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 milkMethod: Place all ingredients into high speed blender. Blitz for 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and serveMakes 1 serve
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 waterMethod: Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and serveServes 1
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 oats2 tablespoons hazelnut butter2 tablespoons raw cacao1 tablespoon mesquite powder2 dates, pitted1 cup coconut milkMethod: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.
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 nibsMethod: 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
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 choppedMethod: 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 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 chopped1 frozen banana, chopped¼ cup walnuts½ teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmeg1 cup almond milk1 tablespoon coconut oilMethod:Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.Serves 1
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 chopped1 red apple, cored and chopped2 large handfuls of spinach¼ avocado (adds a lot of creaminess)1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract2 tablespoons hemp seeds1 tablespoon flaxseeds½ tablespoon maca powder (optional)1 cup almond milkMethod:Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and serve.Serves 1