Superfood protein balls

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Super easy, super tasty and super nutritious! What more could you want! High in protein and low GI, these tasty snack balls are perfect to curb those sugar cravings and keep you feeling fuller for longer.  Excellent for pregnant and breastfeeding Mum’s to keep up with the extra nutrient demand. Ingredients 40 dates ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup pumpkin seeks 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 cup dessicated coconut 5 tbsp pea based protein powder 1 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp ABC butter Method Soak dates in hot water for 5 minutes or until soft. Place sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeks and ½ cup of the dessicated coconut into a food processor and blend until well combined.  Remove mixture into a bowl and set aside. Place the dates (drained), coconut oil and ABC butter into the food processor and blend until smooth.  Pour the seed mixture back into the food processor along with the protein powder and blend until well combined. Roll into small balls then roll balls through remaining coconut to coat.  Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 1...

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Superfood breakfast smoothie

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

This nutrient packed smoothie is the perfect way to kick start your day.  Quick and easy to prepare and packed with essential nutrients and nutritional antioxidants perfect for a healthy Mum and bub. Ingredients ½ cup organic rolled oats ½ cup blueberries (or your choice of berries) 2 ripe bananas, peeled 1 cup your choice of milk 1 cup natural Greek style yoghurt 2 tsp LSA 2 tsp chia seeds 2 tsp honey Method Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Serve...

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Spinach and Parmasen Bolognese

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Boost your nutrient intake with this tasty variation on a classic bolognese. Ingredients: 2 tsp coconut oil 1 onion, finely diced 1 carrot, grated 2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely grated 300g lean beef mince 2 tbsp tomato paste ½ cup stock or water 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped 1 tbsp parsley, chopped 100g baby spinach leaves, washed (for fussy eaters, finely chop leaves) 100g shaved parmesan to garnish Method: Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 4 minutes or until softened and golden. Add the garlic and carrot and cook for a further minute or two, stirring until softened. Add the beef mince and cook, stirring well to break up lumps, for 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste, stock or water and chopped tomatoes, still well to combine. Bring to a light boil then simmer uncovered for about 7 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add the oregano, parsley and spinach and stir until warmed and wilted. Serve with wholemeal pasta and garnish with...

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Walnut and Banana French Toast 

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Eggs are high in choline which is essential for healthy brain and neural tube development, so enjoy this tasty high choline recipe as a tasty breakfast treat!  And don’t forget to take your Zycia Natal Nutrients daily to further support healthy choline levels.   Ingredients      1 small loaf wholegrain bread, unsliced 50g walnuts 1 banana, thinly sliced 2 free range organic eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup organic milk, soy milk, almond or rice milk 1 tbsp unsalted butter ¼ cup honey or maple syrup   Method Cut the bread into thick slices. Use the tip of a sharp knife to cut small slits in the bread. Press the walnuts and banana slices into the holes. Whisk together the eggs and milk. Melt the butter in a non-stick frypan.  Gently dip the bread one slice at a time into the egg mixture until well coated. Cook the bread for 2 minutes each side or until golden brown. Place cooked slices on a plate and drizzle with honey or maple syrup. Serves...

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Superfood trail mix

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

I always have some of this on hand.  I use it as a breakfast topper over porridge or muesli or as an anytime, craving buster, nourishing snack.  Enjoy! Ingredients ½ cup natural almonds ½ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup natural sultanas ½ cup goji berries ¼ cup diced dried apricots ¼ cup chopped 80% plus dark chocolate (if you’re feeling naughty!) Method Combine all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Image courtesy of antpkr at

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Tasty Pork Stew

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 brown onions, chopped 500g lean pork, diced 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 tsp hot paprika 1/2 tsp dried thyme 2 tbsp tomato paste 1/4 cup red lentils 1 12 cups beef or vegetable stock Greek yoghurt and 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley to serve Fresh ground black pepper Method Heat olive oil in a casserole pot over high heat.  Add the onion, pork sweet and hot paprika and cook, stirring for 3 – 4 minutes or until browned.  Add the thyme, tomato paste, lentils, stock and black pepper to taste.  Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to very low and cook, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Uncover and cook for another 15 – 20 minutes or until thickened.  Serve with a generous dollop of Greek yoghurt and a sprinkle of parsley. This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy...

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Indian Chicken Quinoa

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Quinoa is a nutrient packed ‘supergrain’ and makes a great addition to any diet, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding as it’s high in folate and protein, both essential nutrients during this time.  But what do you do with it?  Here’s a tasty, easy recipe for all to enjoy! Ingredients 2 tbsp sesame or olive oil 1 tbs black mustard seeds 6 – 8 dried curry leaves 2 tsp garam masala 3 green chillies, deseeded and finely sliced 1 onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups quinoa 1/2 cup yellow split peas 3 cups chicken stock (salt reduced) 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken 80g baby spinach leaves Method Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add the mustard seeds and cook until they start to pop.  Add the curry leaves, garam marsala, chilli, onion and cook for 4 – 5 minutes or until golden and fragrant.  Add quinoa and split peas and stir well to coat.  Add stock, bring to the boil and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes, add chicken and spinach and stir until wilted and heated through.  Season to taste and enjoy! This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy...

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Muffins are such a comfort food.  Enjoy these delicious yet highly nutritious treats! Ingredients 3 tbsp milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbsp golden syrup 1 cup grated apple 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup almond meal 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon butter for greasing Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Grease two 12 hole muffin tins with butter. Place milk, eggs, olive oil, golden syrup, grated apple, walnuts and almond meal in a large bowl and stir to combine.  Sift in the flour and cinnamon and stir gently until just combined.  Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through.  Allow to stand for about 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy...

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Lamb adds a tasty twist on the Aussie hamburger.  But feel free to use beef if you’d prefer, it’s delicious and nutritious either way. Ingredients 500g lean lamb mince 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped (or 2 tsp dried) 2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped (or 2 tsp dried) 1 tbsp lemon juice Sea salt and craked pepper 1/4 cup fetta cheese, crumbled Plain flour Olive oil for the grill Method In a large bowl, mix the lamb, onion, mint, oregano, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.  Mix with your hands until well combined.  Separate into balls, coat your hands with plain flour and press flat with your hands to form patties.  Drizzle some olive oil in a pre heated grill or bbq plate.  Cook for 5 minutes or until nicely golden brown on the bottom, flip and place a portion of feta on the cooked side.  Cook for another 5 – 10 minutes or until well done.  Serve on fresh buns with tomatoes, spinach and cheese.  Enjoy! This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy...

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Easy Asparagus Omelette

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

This quick, easy dish is packed with folate and choline which are essential for healthy neural tube development.  The neural tube develops and closes during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy, which is before you may even know you’re pregnant!  So it’s essential to boost your intake of these vital nutrients prior to conception and during these crucial first 4 weeks, to prevent neural tube defects.  So enjoy this healthy dish, combined with your Zycia Natal Nutrients daily to help ensure healthy development. Ingredients 15 asparagus spears, ends trimmed 12 free range eggs freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp unsalted butter 500g Parmesan cheese, shaved into thin slices Method Cut the asparagus spears into 5cm lengths and slice in half any thicker stems. Cook the asparagus in the boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until it turns bright green. Drain and transfer to a large bowl of iced water until cool. Drain. Preheat grill to 220 degrees Celsius.  Whisk eggs and pepper in a large bowl to blend well. Melt butter in a large non-stick ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat, swirling the pan to coat all sides with butter. Add eggs and then asparagus to the pan. Gently stir to lift the cooked egg from the bottom of the pan and stir it into the uncooked portion, be cautious not to over-stir. As the omelette begins to set give it a final gentle stir. Scatter cheese over the top. Put the pan under the pre-heated grill and cook for 1 minute or until the omelette has set and the cheese has melted. Serve on wholemeal toast with fresh baby...

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