You can’t go wrong with a potato bake. It is one of my favourite dishes to accompany special occasions.
However, as potato bakes are rich with thick cream, sour cream, cheese and of course; potatoes, I designed an alternative recipe.
This recipe retains the iconic flavours and creaminess of the legendary potato bake, however it does so at a slightly lower calorie cost.
This recipe is vegan, however can be modified to suit other diets if required.
Calories per serve
Protein per serve
Florets from 1 head of broccoli chopped into medium-small pieces
1 carrot chopped into small chunks
1 brown onion
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup raw cashew nuts
1.5 cup of boiling water
1.5 cups vegetable broth (or beef stock for non-vegan flavour)
2 tbsp garlic powder
Part 1 Cashew Cream: Put the cashews into 1 cup of boiling water and let them stand for 10 minutes. Then drain the cashews and add them + the remaining 1/2 cup of water to a blender. Blend until creamy paste forms.
Part 2Quinoa Casserole: Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Add all remaining ingredients + cashew cream into an oven safe dish. Stir well until all are incorporated. Place dish in oven for 50 minutes or until top is golden brown and quinoa has cooked.
Calories: 219 (335 with 1 tbsp peanut butter topping)
Fat: 5g | Fiber: 14g | Carbs: 23g
Prep time: 5 mins
Now that summer’s approaching here in Australia, a smoothie bowl is the perfect refreshing breakfast or lunch.
I have curated the perfect recipe using healthy ingredients for vitality and energy. The key ingredient here (which I discovered recently and have been loving) is the Raw Slim & Tone Protein by Amazonia – this stuff has around 7.5mg of iron in it.
Incorporating this powder into a smoothie bowl gives it an irresistible nutty chocolate taste, as well as packing it with protein and iron for satiety and energy throughout the day.
In my bowl I have:
30g Slim & Tone Protein
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp psyllium husks (optional – but good for digestion of the protein)
1/4 cup water
You can also add some extra nutrients such as the collagen and pro/pre-biotic powders from Vida Glow and The Beauty Chef.