Recipes

Tuna Tabouli Salad

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Tuna Tabouli Salad

  This is one of my favourite recipes! Gluten & dairy free, high protein & nutrient dense Tuna Tabouli Salad. Suitable during detox & weight loss programs as well.       1 cup flat leaf parsley chopped 1/2 cup mint chopped 250g halved cherry tomatoes 1 red onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1 x 185g tin tuna Pinch ground cumin Juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp good quality olive oil Sea salt & ground pepper to taste. Combine all ingredients in a bowl & enjoy as a main or a side...

Read More

Tasty Hummus Dip!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Tasty Hummus Dip!

Hummus makes a great snack! It is low GI, full of fibre, good protein and minerals, not to mention the anti-microbial and cardio -protective effects of the garlic. There is no doubt in my mind that store bought Hummus has nothing on a fresh, home-made version of this versatile snack, in both nutrition stakes and taste. It is also a perfect option for those of you who need to keep things quick and simple, because this recipe is just that. Ingredients 1 can of organic chickpeas (drained & rinsed well)* Juice from half a lemon 2 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 tbsp of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil Pinch of cumin Salt to taste Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add a little water to get a smoother consistancy. * You can also use 1 cup of dried chickpeas, soaked overnight & cooked in boiling water until...

Read More

Apple & Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancakes

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Apple & Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancakes

These pancakes are a delicious treat and a healthier option than traditional pancake recipes. Buckwheat flour is gluten free and has a rich, nutty flavour. This recipe can easily be made dairy free as well for those who are trying to avoid dairy. The addition of protein powder means they are higher in protein and more satisfying.   1/4 cup buckwheat flour 1 heaped tbsp vanilla protein powder (use a rice or pea based protein powder if avoiding dairy) 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder 1 egg 1/2 cup of milk (I usually use almond milk, but rice, oat, soy or cow’s milk will also work) 1/2 an apple, grated 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon   Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the egg, then the milk. Whisk until well combined. Add the grated apple and combine well. If the mixture seems a little thick you can add more milk to get it to the consistency you like. Heat a non-stick frying pan (use a little coconut oil if you do not have a non-stick pan.) and ladle 1 scoop of mixture on to the pan when it is hot. Gently jiggle the pan to thin out the mixture a little so the pancake is not too thick. This will give you a lighter pancake. Wait until you see air bubbles forming on the top side of the pancake, about 4 minutes, then carefully flip and cook for another minute on the other side. Repeat process until all mixture is gone. Serve with fresh fruit, a dollop of ricotta or natural yoghurt and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.* *Make sure you use pure maple syrup and not the fake stuff which consists of high fructose corn syrup, maple flavour and colours. Real mape syrup is just that, maple syrup,  and has a lower GI and some naturally occurring minerals. You should be able to determine this by checking the ingredients list on the bottle. Alternatively if it cost you $2, it’s probably not the real...

Read More

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Adonai, Articles, Recipes | 0 comments

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

When I talk to clients about making dietary changes to benefit their health, breakfast seems to be the meal that people struggle with the most. We have become so accustomed to our cereal and toast, that to think of any other option becomes quite overwhelming for many. So here is a list of breakfast options that might help you make healthier choices for the most important meal of the day. • Home-made baked beans on spelt toast & a fresh vegetable juice (A batch of baked beans can be made on the weekend or the night before to save precious time in the morning) • Poached eggs with a slice of smoked salmon and a handful of chopped fresh fruit. • Scrambled eggs or an omelette with tomato, red onion, fetta and fresh basil • Ryvitas or rice cakes with avocado, cottage cheese and sprouts • Ryvitas or rice cakes with ABC spread (almond, Brazil & Cashew nuts) & a scrape of raw honey. • Yoghurt (be careful of sugar and additives in commercial yoghurts) with a handful of mixed berries and mix of sunflower, pumpkin (Pepitas) & Chia seeds • Buckwheat pancakes (buckwheat flour, baking powder, egg & milk of choice) with natural yoghurt, sliced strawberries & a drizzle of pure maple syrup or raw honey. • Sautéed asparagus and/or mushrooms with garlic on quinoa • Choc, almond & banana smoothie • Smoothies using almond, soy, rice or oat milk and your favourite fruit. You can include other ingredients such as natural yoghurt, nut pastes, LSA, Chia seeds, sunflower seeds,, soaked almonds, protein powder, bananas, frozen or fresh berries, kiwifruit, cocoa powder, oats, quinoa flakes. • Frittata and some fresh fruit. • Stewed fruit with yoghurt and LSA • Quinoa cooked with grated apple, cinnamon & a dollop of ricotta • Quinoa and amaranth porridge with chopped almonds cinnamon and blueberries Two more things…. Don’ forget there is no rule that says you can’t eat leftovers for breakfast! Sometimes a warm soup or last nights curry is just what the doctor ordered for a satisfying breakfast on a cold winter’s morning. Almost every other non-western culture gets one of their serves of vegetables at breakfast time. If you are struggling to get your 5 serves of veg everyday, try finding ways to include them with you breakfast. Some of the ideas above might be useful.:-) About the author: Kelli Kieselbach is the Naturopath and owner at Adonai Natural Health Clinic in the North East suburbs of Adelaide, SA. Kelli is passionate about restoring health and preventing disease using nutrition and herbal medicines. As a Naturopath, Kelli uses her skills clinically to empower clients of all ages to achieve better health and quality of life. To request an appointment with Kelli or to make an enquiry, please click on the links below or contact the clinic on 08 8396 7500. REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT                                    MAKE AN...

Read More

Choc Protein Yummies!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Choc Protein Yummies!

A tasty & nutritious treat:-) 1/2 cup protein powder 3/4 cup dessicated coconut 2 tbsp hot water 3 tbsp raw cocoa 3 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut paste) 1 tbsp raw honey 5 tbsp almond milk Extra coconut for rolling Process all ingredients in food processor or blender then roll into balls and coat with coconut. I often add extras like walnuts, sunflower seeds or dates. For dairy free option use almond meal instead of protein...

Read More

delicious banana, choc almond smoothie

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

delicious banana, choc almond smoothie

Enjoyed a delicious banana, choc almond smoothie yesterday and thought I’d share it with you! Great when you’re looking for a healthy sweet treat. Blend the following: 1 banana 1 cup almond milk 1 tbsp almond paste (or ABC spread) 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp raw cocoa I find it sweet enough with the banana, but you may like to add a tsp of raw honey if needed. You could increase the protein content with a scoop of vanilla protein...

Read More