Category Archives for Breakfasts

Creamy Coconut Mango Yogurt Bowl

You can now enjoy your mango frozen yogurt at home and ditch the powdered yogurt you get at the commercial stores. This bowl is so creamy and delicious that you are going to want to make sure that you have sufficient time to enjoy every mouthful.

Ingredients:

1 frozen mango cheeks, chopped
4 tablespoons natural coconut yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
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

Honey Drizzled Banana Toast

Gone are the days of eating jam on toast or Vegemite on toast. Here is a delicious and different way to enjoy your morning toast. You get natural sweetness from the banana and honey plus protein and healthy fats from your nut or seed butter (and the grains in your bread!). Who wouldn't want to start the day like this??

Ingredients:

1 slice seeded wholegrain bread
1 tablespoon peanut butter (or sunflower butter as an alternative for nut free)
½ banana sliced diagonally
1 teaspoon honey

Method:

Toast bread and place on a plate. Spread peanut butter and top with sliced banana. Drizzle with honey.

Serves 1

Vanilla Wish Smoothie

Breakfast time is always a huge rush but this meal is so important to how we feel for the rest of the day. That's why smoothies are such fabulous options. This smoothie is a regular favourite with my kids (hubby & I too). All it takes is 5 minutes to gather the ingredients, blend and pour.

Ingredients:

1 can coconut milk
400ml coconut water
2 tablespoons coconut nectar
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/3 cup raw cashews (omit for nut free option)

Method:

Place all ingredients together in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.

Serves 2

Snow White Smoothie

There's something about Snow White which makes you think of beauty. This smoothie is all about beauty, both in it's looks, and it's taste. There's nothing artificial in it, and it won't make you Grumpy.

Ingredients:

1 pear, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons natural coconut yoghurt
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
1 cup cashew milk
6 ice cubes

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

Fruity Tooty Smoothie

This smoothie will take you to tropical paradise with every mouthful.  Full of real, wholesome fruits and vegetables that will give you lots of nourishment and energy.

Ingredients:

1 cup pineapple, chopped
½ frozen banana, chopped
1 passionfruit pulp
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
¼ cup activated cashews
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ashwaganda powder (optional)
¼ avocado
1 handful baby spinach
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 Choc Chip Muffin Smoothie

Your kids are going to love you for this smoothie. They will think it is the absolute best that they can have a 'treat' for breakfast but little do they know that they are actually having an extremely nutritious meal.

Ingredients:

¼ cup oats
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon cacao
1 tablespoon almond butter
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

Rainbow Smoothie Bowl

There is a lot of talk around "eating the rainbow" and this is because the different colours of the fruits and vegetables have different nutrients and vitamins and therefore eating from all groups will provide you with a range of benefits. As you can see this can be done every easily in the way of a smoothie. This bowl was simply inspired by the bits and pieces I had available at the time.

Ingredients:

1 orange, peeled and chopped
1 cup frozen raspberries
1+1/2 cups baby spinach
¼ avocado
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
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

Citrus Apple Splice Smoothie

This is a great smoothie for those that don't like things too sweet. The lemon and tart green apple provides a really nice balance to the sweetness from the banana. It has your fibre, protein and good fats as well as a big hit of Omega 3's from the flaxseeds.

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated almonds
1 green apple, cored and chopped
½ frozen banana, chopped
½ lemon, peeled
1 handful spinach
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 scoop chocolate pea protein powder (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
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

Vanilla Dream Matcha Smoothie

Not only does vanilla have a beautiful smell but I find that it adds a delicious flavour and hint of sweetness when i use it in smoothies. This smoothie has a really nice balance of flavours and nutrients and will possibly become one of your favourites.

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated cashews
½ avocado
½ frozen banana, chopped
1 Medjool date, pitted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1 cup coconut water
Handful ice

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

Coco-nana Crunch Smoothie

There's really no reason why smoothies need to be over-complicated with a heap of ingredients. It's best to just let the simple flavours of a few ingredients speak for themselves and this is certainly the case here!  The goji berries and cacao nibs add a beautiful textural component so make sure that you enjoy every mouthful

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 teaspoon Reishi powder (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup coconut milk
5 ice cubes

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