Recipe of the day -12/03/14
My Perfect Start Smoothie
This supercharged concoction is full of Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fibre and protein. It’s also sugar and dairy free.
A great breakfast option to get your day started. Nutrient dense and full of energy 🙂
– 2 – 3 cups Almond milk. (Homemade or store bought. Check out my recipe below)
-1 Tbs Chia seeds
-1 Tbs Flax Seeds
-2 Tbs Raw Cacao Nibs
-1 Tbs Maca powder
-1/2 – 1 Tbs Unrefined Coconut Oil
Throw it all in a blender and blitz until Smooth.
If you would like to add a little bit of sweetness, a couple of dates, a banana or some berries are a tasty option.
Home-Made Almond Milk
Soak Two cups of raw almonds in salty water overnight. I’m a huge fan of Cinnamon so I sprinkle some in too.
In the morning I rinse the almonds in a strainer until the water runs clear.
Then place the almonds in a blender with 4-6 cups of water (depending on how thick you like it) I also sprinkle in a little extra Cinnamon.
Start slow and blend for minute or two. Next place a fine metal strainer over a large bowl. Pour the mixture through and what you have in the bowl is your delicious homemade almond milk.
This should make 5 – 6 cups and will keep well for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Keep the pulp in a sealed container in the fridge to use in other recipes.
*soaking the almonds with a split vanilla bean and then adding it to the blender mix also works really well.
*Pumpkin seeds are also a great option. I soak them for the same exactly the same way for amount of time. I love using a mix of almonds and pumpkin seeds.