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Food has undoubtedly been my medicine and is proof that a whole foods diet, resplendent with organic fresh vegetables, is the only way. I hope with all my heart that these recipes inspire you to feed your body with the goodness it deserves.

My Food Blog

Displaying recipes across all categories tagged 'Chia Seeds'.

The Creamy Green Smoothie with Apple and Mint

Apple, mint and all the goodies that are green. A nutrient packed hydrating afternoon pick me up.

Creamy Coconut Berry Parfait

Creamy coconut and a selection of berries, summer in a glass. A perfect morning metabolism boost, brimming with antioxidants.

Gingerbread Smoothie

As many of you would know, we ran a Christmas competition in December and received a whopping 120+ entries for festive inspired recipes. Today we are very excited to share the winning recipe with you.

Free Radical Fighting Choc-mint and Berry Smoothie

This smoothie was the result of a post holiday empty fridge and a strong sense that I needed a hefty dose of free radical fighting antioxidants post a slightly over-indulgent festive season.

The 'Breakfast in Bondi' Smoothie

This quick and easy recipe pays tribute to my awesome years residing in Sydney, in particular that time spent living by the beach at Bondi. How I loved that life.

Strawberry, Orange and Vanilla Chia Jam

After the recent success of my Raw Raspberry and Vanilla Chia Jam, I decided to create an equally delicious jam, only this time using fresh strawberries.

Coconut Cashew Chia Cream

Let me introduce you to a dairy-free 'dolloping' alternative to yoghurt by the very clever plant based Queen, Buffy-Ellen Gill.

Raw Raspberry and Vanilla Chia Jam

So it's out of the kindness of my heart that I have today decided to share the DELICIOUSLY good raw raspberry chia jam.

Tropical Delight Mango, Passionfruit & Lime (Raw Egg) Smoothie

Oh how I looooove a smoothie. You can throw all sorts of (mainly raw) goodness into a blender and create a beautiful meal in a couple of minutes. Easy as.

Overnight Blueberry Chia Pudding

A delicious chia pudding sprinkled with yummy goodness.  


Very Berry Chocolate Chia Breakfast Mousse

Holy moly, was I happy with myself this morning when a teaspoon of this creamy, chocolatey delight made it into my mouth! This breakfast needs to be made multiple times over and enjoyed for it's healthy, healing, nutritional value.

Lemon & Ricotta Cheesecake Breakfast Parfait

So guys this recipe can me made any day of the week - it doesn't have to be saved for the weekend. It is so quick and easy it's ridiculous - but feel free to make it the night before if you're an organised sort.

Maqui & Quadruple Berry Overnight Chia Parfait

If you're looking for an antioxidant fix you've come to the right place. This one packs a serious antioxidant punch and is flavoursome to boost.

Very Lemony Coconut & Mint Cheesecake Smoothie

A little glass of tangy, lemony cheesecakey scrumptiousness. The result of leftovers needing eating - always the bestest of creations I find. 

The Need-a-Spoon-Consistency Green Smoothie

I appreciate this may not be everyone's cup of tea - it is (clearly) very green and thick and it is full of salady ingredients combined with sweet ingredients that may prove an acquired taste for some. In any case it makes for a great breakfast or lunch.

Raspberry, Goji & Vanilla Overnight Parfait

Raspberry, Goji & Vanilla Overnight Parfait is breakfast joy.


“Just saying...

... If you’ve got cooked quinoa and leftovers in your fridge you can combine all sorts of ingredients to produce delectable hot cakes in a flash. Before you do though, have a go at my spicy fish cakes – not only are they guaranteed to delight, they’re full of flavor and goodness too."

You’ll find the recipe for Thai Inspired Fish Cakes in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Fishcakes.

... Raw cacao is the highest antioxidant food on the planet. Not only is great for the heart and brain, it's also a mood elevator and an antidepressant. Use it for your own chocolate or add it to drinks, smoothies, breakfast dishes and baking."

You’ll find lots of delicious recipes using raw cacao in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Raw Cacao.

... Almond milk is a fantastic fiber-rich and healthy fat alternative to dairy. It's super easy to make at home, and can be used in porridges, smoothies or in yummy baked goods."

Find out how to make creamy Almond Milk to perfection in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Almond Milk.

... Eggs (or magic bullets as I like to call them) are a great source of protein. These oval-shaped staples are also packed with vitamin A, potassium and many B vitamins and are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D."

Start your day off the right way with my versatile Sweet Omelette. Get the recipe in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Eggs.

... Nori is the Japanese name for edible seaweed, fantastic for the immune system, thyroid function, adrenals and hormone function. Nori sheets make for a hugely versatile and easy lunch ‘wrap’. "

Find out exactly what yummy ingredients I use to fill my Nori Rolls in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Nori.

... Chia is the richest plant based source of omega-3, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants. It's one of my favourite super foods because chia can be whatever flavour you want it to be! These highly versatile little seeds can be used in smoothies, baking, cereals or raw treats."

Try my super easy recipe for Raw Carrot Cake Chia Parfait from my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Chia.

... Goji berries are considered one of the world’s top super foods. Not only are they highly nutritious, they're also high in protein content, rich in minerals and vitamins and contain all essential amino acids. They're perfect as a stand-alone snack, in cereal, smoothies, through salads or as a nutritional tea."

Add goji berries to my Overnight Berry Chia Parfait. Get the recipe in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Goji Berries.

... The Holistic Ingredient loves five:am, and their yoghurt loves us back. An excellent source of protein, yoghurt will replenish good gut bacteria, aid digestion and boost immunity."

Add a healthy dollop of good quality natural organic yoghurt to the Thai Inspired Bircher Muesli. Find the recipe in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Yoghurt.

... Organic or pure maple syrup is my natural sweetener of choice. It's a great source of manganese, and also boosts the immune system while reducing inflammation. Because it isn't processed, maple syrup is free of chemically modified ingredients and makes great alternative to refined sugar."

I use just a touch to sweeten the “Any Meal of the Day” Green Smoothie, found in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Maple Syrup.

... A renowned superfood, maca powder is said to increase energy, libido, endurance and strength. Maca is sweet in flavour and a great alternative to sugar."

Add some maca to the Beetroot & Cacao Pink Sunset Smoothie recipe from my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Maca Powder.

... When you’re in a screaming hurry to get out the door in the morning, you need a quick and easy breakfast that will both sustain you and energise you. The very best breakfast is one that incorporates low GI carbohydrates, protein and good fats."

Get your morning off to a flying start with our Meal in a Mouthful Savoury Loaf.
The recipe is available in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'."

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Meal Mouthful.

... A strong immune system should be a consideration year-round, not just as winter approaches. Carrots contain loads of beta-carotene, a powerful phytonutrient that serves to boost your immune system’s production of infection fighting cells."

The recipe for our Carrot, Apple & Ginger Immunity Juice is in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Carrots and Apple.

... Eggs are a crucial component of baked goods because they provide moisture and volume. Perhaps you are intolerant or vegan, or perhaps the backyard chook isn’t pulling her weight. Whatever the case, I’m here to tell you that your baked goods can be fluffy and wholesome without them."

Find our Easy Egg Substitutions page in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'. Go on, give it a 'crack'!

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... More Eggs.

... Get more blood flowing to your brain (and more clever thoughts flowing from it!) by incorporating beets to your diet. Beets contain high concentrations of nitrates, which are converted into nitrites in the body. Nitrites open blood vessels thus increase blood flow to the brain and oxygen throughout the body."

Sharpen your mind with The Beet Brain Booster Juice, recipe available in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Beetroot.