So I know that we can’t always be on our best behaviour during the Christmas months – oh and what a boring Christmas that would be – but if you end up being a little bit naughty and a little bit nice then in my books you’re doing ok. I’m a big believer in doing things in moderation, and especially around the silly season this is something to really try to take on board. I don’t feel guilty about enjoying the good stuff, but I also try to include some healthy alternatives along the way, to make sure I am giving back to my body as much as it is putting out to me.
So when I came across this super easy + deliciously guilt free Chrissy recipe – I just had to share!
This recipe is taken from the gorgeous Kavisha Jega who just so happens to be a Melbourne based food + wellness coach (right up my ally)! Kavisha not only makes it her mission to support, educate and empower people like you and me to make healthy and positive changes to our diet and lifestyle, she is also a world of knowledge when it comes to all things healthy and I love nothing more than to pick her brains over a lazy Sunday brunch. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket to one of her intimate cooking classes you certainly are a lucky duck – but if not, she often shares amazing advice and recipes on her blog – including some recent healthy Christmas ones for those who are looking for sugar, gluten and dairy free options. And my favourite – shared below – Christmas Fruit Cake, with Coconut Sauce!
CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE w/ coconut sauce
1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped dried dates
1 cup of mixed dried raisins, cherries + cranberries
1 cup crushed walnuts
4 eggs (beaten)
2 tsbp coconut oil
1 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 zest of a whole orange + lemon
Preheat oven to 160c (fan forced) // Combine almond meal, salt, baking powder in a bowl // Stir in fruit + nuts // In a separate bowl combine remaining ingredients // Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients // Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake 40-45 mins until cooked through // Allow to cool in tin before serving
1 can coconut cream
2 tsp coconut sugar
Pinch of sea salt
Heat all ingredients together in a small saucepan over a low heat // Mix until well combined // Pour sauce into a jar to served warm or chill in the fridge for later
*I don’t believe this recipe is up on her blog yet, hence the no photo I’m sorry – but trust me, its good, good, good!
For more recipes and healthy inspiration be sure to check out Kavisha’s blog or Instagram page
HAPPY COOKING LOVELIES x