Bali Nutra “Nutella” Recipe

Bali Nutra HQ want to celebrate the national holiday that is World Nutella Day! We are sharing with you our favourite VEGAN, REFINED SUGAR FREE and GUILT FREE, hazelnut and chocolate spread recipe. It is both easy and delicious and lets you enjoy the praline goodness of our favourite spread, without the naughtiness.

Our delicious praline spread is full of antioxidants and vitamins, unlike the famous spread itself which is full of palm oil (70% saturated fat) and is 55% processed sugar. Using Bali Nutra coconut syrup instead of refined sugar keeps your dish ethically sourced and gives it a low GI, making it suitable for diabetics!

 

Bali Nutra Praline Spread

(makes one jar)

2.5 cups of Organic Raw Hazelnuts (available from your local healthstore)

2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract

1/3 cup Raw Cacao Powder

1/3 cup Bali Nutra coconut syrup

2 tblsp Organic Coconut Oil

2/3 cup Almond Milk

 

Method

Place raw hazelnuts to roast on a baking tray in an oven preheated to 200c/gas mark 6. Roast for approximately 10 minutes. Allow to cool then remove skins of hazelnuts by rubbing in palms of hands until they fall off. It doesn’t matter if all of the skin doesn’t come off. Add all of the ingredients and the Bali Nutra into your blender, adding the hazelnuts last. Pulse this mixture, stopping now and again to check if you need to add more almond milk to make it smooth and creamy. Store in an airtight glass container and enjoy as you would it’s sugary friend!

Bali Nutra makes Guilt Free Cinnamon Chocolates with Xochi Balfour

Friend of Bali Nutra, accomplished chef and blogger from The Naturalista, Xochi Balfour has created a delicious and moreish chocolate recipe using natural and guilt free ingredients. They would make an excellent after dinner treat with coffee, a gift or just a way to satisfy that chocolate craving without breaking your diet.

The goji berries are high in Vitamin C, the Bali Nutra coconut syrup is high in amino acids, iron and magnesium, and the cinnamon is supposed to help combat high blood pressure. These chocolates are not only guilt-free but good for you! Never feel guilty for your sweet tooth again with these beauties…..

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Ingredients

1 cup organic cacao butter (you can substitute coconut oil if you don’t have but they will have to be kept in the fridge)

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/3 cup Bali Nutra coconut syrup

1/2 tsp cinnamon plus more to dust

A big handful of goji berries

A good sprinkling of dessicated coconut

A pinch of sea salt

In a bain marie, gently melt the cacao butter (not over 43 degrees Celsius – it melts at around 35) and stir in the cacao powder and Bali Nutra coconut syrup once it has all melted.

While this is happening, place a goji berry or two in each chocolate mould, (or if you don’t have any – an ice tray will do – you can pour the mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment, sprinkle with berries and coconut and break it up for brittle).

When everything is well mixed and dissolved, remove from the heat.

Pour into the moulds or onto the parchment, sprinkle with coconut and place in the fridge or freezer for 20 minutes or so to set.

Dust with cinnamon before eating.

Check out more of Xochi’s recipes on her website or find her on Twitter or Instagram.

Festive Recipe: Bali Nutra Mince Pies

Mince Pies – For when the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful! Bali Nutra’s mince pies recipe is a low GI, vegetarian, gluten free and refined sugar free festive extravaganza! We suggest serving your Mince Pies hot with a dollop of coconut cream, some Greek yogurt or some homemade frozen yogurt. All of us here at Bali Nutra absolutely love Christmas, but we want to help you do it the healthy way. Christmas has always been a time for feasting – and here at Bali Nutra we encourage responsible feasting!! Remember that you can always doctor this recipe to make it work for you – try swapping the margarine for coconut oil for a vegan taste explosion!

 

Bali Nutra Mince Pies

Makes 6

Cooking time: 1hr

Mincemeat

1 Cooking Apple

50g Sultanas

50g Dried Cranberries

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 Orange (zest)

150ml Apple Juice

1.5 tbsp Bali Nutra

Slice apples (with skins) into very small squares, put into saucepan with the rest of the ingredients and simmer (with lid on) until apple has broken down into a pulp (may take stirring).

Now your mincemeat is ready to use. You can freeze it for later use or use immediately.

Short Crust Pastry

120g Plain Flour (Gluten Free can be used)

60g butter/margarine/coconut oil (solid)

1.5 tbsp Bali Nutra

1.5 tbsp Cold Water

Cut fat into small cubes and place in flour, rub into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in Bali Nutra then add cold water (enough that it combines and makes a dough). When dough is formed place in fridge for 15 minutes wrapped in clingfilm to rest. After the 15 minutes rest, roll dough on floured surface with rolling pin until around 0.5cm thick. Cut out circles to line your greased muffin tray. Place tbsp of mincemeat (or enough to fill three quarters of pastry case in each pastry case. Then top with either another circle or a star or similar shape.

Glaze with milk/egg wash or coconut milk etc.

Cook for 15 minutes at 200c until browned and pastry is cooked through.

Bali Nutra Mince Pies with Homemade Bali Nutra Mince Meat
Bali Nutra Mince Pies with Homemade Bali Nutra Mince Meat

Serve hot with a sprinkling of dessicated coconut ‘snow’.

Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup at The Cereal Killer Cafe Launch

All of us at Bali Nutra had been counting down the days until the 10th of December – the launch of highly anticipated cereal only cafe in Brick Lane. Cereal Killer Cafe was the brainchild of twins Gary and Alan Keery, who decided to bring their retro and colourful creation to life with a bang. It was with excitement that we were given the chance to be involved in this awesome adventure with them.

Although many think of Cereal and think of breakfast sugar rushes and highly additive filled lucky charms cereal, The Cereal Killer Cafe also offer a healthy option for those with the inclination. Cereal Killer Cafe has a large range of healthy (but delicious) cereals including some gorgeous creations from our friends at Rude Health. We decided that we could be a great healthy option for their sugar counter, where we now have our shiny bottles pride of place.

So if you are in the area, pop in! They have an incredible range of cereals – whether you’re on a treat day, or just fancy a bowl of Rude Health’s nutritious grains with a lashing of Bali Nutra.

Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup features at Cereal Killer Cafe launch
Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup features at Cereal Killer Cafe launch

In Gary’s own words Bali Nutra coconut syrup has “a good flavour to it” and he likes a drop or two in his coffee.

Gary and Alan have done an amazing job of decorating the cafe, with original drawings of Tony the Tiger and many old toys from cereal boxes adorning the walls. Their eclectic jumble of retro snippets and memorabilia make the cafe somewhere to be transported back to the 80s and 90s. The speakers play music to transport you to your more youthful days and the staff are friendly and helpful.

We can’t recommend this place enough. It has something for everyone.

Festive Recipe: Bali Nutra Gingerbread Cookies

It’s nearing Christmas and here at Bali Nutra HQ we’re trying out lots of delicious festive recipes to spice up our menus. One of our Christmas favourites is homemade Gingerbread, and this Bali Nutra recipe with our delicious coconut syrup is the perfect healthy alternative. It’s quick to make and you can style your Gingerbread however you like, plain, dipped in chocolate or even as a cute little Gingerbread house! However you want to make this recipe work for you – it does. We made our recipe with coconut oil because we love the taste, and it’s much better for you than butter, but you can do it the way you like it.

 

 

Bali Nutra Gingerbread

Serves 12

Cooking Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cup of Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil or Butter
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1.5 cups of Gluten Free / All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Method

  1. In a saucepan melt the butter/coconut oil and Bali Nutra over low heat. Mix in spices and remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Sift half the flour into a bowl. Make a well in centre and add the Bali Nutra mixture, egg yolk and baking powder (dissolved in some boiling water). Mix thoroughly. Add the extra flour and knead to make a firm dough that doesn’t stick to the sides of the bowl.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°c (350°F)
  4. Use a rolling pin on a floured surface to roll out the dough to around 0.5cm thick. Cut out desired shapes and place them on a greased and floured baking sheet. Bake on the top shelf of the oven for around 10 minutes (or until the Gingerbread cookies are slightly golden in colour).

 

 

 

NEW STOCKIST for Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup: Kishnubbly

We are very excited to announce that we have just started stocking Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup with the wonderful online Farmer’s Market – Kishnubbly!

Started by husband and wife team; Steven and Bianca Preston, this global food forum is full of delicious delights. You will find a huge mix of products on Kishnubbly, they sell everything from pet food to mixing bowls, from chocolates to coconut syrup! We think that you should be able to buy your coconut syrup in the same place that you buy your artisan bread, steak or soft drinks, and Kishnubbly makes this a reality. Their wonderful site is a marketplace for lots of independent producers and sellers of magical products, and it is the perfect place to sell our coconut syrup. It is the perfect place to buy the ingredients for a Christmas Hamper for someone that has everything!

Kishnubbly brings the people back into the sometimes faceless world of business. They do a regularly updated ‘Meet The Seller’ area on their homepage, allowing you to hear the stories behind the brands. Their products are as quirky as you would expect. Gluten Free brownie mixes and Sausage Makers meet, for probably the first time in existence. There is an air of class to their beautifully crafted site, with stunning photography mixed with a slick and easy to use interface.

So come and check out our store on Kishnubbly, and whilst you’re learning about our nutritious and delicious coconut syrup, why not check out their huge variety of other delicacies.

See their website for more details.

NEW STOCKIST for Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup: The Protein Pick and Mix!

Bali Nutra is very excited to be stocking our coconut syrup with The Protein Pick and Mix. They have a fun and very pink approach to nutrition. This shows people that eating healthily can be exciting and different. Protein Pick and Mix stock everything from protein bars to supplements and healthy baking products and Bali Nutra. The Protein Pick and Mix is a forever growing and expanding site. They keep up to date with fitness and food trends whilst keeping nutrition at the key of their business ethos.

Protein Pick and Mix describe themselves as “the one-stop sampling shop, dedicated to bringing you the widest possible choice of tasty high-protein snacks and shakes, along with and the latest and greatest in sports-supplements.” The other great plus point of The Protein Pick and Mix is that they do most of their bars and snacks in single servings. If you want to try something new and you’re not sure…. this is the place to go!

They have friendly customer service and often give out discount codes on their website and social media. All new customers at this time are offered a 5% discount on their first order. So what are you waiting for? This is the perfect place to get your coconut syrup, and a few other guilt free treats whilst your there.

Not only do The Protein Pick and Mix frequent fitness events over the country, but their wide array of bloggers and social media gods keep you updated with the most delicious and nutritious recipes, using Bali Nutra. They have a very active Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, so if you are ever in need of inspiration it’s a definite resource.

Bali Nutra is very proud to be involved with such an interestingly fresh company, that embraces the worlds of fitness and nutrition with such vigor and sass!

Check them out today!

 

 

Bali Nutra

Carrot, Apple and Raisin Cake

Ingredients (Serves 2)

225g/8oz self-raising flour
3 tbsp Spoons of Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
5 tbsp Coconut oil
grated zet of 1 orange plus 4 tbsp juice
140g/5oz finely grated carrot
1 medium eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
85g/3oz raisins
50g/2oz pumpkin seeds
Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup for coating

Overview

The perfect egg-free dessert, full of fruit with a zingy cinnamon taste.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4/fan oven 160°C. Butter two 20cm/8in round cake tin. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Ina separate bowl mix together the oil, orange juice and coconut syrup.

2. Add the orange mixture to the flour along with the grated carrot and apple, orange zest, raisins and pumpkin seeds and stir until relay well mixed. Spoon into the prepared tin.

3. Bake for 50 minutes-1 hour, until the cake pulls from the side of the tine. Cool on a rack before removing from the tin. Coat with Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup and serve.

Raspberry and Blueberry Lime Drizzle Cake

Ingredients

225g coconut oil
4 tbsp Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup
4 eggs
250g/9oz self-raising flour, sifted with a pinch of salt
grated zest and juice of 2 limes
25g/1oz ground almonds
100g/4oz each blueberries and raspberries
FOR THE SYRUP
8 tbsp lime juice (about 4 times)
grated zest of 1 lime
2 1/2 tbsp of Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup

 

Overview

Delicious, fruity and moist! A cake worthy for teatime everyday.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4/fan oven 160°C. Line the base and sides of a 20cm/8in square cake tin and butter the paper

2. Cream the coconut oil and syrup together until light. Gradually beat in the eggs, adding a little of the flour towards the end to prevent curdling. Beat in the lime zest, then fold in the rest of the flour and almonds. Fold in about 3 tablespoons of lime juice, giving a good dropping consistency. Fold in three quarters of the blueberries and raspberries and turn into the prepared tin. Smooth, then scatter the remaining fruit on top. Bake for about 1 hour or until firm

3. Gently heat the lime juice, zest and Bali Nutra coconut syrup in a saucepan, without allowing it to bubble. While the cake is still hot, prick it all over with a skewer then spoon the syrup over it.

Coconut Cake

Ingredients

175g/6oz butter, softened
3 tbl Spoons of BaliNutra’s Coconut Syrup
175g/6oz self-raising flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
50g/2oz desiccated coconut
2 tbsp coconut cream, or single cream
FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FILLING AND TOPPING
4 tbsp of Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup
100g/4oz butter, softened
3 tbsp coconut cream, or single cream
5 tbsp raspberry jam

Overview

Be sure to remind yourself of the great taste of coconut, with this classic favourite bake.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4/fan oven 160°C. Butter two 20cm/8in sandwich tins and line the bases with grease proof paper. Mix the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder and eggs in a food processor for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Gently stir in the coconut and cream

2. Divide the mixture between the tins and smooth the tops. Bake for 25 minutes until evenly golden and firm. Loosen the edges and leave in the tins for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool. Peel off the lining paper.

3. Make the buttercream: beat together the icing sugar, butter and coconut cream until smooth. Spread one sponge with the jam. Top with just under half the buttercream and sandwich with the other sponge. Swirl the remaining buttercream on the top of the cake