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Nutrient dense

The easiest way to the get the good stuff into my kids is via smoothies.  Nut milks are a great way of balancing out the fruit and keeping their tummies full.  Chia seeds will give them fibre, protein, omega 3 EFA’s, calcium, iron and magnesium.  I have recently discovered the goodness of camu powder.  It is a Peruvian super food which is rich in vitamin C and amino acids.  You purchase it and many other super foods at http://www.iherb.com?rcode=ZNZ931.

Just be sure to make enough for yourself

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Banana and Date Smoothie

Banana and Date Smoothie

If you are struggling to curb your sugar cravings then eat more dates – the semi dried, gooey, organic medjool kind. I love them in a smoothie especially with frozen bananas. I made this for my husband the other night as part of his dinner and as usual half of it got robbed off him.

You will need your own homemade almond milk of
1 cup of almonds
4 cups of filtered water
2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon of organic vanilla essence (or pod)
1 teaspoon of non-GMO Lecithin Powder

Using around 300 mls of this milk, blend it with 4 frozen bananas; 4-5 medjool dates and a small handful of cacao nibs.

Serves 2.

It’s thick, creamy and super sweet – absolutely no need to reach for the junk food 🙂

The Highlander

The Highlander

Being a proud Otago Highlander from Dunedin (based on it’s sister city, Edinburgh) I thought it was appropriate to make a raw vegan, green smoothie in it’s honour.

To make this smoothie you need some homemade almond milk. Make the basic milk with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

300 mls of almond milk
1 teaspoon of acai berry powder
2 large handfuls of organic scottish kale
1 teaspoon of spirulina (Hawaiian Pacifica is the best)
4 frozen bananas.

Blend and sprinkle with hemp seeds and a few almonds.

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

200 mls of almond milk
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of acai berry powder
1 teaspoon of maca powder
1 handful of baby spinach
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1-2 bananas

Optional
1 teaspoon of sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon of pumpkin seeds

Blend well and decorate with a few almonds and a sprinkle of cacao nibs.

Superfood Thickshake

Superfood Thickshake

This was a little decadence for a Sunday afternoon.

300 mls of almond milk
3 – 4 large frozen bananas
1 tspn of cacao powered
1 tspn of maca powder
1 tspn of acai berry powder

Whiz it up in your blender and pour into your favourite glass. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and pumpkin seeds.

Serves 2 but it’s so good you may want to keep it to yourself 🙂

ALMOND MYLK

Homemade Almond milk is super easy to make, and tastes so much better than what you buy in the shops.

1 cup of almonds
3 cups of filtered water
1 tablespoon of yacon syrup or 1-2 soft medjool dates
Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt (optional)
Nut milk bag or sheer stocking

Blend almonds and water well.
Pour into nut bag, straining the mixture into a large bowl.
Squeeze as much as you can out of the bag.

The almond pulp can be saved in the fridge for another yummy raw vegan treat.

Rinse out your blender jug and add your milk with your sweetener of choice and optional salt.
Blend.

So simple, tasty and healthy.

I store my milk in a mason jar or tall glass bottle. It is lovely on it’s own or as a smoothie base.
Keep in the fridge for up to 3 – 4 days.
Delish. :0)

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