Green Swede Protein Smoothie

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A filling smoothie is sometimes the best solution for time poor, nutrition yearning busy bodies. I certainly know that when I’m rushed – with eating being something I have to fit in rather than linger over – a smoothie is the go-to solution. The beauty of smoothies is that is all works. Continue reading “Green Swede Protein Smoothie”

Relaxing Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry

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Love a healthy curry, me. If you have a fridge full of veg that you might not want to juice, then you are a one step away from a curry. I liken a curry to a green smoothie (not literally but conceptually), a dish where you are able to fit in lots of nutritionally dense veg and where the whole is always greater than the sum of its individual parts. Continue reading “Relaxing Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry”

Monday Lunch Shake

Get your bod and mind in shape by consuming a yummy lunch shake, brimming with fresh fruit and veg, nuts and seeds. If you work from home this liquid lunch is easy peasy to shake up – but even office bound peeps can prepare this in the morning and bring with. It will infuse system with much-needed nutrients and fats.

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As I’m always on the hunt for things to put in my juices and smoothies I recently came across a Raw Green Protein Powder, by Purple Balance, that I now add to my drinks.  I have chosen the raw vegan version but there is also whey (derived from milk) varieties should you prefer that instead. There are also various flavours to choose from and many brands that you can get from reputable health food suppliers but  look for natural ingredients as much as possible. I also add an extra teaspoon of Spirulina that add B6 (immune system and cognitive function) and B12 (for heart and nervous system) to ensure my shake produces maximum effect!

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Monday Lunch Shake

5 romaine Lettuce leaves

handful of blueberries

handful of raspberries

1 ” piece of ginger root

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 cucumber

2 bok choi leaves (mainly the dark green leaves)

1 tbsp ground nuts (walnut, almond, brazil, cashew, sun flower seeds, pumpkin seeds)

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

2 tsp raw green protein powder

1 tsp spirulina

1 cup almond milk

1 cup coconut water

Blend, blend, blend…. Enjoy! x

 

 

Monday Goodness

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After a fab weekend of fun, food and little sleep, my body feels in the need of something wholesome – and green! This smoothie contains a LOT of ingredients but the beauty is that you can sip it as you go about your morning business  – it takes about 30 minutes to finish mine. And I made so much that my afternoon snack is sorted too…

Monday goodness Smoothie – makes about 1 litre 

Handful of broccoli sprouts

1/2 cucumber

1/2 celery

2 large leaves green cabbage

1 banana

Handful of mixed pumpkin/sunflower seeds

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

2 heaped tbsp coconut oil

1″ piece of ginger root

As much coconut water as you like – depending on the consistency you prefer

Blend, drink, enjoy! x