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Get Juicing!

It is always best to eat fruits that are naturally in season in your particular area and for Spring in Australia, we get to experience the wonderful taste of fresh citrus fruits this time of year.

 

With fruits such as lemons, oranges and grapefruits all currently in their prime this is the best time of year to dust that juicer off and make some refreshing drinks for you and your family with no added sugar. We have found a few nice combinations that may tickle your taste-buds and also make great drinks for entertaining friends as the weather starts to heat up.

 

Orange & Lemon Juice:

3 x Peeled Oranges

1 x Peeled Lemon

 

Grapefruit & Orange Juice

1 x Peeled Grapefruit

2 x Peeled Oranges

 

Lime Apple & Lemon Juice

2 x Unpeeled Apples (red or green is fine)

2 x Peeled Lemons

1 x Peeled Lime

 

Strawberries can also be another little sweetener that will work well with any of these juice combinations. For an extra wow factor, serve your juices with thin slices of fruit, ice and a mint leaf in a mason jar.  Enjoy!

 

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Breakfast Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Your meal options are only limited to your imagination. As children, most of us are bought up on the convenience and ease of toast and/or cereal for our daily breakfast.

In this age of technology where ideas and meal recipes are literally just out our keyboard fingertips, there is no reason or excuse why you can’t jazz up your breakfast menu a bit and give your a tastebuds a treat.  After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Some Healthy Breakfast ideas:

* Chia Pudding (soak overnight): Soak 3 tablespoons of chia seeds in one cup of lo-fat coconut milk with a little honey to sweeten. Stir mixture and put in the fridge so the chia seeds get plumpy and delicious. Serve a few hours later with mixed berries and mint pieces.

*  Stuffed mushrooms: with Capsicum , red onion, 1 slice bacon , coriander , baby spinach & a tad if tasty cheese (supplied by My Waitplate Journey on Facebook)

* A poached free range egg: on lightly buttered sourdough toast. Serve with a few slices of tomato, avocado or spinach.

* The Basic Green Smoothie: 1 frozen banana, 1-2 cups almond or coconut milk, large handful of green veg (kale, spinach), 1 tablespoon of Pea Protein powder.

* Bowl of fruit with shaved coconut

Bon Appetite!

 

 

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Healthy Chocolate Mousse

The beauty of using the Waitplate System is that you can eat absolutely anything . . . in moderation of course. There is also the option of finding healthy options for those ‘sometimes foods’ that we love the most.

We love this delicious recipe for a healthy chocolate mousse – without the chocolate

Healthy Chocolate Mousse: Use your Waitplate Starchy Carb to measure a perfect portion.

2 ripe avocado
½ cup raw organic cacao powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
½ cup water
Blend avocado in a food processor or mash with a fork till smooth.
Mix other ingredients into a bowl with the avocado and add a little water to a smooth consistency.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes at least and serve with fresh or frozen berries.

So healthy you could eat your dessert for breakfast!

 

 

 

 

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Build A Meal with Waitplate

Three magic words will help you build any meal with your Waitplate Sytem – “Keep It Simple”. The last thing you want to do is overwhelm yourself when it comes to preparing dinner, especially if you’ve got a small child clinging to each one of your legs in the kitchen.

We’ve compiled some easy and simple suggestions here at Waitplate HQ and have had a lot of fantastic ideas come through from our Waitplate family. Here are a few menu ideas to get the ball rolling!

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Use your plate along with portion templates

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Using your Contemporary Waitplate

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Yummy!

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Yummy!

 

If you have any meal suggestions using your Waitplate system, we’d love to hear from you! Share your menu ideas and photos with us on our Waitplate Facebook Page.

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Keep Your Meals Simple & Tasty

Sounds a bit obvious but take the pressure off yourself always trying to be inventive and “master cheffy” with meals. Instead try cooking simple food, as close to nature as possible (no processed foods) prepared and eaten with gratitude. Here are just a few examples of healthy simple meals that everyone will love.

• Steamed fish with lemon and herbs, sweet potato mash with a little butter, salt and pepper and a large leafy green salad.


• A small pan seared steak (if you are a carnivore) with couscous and lightly cooked tomatoes, onions and capsicum (in a little olive oil and garlic)


• A poached free range egg on lightly buttered sourdough toast. Serve with a few slices of tomato, avocado or spinach. (yum!)


• Wholegrain or gluten free pasta with a homemade tomato sauce, a few olives and a little feta sprinkled on top.


• A simple and delicious dessert of chia pudding. Soak 3 tablespoons of chia seeds in one cup of lo-fat coconut milk with a little honey to sweeten. Stir mixture and put in the fridge so the chia seeds get plumpy and delicious. Serve a few hours later with mixed berries and mint pieces.

Bon Appetite!

 

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Healthy Smoothies for Everyday

 

Try one of these healthy smoothies and start a healthier, happier life today!

Everyday Green Smoothie.

Into a blender or Vitamix ( I have one) goes:

  • 1 cup almond milk (or oat) Use more milk if you want to make more
  • 1 x frozen banana
  • 1 x apple ( peel as well)
  • Some other fruit like grapes
  • Large handful of mixed greens like Kale, spinach, lettuce watercress etc.
  • 2 x teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup soaked almonds or cashews
  • (OPTIONAL Extras) 2 x tablespoons raw oats, chopped dates, agave, linseeds, 1 x teaspoon spirilina,

Blend until completely smooth and add water for the right consistency because you should drink it through a straw. Sip throughout the morning.

 

Best chocolate Banana Smoothie

Maybe have this in the afternoon and sip until tea time:

 

  • 2/3 cup almond or oat milk (use 1 cup for more)
  • 1 large or 2 small frozen bananas
  • Teaspoon of chocolate drinking powder
  • Agave to taste ( 1 tablespoon)

Blend until completely smooth. This is absolutely delicious and you can thicken it and have a chocolate mousse.