Smooth Talk

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Bring back the Smoothie! Lately it's all about veggie juices as the champion of healthy drinks, however given the amount of waste that accumulates after juicing all those carrots for one little mouthful I've decided to revive the super smoothie once again. I've recently experimented with a few recipes that I'd like to share. They've been a great help for keeping energy levels up while we're running around the kitchen.  They also keep you nice and full while tasting delicious with a dollop of nut butter as a good source of protein.

I've experimented with different milk substitutes as my tummy doesn't seem to be liking cows milk much at the moment. I love Macadamia milk and Oat milk, but you can also use almond milk or rice milk as an alternative.  And if all this wasn't healthy enough... I've even thrown in a tsp of super powder for a real detox kick (benefits found below).

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Berry

Large handful frozen berries

1 banana

splash of nut milk (almond or maca)

1 tsp lucuma

1 tsp goats yogurt

1 tsp

1 tsp almond butter

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Kale Blazer

large handful kale

1 banana

1 tsp heaped wheatgrass

1 heaped tsp unsweetened peanut butter

200ml oat milk

2 tsp chiaseeds

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Beet This

2 tbsp goats yoghurt

150ml fresh beetroot juice

1 tsp spirulina

1 fig

1 tsp agave nectar

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Maca Maca

1 x banana

1x tsp almond butter

2 ice cubes

1 tsp Maca

1 tsp Raw Cacao

200ml Macadamia nut milk

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Maca powder: this super root from Peru has a plethora of wonderful benefits. Not only is it said to balance out mood swings, anxiety and energy levels, but it's also known to help people with skin issues such as acne and blemishes. However be careful not to overdo the powder as it can send your hormones all over the place

Lucuma powder: contains a number of essential trace elements including potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium. It also adds a sweet taste which is great when craving something sugary

Wheatgrass powder: there are so many benefits to wheatgrass I don't even know where to begin! Apparently one little shot of wheatgrass juice is the equivalent of 1g green leafy veg. The juice isn't the tastiest but as a powder hidden behind all the other ingredients you're getting the benefits without leaving a nasty after taste in your mouth. Anti-oxidants a plenty!

Spirulina powder: an extremely high source of protein, rich in minerals such as calcium and magnesium, vitamins such as B12 which helps the absorption of iron, and essential fatty acids. Don't be put off when it turns everything green!