a bit hard the next day. They will keep for a few days though and are delicious warmed up in the toaster with a bit of butter or coconut oil spread on them. Continue reading

Sh*t People Say When You Give Up Alcohol

As you may already know I have decided to give up alcohol for 12 months with my friend Jess, the other half of Your Spicy Life.

So we thought it would be fun to film a little skit about the stuff people say when you all of a sudden decide to stop drinking. I also want to give a HUGE thank you to my friends Maddy Butler and Julien Chichignoud for all their help with making this skit!

I hope you enjoy it:)

Why I’m giving up alcohol for 12 months

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Giving up alcohol for an extended period of time is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time – usually on days when I’m extremely hungover – but until now I never followed through with it. I felt like it was getting to the point where I couldn’t have fun unless I was drinking and I could never just stop at one drink. I’ve never been one to drink every night but I would drink at least one night every 1-2 weeks and could never just stop at a few drinks. This would then lead to me feeling tired, bloated, moody and worst of all unmotivated for days afterward. I feel like alcohol was one of the major things that was holding me back from taking the steps needed to achieve my goals, which include updating this blog regularly. Continue reading

Tangy Apricot & Pistachio Slice

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This recipe is delicious and completely foolproof! It will take you pretty much no time to throw together and you can keep it in the freezer to have on hand for when unexpected guests drop over.

Ingredients
1 cup dried apricots
1 cup pistachios with the shells off
¾ cup cashews
½ cup shredded coconut
Rind of 1 lemon
1 tbsp coconut oil – melted Continue reading

Everything I love and stand for in one brand

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I am obsessed with makeup and beauty products!

The unfortunate thing about many brands is that they test on animals and use ingredients that are harmful for your body and the environment such as parabens, microbeads and mineral oil. So I am always on the lookout for makeup, skincare and toiletries that are cruelty free, don’t include a lot of harmful chemicals and that actually work!

When I came across the brand Arbonne and tried out their products I fell in love with the range and the people behind the company, so much so that – I am super excited to announce – I am now a consultant for Arbonne!

When I found a superior product to start a business with unlimited growth potential, I had to take advantage of the opportunity and join Arbonne.

I love the constant support and sense of community that Arbonne offers and having the opportunity to create my own hours and work on this business from anywhere in the world is a dream come true!

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Vegetarian Buffalo Wings

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So over the past year I’ve been spending a lot of time in the U.S. I managed to avoid most of the unhealthy foods there but there was one popular dish I had to try: the buffalo wings. If you’re not aware, they are chicken wings baked in flour and covered in hot sauce. They were delicious! Continue reading

Snickers Balls

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I know I’ve said this about past recipes but these really are the BEST things you will ever taste, so let’s get right to the recipe shall we?

Makes around 10

Ingredients
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (organic if possible)
3/4 cup dates
½ cup cashew butter Continue reading