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Coconut and Carrot Soup

I originally came across this recipe on Lorna Jane and was inspired by the mix of flavours and the idea of a soup that can be either a winter warmer or a cool summer dinner for those hot nights when any effort to cook a hot meal is too much to even think about after a day full of sun and sand. 

I changed it up but only slightly, the two changes were doubling the recipe to feed 2 and have 3 decent leftover servings and omitting the turmeric (it’s always made me feel slightly sick).


Coconut & Carrot Soup

4 carrots, peeled and grated

1 diced brown onion

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 400ml cans coconut cream

2 large lime leaves, finely sliced

1 stem of lemongrass, chopped

1 inch grated ginger

1 green chilli, finely diced

3 tbsp fish sauce

Fresh Coriander to garnish







Start out by prepping all of your ingredients: opening cans, dicing and grating veggies and herbs and measuring liquids. Have them all sitting ready to add when the time comes.



Melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the onion. Sauté 2-3 minutes or until soft. 


Add carrot, lime leaf, lemongrass, chilli, ginger and fish sauce and cook for 2-3minutes on medium heat.


Add in water and coconut cream before lowering the heat and bringing to a simmer. 


Simmer soup for 15 minutes and then allow to cool for a half hour.


Pour into blender and blend until a smooth, uniform texture is achieved.


Dice some fresh coriander and top and serve straight away or allow to cool and eat that way. 

This soup is freezable, microwavable and lasts about 5 days in the fridge. 




Jaffa Protein Pancakes & Chasing Dreams

So now I’ve posted my fool proof Protein Pancake Base Recipe, expect a lot of these posts to appear. I mean a lot. 

First, Let me share some very very exciting news with you. Today after much deliberation and self-doubting I enrolled to start my PT course and certification! I’m very excited and proud of myself and thought what better way to celebrate then with some delicious Jaffa Protein Pancakes.


Jaffa Protein Pancakes


1 quantity of Protein Pancake Base

1 Tbsp Cacao Powder

2 Tbsp water

1 Navel Orange

Greek Yoghurt and Dark Chocolate to serve



First off make up a quantity of Basic Protein Pancake mix and leave in the blender before adding 1 Tbsp of Cacao and and extra 1 Tbsp of water (this just ensures the mixture doesn’t become too dry). Blend until combined and set aside. 



Before you prepare your frying pan to cook the pancakes, de-skin and segment your orange and put in a saucepan with 1 Tbsp of water over low heat. Stir occasionally and boil until the orange is warmed through but has yet to become overly soggy. 


Spray your pan with oil and heat on high heat for about 1 minute before turning to low heat and adding about 1/4 Cup of Pancake mixture to the fry pan.


Cook for 2 minutes before flipping and cooking the opposite side for 2 minutes also. 

Repeat this process for the remaining mixture. It will yield 4 decent sized Pancakes. 


Finally dress your pancakes with the warm orange and greek yoghurt. Grate or break some dark chocolate on top and presto! Chocolatey, Citrusy Goodness! You’re Welcome