24 January, 2015

Healthy Mango Sorbet Breaky Bowl









Summer breakfast just got real- mango sorbet breaky bowl!  Icy and refreshing with a delectable fruity punch! YUM! 


Ingredients:

  • 1 medium mango, cut into cubes and frozen
  • ¼ - ½ cup coconut water (more for a smoothie-like consistency and less for a thicker sorbet) 
  • Fruit to top
  • Your favourite toppings (I like buckinis, cacao nibs, chia seeds and desiccated coconut) 

Method:
  1. Place the mango and the coconut water in a high speed blender. Blend until well combined and creamy. It may seem crumbly at first but keep blending!
  2. Place into a bowl and decorate with the topping. 





My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney.
I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.


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17 January, 2015

Caramel Date Tart





It’s rich, delicious and absolutely DECADENT. This salted caramel tart will banish those sugar cravings guaranteed! Also a great one to serve to guests. 

 Base
1 1⁄2 cups almond meal
2 tbsp pure maple syrup 
1 tsp chia seeds 
1 tsp vanilla 
2 1⁄2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted 

Filling 
1 cup cashews, soaked for a few hours 
1 ½ tbsp. tahini 
1 cup fresh medjool dates 
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted  
3 tbsp pure maple syrup 
½ tsp salt 
A few tbsp of water (if required) 
1 tsp cacao (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius.
2. Combine all base ingredients in a bowl
3. Line a small- medium rectangular tin with baking paper. Press the mixture into the tin. Place in the oven for at least 15 minutes or until golden


4. To make the caramel, blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender for a few minutes or until creamy. If the mixture is too thick, slowly add some water. If a chocolate top layer is desired, mix one tablespoon of the filling mixture with the cacao. Spread the filling on top of the cooled base and place in the freezer.







My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney.
I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.

FOLLOW SOPHIE: @coconutandbliss

16 January, 2015

It's 2015... Dream BIG!

To start off the new year we are making all your dreams come true! This weekend you can get a FREE DREAM CATCHER if you spend over $50.

Before you start planning where to hang your new decor, you had better plan some resolutions right?

We got some of #TEAMBB to share what they have resolved to do in the new year, that you can take inspo from for your owns dreams for 2015!

But firstly, as your fav go-to online store, we have a few resolutions and goals to share with our customers, that you can keep us accountable for!

What BB is promising for 2015:

More events for customers all around Australia!

Bigger exclusive range with awesome prints and prices

EVEN better packaging and faster postage 

To become more environmentally friendly 

Even more customer love 

xox


Buy a house 



Take the boys on an overseas holiday
Be more organised
Spend more days at the beach




Get my a$$ back into yoga
Detox & restock my pantry according to 'The Whole Pantry' cookbook
Save pennies for a white Christmas in Finland for 2015



Save up for an overseas holiday 
Read more books 



Save $$$ for Japan 
Take up Yoga



Participate in the Mother’s Day Classic and raise $2000
Run a half marathon 
Volunteer overseas 



Play more shows with my band at venues I haven’t played before



Make decisions that make me a better and happier person
Be awesome at my new job (obviously) 
Surround myself with likeminded people, don't waste time on others that aren't positively investing in my life 
Do more activities. Get a hobby. Ones I have come up with so far is making hanging terrariums with little succulents in them, this is yet to happen but I am sticking to my guns! 





This year I want to be more confident and ask more questions; because if you don't ask you will never know! 



To break code & toasters



To learn how to make sushi 



To travel




Save money
Exercise everyday



Travel & be more open minded 








03 January, 2015

"Icecream Sundae" with "Ice Magic"





Summer brings those intense cravings for refreshing sweet treats. Enjoy my fruity twist of the classic icecream sundae- even down to the ice magic! As always, it is 100% healthy and bursting with nutrition. 
‘Icecream’:

2 small frozen bananas
1 medjool date (or 1 tsp honey) 
1 tbsp water
½ cup frozen mixed berries 
1 tbsp good quality protein powder (optional, I recommend Inca Organics)




Ice Magic:

1 heaped tsp honey
1 tsp coconut oil, melted
1 heaped tsp cacao 


  1. For the ice magic, stir all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. For the icecream, place the bananas, date, water and protein (if using) in a high speed blender. Blend on a high speed. The bananas may look crumbly. Just wait a few minutes for it to become smooth and creamy. 
  3. Pour ¾ of the mixture in a jar.
  4. Now add the berries to the remaining banana mixture in the blender and blend. 
  5. Pour the rest into the jar.
  6. Slowly spoon over the ‘ice magic.’ As it runs over the cold icecream, it will begin to set. 
  7. Place a cherry on top and sprinkle with buckinis if desired! 

My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney.
I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.

FOLLOW SOPHIE: @coconutandbliss

28 December, 2014

Skye's Summer Festival Faves







Big Brother babe Skye came into BBHQ recently to style some of her favourite summer festival outfits!

Whether you are a free spirit at Falls Festival, a rocker at Big Day Out or a raver at Stereosonic, Skye has got all styles covered with her picks.

For a casual and comfy look you can't go wrong with a tie dye playsuit or if you want to make a statement then a lips or leopard print will suit you just right. For the perfect girly look you can't go past our exclusive sunflower and grey leaf prints!

Now that your outfit is sorted all that's left to do is kick up the dust and be a showstopper at your favourite festival this summer!

Shop all festival looks here: bb.com.au/skye-picks

27 December, 2014

Summer Lemon Curd Tart




This one is what I call the @coconutandbliss signature dish! Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and a summer entertainment winner! Try it! 


Pastry:

¾ cup buckwheat flour 
¾ cup almond meal
¼ cup coconut yoghurt (can substitute with other yoghurt) 
1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup 



Filling:

2 eggs
2 egg yolks
½ cup fresh lemon juice 
2 ½ tbsp. pure maple syrup 
1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
3 ½  tbsp coconut oil (not melted)

Fresh berries to serve 


Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Line a medium rectangular tin with baking paper. 
Place all of the base ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend. If the mixture looks too dry, slowly add some extra water until a dough-like consistency is formed or some flour if too dry. Roll lightly between two pieces of baking paper then press the tart mixture into tin. Bake for 25 minutes or until slightly golden. 





Meanwhile, make the lemon curd. Place a small saucepan over a pot of simmering water. Turn the heat to low. Pour in the lemon juice, zest, eggs, yolks and maple, whisking until combined. Gradually whisk in the coconut oil (1 tbsp at a time) until it is completely melted. Turn the heat to medium, continuing to whisk. The mixture should gradually become thicker and thicker until a curd consistency. Allow to cool completely. Place in the fridge to make firmer (if desired). 

Once the tart shell is cool, fill with the lemon curd and top with a fresh blueberries. 




My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney.
I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.

FOLLOW SOPHIE: @coconutandbliss