Omg you guys this is actually amazing!! I’m getting a little bit sick of chocolate protein as I’ve had a bit of an overload the past few months, so this is a refreshing change away from the standard ‘berries, spinach and chocolate’ smoothies.
A delicious, protein and healthy fat packed smoothie perfect for breakfast or a snack!
4 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
Half a banana (more…)
Yummy and healthy!! I’m a sucker for chocolate so I’m always up for trying new mousse recipes! (My other coconut cream choc mousse is also delish!) this recipe is from Ashy Bines’ kittens in the kitchen YouTube episode and I’ve changed it up a little to add in some extra protein AND (more…)
I’ve stumbled across a few amazing Podcasts in the last 6 months. I’m really into Podcasts as I commute an hour to and from work every day, and I find it a really easy way to soak in some extra Health & Fitness knowledge without having to be in a class! Plus, I feel like I’m actually doing something interesting with my commute and using my brain!
One of my favourite newest additions is Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Inside Out which I listen to through iTunes. (more…)
Smoothie bowls are available at every second cafe these days, so why not try making your own! This one is packed with nutrients from the bananas, spinach and chia seeds…but don’t forget that all fruit contains fructose which is still sugar, so enjoy your smoothie bowls but make sure you are adding (more…)
I’ve recently purchased Sally Obermeder’s Super Green Smoothie book as I found I was in a bit of a ‘smoothie rut’ and got in the habit of making the same smoothie every morning. It’s given me lots of new inspiration & flavour ideas and I was bursting to try out a smoothie in my new Thermomix!
I buy a bunch of bananas and kale at the start of the week and separate them into zip lock bags and pop them in the freezer so they are ready to go in the mornings!
This particular mix is:
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen kale or baby spinach
1 cup mango (fresh or frozen)
1 cup almond & coconut milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Honey to taste (you can use Stevia, coconut sugar or Agave if you would like a Vegan option)
Put everything in the Thermomix and blend on speed 10 for 2 mins. SO smooth & creamy! And if you are using a normal blender, blend kale and almond milk first for 1 minute on the lowest setting, then add all other ingredients and blend on the highest setting for another 2 minutes.
My tummy is so happy now I have perfected my Chai Smoothie recipe!
5 tbsp gr cinnamon
5 tsp gr ginger
1/2 tsp gr cloves
1/2 tsp gr cardamom
1/2 tsp gr nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tbsp stevia or similar
(Will make a small container full of mix to keep in the cupboard)
Combine 1 tbsp of Chai mix with:
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1-2 tbsp Greek yoghurt (or make it a little sweeter and use Jalna vanilla yoghurt)
1 tbsp date paste (dates blitzed with a little hot water to make a paste)
All together in the blender or Magic Bullet and voila!
I love pancakes.
I have come across so many healthier recipes, I have kind of mixed my favourite parts of each into one to make my own! Here is my recipe:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup oats (or you can try 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 cup wholemeal self raising flour if you prefer)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup almond milk
Stevia to sweeten, if you want to add it, but I don’t.
Put all ingredients in the Magic Bullet (or food processor if you don’t have a Bullet) and blend until smooth. Depending on the consistency you like, you might want it thicker or smoother…to thicken add a handful more of oats, to thin out add more Almond Milk.
Cook with a little coconut oil in a frypan until your desired ‘brown-ness’ is reached.
I top my pancakes with homemade Berry Frozen Yoghurt (Greek yoghurt, mixed berries and honey blended together and then frozen) and Queens sugar free maple syrup or a drizzle of honey.