Category Archives for Breakfasts

Chocco Smoothie

Everyone loves chocolate, and being able to 'indulge' in a chocolate smoothie for breakfast is sure to get anyone leaping out of bed. This smoothie only has a few ingredients but has the perfect balance. Not only does it taste great, but it will keep you feeling full for several hours.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons raw cacao
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup coconut milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Immune Booster Smoothie

It seems to be that with the change in weather there are many colds and viruses floating around. Keeping your immunity at it's optimum is going to be extremely important to ensure that you don't get struck down. Eating lots of real, fresh produce will ensure that you are going to get optimum nutrients and then supporting it with The Healthy Chef's Natural Immune Support, which is as easy as adding a teaspoon to your smoothie, will give you the extra boost your immunity requires.

Ingredients:

¼ cup walnuts
1 frozen banana, chopped
½ cup papaya, chopped
1 serve Healthy Chef Vanilla Pea Protein
1 teaspoon Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support
1 cup coconut water

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Middle Eastern Shakshuka

This dish is a trip down memory lane for me. The delicious aroma of the spices cooking off when preparing this dish definitely reminds me of the fabulous food I ate whilst visiting Israel a couple of years ago. It's a very quick and easy dish to prepare and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
½ red onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 red capsicum, seeded and diced
1 yellow capsicum, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Mingle ‘Sofia’ spicy seasoning or pinch chilli flakes
salt and pepper to taste
3 truss tomatoes, diced
½ cup tomato passata
4 eggs
Fresh coriander (optional for garnish)
Pinch sumac (optional for garnish)

Method:

Heat a pan (that has a lid) on the stove with olive oil on a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and capsicums and sauté for 5-8 minutes until the vegetables are soft and tender. Add the seasonings and mix to combine.

Add the tomatoes and stir for a couple of minutes until they are soft. Add the passata and mix so that all vegetables are well covered. Bring sauce to a simmer.

Crack the eggs one at a time on top of all the vegetables. Place the lid and allow to simmer for 5 minutes until the eggs have been cooked.

Sprinkle with fresh coriander and sumac. Serve with a side salad.

Serves 2

Honey Tahini Smoothie

This smoothie was inspired by seeing the bees on the beautiful flowers in this photo. Raw honey is packed with over 80 substances important to human nutrition. Most processed honey today has been filtered, heated and stripped of it's nutritional value, therefore raw honey is the best one to use. You will find this smoothie to be quite sweet in taste and creamy in texture thanks to the tahini. It has the perfect balance of protein, good fats and fibre.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons hulled tahini
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cashew milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Fruit and Veg Chocolate Smoothie

Creating the perfect smoothie involves a good balance of sweet and savoury. Although most would find zucchini quite an unusual addition to a smoothie, it has quite a neutral flavour therefore balances out the sweetness of the fruit without being too overpowering (and of course it's a bonus that it's green). You might hesitate, but I would recommend giving this one a go!

Ingredients:

1 red apple, cored and chopped
½ zucchini, chopped
2 tablespoons raw cacao
2 tablespoons natural coconut yoghurt
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cup cashew milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Sticky Date Smoothie

Yum, yum, yum. What a perfect way to start of the end the day. This smoothie can very easily be a breakfast or a dessert. It is a quite a sweet tasting smoothie so if sweetness is not your thing you may want to reduce the number of dates you use. I guarantee you though, you will be licking the glass clean 🙂

Ingredients:

5 Medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup hazelnuts
2 tablespoons oats
1 tablespoon hazelnut butter
pinch nutmeg
pinch Himalayan sea salt
1 cup almond milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Blended Goodness Smoothie

Zucchini is a staple in my lunches and dinners, but in a smoothie??? Who would have thought! The zucchini has a really subtle and neutral flavour and when blended with a combination of many other ingredients it adds a great creamy texture to your smoothie (as well as an alternative way to get those greens into you :)).

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated almonds
½ red apple, cored and chopped
½ frozen banana, chopped
½ zucchini, chopped
1 handful spinach
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 tablespoon raw cacao
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 cup coconut water

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Banana Beetroot Smoothie

They say that you eat with your eyes and I can clearly see why with the vibrant colour of this smoothie. The bright burgundy of the beetroot makes this smoothie so appealing. It has a beautiful sweet taste from the natural sugars of the beetroot, banana and dates and is full of healthy fats and goodness from your almonds and flaxseeds.

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated cashews
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 small beetroot, peeled and chopped
1 Medjool date, pitted
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup coconut water

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Mixed Seed Smoothie

All seeds have different benefits, so why not combine them all to give yourself a smoothie packed with lots of goodness?  This smoothie will be rich in zinc, magnesium, omega 3's, selenium and calcium just to name a few.  

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon whites sesame seeds
1 teaspoon bee pollen
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup cashew milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Banana Berry Delight Smoothie

There's something about adding peanut butter to your smoothie that takes it to another level.  It's going to be hard to resist the urge of having this one everyday!

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, chopped
¼ cup frozen raspberries
¼ cup activated cashews
½ tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 scoop chocolate pea protein powder
¼ cup filtered water
1 cup almond milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

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