Lemon Macadamia nut cookies.

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Need some Zing in your life? Gotta get rid of your lemons? Try make these delicious Lemon and Macadamia nut cookies (add white chocolate if you want something sweet), I promise you, you will have no regrets. These cookies are guilt free and did I mention that these are scrumptious?

PREP TIME
15 mins
COOK TIME
27 mins
TOTAL TIME
32 mins
Serves: 2 dozen cookies!?!?!
INGREDIENTS
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 10 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, maple syrup and lemon zest together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla, and beat just until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl, and mix until combined.
  3. Mix in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
  4.  The dough will be sticky, so chill it for about 30 minutes.
  5. Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  6. Line two large baking sheets with baking paper. Using a spoon or your hands, form the dough into a ball as much as possible.
  7. Place the balls of dough on the cookie sheets spacing them 4cm apart. Bake one sheet at a time on the middle rack of the oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the middle is completely set. Cool on a wire rack. Cookies can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature.

8. Enjoy! Serve with fresh lemonade (~:

Much love,

Susie.

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Granola & Frozen Berries : Five Second Breakfast

Eats, Loves

We all know what it’s like to wake up craving a quick, cosy, nutritious and yummy breakfast while being too tired (and lazy) to make pancakes, fry an egg or even put bread in the toaster. On those days, I do one of three things:

  1. Eat Weet-Bix Bites out of the box,
  2. Chuck granola, frozen fruit and milk into a bowl, or
  3. Go back to bed.

no, I’m not going to write a post about my adventures waking up and immediately resuming my slumber.

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The combo of crunchy granola, ice cold milk, and the flavour bursts/ice cubes that are frozen fruits is a healthy and delicious meal/snack that can be put together by simply dumping everything into a bowl and enjoying. This fast and filling breakfast is perfect for both a calm morning on the couch with a book, and a hectic morning trying to rush out the door.

2 Ingredient Milo Icing

Eats

Icing made of Milo. Made liquid by some milk. In less than a minute.

the future is now.

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Healthy Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Eats

She ain’t the prettiest thing, but this chocolate-banana ‘cake’ is absolutely delicious. Better yet, no flour, oil, butter, or refined sugars are involved and neither are a lot of carbs (yet it’s extremely filling and quick & easy to make).

All in a mug and cooked in the microwave, here’s my simple 5 minute chocolate-version of the peanut butter cakes I showed you guys last (last) month.

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Healthy Microwave Peanut Butter Muffins

Eats

I’ve recently been on a health kick, so naturally I turned to the internet for healthy recipe ideas.
As I love doing her workouts, I decided to try some blogilates recipes, Cassey’s Berrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin and Protein Cinnamon Roll in particular. Though I didn’t love the results of the recipes, they completely inspired me to eat healthier, more nutritious food; and after a bit of experimenting, I came up with a recipe of my own for quick, guilt-less peanut butter muffins!

[these bad boys are low carb, free of refined sugars (depending on your peanut butter) and contain no butter or flour]

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