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CHOC SMOOTHIE BOWL 

Squash your chocolate cravings with a yummy, protein filled, adaptogenic and fat burning smoothie bowl!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 tbsp Mayvers almond-cacao spread
  • 2 tbsp organic cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp Macca powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup gluten free organic oats
  • 2 tsp Du Chocolate powder
  • 1 scoop Muscle Sport choc protein powder

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GREEN ESPRESSO SMOOTHIE BOWL

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…)

CHOC-PROTEIN VEGAN PANCAKES

Continuing on my Candida diet, I wanted to treat myself over the weekend after sticking to it alllllll week! So, I got to researching and edited a few healthy protein pancake recipes I came across to suit the Candida requirements. I do have to say, I think the cinnamon was a game-changer!

INGREDIENTS:
4 tbsp coconut flour (more…)

CHOC PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

I need an alternative to my 3:30pm sugar fix and I also need to stop spending $4 on one protein ball from the cafe at work! So, here is my alternative…yummy, squishy choc-PB protein balls

INGREDIENTS:
– 2 tbspn nautural peanut butter
– 2 tbspn cacao powder   (more…)

SMOOTHIE BOWLS

I have a new obsession…smoothies in a bowl.

They are popping up everywhere. Check out your local healthy cafe and they are sure to have an assortment of flavours. They are SO easy. Here is my fav recipe at the moment:

Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl:
1 frozen banana
1 -2 cups frozen berries
1/2 cup milk of your choice. I use almond & coconut
Scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 tblsp BSC greens powder (if desired)

Put all above ingredients into a blender or thermomix and blend until smooth. I do 45 seconds on speed 10 in the thermo. If it’s still a little lumpy I scrape down and repeat for another 45 seconds

Then top with whatever you like! I like to use strawberries, a sprinkle of oats or granola/muesli (try my apple & cinnamon quinoa deeeelish granola here), almonds, chia seeds and coconut.

Get creative! I’ll post some new fun smoothie bowl recipes soon!

G R E E N

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!

Super Green Smoothies in the Thermomix! www.amirankin.com

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.

P A N C A K E S

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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 banana
1 egg
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.
YUM!