I made this super delicious Superfood smoothie bowl for a lazy Sunday breakfast treat. I topped it off with a crunchy coconut oat granola, some dates, a spoon of peanut butter, flaxseeds and a slice of blood red orange (my fave!)
Check out the ingredients and instructions below to make your own delicious and nutritious smoothie bowl
2 cups of frozen mixed berries
2 tbsp of live coconut yoghurt
3-4tbsp of chia seeds
Other Toppings –
Oat Topping –
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 cup oats
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
3-4 tbsp of sunflower seeds
1 tsp of Manuka honey or alternative sweetener
This recipe is super easy all you have to do is blend up all the smoothie ingredients with just enough water to create a thick smoothie. Heat the coconut oil gently in a small pan and add the oats, coconut and sunflower seeds. Stir lightly over a medium heat until lightly browned. Add in the honey and stir through (do not cook!).
Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl, top with the oat topping and the other toppings. You can change the toppings and quantities to your liking should you wish to use other things.
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This is such an easy recipe to make and with the addition of the Udon noodle its such a filling and delicious soup. The Organic Miso has the added benefit of providing us with beneficial bacteria which may be good for our health and it also contains a range of other essential nutrients.
Vegetables – about 4-6 cups of chopped vegetables of your choice
Garlic – 4 cloves chopped
Red Chilli – 2-4 you can leave out
Spring Onions – 1 bunch chopped
White Miso – 2-3tbsp
I like to use my slow cooker for this recipe as it cooks while I am doing housework or other tasks. You can pop it on the slow cook or the rice setting a couple of times and leave it warming. You can also use a pan on the cooker or any other soup making device.
Add all of the chopped vegetables, garlic, chilli and spring onions to the pan or pot you are using and top up with enough water to cover the vegetables and a little more. Season well with salt and pepper and simmer until cooked through. You can also add a stock cube but I find the Miso adds enough flavour at the end of the cooking time.
Once the vegetables are all ready add the miso into the soup water and stir through well add more miso and hot water if necessary! Serve and enjoy!
Ok I know the colour is absolute yuk…but not all of my smoothies come out in beautiful pastel colours! lol! 😉
Super easy to make, simply blend all of the ingredients in the list and add in some of your own if you wish.
Handful of Blueberries
A few tbsp of live coconut yoghurt
A tbsp of Cacao Powder
A tsp of Super Mushroom powder (you could add in a Superfood Mushroom supplement of choice)
A splash of almond milk and Water
This is a super nutritious blend combined together. Check out some of the links below for further research and information on these superfoods.
Cacao powder is chocolate in its raw and natural state, its super nutritious. Click below for access to a really interesting article on the benefits of Cacao Powder. There is loads of information online regarding the health benefits of Cacao, I would recommend doing further research in this area. You can also make your own Raw healthy Chocolate with cacao powder…yes chocolate can be healthy. You can buy Cacao Powder in the supermarket but I find its better value to buy it in bulk. Check out the brand below for a high quality raw product.
I use a blend from Indigo Herbs, I absolutely love their products and find their powders deep in colour and very high quality. They are a Uk company. I’ve added a link to the super mushroom powder that I use below. There are instructions provided with how much to take, do your research and go easy, its very powerful!
I used some Lemon Coconut yoghurt to make this awesome and super quick fruit salad with chia seeds and walnuts. Me and the boys shared this after lunch and it was divine!
Chopped up fruit of choice
Coconut flavoured yoghurt or other dairy free yoghurt
Chopped nuts of choice
Maple Syrup (optional)
Basically all you need to do is chop up all of the fruit you wish to use and top with the yoghurt, sprinkle with some chia seeds and chopped nuts of choice and its ready to serve! You could also drizzle a little maple syrup over the top if you wish for that sweet tooth family member.
Chia Seeds are super awesome and have been used for thousands of years. Check out the link below for some further reading!
They are pretty easy to purchase in most supermarkets these days. I bought mine from Tesco but you can get them online also. Click below to buy them in bulk. I find this particular bulk option is cheaper and obviously lasts a lot longer. Suma Wholefoods Chia Seeds 1 Kg
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I don’t make enough salads but when I do I really enjoy them! Here are three very easy salads to make at home and they all compliment each other perfectly. These are great as side dishes to a BBQ, Pizza or Greek style dinner night. I just love all the beautiful colours they create together. I’ve provided the recipes below, I haven’t added any specific quantities on some of the main ingredients as it’s always better in this case to tailor the desired quantity to your own tastes and diet requirements. If you wish you can watch the recipe video on Natural Living YouTube Channel with assembly instructions, click on the link below.
Please feel free to print out this page and keep as a reference.
I would love to see your finished creations please post your pics on my Facebook Page ‘AngieMilneNaturalLiving’ (a link to my page is at the bottom).
Now lets make healthy salad!
Pita Bread Salad
Pita Bread (cut into squares and lightly fried in olive oil)
Baby Gem Lettuce (chopped into square shaped bits)
Mint or Coriander (freshly chopped or other choice of herbs)
Mix all the chopped and prepared ingredients together in a large bowl add the desired quantity of mixed dressing ingredients, season and serve with some additional herbs & perhaps a slice of lemon on the top to make it look all pretty.
Pomegranate Rice Salad
Pomegranate seeds (1 pomegranate)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Chopped Fresh Parsley or coriander
Sliced Red Chillies
Sliced Red Onion
Himalayan Pink Salt
Leave the rice to cool a little, then add in all the ingredients and season. Serve with the other salads.
Tomato and Olive Salad
Freshly chopped basil, coriander or some parsley
Sliced Red Onion
Chopped mixed olives
Lemon Juice (about 1/2-1 lemon)
Olive Oil (around 2-4tbsp)
Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
Mix all the prepared ingredients together in a large bowl, add the seasonings and dressing ingredients to taste and serve with a sprinkle of additional herbs and extra olive oil if necessary.
Pink Himalayan salt…
…has many health benefits and you can even purchase it in larger supermarkets now. Personally I would recommend getting your own grinder and buying it in bulk as it can be over priced in places.
If you click on the image above it will take you to my favourite brand of pink salt. I’ve always used this brand and would recommend it. You can also use a cup of this salt in a hot steamy bath and enjoy the benefits of that. Here are a few links to several further studies and information relating to the healing and health benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt, some of which are referenced.
You might be wondering what the ingredient Zatar is?? Well…its a middle eastern inspired herb mix which you can buy in bulk already premixed. It’s awesome in salads, dressings, stews, bakes and once you have a batch it lasts a long time in the cupboard. I would recommend the Greenfield’s brand of Za’atar. It smells so delish! Click on the image for further details.