Chia Peach Green Smoothie

Serves 1

1 handful spinach

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 banana

1 chopped peach

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

 

Add ingredients to blender in order listed (you want your greens on the bottom by the blade so they blend better and have the chia on the bottom to absorb some liquid before you blend).

Wait a couple of minutes for the chia seeds to start soaking up the almond milk.

Blend, Serve and Enjoy!

Tip: Smoothies are the ultimate recipe for substitutions. Try swapping different greens, fruit or seeds to match your preference.

Bonus: Chia seeds not only have fibre and essential omega-3 fatty acids but they contain all of the essential amino acids, so they are a great plant-based source of protein.

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Sunrise carrot juice

Serves 2

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Ingredients:

750g carrots, trimmed and chopped

1 inch ginger, peeled

2 apples, chopped roughly

2 pear, chopped roughly

2 oranges

Directions:

Peel the oranges, but leave as much of the white ‘pith’ as possible.   

Blend all the ingredients in a juicer.

You can use the carrot pulp to make raw carrot cake or add to your porridge with some raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg for ‘carrot cake’ style porridge. It’s delicious!

 

Blueberry Banana  

Serves 1-2, depending on whether you're having as a meal or snack

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Ingredients

250ml coconut or unsweetened almond milk

25g plant-based protein powder (optional, but good to add, especially if you’re making for a morning meal or snack. I like hemp powder)

25g ground chia seeds (optional)

200g blueberries (can use frozen)

1 banana (Tip: Freeze some bananas for making your smoothies, you can add them right in frozen!)

100g spinach

50g tahini (or organic unsweetened nut butter, like almond)

Add 2g cinnamon if you want a warmer feel (optional)

Directions

Mix well in blender, adding in a little ice if you like, while blending.

Green smoothie

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Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

4 handfuls spinach

1 banana, sliced

1 pear, chopped

2 tsps chia seeds

2 tsps ground flax seed

2 tsps hemp seeds (dehulled or ground whole ones)

Water

Directions:

Add enough water to cover the ingredients. The amount of water you use will depend on your personal preference for consistency. Blend until smooth.

Feel free to experiment with different green vegetables, such as kale. You can also try different fruit combinations. The banana helps to thicken it up and provide sweetness.