Matcha & Coconut Bliss Balls

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Matcha tea is one my favourite food staples at the moment. It has many health benefits ranging from boosting the immune system, calming the mind, relaxing the body, increased energy and concentration. I can see why the Japanese love Matcha and why they add it to almost everything. I for one am always adding it into my smoothies and am always trying to think of new ways to add it into my snacks or meals.

Here is my latest creation, please do not be alarmed by the colour like my husband was! I assure you it tastes amazingly better than how it looks!

Ingredients

1 tsp Matcha powder
1 Tbsp Cacao nibs
1 Tbsp of Coconut oil
1 Cup of Shredded coconut
1 Cup of Walnuts
10 Medjool date’s

 

Add walnuts and shredded coconut into a blender, blend until you get a crumbly texture. Remove pips from medjool dates, then add them into the blender with matcha powder. Blend until mixture is blended. Add coconut oil and blend until mixed, then added in cacao nibs and blend for a couple of seconds. 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!

 

Makes  12, time required 10 minutes. 

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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.

 


Tuna & Sweet Potato Salad

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A delicious and easy meal for two or would make a great side dish.

Ingredients

1 Cup of Roasted Sweet Potato
½ Cup of Brown Rice
2 Tins 95g of Tuna in olive oil
½ Cup of Chopped Cucumber
1 Handful of Spinach
1 Handful of Rocket
1 Tbsp of Lemon juice
1 Tbsp of Coconut oil
½ Avocado
Cracked pepper

Set oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Line a tray with baking paper. Cut sweet potato into small pieces and place onto the tray with baking paper. Cover with coconut oil and cracked pepper. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked. In a saucepan boil water and add brown rice, boil until cooked. Wash rocket and spinach leaves and add into a serving bowl. Also add into the serving bowl chopped avocado, cucumber and tuna. Once sweet potato and brown rice are cooked add into the serving bowl. Add lemon juice to the bowl and mix all of the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Once ingredients are mixed in meal is ready to serve, add extra cracked pepper if needed. Enjoy!

Serves 2, time required 40 minutes.


Sunshine Smoothie

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Even though it is now officially autumn, the weather is still lovely and warm here in Australia. I was enjoying this delicious smoothie in the warm autumn sun and thought what better name for it…. Sunshine smoothie! It most definitely looks like a glass of sunshine!

Ingredients

1 Mango
1 Orange
1 Banana
1 Cup of Pineapple
1 Cup of Coconut Water
3 Scoops of Nutrimeal-free (pea protein by Usana)
4 Ice cubes

Garnish with slice of Pineapple and coconut chips.

Remove skin from banana, mango, orange and pineapple and chop into small pieces. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until there is a smooth consistency. Pour smoothie into glasses. Garnish by sliding a piece of pineapple into the smoothie and sprinkle with a handful of coconut chips. Enjoy!

Serves 2, time required 10 minutes.


Raspberry Pear Smoothie

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Sorry my beautiful readers for not posting much lately. I am super busy at the moment with my studies and other exciting stuff! I promise I will be posting a bit more regularly about my happenings, as well as more smoothies recipes soon! For now I’ll leave you with this delicious raspberry and pear smoothie!

Start your day off with this sweet and refreshing smoothie, it makes a great start to those warm beautiful days.

Ingredients

3 Pears
1 Cup of frozen Raspberries
1 Cup of Coconut water

Garnish
1 Slice of Pear
1 Handful of frozen Raspberries

Peel and core pears. Combine into a blender with raspberries and coconut water. Blend ingredients until smooth. Pour into glasses. Slice a 2 cm slit at the bottom of the pear slice to garnish, add the handful of raspberries on top. 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.