My Go-To Smoothie

I absolutely love having smoothies in the morning! They give me so much energy that lasts throughout the day. It’s really good to have raw foods first thing in the morning for better digestion, detoxing and of course, lots of nutrients first up! Here's a really simple recipe of my 'go-to' smoothie! For those of you that are in freezing cold Victoria, Australia at the moment - so you don't get that "chill" after drinking a smoothie, try drinking it over half an hour or so and wear a warm dressing gown! And for those lucky people who are just coming up to Summer like in Europe or USA, then this is the smoothie for you! 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Frozen Pineapple (or Mango is also delicious)

  • 1 Cup of Frozen Mixed Berries

  • 1 Celery Stalk (no leaves)

  • 3-5 Mint Leaves (depending on how minty you like it)

  • 2 thin slices of Ginger (about the 2cm in diameter)

  • 1x Medjool Date

  • 1x tspn of Chia Seeds

  • 1/2 Cup of Almond Milk

  • 1/2 Cup of Spring Water

  • Superfood powders of choice - I sometimes like to add Maca, Acai, Vegan Protein powder or Turmeric

Method

  • Place all ingredients into a blender and mix

  • Add more water or almond milk to get your desired consistency

Tip - You can also add a green powder such as Vital Greens or Spirulina to this for extra nutrients, or even a cup of spinach, just make sure you blend the spinach with water in the blender first to break it down

 

love and light,  

Mary xx

Awesome Oat Balls

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Hello lovelies, so this is a super easy recipe that I whipped together. It's great for that little morning tea snack to enjoy with your cuppa or for a little 3pm 'pick-me-up'. As you may know, I'm not the greatest cook in the world so this really is a simple recipe. If you find the mixture doesn't work then have a play around, you may need to add a bit more water or rice malt syrup to help the mixture stick! Hope you like it!!

 

Equipment you'll need:

  • High Speed Blender or Food Processor

  • A Plate

  • Measuring Cups

  • Tablespoon

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Oats (preferably quick oats)

  • 1/2 Cup (of you're not a chocolatey person then you can use 1/3 Cup) of Cacoa or Cocoa

  • 1/3 Cup of Desiccated Coconut

  • 1 Cup of Pitted Dates (I buy the ones in the packet in the baking section)

  • 1 TBSP Rice Malt Syrup

  • 1/4 Cup of Water

 

Method:

Place the water and potter dates in the high speed blender or food processor along with the oats, cacao and rice malt syrup. Blend all ingredients on high until the dates have all blended in with the other ingredients. If you're using a blender, don't worry if the ingredients didn't mix at the top - once you remove all of the ingredients from the blender or processor, place or plate and hand mix ingredients if your blender isn't that great! It should look and feel like chocolatey dough. On a plate, spread the dedicated coconut. Roll the "dough" into balls, like the size of a ping pong ball and roll them in the coconut. Place in fridge for a bit (they taste better cold) and enjoy!!

 

Love and light,

Mary Christine   xoxo

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