All posts filed under: Smoothies + Juices

Chocolate & Hemp Protein Smoothie

Have you tried hemp yet? You’ve probably seen these happy little seeds popping up on your Instagram feed recently as they have just been given the green light for human consumption in Australia ie we can buy them at the shops and add them to all of our delicious treats like muffins, raw balls, avocado toast ….. the list is endless. Now,  to answer your burning question no you won’t get high. Although hemp is from the same family as smokable hemp it only contains a teeny tiny amount (0.3%) of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the psychoactive compound that gives you the high. They are, however, packed full of body-loving nutrients that will leave you feeling full and nourished. Hemp is available in many edible forms all derived from the seeds of the plant commonly referred to as “hemp hearts”. The dried ground seeds are sold as hemp protein and you can also buy hemp oil or butter and even hemp milk. Hemp is a great allrounder to add to your diet, especially if your vegan or vegetarian. …

Blueberry and Ginger Smoothie

This is my favourite smoothie to make at the moment. Its super simple and uses only 5 staple ingredients. I love to make it in the morning before work when I feel like a lighter breakfast. The frozen blueberries and fresh ginger create such a refreshing flavour and the banana and oats give it a bit of body so you’ll power through the morning. Blueberry and Ginger Smoothie Makes 1 large Smoothie     Prep – 5 minutes      Difficulty – Easy Ingredients 1 cup of frozen blueberries 1/4 inch knob of fresh ginger 1/2 banana 1/4 cup oats 1 1/2 cups coconut h20 or plant milk Method add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Immune Boosting Turmeric Cider + Bali

For my most recent holiday, i was lucky enough to travel to the magical island paradise of Bali. Where you eat tropical fruit breakfast lunch and dinner and turmeric is in everything. Naturally, once I arrived I ate my way around the island. Sampling all the local meals and checking out the healthy food spots. My favourite meal was a dish called Gado Gado. Which is basically a plate of veggies and crispy tempeh smothered in peanut sauce. Heaven! I also ate my weight in smoothie bowls but that’s another recipe for another day. I’ve included some of my favourite places to grab a healthy bite to eat. Hopefully, they come in handy for anyone planning a trip. Now for the most exciting part of the post. This weeks recipe! It’s a recreation of my favourite drink I had in Ubud, a turmeric, aloe vera, apple and honey tonic, appropriately named belly juice. Turmeric is known to soothe the digestive tract and is full of bonus antibacterial + anti-inflammatory compounds that work to boost your immune …