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.


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.


Purple kale and apples

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Purple kale but it actually juices green, it just has a beautiful purple outer colour!  Which I’m sure is packed full of powerful antioxidants and all sorts of goodness.  It certainly makes you feel good after a long day!  😊  Topped the kids up with some vitamins with this one.

– 4 stalks purple kale leaves

– 4 small apples

Chop into pieces, juice the lot and enjoy!


Banan & lucuma smoothie

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Banana, lucuma and apple smoothie!  I love banana smoothies, with the addition of lucuma and an apple this is one fruity treat!  Lucuma is a super nutritious Peruvian fruit which contains beta carotene, iron, vitamin B3, calcium and protein.  😊

– one banana

– one small apple

– coconut water

– 1 tablespoon of lucuma

Add all the ingredients in the smoothies, chop up if nessecary and top up with enough water to create the desired consistency!

Pour, drink and enjoy! 😊