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.


Hazelnut wheatgrass smoothie

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Hazelnut and wheatgrass smoothie!  A quick warm winter smoothie before we head out for the day!  Wheatgrass has some amazing benefits and although I have a huge sack of wheatgrass seeds in the kitchen I haven’t successfully grown any yet so I use a powder in my smoothies for now.  The ingredients are below and if your not sure where to get the wheatgrass click on the image below.
I should add that you will need a powerful blender for this one like the vitamix to blend the nuts without destroying the motor, Love and peace ✌️

a handful of hazelnuts (use hazelnut milk if you don’t have a powerful blender)

1 heaped tbsp of wheatgrass

1/2 stick of cinnamon (optional but good for the winter)

2 bananas

water or coconut water to blend

Blend and serve, this makes enough for two! ❤️


Goji berry winter smoothie – youtube

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A quick film in -9 conditions of me in my garden with my warm goji berry smoothie.  The ingredients for the smoothie are below the video.

Goji berry smoothie ingredients –

2 x bananas 🍌

1 tbsp of lucuma powder

1 tbsp of chia seeds

1 tbsp walnuts

1 Handful of goji berrys

orange juice/water or almond milk

Blend the lot together with the desired liquids and serve warm (to serve warm keep the blender running for 3-5mins on high, I use a vitamix, link below)

If you can’t find goji berries click on the image below to take you to amazon where you can buy them in bulk and not pay the high supermarket prices.

Below are some links to  the health benefits of some of the ingredients.

https://draxe.com/goji-berry-benefits/

https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-lucuma/


First youtube video

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Ok so I did my first ever you tube video today, I seriously had loads of fun creating it…its not very interesting, I was really just trying all of my equipment out which is pretty pants!

I need a new camera, microphone, new mac to cope with some new video editing software and some video ideas.  It was great fun though and I laughed so much making it and editing it…the video quality is pretty pants but I will work on that for the next time, also my nail polish is super awful but I’ll get that sorted for next time!

Ok be kind people!  lots of love xxx


Kids chocolate ice cream shake!

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Homemade raw chocolate ice cream shake!

It’s not exactly the weather for ice cream shakes tonight at -3 outside but at my sons request I said I would make him one so I managed to sneak in a few extras.  I added a huge two tbsp of alpro dairy free vanilla ice cream and topped it up with tonnes of almond milk, three tbsp of raw cacao powder, a splash of maple syrup and a couple of tbsp of chia seeds.  Blend it all up until just blended, don’t keep the blender  running too long or it will get too warm.

Serve with some grated dark chocolate on top if you fancy.


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!  😎


Coconut and spirulina smoothie

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Ok so the colour looks a bit yuk! But this was a delicious morning sweet kick!  Fresh coconut meat with banana and spirulina for an extra nutritional boost!  😄  My fave nutritional supplement at the moment…just throw all the ingredients below into a blender and whizz up for breakfast or great for a post run energy boost!

one banana

coconut water from one young green coconut (these look white in the super market as the hard green bit has been chopped)

flesh from the inside of the coconut

1 tsp spirulina (1/2 if first time)

 


Spirulina and banana smoothie

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Spirulina and banana energy drink!

one banana

one tsp spirulina (use a quarter if it’s your first time)

almond milk

water

Add the ingredients to the blender and top with half almond milk and half water and blend.  Enjoy!  I had this before a run and felt really energised! ❤️


Strawberry & chia seeds smoothie

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Strawberry smoothie with banana and chia seeds.  A quick smoothie I made this morning for the kids breakfast.

Chia seeds are tiny but are high in omega -3 fatty acids and are also a great dose of antioxidants, fibre, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium.

Strawberries

Bananas

Almond milk

Chai seeds

Cut the tops off of a large handful of strawberries and add to blender, add one banana, and 2-4 tbsp of chia seeds.  Top up with half almond milk and half water, blend and serve.