As soon as the winter weather hit did you pack up the blender and start having hot oats every morning? Good idea! But try swap your porridge one morning this week for something just as powerful AND WARM. This insanely delicious smoothie for breakfast may feel like a treat, but, it is in fact, ridiculously healthy! What are you waiting for – Try this warm oaty creamy smoothie Summer or Winter! Continue reading “WINTER POWER BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE”
Bananas are FANTASTIC and such a versatile fruit. They make smoothies thick and creamy, can be used to make ice cream or sorbet, mashed into home made fro-yo, mugcakes and delish pancakes and just taste damn good one their own straight from the peel (with a little spoon of peanut butter too). *Links to the recipes mentioned above at bottom of page. They are packed with fiber, potassium and magnesium and make the perfect go-to pre or post workout snack. They will keep you fuller for longer and help maintain bowl regularity. Bottom line – eat a banana a day to keep the doctor away!!!
I was peckish after dinner last Saturday night and wanted a quick-ish healthy dessert.. preferably chocolate thanks. I had my usual Friday Fro-yo the night before so thought I could adapt some of the ingredients and make a choc banana protein mousse. I used the chia seeds to add extra fiber, protein, essential healthy fats to the mix and also to help with the ‘mousse’ consistency without using gelatin or other artificial ingredients. Give it a go…
CHOC-BANANA CHIA PROTEIN MOUSSE – serves 1
1 scoop protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
1 Tbs cacao powder
1 Tbs chia seeds
1 Banana mashed
2-3 Tbs milk or yoghurt
Simply mash and combine all ingredients in bowl or container (handy hint: put the lid on and shake it all around to combine). Pour into a smaller bowl or ramekin and place in fridge for up to 1 hour. The longer the better to allow for the chia seeds to expand and ‘set’.
Take out of fridge, top with granola, chocolate buckinis, sliced banana and cacao nibs and scoop away. This dessert it PACKED full of protein so it wont leave your tummy unhappy pre snooze either… aaaaaaand it tastes delicious!!!
PS. More recipes that contain the amazing BA-BA-BA-BA-NA-NAAAAA below:
Peanut butter pancakes recipe >HERE, Mug cake recipe >HERE, Nut free banana granola bar recipe >HERE, choc banana smoothie recipe >HERE, Choc-mint smoothie bowl recipe >HERE, strawberries and cream smoothie recipe >HERE, Banana bread recipe >HERE, Banana Date Muffin recipe >HERE
When it comes to a Christmas feast you cannot go wrong with a big colourful fresh festive salad. They can be a lot easier to whip up then you imagine – and far less time consuming than roasting a turkey. If you have to ‘bring a plate’ this silly season, then whip up one of these amazing salads.
The following recipes are taken from my favourite 5 famous foodies! All of these women give me inspiration daily and have helped me achieve the healthy life that I live today. Trust me – they know their stuff and they seem to have one thing in common – festive colour, feta and beetroot! Tis the season!!!
1. TERESA CUTTER – Beetroot salad with pomegranate and pistachio (RECIPE HERE)
A classic mix of diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta, red onion and capsicum tossed with some balsamic vinegar, lemon and oil.
3. HEALTHY FRENCH WIFE – Healthy Christmas Salad (RECIPE HERE)
This winning recipe includes massaged kale (massage with you hands in olive oil to remove that tough kale texture) tossed with diced mango, avocado, feta and walnuts.
5. JESSICA SEPEL – Green Beans and Roast Beet Salad (RECIPE HERE)