Tropical Smoothie

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Breakfast, Drinks, Snacks | 2 Comments

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The tropical smoothie; summer in a glass (or jar). It’s creamy, yummy, dairy-free and full of sunshine.

The mango delivers potassium, Vitamin C and calcium, banana gives you potassium and magnesium, lemon has lots of vitamin C and the coconut oil makes this taste like Hawaii plus has a heap of benefits. I love this for breakfast in summer.

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE

1 RIPE + JUICY MANGO, PEELED + CHOPPED
JUICE OF 1/2 A LEMON
1 FROZEN BANANA, CHOPPED
1 DESSERTSPOON COCONUT OIL
1 CUP OF WATER (OR YOUNG COCONUT WATER)

Whizz all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Daily Green Juice

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 in Breakfast, Drinks, Snacks, Soups | 4 Comments

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daily green juice super natural food

This is the juice I make again and again and again. Most mornings, in fact. I grab the ingredients on autopilot out of the fridge, stick them through Oscar The Juicer, pour it into a jar and head off to work.

Good stuff in this juice:
Apples hit you up with potassium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron and zinc (and makes all the green stuff in the juice more palatable).
Celery is alkalizing and provides vitamins A and K. It also contains a heap of sodium which is what makes it taste kind of salty. The good news is that natural plant sodium is soluble and organic and is essential for your body. Organic, or live salt lets your body use the other nutrients you’re consuming. It works like this: all the cells in our body are constantly bathed in a salt solution. If this gets out of balance, we get dehydrated. So celery juice is a winner in summer for staying hydrated. Nature’s sports drink, minus the bright blue colouring.
Lemon juice is full of vitamin C and boosts your immunity.
Kale looks after your blood and bones ā€“ it delivers masses of vitamins K, A and C.
Mint is sweet and cooling and provides a little vitamin A and manganese.

DAILY GREEN JUICE

2 GREEN APPLES
1/2 LEMON, PEELED
2 LEAVES KALE, WITH STALKS
2 STALKS CELERY, WITH LEAVES
2-3 SPRINGS OF FRESH MINT

Run all ingredients through a juicer, stir or shake before drinking. It’s good on ice, too.

Make it into something else: If you blend this juice with 1/2 an avocado, it makes a yummy raw soup for a light summer meal or snack.

Carrot Cake

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in Dessert, Guest Posts, Snacks | 2 Comments

Carrot Cake

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Iā€™m crazy about carrot cake, but not so crazy about the usual refined, processed ingredients like wheat flour, butter, sugar and cream cheese! Instead, this cake uses beautiful whole foods with beautiful benefits to create a moist, carrot-cake texture such as fresh carrots for a boost of vitamin A and glowing skin, walnuts for vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids and iron and potassium rich dried dates.

This recipe is a guest post I created for bespoke activewear company, Mylo-Dee. Mylo-Dee lets you customise your exercise clothing. You begin by selecting a silhouette (which has been designed with body shape in mind), then select a neckline, sleeves, back & front design details and fabric ā€“ all from beautiful French performance jersey, and voila! Your custom design is created and shipped to you. Pretty neat, huh?

Head over to the Mylo-Dee blog to get this carrot cake recipe:

Raw Carrot Cake with Creamy Lemon Icing recipe >