As the warmer months set in - we often crave lighter, cooling foods - things like salads and juices and smoothies. For many of us though, we tend to miss the mark in the smoothie making department - blending up fruit and liquid only to find ourselves starving 30 minutes later.
A smoothie can be a fabulous meal in itself and an excellent time-saver if you're on the fly. In order to make a smoothie which gives you lasting energy however, it needs to balanced. Considering that fact that a smoothie has already been pureed (and therefore half our digestion work is already done for us), we need to ensure it contains fibre, fat and protein to sustain us for the entire morning.
One of the biggest perks of Summer? It's MANGO SEASON! Yas! Juicy, tropical, sweet goodness loaded with Vitamin C and beta-carotene which makes it especially wonderful for our skin health. Start the day with this cooling, incredibly simple, breakfast parfait.
Theres something about spiced baked beans which screams comfort food. Whether you have them on toast with smashed avo, add them to your lunch bowl, or wrap them up in a burrito, they pack a powerful nutritional punch and are a great source of plant based protein + fibre... plus they're usually a win with the kiddies (sans the chilli of course).
A take on the classic winter breakfast dish... packed with anti-inflammatory turmeric + ginger. It doesn't only make it good for us, but it also turns the porridge bright yellow, which looks a bit fun.
Because a cold morning always needs a soothing hot breakfast. Cut up toasted sourdough 'fingers' and dip straight into the pan if you're sharing with a loved one.
Hello weekend. The most delicious little pikelets which allow you to indulge without the guilt. Also a hit with the kiddies!
Its the simplest of ingredients, that can make a dish absolutely wonderful.
These tropical mango & coconut flavoured muffins will be a winner in any house hold! Light and fluffy with only a small amount of coconut sugar - using the goodness of natural sweet mangos instead.
Here is the quickest, easiest, and most delicious (in my opinion), green smoothie recipe using one of my favourite alkalising multi mineral powders by WelleCo.