Liver Cleansing Smoothie

2015-11-02T15:15:13+00:00 2 November 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , |

Liver cleansing smoothie

I created this recipe when I stopped taking the pill.

One of the things you are recommended to do when helping your body recover from the pill is to cleanse your liver. This  is because your liver is the detox organ for the body. It filters your blood and removes any non-beneficial substances such as pollutants, toxins and excess oestreogens. It has its work cut out for it when you stop taking the pill because it has to clear out all the excess hormones. I was overwhelmed about all the different foods which are

Salted Caramel Smoothie Bowl

2017-07-10T19:28:00+00:00 19 October 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Salted Caramel Smoothie Bowl

This a delicious snack, and it’s perfect now that the weather is warming up. You can’t go wrong with the flavours in this smoothie bowl!

Serves 1

Ingredients

Smoothie bowl:
1 handful ice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup filtered water
1 scoop/30g vanilla protein powder
1 large / 140g frozen banana, broken into chunks
2 dried dates
2 pinches Himalayan or sea salt

Toppings:
1 tsp maca
1/4 cup granola

Book Review: Quirky Cooking Cookbook by Jo Whitton

2015-10-12T12:00:18+00:00 12 October 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , |

quirky cooking book review

Overall rating

8/10

Price

$50

What I thought

This is a wholefood cookbook for use with the Thermomix. As far as I know, it is the best Thermomix cookbook for people with allergies. I am gluten intolerant and my sister is dairy intolerant, so whenever I need to make something to suit both of us I head straight to this book. Something I love about Quirky Cooking is that every recipe I make tastes delicious! It’s not just healthy food that tastes ok, it’s full of flavour! A common complaint with Thermomix cooking in general is that

Energising Red Smoothie

2017-07-10T19:29:42+00:00 17 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Energising Red Smoothie Recipe

A delicious and nutrient-packed red smoothie recipe to alternate with your favourite green smoothie recipe! There is so much goodness jammed into this smoothie. The beetroot provides your body with a stack of antioxidants and vitamins. Studies have found that beetroot can reduce blood pressure and inflammation. Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It aids digestion, relieves nausea, has anti-inflammatory effects and can ease cold and flu symptoms such as headaches and sore throats. Lemon is wonderful for your liver, the detox organ of the body.

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

2015-09-03T12:00:13+00:00 3 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Blueberrry Pie Smoothie
This is a delicious, decadent smoothie which makes a filling and satisfying snack or breakfast.

Serves 1

Ingredients

Smoothie:
200ml water
1 handful ice
1 heaped tablespoon coconut cream
1 large / 90g frozen banana, broken into chunks
1/2 cup / 65g frozen blueberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca (optional)
1 teaspoon chia seeds

Toppings:
1 teaspoon coconut flakes
cinnamon
4 pecans, chopped

Healthy Homemade Granola (thermomix recipe)

2017-07-10T19:31:23+00:00 22 June 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

homemade healthy granola

Every healthy foodie has got their signature way of doing homemade granola, so I thought it was about time I shared mine! I love to eat granola with Greek yoghurt and either a grated apple, sliced banana or berries. I tend to find it’s not as filling as having eggs for breakfast but it’s a nice change when you feel like something different, and fantastic to bring when going on holidays where you won’t have the facilities to make a cooked breakfast.

Creamy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

2015-06-01T09:00:38+00:00 1 June 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , |

creamy-peanut-butter-and-banana-smoothie

I like to have this smoothie on a really hot day or after a workout. It’s beautifully refreshing and tastes absolutely delicious –  it’s like dessert in a glass! Thanks to the banana and maca powder, it’s quite energising, too.

If you don’t want to buy powdered peanut butter (available from iherb.com), you can use a tablespoon of normal peanut butter.

Energy Dense Banana Smoothie

2015-04-06T09:00:06+00:00 6 April 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Energy dense weight gain smoothie

 

This smoothie was made with love for my lovely friend,  Christina. She is a hard-working Mum with three active children under five. Due to her busy lifestyle and health issues, she’s been struggling to gain weight for some time now. This smoothie is relatively high in calories, so would be suitable for you if

The ‘Brownlie Special’ Green Smoothie

2015-03-02T09:00:59+00:00 2 March 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

Brownlie-Special-Green-smoothie

This is my husband’s and my current favourite green smoothie. We were basically aiming to create the most nutrient-packed drink possible that was still drinkable! It’s not very sweet, so maybe halve the recipe the first time to see if you like it. We enjoy it as a refreshing and energising start to our day on the weekends, along with some bacon

Blueberry Chia Pudding (thermomix recipe)

2014-12-29T09:00:04+00:00 29 December 2014|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Blueberry-chia-pudding

I usually have this for breakfast once a week. You can substitute the fruit for whatever is in season and get creative with your toppings! Chia pudding is a great balance of carbohydrates, protein, fats and vitamins. It will give you a great start to your day and keep you full for many hours.

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