Category Archives for Breakfasts

Orange Melon Smoothie

Not your most common mix of ingredients, but in the summer months with cantaloupe being so sweet and refreshing, it is a magnificent hydrating combination. Adding coconut cream instead of the milk will make your smooth, thick and creamy, almost like a mousse. This can be used as a dessert on a hot summer's night.

Ingredients:

1 cup cantaloupe
½ cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup activated cashews
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup coconut milk / cream

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

Salted Peanut Smoothie

Packed with a powerful peanut punch, this smoothie is balanced so nicely with chocolate and that pinch of salt. A magnificently refreshing drink for the warmer months to come and believe me you'll be fighting with your kids for this one.

Ingredients:

¼ cup dry roasted peanuts
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 Medjool date, pitted
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
pinch Himalayan sea salt
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

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

Peach Matcha Smoothie

I love making smoothies with lots of different coloured ingredients, but it's still really important to get our greens in, so adding a little Matcha is a versatile way of doing this. This smoothie has a great combination of fibre and good fats that will leaving you feeling satisfied and full.

Ingredients:

1 peach, chopped
¼ avocado
¼ cup Coyo vanilla coconut yoghurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon Matcha powder
1 cup coconut water
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

Spring Melon Smoothie

I like to be creative and use different fruit that are in season to make my smoothies. Melons are so sweet and delicious during the Spring months so it is the perfect time to utilise these to give your smoothies that natural sweetness you desire. The blend of the cashew nuts and coconut yoghurt makes this smoothie nice and creamy.

Ingredients:

1 cup honeydew, chopped
2 Medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup activated cashews
small handful baby spinach
2 tablespoons natural coconut yoghurt
½ teaspoon 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

Mandarin Cinnamon Smoothie

Mandarins are beautiful spring fruits that are refreshing and hydrating. This smoothie has everything you need for a complete meal - protein, complex fibre rich carbohydrates and good sources of fat. Apart from the delicious flavour cinnamon adds to your smoothie, it is great for balancing your blood sugars.

Ingredients:

1 mandarin, peeled and pips removed
1 frozen banana, chopped
¼ cup activated cashews
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon Maca powder
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ 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

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