My Choco-Coco Smoothie

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Want a healthy chocolate smoothie?

There’s a gorgeous little cafe not far from us that has the most amazing cacao and date smoothie on the menu.  Mr nearly three and I can’t help ourselves.  We can’t talk as we sip down our smoothies watching the waves crash on the shore.  Hubby just laughs at us.

We salivate!!

Afterwards, we play chasey on the sand… And giggle.

 

So what do you do?

We do what we do best.  We come home and recreate our very own.

Trust me, you’ll love it!  It’s a favourite in our house.

 

Sare’s Choco-Coco Smoothie

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  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 2-3 medjool dates (de-pipped)
  • 1 heaped tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp protein powder
  • 2 heaped tbsp coconut yoghurt OR 1/3 cup 100% pure coconut cream and 1/2 tsp probiotic powder 
  • 1 tsp chia seed
  • 1/2 tsp bee pollen
  • 1/2 tsp gubinge powder (natural source of vitamin c)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 400ml almond milk

Blend and drink. Yum!

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Supergreens and super kids…

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There’s something to be said for those moments we shared as kids over milkshakes.  The cold silver cups filled to the brim with a gorgeous frothy milkshake that always disappeared too quickly.  Way too quickly…  Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Lime and Caramel.  Fanta spiders.  Creaming soda spiders…. Roller-skates were our mode of transport.  We sat at milk bars for hours.  We made friends.  We laughed.  We loved.

Memories were made.

Fast forward (err….cough!) 30+ years and we are sitting in my kitchen.  Mr nearly three hanging with me.  His love of smoothies is pretty cute.  The mention of one sends him in a happy dance across the kitchen floor, high-fiving the world.  I’m not quite sure when I let him in on a little secret… That it’s healthy.  We sit and laugh.  And love.  And drink supergreen smoothies in glass jars with stainless steel straws.  A little hipster you say.  Not really.  We are just being kind to ourselves and to the earth.

What does it matter if it’s healthy?  Maybe I won’t ever tell him.  What would it achieve…?Memories are being made.  Good ones.  And there’s not one single grain of refined sugar in sight.

That’s our little secret!

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Monkey’s favourite green smoothie

Throw the following into your high-powered blender…

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • a decent handful of frozen mango in chunks
  • 1/3 frozen avocado in chunks
  • 1 kale leaf (stem removed)
  • decent finger pinch of fresh wheatgrass
  • 1 large tablespoon of supergreen powder (mine has barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina and chlorella)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1/3 teaspoon gibunge powder (rich in vitamin c)
  • 1/3 teaspoon matcha maiden green tea powder
  • 1 large tablespoon 100% pure coconut cream
  • 1 large tablespoon raw Jarrah honey
  • Approx 600-700 ml filtered water to desired consistency

Makes enough for our family of three.

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My wickedly healthy, awesomely yummy banana smoothie

There is no better way to start the day than with a fresh and super healthy smoothie.  Here is my favourite banana smoothie…

SARE’S WICKEDLY HEALTHY, AWESOMELY YUMMY BANANA SMOOTHIE

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2 bananas

150ml biodynamic apple juice

1 handful of ice

1 tespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon agave syrup

2 good tablespoons of natural greek yoghurt

Whack it all in a blender and whizz!! Yummo!!

For a chocolatey version, just add a tablespoon of raw cacao powder.  Tastes just like a Boost King William smoothie but LOADS healthier!

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Kale…The super food

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I have recently discovered Kale.  This superfood is amazing!!

my-new-roots-kaleKale contains amazing levels of Vitamin A,  Vitamin B9 (folate), Vitamin K, alpha-lipoic acid and lutein.  Therefore, it’s an important food in the fight against stroke, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and depression.  It fights infections and regulates blood clotting.  In fact, research conducted by the Angiogenesis Foundation in Massachusetts suggests that kale may be effective in blocking angiogenesis, making it much harder for cancer cells to grow and multiply in the body.

Therefore, why wouldn’t we all include kale in our daily diets!!!

Here are two recipes for a breakfast smoothie that are just divine!!

Blueberry Banana Punch

1 banana

A handful of frozen blueberries

Half an apple

A small handful of kale

200mls of biodynamic apple juice

Teaspoon of chia seeds

Ice.

Whizz in blender.

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Monster Juice

A decent handful of Kale

1 cheek of frozen organic mango

1 banana

200ml of biodynamic apple juice (if you can’t find, the Nudie nothing but apples is good)

dash of coconut water water (100mls ish)

squeeze of lemon (this releases maximum iron from the kale)

A handful of ice.

Whizz!!

YUM!!!!!

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