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Banana Bread

Banana bread is something I make at least once a week for my kids. Its a great way to use up soft, spotty bananas and it is quick and easy to make. Have it plain, or with lashings of Olivani or jam. You can add chocolate chips to jazz it up, or even almond slivers or 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut. My original recipe called for egg, which I replaced with a flax egg (TBS ground flax + 3 TBS water), it also called for white flour and white sugar which I of course replaced for wholewheat flour and brown sugar.  Recipe for Vegan Banana Bread: 3 spotty bananas, mashed 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 flax egg (1TBs ground flax...

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Lemony Strawberry Bliss Balls

I felt like making something sweet and I also wanted to use up some of my bags of nuts - bliss balls it is then! Usually I make these with dates, nuts and cacao for a nice chocolatey treat, however I felt like something berry flavoured. But summer is officially over and so is strawberry season ... however thanks to Fresh As, freeze dried strawberries are going to make these bliss balls berry berry nice! (Just call me Strawberry Shortcake ;) Recipe for Lemony Strawberry Bliss Balls 1/2 cup macadamia nuts 1 cup cashews 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1 TBs coconut oil (or water if you're out, which I was, and it worked fine) 1TBs maple syrup/agave/coconut nectar 1 TBs lemon juice or...

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Homemade Oat Milk Recipe

Making your own milk from plants is super easy. Once we realised how simple it was to make our own milk from nuts or oats we now regularly make milk for our smoothies, tea, and coffees. All it takes is a little bit of planning, but the upside is knowing exactly what you are drinking, and it's slightly cheaper than buying cartons from the supermarket.  We will be posting a series of plant-based nut recipes ranging from making milk to creams. First from the series is how to make Homemade Oat Milk. How and Why to Soak Overnight Most nuts, seeds, grains and beans are covered in natural chemical enzyme inhibitors and toxins that protect them while growing, both from sprouting...

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5 Top Plant-Based Foods

Food is much more than a fuel we put in our tank to keep us running. At The Kai Box we don't believe in diets, we believe the best way to improve your health is by changing your lifestyle. However a lifestyle change is never easy, especially when you have a full time job, running after kids, and rushing from one engagement to another. At The Kai Box our passion is to provide a service that enables you to achieve your lifestyle change while providing you with the necessary information and support. So with that in mind we are going to list our Top 5 Plant-Based Foods you will come to love in our boxes and recipes. 1. Quinoa I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of quinoa when I...

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