Category Archives for Breakfasts

Peach’n Clean Smoothie

This smoothie has a really good balance of flavours. You get the hint of peach with each mouthful without it being too overpowering and there is nothing better than the creamy texture thanks to the macadamia and banana combination.

Ingredients:

10 raw macadamias
1 peach, pitted and chopped
½ frozen banana, chopped
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
½ cup coconut water
½ cup almond milk

Method:

Place all ingredients into high speed blender. Blitz for 60 seconds until smooth and creamy.

Pour into glass and serve

Makes 1 serve

Sweet Fig Smoothie

Not a flavour combination you would probably go for but one you have to try. Figs and red grapes make a sublime combination. Fresh figs are full of fibre, minerals and vitamins and will give you the energy you require whether it's at breakfast time or later on in the day when your energy is feeling a little low.

Ingredients:

1 fig, chopped
1 cup red grapes
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup almond milk

Method:

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

Serves 1

Jaffa Smoothie

One of your classic flavour combinations: chocolate and orange. This smoothie will give you a good boost of anti-oxidants and vitamin C whilst putting a smile on your face as you're thinking of all those childhood memories popping those jaffa balls.

Ingredients:

1 orange, peeled and chopped
2 dates, pitted
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon orange peel powder (optional)
1 serve chocolate protein powder (optional)
1 cup cashew milk
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

Cooling Kiwi Smoothie

In the winter months smoothies are still a good option for breakfast and choosing the fruits that are in season will continue to provide your body with the nutrients they require and desire. This combination is sweet from the kiwi and apple, silky smooth from the avocado and creamy from the cashews. Lots of greens that will help keep your immunity up.

Ingredients:

2 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
½ teaspoon Reishi powder (optional)
¼ avocado
¼ cup cashews
Few sprigs of fresh mint
1 cup coconut water

Method:

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

Serves 1

Choc Hazelnut Oat Smoothie

Thick, delicious and nutritious. It almost seems to good to be true to have this smoothie for breakfast. The raw cacao gives you that amazing chocolate flavour with a big burst of anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. I am salivating writing about it so thankfully it only takes a couple of minutes to throw the few ingredients together in the blender and then voila, it's ready.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons oats
2 tablespoons hazelnut butter
2 tablespoons raw cacao
1 tablespoon mesquite powder
2 dates, pitted
1 cup coconut milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and serves. Can be topped with a little muesli for extra crunch.

Pear Rockin Smoothie

Smoothies are a great option for breakfast and snacks even in the Winter months. Selecting ingredients that are in season will be the best way to get the most nutritional value from your smoothie. Pears are beautiful around this time of the year and a great choice to add to provide some natural sweetness. Not only does the cinnamon help balance out your blood sugars, but it also provides a really delicious flavour and I enjoy the crunch texture of the pulsed cacao nibs.

Ingredients:
½ frozen banana, chopped
1 pear, cored and chopped
¼ cup activated cashews
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup coconut water
2 tablespoons cacao nibs

Method:

Place all ingredients except for cacao nibs into high speed blender and blend for 60 seconds until it is smooth and creamy. Add in cacao nibs and pulse 3-4 times.

Pour into glass and serve.

Serves 1

Chocolate Porridge

Winter time is a time we crave warm nourishing food. What better way to satisfy those cravings than with a hot, fresh bowl of porridge. This recipe may seem "naughty", but with each chocolate mouthful you will be giving yourself all the amazing anti-oxidants, Omega 3s, and healthy fats to make you feel and look good.

Ingredients:

½ cup rolled oats
½ cup coconut milk
½ cup water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon raw cacao
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 tablespoon goji berries
4 walnuts, roughly chopped

Method:

Place oats, coconut milk and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the porridge does not stick.

Whilst the porridge is cooking, heat a small pan with the coconut oil, cacao, almond butter and maple syrup and stir until it is all dissolved.

Once the porridge is cooked, transfer into a bowl and pour over the chocolate mixture. Top with the shredded coconut, goji berries and walnuts.

Serves 1-2

Apple Crumble Smoothie

Apple crumbles are such a delicious dessert so why not enjoy it for breakfast too? No refined sugar required due to the balanced combination of sweetness from the fruit and flavour from the spices. The inclusion of the walnuts also provides you with a good dose of Omega 3.

Ingredients:

1 red apple, cored and chopped
1 frozen banana, chopped
¼ cup walnuts
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil

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

Raw Muesli

With breakfast being the first meal of the day, you really want to make sure that you have a meal that is nutritious and complete.  This grain free cereal option has the right combination or protein, simple carbohydrates and good fats that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.  You can keep it as simple as the recipe or you can include some extra nuts and additional fruit on top.  The choices are endless. 

Ingredients:
2 cups coconut flakes
1 cup mixed sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds
1/3 cup goji berries
½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method:
Combine all ingredients and keep stored in an airtight container in fridge.

To serve add ½ - ¾ cup milk of your choice. For a little sweetness you can drizzle one tablespoon of honey on top.

(Makes 4 cups. ½ cup equals 1 serve)

Vitamin C Booster Smoothie

Everyone can do with a good dose of Vitamin C, especially during these winter months when colds are prevalent. This smoothie will help boost your immunity and keep you feeling energised whilst providing you with all the macronutrients you need for a complete meal.

Ingredients:

1 orange, peeled and chopped
1 red apple, cored and chopped
2 large handfuls of spinach
¼ avocado (adds a lot of creaminess)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
½ tablespoon maca powder (optional)
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 serve.

Serves 1