Category Archives for Breakfasts

Cinnapear Smoothie

This green smoothie is not as sweet as some but will provide you with loads of goodness.  It has a real creamy, thick texture from the combination of avocado, coconut milk and cashew milk.  Enjoy

Ingredients:

1 green pear, cored and chopped
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1 handful baby spinach
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ avocado
½ cup light coconut milk
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

Vanilla Halva Smoothie

Halva is one of those sweet, sweet desserts that is filled with ingredients that are harmful for our bodies. However, this does not mean that it can't be turned into something nutritious and nurturing for us. Being sesame and tahini based, this smoothie utilises those healthy ingredients to make an amazing tasting smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons unhulled tahini
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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

Sunflower Seed Smoothie Bowl

Sometimes smoothies are meant to be eaten with a spoon and this is definitely the case here.  Each mouthful will be thick and creamy.  This can very easily be nut free too if you choose to use dairy or an alternative milk such as sunflower seed or hemp seed.   

Ingredients:

1/4 cup activated sunflower seeds, 
1/2 frozen banana, chopped
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter
1 tablespoons flaxseeds
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

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

A really vibrant looking smoothie that packs a punch with flavour.  If you like a more lemony flavour then you may want to add the juice of another lemon or even some lemon zest.  No matter how you make it, this is a smoothie that will leave your taste buds wanting more!

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated cashews
¼ cup frozen blueberries
½ frozen banana, chopped
1 Medjool date, pitted
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup coconut milk
½ 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

Orange Cleanser Smoothie

Orange coloured fruits and vegetables get their colour from anti-oxidants called carotenoids. These carotenoids are crucial in improving immunity and fighting rusting damage in the body which causes chronic diseases. What better way to get all of this goodness into you, then by a yummy, tasty smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 orange, peeled and chopped
1 frozen banana, chopped
½ carrot, chopped
¼ cup activated cashews
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
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

Chocolate Lovers Smoothie

For all you chocolate lovers you are going to absolutely love this smoothie. It is so decadent that I would recommend that you eat it with a spoon and enjoy every mouthful. It is amazing that something that tastes so good can actually be so healthy for you. Sweetened only by the fresh dates and packed with an anti-oxidant punch through the raw cacao and cacao nibs. Your body will be thanking you for this one.

Ingredients:

2 dates, pitted
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
¼ avocado
½ cup coconut water
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

SKB Smoothie

Smoothie combinations are absolutely endless and the blend of these 3 fruits works really nicely together.  I prefer my smoothies less sweet, however if sweetness is what you are after, then use a whole frozen banana.  Hope you enjoy.  

Ingredients:

1 cup hulled fresh strawberries
½ kiwi fruit, peeled
½ frozen banana, chopped
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 teaspoon lucuma powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
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

Breakfast Cookies

With many people having little time to sit down and enjoy their breakfast, these biscuits will become a fabulous option as you can easily grab and biscuit and eat it on your way to work or school.  They are filled with lots of wholesome ingredients and are free of preservatives and refined sugar.  They are great as snacks as well as they will keep your blood sugar levels stable and stop those sugar cravings.    

Ingredients:

2 cups quinoa flour
1 cup oats
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 carrot, grated
1 red apple, grated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup raw honey, melted (increase to 1/3 cup if you prefer sweeter)
1 egg beaten

Method:

Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line a tray with baking paper.

Combine your flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon. Then add the remainder of your ingredients and mix well.

Using slightly wet hands, take 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and shape into biscuits before placing on the tray.

Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes until slightly golden. Allow to cool completely before eating. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Makes 10 biscuits

Banana Acai Smoothie

This smoothie tastes just as good as it looks.  A nice hint of sweetness from real, whole foods and plenty of protein from the nuts and hemp seeds to get you feeling satisfied.

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated cashews
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 frozen packet acai
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
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

Groovy Green Smoothie

There are so many different green smoothie combinations. Here's a recipe for those that enjoy having a green smoothie but don't want the flavours to be too intense.

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated almonds
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 Medjool date, pitted
1½ cups baby spinach
1 small Lebanese cucumber, chopped
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250ml 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