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Category Archives: Smoothies

New Recipe: Spinach & Mango Smoothie

New Recipe: Spinach & Mango Smoothie

Smoothies are such a convenient way to enjoy your favourite seasonal fruit and create a nutrient dense, macro balanced meal. With the sweetness of fresh mango, paired with omega-3 and fibre rich chia seeds and nature’s superfood spinach, it’s the complete summer smoothie in a dash.

Tip: this is a great smoothie to get some greens into your little ones and if the colour is something that might turn them away, place it in an opaque cup/bottle with a straw.

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tray of ice

Method

  1. Add almond milk and chia seeds to the blender and let sit for 15 minutes for the chia seeds to go to work.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, excluding the ice, into a blender and blend until smooth or your desired consistency. If desired add in the ice and blend for a further minute.

Recipe developed with the assistance of Melinda Benstead, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Recipe Creator for TNN. Learn more in Meet Min here.

Image by Sarah Craven Photography.

New Recipe: Low Carb Smoothie Bowl

New Recipe: Low Carb Smoothie Bowl

With the warmer weather approaching, this recipe is a refreshing and nutritious way to start your morning. Thanks to the abundance of good fats, protein and greens, this smoothie bowl will keep you satisfied and energised all morning. Taking only a few minutes to prepare, it’s the next best thing to eating ice-cream!  Ingredients (Serves 1)… Continue Reading

New Recipe: Breakfast Antioxidant Smoothie

New Recipe: Breakfast Antioxidant Smoothie

I often get asked how a smoothie for breakfast can keep me full until 2pm. Try this – it’s the nutrient density, balance of macronutrients and the abundance of good fats that makes it work.  Ingredients 1 cup water 1 tablespoon chia seeds ½ avocado 150ml organic coconut cream ½ cup frozen organic raspberries 2 cups spinach 2 teaspoons coconut oil 1… Continue Reading

Bare Blends Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Bare Blends Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

I can’t go past a smoothie. When you get the balance of macronutrients right, it should provide you with a nutrient dense meal that fuels you for four or more hours. To do this, at least two portions of good fats and two cups of green vegetables with your good quality protein powder. Be careful… Continue Reading

Choc-Antiox Smoothie

Choc-Antiox Smoothie

Smoothies are the perfect post-exercise refuel. If you’re yet to try Bare Blends protein, you’re missing out! Grab some here. This is heaven in a cup. Ingredients 1 cup water A dash of coconut milk 1 banana 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon raw cacao 1 teaspoon cacao nibs 1 teaspoon maca powder 1 teaspoon… Continue Reading

Superfood Smoothie

Superfood Smoothie

Welcome to my new obsession. Low in sugar, high in protein and antioxidants, gluten and dairy free, and so green it just has to be good for you!  Ingredients ½ cup unsweetened almond milk ¼ avocado ¼ banana 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 tray of ice 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 1… Continue Reading

Choc Coconut Protein Smoothie

Choc Coconut Protein Smoothie

Full of protein and good fats, this Choc Coconut Protein Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! It also doubles as a fantastic afternoon or pre-training snack, as the addition of dates will curb your sweet tooth and fuel your workout. All natural, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and delicious! Heaven… Continue Reading

Choc Avocado Smoothie version 2

Choc Avocado Smoothie version 2

This morning I realised I had run out eggs. It doesn’t happen often in my kitchen, but as I went to the markets yesterday and spent the evening in the kitchen, I used the last of my eggs in my new fave, Sugar free Choc Pecan Muffins. Luckily, I always have a back up in… Continue Reading

Choc Avocado Smoothie

Choc Avocado Smoothie

It’s think it’s pretty clear, I’m crazy about smoothies….and this Choc Avocado Smoothie is definitely my favourite! Full of protein, omega 3’s and antioxidants, there’s really no better way to start your day! Add good carbs in the way of gluten free or grainy bread with natural nut butter if you’re heading out on the bike, or… Continue Reading

Choc Banana Smoothie

Choc Banana Smoothie

Packed full of protein and good quality carbohydrates, this is the perfect post-exercise treat! Ingredients 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 small banana 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder 2 free range eggs 2 Medjool dates 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 tray of ice Method Add almond milk and chia seeds to the… Continue Reading