alanna brown nutritionist


My name is Alanna. I am a Nutritionist, Recipe Developer and Food Stylist based in Melbourne.

On my blog I like to share healthy recipes and nutrition tips. 

Businesses can contact me for nutrition consultations, recipe development and workshops.

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Poached Pears and Apples in Coconut Milk

Poached Pears and Apples in Coconut Milk

The best comfort foods and desserts don't need added sugar and preservatives, you can make them yourself with minimal ingredients and love!  <3 I believe that making food with love and appreciating what you eat is a great step towards eating mindfully and looking after yourself. You are more likely to savour and enjoy something beautiful that yourself or a loved one made for you, right?

This recipe is a particularly great for that sweet tooth in your life that may be struggling to switch to a wholefoods diet or that overindulges a lot in processed foods! I am not saying I don't absolutely love cookies and cakes - anyone who knows me knows that I get super excited about sweet treats! But eating these too often are not the best for your health - when you eat lots of processed foods, you are consuming loads of extra kilo-joules, salt, preservatives and not a whole lot of fibre. Some studies are suggesting that you are also messing with your gut micro-biota. This can have implications for your mood and immune health.

Now, to the recipe - for a super easy and super delicious treat...

Poached Pears with Greek yoghurt, clean eating, recipe, nutrition


Poached Apples and Pears in Coconut Milk
with LSA and Greek Yoghurt


  • 3 pears
  • 3 apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Greek yoghurt
  • LSA

Preheat your oven to 160 C

1. Using a sharp knife, halve the pears and apples and remove the seeds. I do this by gently lifting them out using the end of the knife and scooping them out. They usually come out quite easily with the tear shaped core. Place on a baking paper lined tray or oven proof dish and sprinkle with the spices.

2. Add the coconut, cover with alfoil or the lid and bake for about 40 minutes. I then like to remove the lid and bake for 5 minutes, allowing them to brown and burn a little at the edges.

3. Grab a bowl and add the yoghurt, place a half piece of pear or apple on top and sprinkle on the LSA and maybe a little extra cinnamon. Luxuriate in the deliciousness.

Lana xx


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