Homemade Almond Milk

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Hi lovelies!

I’ve been meaning to try out homemade almond milk ever since my bf’s lovely Mum bought me a nut milk bag (thanks Toni!).

I finally made the time to test it out and was pretty happy with the results.

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Berry Nice Cream Fruit Bowl

       Berry Nice Cream Fruit Bowl Hello my lovelies! Sorry I’ve not blogged the past 2 weeks I’ve been off on holiday and just been super busy. But I’m back now 🙂

I whipped this little bad boy up this morning for an early lunch and it was yummo!

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Rainbow Protein Smoothie

I love this smoothie- isn’t it a beaut? It looks quite tricky but it’s super easy to make and taste deeelish.

The key with this recipe is to make sure the mixture is thick enough so the next layer doesn’t sink into it.

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Glowing Green Protein Smoothie

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Whipped this little one up for lunch today and it was deeelish. Great for boosting the immune system during winter and getting in your protein requirements, post workout.

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Summer Berry Smoothie Bowl

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Whipped this baby up the other morning, isn’t she a beaut?
I have had a few people ask if it’s really necessary to faff about with all the beautify like me. Of course not. I do the beautifying mostly to make the pic look lovely for you guys, my readers, BUT that being said, I do believe we eat with our eyes so the prettier it is, the more likely we are to enjoy it.

So, here’s how to make it

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Beautiful Superfood Smoothie Bowl

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Ok I’m pretty chuffed with this one- I mean come on, it’s pretty flipping beautiful right? Right.
I clearly have too much time on my hands if I’m making smoothies that look like this…anyway, I thought it would bring some colour into my readers day (which if you live in England are getting pretty grey and soggy at the mo).
Also, I’d just like to mention that I braved freezing temperatures to go outside and photograph this thing so I hope you appreciate it. Just kidding. No, but seriously, freezing temperatures.

Right, moving on. Not only is it a work of smoothie art (even if I do say so myself) it also tasted pretty nice too. Yay!

So here’s the recipe:

1 banana
Handful of spinach
Handful of berries
4 tsp of oats
4 peach segments
Dash of lemon juice
400ml of water

For the topping:
Tbsp of chia seeds*
Tbsp of flax seeds*
Frozen berries (I used cranberries)
Peach segments

Ok whizz up all the smoothie ingredients in a blender. The thicker the smoothie the easier it will be for the toppings to ‘sit’ on top of it in the bowl.

Pour smoothie mix into bowl and top artistically with fruit and seeds.

Take fancy photo and show it off to anyone that will look at it.

Obviously, most of you actually have proper jobs and places to be so just stick the seeds in with the smoothie and you’re good to go.

Enjoy! Oh and if you’d like to make me really happy please like/share/comment on this post.

Thank you! X

**If you’re thinking “chia seeds, flax seeds?! What the eff are they?! Check out my blog post all about them here

Vegan Caramel Milkshake (tastes like a McDonald’s shake)

I am not of fan of milky drinks/ shakes. I hate the taste of milk- however, my bf secretly loves a calorie loaded, sugary, caramel shake curtesy of Maccy D’s (only on cheat days though obviously 😉 so I thought I’d make him a dairy free, refined sugar free version. And, according to him, it’s totes amaze.

I’d like to mention that although the sugar comes from the dates, and IS natural, it’s still hella sugary- were talking 16g of sugar per 24g pitted date (10 dates=160g sugar). So yes it is probably best to drink these in moderation.

Ingredients
10 medjool dates, pitted (has to be medjool- seriously, I tried others and they tasted crap!)
Handful of ice
400ml of water
100ml almond milk

Method:
Whack all ingredients in a blender and whizz until you can only see small bits of date flying around.
Pour through a sieve to get rid of lumpy bits and drink the smooth stuff. Yummo

Ps. Apologies for crap and unimaginative photo but I HAD to share this recipe with you guys- you’ll thank me 😜

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Super Green Healthy Smoothie

This is my super clean, green, healthy smoothie.
Don’t be put off by the colour- I promise it is delicious.
I do however like to drink my smoothies through a straw- I have a weird thing about textures of some foods and I just find it easier to drink that way.

If you’re drinking smoothies and looking to loose some weight then I would suggest making smoothies that have a higher ratio of veg in them than fruit. As long as you have some fruit (berries are best as they are lower in sugar although this recipe includes pineapple to balance out the taste of the green pepper) you wont really taste the veg. Another way I like to make the smoothie taste nicer and disguise the veg taste is by adding lemon or lime juice.

I generally like to topped my smoothies with either chia seeds or flaxseeds (or sometimes both).

Chia seeds are great because they are really high in fiber, omega 3 (more omega 3 than salmon- gram for gram) and loaded with antioxidants. They can also help with weight loss because they expand in your stomach so you’ll feel fuller.

Flaxseeds are also really high in fiber and omega 3 and phytochemicals (help to balance female hormones). Anyhoo both are super good for you and can be picked up at any health food store or on amazon.

Ingredients:
1 banana
handful of spinach (I buy frozen because fresh lasts for about 2 mins before its manky)
cucumber (approx. the length of a finger- peeled)
1/3 green pepper
1/3-1/2 cup of pineapple
1-2 cups of water depending on how thick you like your smoothie
dash of lime juice

Topping:
Tbsp of chia seeds
Tbsp. of flaxseeds

Stick all the ingredients in a blender and whizz up until smooth. Top with chia seeds and flax seeds and mix.

Enjoy!

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