Green Coconut Smoothie

This is my to go smoothie when I’m really short of time and I have some fresh home-made coconut milk in the fridge.
A handful of spinach and the rest is a raid of the cupboard.
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Green Coconut Smoothie
Ingredients:

-1 cup coconut milk

– a handful of fresh spinach

-1 tablespoon sesame seeds

-1/2 tablespoon flax seeds

-1/2 teaspoon spirulina

-1 teaspoon bee pollen

-1/4 teaspoon vanilla

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK:

 

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Health Shot for 2016

See in the New year with this easy to make Health Shot!
Great (if a little sour) start to the day for the whole family.
No need to get any hard-to-pronounce obscure ingredients, you probably already got what you need lurking in your cupboard.
Also check out this video if you want to know more about the health benefits of garlic

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Orange Chia Breakfast

 

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Hi there!
The party season has totally kicked in and I feel I’m out drinking and celebrating most nights!
I have far more Christmas partys and drinks to go to now that I have two kids in school then when I was young free and single, but I’m not complaining it’s all great fun!
During the festive period I really make sure my breakfasts are super healthy and filling to counter out what happens later in the day… and this is one of my absolute favorite breakfasts.
So orangy and delicious I hope you like it!

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Orange Chia Breakfast

Ingredients:

– 2 oranges peel and juice

– 1 cup cashew nuts soaked

– 1/2 cup water or as much as is needed

– 3 tablespoons chia seeds

– 2 teaspoons coconut nectar

– 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

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Raw Vegan Raspberry and Vanilla Yoghurt

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Hope you are all having a wonderful week!
This raw vegan yoghurt recipe is totally yum!
It needs a bit of preparation as you have to soak your nuts and then the mixture needs to ferment overnight, but I promise you it’s all worth it!
Now I’m off to help Santa with his purchases in The Chelsea FC Megastore.
I love it that my 8 year old still believes in Father Christmas and his little helpers and I’m more than happy to get him all that he wants, like the soft bearded Diego Costa (a player in Chelsea) so not yum… but I like that it’s not all tech on his list.
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Raw Vegan Probiotic Raspberry and Vanilla Yoghurt
ingredients:

– 2 cups cashew nuts

– 1 cup water

– 1 cup fresh raspberries

– 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 1 teaspoon probiotic powder

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

– 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Raw Sunshine Porridge

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We need some sunshine now the day starts before the Sun is up!
It’s pitch black when I get up to make a very noisy but healthy smoothie for the kids before school.
They also want gluten free flakes for breakfast, but now and then I make this raw, sweet, delicious and very filling porridge!
It comes with life affirming, yellow sunshine granules in the form of bee pollen!

“Wherever you go, whatever the weather, always bring your own sunshine”

Anthony J. D’Angelo

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Raw Sunshine Porridge
Ingredients:

– 1 frozen banana

– 1 cup milk

– 1 cup oats

– 2-3 dates

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

– topping: mango and bee pollen

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Raw Choco Smoothie Bowl

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As I did the school run this morning some beautiful red and orange leaves dropped down on my head reminding me that even though it’s warm and a long time until I have to get out the cashmere, autumn is here.
I have to say I love it!
Autumn in London is gentle and gorgeous, and soon it’s Halloween which is so much fun in my neighbourhood!
This weeks recipe is a chocolate smoothie bowl full of goodness and beautifying avocado and acai powder.
Great as a filling breakfast or healthy pudding.
It’s also perfect for hiding avocado from picky eaters!
Hope you like it!

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Raw Choco Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

– 1 avocado

– 1 cup homemade coconut milk

– 1 frozen banana

– 4 teaspoons raw powdered cacao

– 3 teaspoons acai powder

– 5 ice cubes

– topping: cacao nibs, raspberries, dessicated coconut

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Acai and Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

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Starting the day with a yummy smoothie bowl is very satisfying especially in the summer as it’s so smooth and cooling and full of health boosting nutrients.
(the more good nutrients your body get’s the more you are protected against the sun-rays).
This is a perfect breakfast for kids I have yet to meet a child who turns up it’s nose to a nicely decorated smoothie bowl 🙂
Acai berries and blueberries go really well together and you end up with a concoction that is jam-packed with antioxidants!
You only need 4 ingredients (frozen banana, acai powder, blueberries and coconut or another nut milk) the rest is just for decoration and you can use whatever you want, nuts, seeds, goji berries, coconut yoghurt, fruit or berries.
I hope you like it!

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Acai and Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
serves 2
Ingredients:

– 3 tablespoons acai powder

– 1 frozen banana

– 1 cup home made coconut milk

– 1 cup frozen blueberries

– For decorations: banana, raspberries, coconut

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Breakfast: Nut-Free Overnight Strawberry Bircher (vegan)

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There’s nothing better than to start the day with something super delicious and filling that is also hugely healthy!
My morning are always frantic with trying to get the kids ready for school and this bircher works really well for time-strapped mornings, as I just mix it all together the night before, put it in the fridge and dish out in the morning.
(Bish bash bosh! And it gives me time to shower/brush my hair, yay!)
This bircher is nut-free as one of my kids, together with so many others nowadays, are allergic to certain nuts, and because I use sunflower seeds it’s still crunchy and lovely.
I hope you like it!

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Nut-Free Overnight Strawberry Bircher

Ingredients:
Serves 2-4

– 1 cup gluten free oats

– 1 cup coconut milk recipe for home-made coconut milk HERE

-1/2 cup coconut yoghurt

– 1/3 cup sunflower seeds

– 50g strawberries

– 1 tablespoon chia seeds

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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How to Make Home-Made Coconut Milk

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I love this whole coconut bonanza that’s happening at the moment, since I absolutely adore anything coconutty!
Home made coconut milk tastes so much nicer than the stuff you get in the shop and you side step any BPA or guar gum.
It’s also incredibly easy to make!
The fat in the coconut milk contains lauric acid which has anti microbial and anti bacterial properties.
It also contains minerals like iron, calcium, potassium and zinc and vitamin C and E.
And if that was not enough coconut oil is made up of medium triglycerides and is metabolised differently to other fats.
Instead of depositing the fat in the body’s fat cells coconut oil is burned like carbohydrates for energy.
Cheers!

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Coconut Mylk
Ingredients:

– 1 cup desiccated coconut

– 2 cups warm water

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How to Make Sunflower Seed Mylk

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This gorgeous super nutritious sunflower seed mylk is so tasty!
It also comes with greatness like fab fats, protein, b-vitamins, folate, zinc and selenium.
And it’s a tasty alternative to nuts!
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Sunflower Seed Mylk

2 Cups of milk:

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup sunflower soaked seeds

– 1 1/2 cup water

– 1 date

– 1/2 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– pinch of salt

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