Pineapple & Ginger Smoothie

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This delicious pineapple and  ginger smoothie is a great morning starter, that will help jump start your day. The health benefits of ginger will help with any aches and pains and getting that digestive system working. Enjoy this refresher, but watch out for that ginger kick!

 

Ingredients

2 cm piece of Ginger
2 Cups of Coconut water
1 Tbsp Flax-seed meal
2 Cups of Pineapple
1 Banana
2  Celery sticks

Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a celery stick. 

 

Chop pineapple, banana and celery into small pieces.  Remove skin from ginger and add into a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend ingredients until smooth. Pour smoothie into glasses.  Garnish with a slice of pineapple slicing the middle and sliding it onto the glass, add a celery stick into the drink. Enjoy!

 

Serves 2, time required 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint & Blueberry Smoothie

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A refreshing cooler for those days where you simply need to be refreshed!

Ingredients

1 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
1 Banana
1/2 Cup of Mint leaves
1 Cup of Coconut water

Optional
Coconut Chips

Peel and cut banana into small pieces. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into a glass, garnish smoothie with a handful of coconut chips & a few mint leaves. Enjoy!

Serves 1 , time required 5 minutes.

 

Matcha Coconut Latte

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte

Matcha, Matcha, Matcha!

Matcha has become my new health food love! If you haven’t heard about it before, it has a great list of health benefits! It’s full of antioxidants, boosts energy levels, a great alternative to coffee, calms the mind, aids concentration and can go in pretty much everything (just ask the Japanese they love Matcha). Here’s my delicious Matcha latte recipe for you to try, enjoy and your welcome!

Ingredients

1 tsp of Matcha powder
½ Cup of Coconut milk
½ Cup of Hot water (90 degrees)
1 tsp of Rice malt syrup (or sweetener of your choice)

Boil a jug of hot water and turn it off just before it hits boiling point (water needs to be at 90 ° C – boiling point is 100°). Add Matcha powder into a cup and pour in a small amount of coconut milk. Add in a small about of hot water and whisk with a chasen (bamboo tea whisk). If you do not have chasen a teaspoon will do, but may not mix as well as a chasen. Pour in the the remainder of coconut milk and hot water and stir. Stir in rice malt syrup, enjoy!

Serves 1, time required 5 minutes.

Matcha & Cacao Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls


Matcha tea is a great energy booster, which is good for people like myself that have Chronic fatigue. I recently purchased some Matcha tea and have been stuck with ideas on adding it into my diet. I’ve tried Matcha lattes, teas and smoothies, but I wanted to get creative and find other ways to add it into my diet. I’m always mooning over instagram, looking at all the inspiration on there. I came across some matcha bliss balls creations and after seeing a number of creations I just had to get into the kitchen and create some of my own. When it comes to creating bliss balls, it’s all about using what you have in your cupboards. Keep testing and trying the mixture out until your happy. I’m in love with this creation, cacao powder is one of my favourite ingredients to use. Combine it in with Matcha tea and it is heaven! I hope you enjoy this creation as much as I do!

Ingredients

1/2 Cup cashews
10 Medjool dates
1/4 Cup Cacao powder
1 Tbsp Matcha
1 Tbsp Coconut oil
1 tsp Maple syrup
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Remove pips from dates and combine into a blender with cashews, cacao powder and matcha powder. Blend until mixed, then add maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut oil. Blend until mixture is all mixed, then roll into small balls. Store balls in the fridge, they will be ready to eat within 30 minutes or you can eat them straight from the blender! Enjoy!

Optional: For an extra Matcha hit, roll balls in extra Matcha powder.

Makes 12- 14, time required 10 minutes.

Berry Persimmon Smoothie

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I’ve never really eaten persimmons, so I thought I would be adventurous and introduce one into a smoothie! I definitely love the flavours in this smoothie, it’s creamy and delicious.

Ingredients

1 Persimmon
1 Banana
½ Cup of frozen Strawberries
½ Cup of frozen Blueberries
2 Scoops of Amazonia raw protein (pea protein)
1½ Cup of Coconut milk
1 tsp of Coconut nectar

Garnish with coconut chips and a frozen strawberry.

Peel and chop banana and persimmon into small pieces. Combine persimmon and banana into the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth, pour smoothie into glasses. Garnish by sprinkling coconut chips on top of smoothie and place a frozen strawberry on top. Enjoy!

Serves 2, time required 10 minutes.

Tropical Rock-Melon Smoothie

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Here’s a great and refreshing smoothie that’s perfect for summer!

Ingredients

1 Cup of Rock-melon
1 Cup of Pineapple
1 Mango
1 Cup of Coconut Water
4 Drops of Stevia
4 Ice Cubes

Garnish
A slice of pineapple and rock-melon

Cut pineapple, mango and rock-melon into small pieces (make sure the skin is removed). Combine into a blender with all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth, then pour smoothie into glasses. Garnish smoothie with a slice of pineapple and rock-melon, by placing pineapple and rock-melon into the smoothie. Enjoy!

Serves 2, time required 10 minutes.

Green Tropical Smoothie

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Green tropical smoothie is a great drink for those hot summer afternoons! Make sure you enjoy one of these beauties this summer!

Ingredients

1 Cup of Frozen Mango
1 Handful of Spinach
1 Banana
1 Cup of Pineapple
1 Cup of Coconut milk
4 drops of Stevia
Juice from 1 Lime

Garnish with a slice of pineapple

Chop pineapple and banana into small pieces. Combine pineapple, banana and the rest of the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into glasses. Slice a 2cm slit into a pineapple slice to garnish by sliding onto your glass. Enjoy!

Serves 2, time required 10 minutes.