Recipe: Acai Bowl

Looking for an afternoon snack, or a light breakfast? Making a refreshing acai smoothie bowl is simple.Ingredients(makes 1.5 servings)1 frozen, medium sized banana1/2 cup of mixed frozen berries1/2 cup of frozen chopped spinach1/2 cup of almond milk2 tablespoons of nut butter of your choice2 tablespoons of acai powder1 tablespoon of flaxseeds2 tablespoons of maple syrupa pinch of saltfruit and granola to top methodFirstly blend together the frozen banana, berries, spinach, almond milk, nut butter, acai powder, flaxseeds, maple syrup and salt for about 1-2 minutes depending on your blender speed.Pause to mix and scrape off any residue from the side then keep blending for another 15 seconds.Once all combined, pour the smoothie into a bowl and cover with all of your favourite toppings like granola, fruit or seeds.​

Recipe: Banana Almond Smoothie

 Packed with vitamins, minerals and omega-3’s, this is a breakfast smoothie that sticks with you until lunch, and made all the more substantial with the addition of flax seeds. ingredients1 medium to large frozen banana (break your bananas into one-inch chunks before freezing)1 heaping spoonful of almond butter (or peanut butter)2 spoonfuls flax seed½ cup almond milk, yogurt or regular milkdrizzle of honey, agave nectar or maple syruptiny drop of almond extract (or vanilla extract, but the almond extract makes the smoothie taste almost like candy!)MethodToss all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.Pour into a glass and enjoy

Recipe: Cranberry & Coconut Cookies (GF)

 Enjoy these sweet little cranberry and coconut treats with a cup of tea or coffee and good conversation. ingredients½ sugar1½ cups gluten free flour blend1/8 tsp xanthan gum1 tsp cinnamon¼ cup flaxseed flour (30g)¼ cup rolled oats (30g) ¼ cup desiccated coconut¼ cup sliced almonds1/3 cup cranberries140g butter or spread1 tbls golden syrup¼ cup water½ tsp baking soda methodPreheat the oven to 170ºC and line 2 baking trays with baking paper or Teflon sheets.In a large bowl sift together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum and the cinnamon.Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well.Melt the butter and blend in the golden syrup.Dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water.Pour the butter and baking soda mixtures into the dry ingredients and mix well.Place spoonfuls of the mixture on to the prepared trays and press down gently with a damp fork.Bake for approx. 15 minutes at 170ºC.Allow to cool slightly and then transfer cookies to a wire rack.Store in an airtight containerMakes approx 32 cookies​

recipe: peanut butter banana protein bars

 If you're looking for an energy hit before the gym why not try these super easy to make protein, banana and peanut butter protein bars. ingredients2 cups quick cooking oats1 cup protein powder¼ cup whole wheat flour1 tablespoon ground Flax Seed (for freshness buy our TK Whole Flaxseed and grind as you need in a coffee or spice grinder)1 cup peanut butter¼ cup honey2 very ripe bananas methodPreheat oven to 175°c and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Spread oats out onto an unlined baking sheet in a thin layer, and toast until lightly browned, about 10 minutes; remove and allow to cool.Mix together the cooled oats, protein powder, whole wheat flour, and flax seed until thoroughly combined, and mix with peanut butter and honey.Mash the bananas into the mixture and stir to combine.Press the dough down onto the parchment-lined baking sheet in a 1/2-inch layer.Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the dough are golden brown, about 15 minutes; cut into bars while warm, and allow the bars to cool. Wrap bars in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.  

recipe: flaxseed crackers

This super simple flax seed crackers recipe can be pulled of with only 1 main ingredient…Flax Seeds! A great high fibre, crunchy and nutritious snack! ingredients1 cup TK Flax Seeds 1/2 cup Water1 tsp Dried Rosemary1/2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp Onion powder(optional)1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes(optional)1/4 tsp Pink Salt  METHODAdd flax seeds, water and seasoning to a mixing bowl. Mix until seasoning is evenly distributed. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 12-18 hours.Remove flax seed mixture from refrigerator after 12-18 hours and mix seasoning in again. (it tends to rise to the top)Place flax seed mixture on a sheet of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll out. Make them as thin as you'd like. The thinner you get them the crispier they will be.Bake at 135°C for 50-60 minutes with the parchment paper on.Make sure it is crispy and all moisture is gone. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Break into pieces and enjoy! 

recipe: date & walnut loaf

a good date loaf is a great pick me up with a cuppa and a great stand-by to have in the pantry when unexpected guests show up! perfect for a snack, kids lunchboxes, or as a sweet treat after dinner, this date & walnut loaf will be sure to impress! ingredients 1 cup pitted dates, chopped1 cup boiling water2 Tbsp maple syrup1 cup plain flour1/4 cup tk flaxseed fibre1 tsp bicarbonate of soda3/4 cup rolled oats1 cup walnuts, chopped1/2 cup brown sugar methodpreheat oven to 180°c, grease and line a loaf tin allowing approx 2cm overhang around the edgesplace dates in a heatproof bowl and pour over water and maple syrup - leave to stand for 15 mins until dates have softenedsift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and add TK flaxseed fibreadd in oats, walnuts and brown sugar and stir to combineadd the dates into the mixture and mix wellspoon the mixture into the loaf tin and smooth the top surfacebake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out cleanleave to cool in pan and then lift onto a wire rack to coolslice and serve with butter, jam, cream cheese, or whatever takes your fancy!  

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