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His n Her Smoothies



My husband is currently doing a bit of a raw challenge which is great, but it does mean extra work for me as well as coming up variations on smoothies and other meals. I’m happy with really simple food but he likes a lot more fat and chunkier food. Β This smoothie was pretty popular on the day.


Bananas, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, acai berry powder, maqui berry powder, and chia seed gel in coconut water.

I topped his off with homemade organic peanut and coconut oil butter (but you could use any nut butter) and cacao nibs.



And to keep mine low fat, I topped it with berries and kiwi fruit πŸ™‚



Green Breakfast Smoothie

Green Breakfast Smoothie

I made this for my kids for their breakfast the other morning and surprisingly all 5 of them scoffed the lot. Usually I have at least 1 non-complier, so must of been a bit of a winner πŸ˜‰

Coconut water and chia gel (or just coconut water and suitable tablespoons of chia seeds for the amount of mouths)
Spirulina (I recommend Hawaiian Pacifica)
Baby Spinach
Decorate with a few berries

It is full of iron, calcium and protein. Much better than sugary cereals πŸ™‚

Benefits of Parsley

Benefits of Parsley

I had a large bunch of curly leaf parsley that I had no interest in eating so I juiced the lot with carrots, apples, celery, kale and turmeric. Surprisingly lovely

Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is a good source of iron and folate.
Eat parsley for heart health as well protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Happy juicing πŸ™‚

Pesto stuffed mushrooms

Pesto stuffed mushrooms

For the pesto:

2 cups basil
1 tablespoon of dried italian herbs
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1⁄4 cup pine nuts
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until they bind.

For the mushrooms:

3 cups white button mushrooms
1⁄4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons tamari
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and mix all ingredients together in a bowl by hand. Leave to marinate for at least an hour

Fill each of the mushrooms with a goof helping of the pesto and serve.

Note: If you have a dehydrator, these would also be tasty warmed for 1 to 2 hours.