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Berry blast smoothie bowl

Chatelaine | posted Monday, Jan 4th, 2016

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup finely chopped romaine stems
  • 1 frozen banana, broken in half
  • 1 Gala apple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup 2% plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp manuka honey, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. WHIRL blueberries, blackberries, romaine stems, banana, apple, yogurt and manuka honey (optional) in a blender until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Pour into 2 bowls.
  2. TOP with your choice of smoothie toppers. (Above: Mangoes and kiwis add extra antioxidants to this berry blend.)

Smart smoothie toppers

Pepitas: Just 2 tbsp contains 5 g of protein and 5 g of fibre.

Figs: High in vitamin K, fibre and copper.

Goji berries: Great source of vitamins A and C.

Almonds: The nut with the most fibre: 3 g in 2 tbsp

Chia: Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, protein and fibre.

Flax: Nearly 4 g of fibre in 2 tbsp. Ground seeds are easier for your body to absorb.

Hemp hearts: Full of protein, magnesium and healthy fats.

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Raw Reset: Start your day with raw food

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Jan 8th, 2014

Almond milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 C Almonds, soaked at least 6 hours
  • 4 C water
  • 2 dates
  • 2 t vanilla

Method:

Drain almonds from soaking water. Add to blender with water, dates and vanilla. Process for 2 minutes. Strain through nutmilk bag. You can save the remaining pulp, dehydrate it and use it as flour for other recipes. ALTERNATIVE: 4 Cups water & 2 T raw nut butter

Chia seed pudding for one

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh almond milk or coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 banana mashed (keep 3 slices for garnish)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to an hour and then mix again. Serve in a glass dish with sliced banana and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve with a side on tropical fruit.

Green powder smoothie for one

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 2-3 Frozen Bananas (very frozen) chopped up
  • ½ cup another frozen tropical fruit (mango, peaches, pineapple or berries)
  • 5 leaves of kale or lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro (4-5 sprigs)
  • 1 Tbsp maca
  • 1 tsp bee pollen
  • 1 tsp spirulina

Raw oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • ½ C raw oats
  • ½ C almond or coconut milk
  • ¼ raisins
  • 1 apple, shredded
  • 1 banana mashed

*Coconut flakes to garnish

Method:

  1. Mash banana well in bowl
  2. Add in remaining ingredients, stirring well. Let sit and garnish with coconut before serving.

Courtesy Meghan Pearson, www.meghanpearson.cawww.haciendadelsolcr.com

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