Category Archives for Breakfasts

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.

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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