Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie Treat Bowl

Delicious strawberry and banana smoothie bowl made with the addition of maca powder and live coconut yoghurt.  The recipe is so easy, blend the smoothie ingredients and pour into a bowl of choice.  Top with all of the toppings, coconut chips, dried bananas, date syrup, chopped pistachios and live coconut yoghurt, drizzle to finish with delicious date syrup!  You can mix up the toppings to your liking.

So delicious – enjoy!

If you want to find out more about the health benefits of consuming maca powder check out the link below:

https://www.themacateam.com/maca-benefits

You can purchase Maca powder from most health food shops but if you would like to purchase it online click on the link below, this is one of my fave suppliers and I have tried many over the years:

Organic Peruvian Maca Powder – 500g (Certified Organic)

 

These are also my fave coconut chips mmm:
Urban Fruit Coconut Chips Straight Up 14 x 25g

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Healthy Berry Bowl

Healthy Berry Bowl 

This berry bowl is super easy, I always feel so refreshed after a bowl of berries and believe me after all the Christmas chocolate I’ve been eating my body needs a bowl of goodness like this.  Berries are full of amazing things, check out some of the links below for further study.  The coconut yogurt adds in an additional probiotic which is really good for digestion and gut health.

Wash and add all of the berries and oranges into a bowl, chop the brazil nuts and sprinkle on top, add the coconut yoghurt and drizzle with agave, maple or honey.

Love & good health!

x Angie Milne x

https://www.verywell.com/what-are-polyphenols-2507085

https://www.livestrong.com/article/165497-list-of-high-phenol-foods/

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/superfoods-11-berries-to-improve-your-health


Maca Porridge, Banana & Almonds

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A real nourishing treat for the winter months!  There are no particular measurements for this recipe please adjust to taste and requirements.  You can also soak your oats in almond milk over night which I find makes them more enjoyable, but you don’t have to.

Cook up the oats with water or dairy free milk of choice, I would use Organic Almond Milk.  Once off the heat add a dash of Organic Vanilla Extract, some molasses and some live coconut yogurt to thicken.  Spoon in a tbsp or two of maca powder and stir, add some chopped almonds and drizzle some high quality maple syrup over the top.

If you would like further information on some of the more unusual ingredients and where to purchase them check out the links below.  I always purchase my ingredients from these people they are trusty suppliers and Indigo Herbs in particular is produced in the UK and is of a really high quality.

Health Benefits:

Maca Powder – https://macapowderbenefits.net/

Molasses – https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-molasses.html

Maple syrup – https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/maple-syrup.html#Nutritional_Value_of_Maple_Syrup

Links to buy ingredients:

Meridian Organic Molasses 740 g

Organic Peruvian Maca Powder – 500g (Certified Organic)

ORGANIC maple syrup – Grade A (Dark, Robust taste) – 1 liter (1,35 Kg) – BIO maple syrup

Please note maca is not recommended for very young children!  Enjoy! 😀

Love and warm wishes in the winter months!

Angie xx


Cacao & Apple Spiced Porridge

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Cacao Spiced Apple Porridge

A real nourishing treat for the winter months!  There are no particular measurements for this recipe please adjust to taste and requirements.  You can also soak your oats in almond milk over night which I find makes them more enjoyable, but you don’t have to.

Cook up the oats with water or dairy free milk of choice, I would use Organic Almond Milk.  Once off the heat add a dash of Organic Vanilla Extract and some live coconut yoghurt to thicken.  Spoon in a couple of tbsp of raw cacao to taste and stir.  Divide into bowls and top with the chopped apples, chopped brazil nuts and raw organic manuka honey or maple syrup for a complete vegan option.  Sprinkle with some mixed spice and additional cinnamon and enjoy!

Please don’t feed the raw honey to under 1’s and the cacao is not suitable for very young children.  Please google the latest research on this!

Such a hearty treat for all the family!  Please note cacao is not recommended for very young children!  Enjoy! 😀

Love and warm wishes in the winter months!

Angie xx

 

 


Weekend Brekkie with my boy!

So this is what me and Daniel get up to at the weekends!  🙂  We make sausage sandwiches.

Super simple – slice the buns, spread with hummus, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, mashed avocado, ketchup and add the sausages.  Serve straight away!  Delicious!

Check out the video for better instruction! 🙂  enjoy!


Matcha & Chai Seed Power Milk


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Matcha power morning milk drink!

If you want something powerful to replace the morning coffee this it! 😊

Click on the image for more details of the matcha I have used, there are many brands.Check out the matcha stats below…an amazing nutritious drink to have first thing…
FINEST ORGANIC MATCHA GREEN TEA | Japanese matcha tea | Finest vibrant green powder | Super Premium Ceremonial Grade | Organic | Natural & Vegan | Tea Masters choice.

I started on 1/2 a tsp as I have not used it in a while and will work myself up to 1 heaped teaspoon, I would recommend starting small, maybe even 1/4 tsp as you don’t want to overdose on the detoxifying qualities of certain super foods.

So I blended 1/2tsp of matcha powder into a blender of almond milk and two tbsp of chia seeds…you can also just blend the matcha with the milk and skip the seeds but I needed a little extra energy in my morning drink and I was out of everything else.   You could also add a couple of extra dates for sweetness if you don’t like the strong green tea taste!

I swear I always feel a boost in my energy after a matcha drink, there’s something amazing about this super food and I hope to post a few more matcha recipes in the future.  Be careful to purchase a high quality blend though, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to match, Ive done a little research and the best one I have used was a ‘Tea pigs’ one and you can check it out by clicking the tea pigs image below for that but the one I have in the picture is by kineta, it’s the first time I’ve used this particular brand but I’ve felt the energy results from taking it.


Three grain porridge with maple syrup

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….and as you can see lots and lots of maple syrup!…a woman needs sugar sometimes! 😊  Super easy to make, it’s just porridge oats cooked with almond milk in the normal way with a little salt, I used pink Himalayan salt but sea salt is good!  Then I stir in a couple of tbsps of ground flaxseeds, chia seeds etc.  You can basically add whatever additional seeds or grains you fancy, I sometimes cook my porridge with half organic oats and half quinoa flakes…quinoa is a really good protein source and has a variety of other health benefits also see the link below for some further information.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4994/7-Benefits-of-Quinoa-The-Supergrain-of-the-Future.html

If you can’t find quinoa in your local health shop check out this link to amazon where you can buy it in bulk easily saving money.


Blackberries (brambles) for lunch!

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Seasonal warm smoothie made with freshly picked brambles (blackberries) that we found on our forest walk with the dogs today…I love those heavenly moments when nature provides something so delicious, nutritious and so unexpectedly!  🙂

So the ingredients were…

a handful of blackberries,

a green apple,

a pear,

tbsp of maca,

tbsp of goji berries,

tbsp of flax seeds,

tbsp of pumpkin seeds

and topped with half almond and half water…

In my vitamix I can blend it on high for a few minutes and it will warm it up because let’s face it it’s freezing outside and who wants to drink a cold smoothie heading into the winter months…not sure if this works in other blender models you can give it a try.

If you like it a litte sweeter you could add a date or two or a dollop of honey.  This recipe was shared between two people.


Kale super smoothie

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Sorry it’s been a while folks, I’ve been busy studying a very basic course on Naturopathy, it’s just the tip of the iceberg but the knowledge I’ve gained has been very useful so far and it’s a good introduction to Natural medicine etc.  I hope to continue further along with some plant powered study! 😊

So here’s a quick smoothie I knocked up and it was so powerful I went for a run afterwards, my legs are still sore and that was a few days ago ha ha ha!  The black kale plucked fresh out of the garden still covered in the morning dew was absolutely amazing and I could feel the effects of the nutrition immediately lifting my  morning brain fog!  It seriously felt like a light coming on, it could also have been the ginseng kicking in!  I’m so impressed with this stuff it’s definitely on the garden growing list next year!

So I blended it in the vitamix with persimmons (I’m a persimmons addict at this time of year) and a whole orange, a tbsp of pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and some ginseng!  I topped up with water as I had ran out of almond milk!  You could use half almond milk if you prefer.

Black kale (cavolo Nero)

whole orange peeled

persimmons

tsp ginseng

tbsp pumpkin seeds

tbsp of flaxseeds

I should probably add I shared this with the kids!  It’s quite a lot to consume yourself!

Plant powered body fuel!  😎


Fresh green apple juice

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I was lucky enough to get two massive bags of green apples from a family member this year and before I made jam and pies I wanted to make some delicious fresh apple juice.

I chopped and put through about eight apples into the juicer.  You could use more or less but I had two adults and three young kids to feed.  I also added some ginger and lemon for a boost against some coughs and colds in the house just now and four sticks of cavolo Nero kale torn fresh out of the garden plot.

A delicious boost of seasonal nourishment before school and so easy to make.