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.

Serves 2

Enjoy 🙂

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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.

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