| Posted by My Super Nanny
If you've got a sweet tooth, but also love to eat well, she's got you covered.
Casey-Lee is the founder of Live Love Nourish; a site dedicated to sharing all good, easy and delicious recipes, as well as tips on how to live your best life.
She's inspired by Lola Berry, one of our favourite foodies, and the forever charming Jamie Oliver.
Be sure to try Casey-Lee's Gluten Free Banana Bread; a winning snack for anyone with allergies - but never fear, what this banana bread lacks in dairy, gluten, grains, nuts, eggs and sugar, it makes up for with some serious flavour.
Get in ma belly.
Tell us a little bit about your business Live Love Nourish, and how it came about.
I created my brand Live Love Nourish to share my passion for helping others to live a healthy, happy and nourished life, through sharing simple recipes and practical and achievable nutritional and lifestyle advice. Live Love Nourish specialises in healthy whole-food recipes, qualified nutrition guidance as well as the LLN signature 8 week online program (an interactive guide for living a healthier life which includes meal plans, nutritional support, practical steps to build a positive and nourishing relationship with food and more). LLN came about initially from my clients, family and friends looking for healthy and simple recipe ideas and in particular recipes made with real food and free from processed ingredients, gluten, dairy and refined sugar.
As a business owner and mum to a toddler I absolutely understand how busy life can be and it has made me so passionate about helping others to achieve wellness through simple, time-friendly and practical ways that promote health within our families.
What’s your two cents, as a qualified nutritionist and naturopath, on kids and sugar?
As a nutritionist and naturopath and having a toddler of my own I truly believe in the influence food has on their little bodies. What we feed them in their early years has a great impact on their health, development, behaviour and ability to learn and thrive. I believe our precious children’s little bodies thrive best without refined sugar and instead by feeding them nourishing whole-food that give them the best opportunity for their health and to grow and learn.
Who do you look to for inspiration?
When it comes to healthy living I think Lola Berry is inspirational and Jamie Oliver for his passion to create a healthier future for our kids.
Best place for a healthy brekkie in Brisbane?
Miss Bliss Treats at West End is one of my favs.
How do you start your day?
My day usually starts with my toddler rising at 5am (or earlier), followed by a short walk and breakfast together. Then its either playtime with Gracie or work time (which is often in my kitchen developing recipes).
You’re a mama to gorgeous Gracie – what has been your funniest parenting moment so far?
There have been so many funny parenting moments and most for us happen in the shopping aisles of the supermarket. Gracie loves to stand up in the actual trolley, facing forward, arms out wide like she's on Titanic as we race through the aisles like we are in a racing car! Anything to get your groceries done, right?
If you could fly anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?
I would fly to Melbourne to revisit restaurants like Chin Chin and Red Spice Road where I’ve had the most amazing South-East Asian food!
What’s your idea of perfect happiness?
A life filled with love, joy and health.
Gluten Free Banana Bread
A simple and healthy banana bread perfect for a nourishing snack, naturally sweet treat or lunch box treat. Recipe is by nutritionist, naturopath and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons from Live Love Nourish (www.livelovenourish.com.au).
Note: This recipe is free from gluten, grains, dairy, nuts, eggs and sugar.
4 large ripe bananas (500g peeled), cut into pieces (+ 1 extra to decorate)
1/3 cup (80ml) coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup (110g) buckwheat flour*
3/4 cup (60g) organic desiccated coconut
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp organic vanilla powder
Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 180°C.
In a blender or food processor blend banana and melted coconut oil until smooth (be careful not to over blend*)
In a medium mixing bowl combine buckwheat, coconut, baking powder and vanilla. Add banana and coconut oil mixture and combine well.
Pour batter into a lined loaf tin.
Bake in oven for 55-60 minutes or until cooked through.
Allow to cool on a baking before slicing
This recipe was designed by Brisbane nutritionist and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons from Live Love Nourish. For more healthy, recipes please visit her website www.livelovenourish.com.au or follow Live Love Nourish on Instagram (@livelovenourishaus) and Facebook.