Grey Berry Smoothie

Ok I know the colour is absolute yuk…but not all of my smoothies come out in beautiful pastel colours! lol! πŸ˜‰

Super easy to make, simply blend all of the ingredients in the list and add in some of your own if you wish.

Ingredients

Handful of Blueberries

A few tbsp of live coconut yoghurt

A tbsp of Cacao Powder

Banana

A tsp of Super Mushroom powder (you could add in a Superfood Mushroom supplement of choice)

Chia Seeds

A splash of almond milk and Water

This is a super nutritious blend combined together.Β  Check out some of the links below for further research and information on these superfoods.

Cacao Powder

Cacao powder is chocolate in its raw and natural state, its super nutritious.Β  Click below for access to a really interesting article on the benefits of Cacao Powder.Β  There is loads of information online regarding the health benefits of Cacao, I would recommend doing further research in this area.Β  You can also make your own Raw healthy Chocolate with cacao powder…yes chocolate can be healthy.Β  You can buy Cacao Powder in the supermarket but I find its better value to buy it in bulk.Β  Check out the brand below for a high quality raw product.


Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Raw Cacao / Cocoa Powder 1kg

Super Mushroom Powder

I use a blend from Indigo Herbs, I absolutely love their products and find their powders deep in colour and very high quality.Β  They are a Uk company.Β  I’ve added a link to the super mushroom powder that I use below.Β  There are instructions provided with how much to take, do your research and go easy, its very powerful!

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Super Mushroom Nutri-Complex – 100g – Indigo Herbs

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Love & Smoothies

Angie xx

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Green Smoothie Matcha Bowl

Approx calories: 335

I made an awesome green smoothie bowl this morning with several superfoods such as Green Matcha, Cacao Nibs and a sprinkle of Goji berries.Β  These foods are positively awesome and I felt so much energy after eating this bowl of colourful foods this morning.Β  I’ve provided some info at the bottom of this post about these superfoods and where you can purchase them.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, you can mix it up a bit with the greens and different plant milks etc.Β  Any questions drop me a line πŸ˜€

Ingredients:

2 Bananas

2 Tbsp of Coconut Yoghurt

A handful of spinach leaves

1 Tsp of Matcha

Almond milk – just enough to create a soup like consistency

Goji Berries

Cacao Nibs (Raw chocolate pieces)

Chia Seeds

Sliced fruit of choice

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Blend all of the ingredients together adding the almond milk in slowly so you create a soup like texture.Β  Sprinkle the Goji berries, Cacao Nibs and Chia seeds on the top and add some sliced fruit of choice.Β  Enjoy!

Goji Berries

Goji berries come in dried format in this part of the world and they are packed full of nutrients.Β  You can actually also grow the plants yourself if your feeling adventurous.Β  Check out the link below for further information:

https://thehealthyeatingsite.com/the-health-benefits-of-goji-berries/

You can buy Goji berries in most supermarkets, I personally buy this brand as it is organic and you tend to get more for your money if you buy in bulk!Β  You can click on the image to order.Β Pipkin 100% Raw Organic Goji Berries 500g, All-Natural Non-GMO Large Whole Sun Dried Tibetan Plateau Wolfberry, Certified by The Soil Association, Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are fairly easy to come by these days in most supermarkets and I even purchased some from Lidl recently which is a discount supermarket.Β  If you want to buy them in bulk I personally use this brand, they are of excellent quality.


Sevenhills Wholefoods Raw Chia Seeds 1 kg

Matcha Powder

Matcha powder is one of my favourite superfoods and is apparently one of the most powerful antioxidants on the planet.Β  It is thought that 1 serving of matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea.

This needs to be purchased in high quality for best results, I have personally bought this brand in the past and it is really high quality and I would recommend it.

This is a really high quality matcha and is very expensive for the size of the tin but you really do get what you pay for when it comes to matcha, and this goes for green tea also.Β  This one is actually very reasonably priced for the size, I have paid much more for this brand before.

http://matchasource.com/health-benefits-of-matcha-tea/


teapigs Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder 80 g

If you have any other questions please drop me a line at angiecadie45@hotmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Love and green smoothies!

xx Angie xx


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.Β  The recipe is so easy, blend the smoothie ingredients and pour into a bowl of choice.Β  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!Β  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 BowlΒ 

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.Β  Berries are full of amazing things, check out some of the links below for further study.Β  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!Β  There are no particular measurements for this recipe please adjust to taste and requirements.Β  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.Β  Once off the heat add a dash of Organic Vanilla Extract, some molasses and some live coconut yogurt to thicken.Β  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.Β  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!Β  Enjoy! πŸ˜€

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!Β  There are no particular measurements for this recipe please adjust to taste and requirements.Β  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.Β  Once off the heat add a dash of Organic Vanilla Extract and some live coconut yoghurt to thicken.Β  Spoon in a couple of tbsp of raw cacao to taste and stir.Β  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.Β  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.Β  Please google the latest research on this!

Such a hearty treat for all the family!Β  Please note cacao is not recommended for very young children!Β  Enjoy! πŸ˜€

Love and warm wishes in the winter months!

Angie xx

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Weekend Brekkie with my boy!

So this is what me and Daniel get up to at the weekends!Β  πŸ™‚Β  We make sausage sandwiches.

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

Check out the video for better instruction! πŸ™‚Β  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. Β  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.Β  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! 😊 Β 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! Β Then I stir in a couple of tbsps of ground flaxseeds, chia seeds etc. Β 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! Β πŸ™‚

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. Β This recipe was shared between two people.