I like to use local, seasonal fruits and veggies as much as possible. Spring is here and I'm loving all the oranges that are in season right now. I made this smoothie the other day with fresh oranges from my friend's garden and it turned out awesome. This smoothie is creamy, refreshing and nutritious. It's packed with Vitamin C, healthy fats and protein but most importantly, it tastes amazing! Serves 2: Ingredients: 2 navel oranges-peeled and roughly chopped 1 ripe banana Han
Ingredients 2 cups of Quinoa, cooked red bell pepper chopped Persian cucumbers chopped ½ cup of Red onion finely chopped 1 large carrot grated 2-3 sprigs of fresh mint chopped 2-3 sprigs of fresh basil chopped ½ cup of dried cranberries or currants Juice of ½ lemon Sea salt – to taste Freshly ground black pepper – to taste 1 tbsp Ghee/ clarified butter – Optional Directions Cook Quinoa with water or low sodium vegetable/ chicken stock and set it aside. Once warm, mix in a tab
Green Smoothies are my all-time favourite breakfast, especially on a super busy day when I know mornings are going to be rushed. This green smoothie is packed with nutrients and loaded with probiotics (the friendly bacteria in your gut). A glass of this beauty is going to jump-start your day for sure. Serves 2 Total Time: 5 mins Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 2 cups of Kale 1/2 avocado 1 small Persian Cucumber 1 tbsp Chia Seeds 1 tbsp hemp seeds 2 tbsp Cashews A handful of Sunfl
I've got a simple, weeknight salad for ya! It's colourful, vibrant, easy to make and contains a wealth of nutrients. This salad can be served as an accompaniment to a main dish or can be eaten on its own. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 package of shredded multi-colored carrots 3 Persian cucumbers – chopped 3/4 cup sprouted black-eyed peas 1/2 apple cut into matchsticks 2 tbsp dried cranberries 1 tbsp fresh or dried unsweetened coconut flakes 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds 1 tbsp cilantro f
This Glowing Skin Green Smoothie is one of my all-time favourites. Not only is it delicious, but it's also full of nutrients that are super good for your skin. These amazing nutrients will make you glow from the inside out. I strongly believe that the easiest and cheapest way to glowing skin is not in your makeup bag, it's in your kitchen. So, first thing's first, why is this smoothie good for your skin? BABY SPINACH – All dark leafy greens are great for your skin. This super
Beets are one of my all-time favourite root vegetables! They are sweet, slightly bitter, juicy and taste delicious. They have a gorgeous deep red hue and can add a pop of colour to any salad or smoothie. Beets are loaded with phytonutrients that provide antioxidants, anti-inflammatory support, and aid in detoxification. The phytonutrient in beets is called betalain. This nutrient is heat-sensitive which means the more you cook it, the more it will lose its nutritional value.