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Thai Desserts – Pumpkin and Bananas in Coconut Milk

Gluoy Bwod Chee might not be the most appetizingly appealing dish, but bananas in coconut cures any sweet craving! Thais also like to use pumpkin in their sweet dishes, so I’ve included it as a substitute in the recipe.

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You will need:

  • 1 cup bite size pieces of pumpkin or 2 ripe bananas peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp palm sugar
  • pinch of salt

This is the easiest dessert to make! Simply put it all into a sauce pot and boil it for about 4-5 minutes! Adjust the flavour with a little more sugar and/or salt.

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Mango with Sticky Rice

Thai mangoes(ma-muang) are probably different from the ones you’ve experienced, if you’re from the west. They are not perfectly round, red, or coarse. In actual fact, they turn from green to that lovely yellow colour and are so delicious when ripe, there is simply no comparison! I find mangoes from South America are usually quite tart, whereas these ones are not. The inside seed is also flat, allowing you to get the most out of this delectable fruit!

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Decadent Chocolate Cake – Orgran’s (from a box)

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I like sweets and they like me. ‘Nuff said. Sometimes, you just crave sugar, in the form of a moist, chocolately cake. Well my friends, this happened to me recently and as I stood staring down the baking aisle, I decide to take a plunge. I have made the ‘Yes You Can’ chocolate mud cake before and it was pretty damn good. I needed to test out what Orgran had to offer.image Continue reading

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Get Up & Go Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

I make these after my runs when I’m in a rush in the mornings. I have this process down to 2 minutes, throw it in my travel mug and then take off for work. No effort required!image

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Throw all of this into a blender and BLITZ!

  • 1 cup chopped bananas – fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups ice
  • 150 ml milk of your choice – rice, soy, almond or cow’s
  • 2-4 tbsp peanut butter – depending on how much you love PB!
  • 2 tsp ground flax seeds
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Bee Pollen

After my detox, I was surprised to find a plate of papaya and bee pollen awaiting me. Turns out, bee pollen is a crazy superfood!

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I found this jar at my local Lemon Farm!

One lady swears by it, and has a teaspoon of the stuff every morning. She said it is great for energy, protein and vitamins.

If you need more proof, check out this website that outlines the health benefits. I’m just happy knowing that it’s good for me 🙂

It’s great on fresh fruit, or blended in a smoothie.

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Sprinkle on your fresh fruit a few minutes before you eat it so the enzymes can start to develop.