Berry cherry smoothie to kick start our day!

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Serves 4:
2 cups mixed berries (defrosted)
1 cup cherries (defrosted)
1 apples
1 tbs acia berry powder
1 whole coz lettuce
1 cucumber
1 cup spinach
4 cups water we like it thick! Add more water if you don’t.

Top with chia seeds and goodies!

Banana porridge with berries.

Serves 4.
12 bananas
3 apples
3 pitted dates
1 cup defrosted mixed berries

Blend all together in the food processor until the banana is smooth but the apple is still chunky like oats. Once to this texture add 4 tbs hempseeds and serve into 4 bowls. Then add the room temperature defrosted berries and the liquid that was formed.

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Grain free Bircher.

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Serves 2:
4 tbs chia seeds
4 grated apples
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup hemp seeds.
Cover and leave overnight or at least 30 minutes.

Then add:
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup activated pistachio nuts
1/4 cup activated pumpkin seeds

And 4 passionfruits cut open, which I add on the side as my boys like to scoop them out themselves.

The pistachios are high in omega 3 fatty acids, the pumpkin seeds high in zinc and loads of fiber, vitamin C and protein from the chia seeds. This is a nutrient dense breakfast that will feed their brains, fuel their body’s and give them energy!

Raw winter porridge.

My favorite raw winter porridge. . .

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Keeps my tribe full till lunch.
🍌 3 ripe bananas per person.
2 ripe sticky dates per person.
🍎 1 crisp apple cored and quartered per person.

Place all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blitz until an oatmeal type texture forms.

Then add 1/2 cup hemp seeds per person or/and 1 tbsp chia seeds per person.

You can add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon per person too or 1 inch fresh ginger per person is nice as well. If you don’t have apples try just ripe pears 🍐.

Berries and kiwi chia breakfast bowl.

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Serves 2.
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 cups coconut water
1 cup defrosted berries
1 cup finely chopped kiwi fruit
1/4 cup coconut flakes

Leave for 15-20 minutes to soak up the water. Add more if you require.

Add chopped fresh strawberries and kiwis on top with more seeds and coconut.

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Green brekkie bowl . . .

Brekkie bowl packed with goodness to set my boys off to school with full bellies and fuelled brains, so they can play learn and grow πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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4 ripe large bananas
3 dates
1 tbs barley greens
1 cucumber
2 sticks celery
1 small lettuce
1 kale leaf

Blended and decorated with love
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Step by Step – Making Nut and Seed Milks.

It’s hard to believe how easy it is to make your own nut or seed milks. It’s cost effective as you can use the pulp to bake your cakes or make pancakes or just throw it in your smoothies for extra protein.

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My Pumpkin Seed Milk which I love to use in baking . . .

Below are the step on how to make your own and options of flavours:

Step 1. Soak your nuts or seeds like cashews, pumpkin, sunflower, quinoa, almonds, brazil or macadamia nuts for 4-8 hours in filtered water in a large jug with the water just covering them, this step is important because it will remove any sprays if not using organic and to remove naturally forming phytic acid. AlsoΒ because nuts contain numerous enzyme inhibitors that can put a real strain on the digestive systemΒ if consumed in excess and soaking helps with this. This alsoΒ increases the enzyme quality of the nuts.

If your using previously activated nuts and seeds you can skip this process. Also hemp seeds don’t need to be soaked first.

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Almond Milk is still my favourite . . .

Step 2.Β Drain off the water and add the nuts or seeds to the blender with 1 pitted date for sweetness but this is optional, if like us you use your milk for smoothies and are adding fruit you will not need to sweeten it, Β but if it is to drink straight add dates to get the taste you like. For 1 litre of milk 1 use 1/2 cup of nuts or seeds to 2 -1/2 cups of filters water to make more I use 1 cup of nuts or seeds to 5 cups of water (nut and seed milks freeze well in ice-cube trays ready to pop into smoothies or hot bullet-proof coffee)

Step 3. Blend the soaked nut or seeds and the filtered water till it’s all a pulp. I have a good blender and I still do this at least twice to make sure.

Step 4.Β Use a large jug or bottle with a wide neck and place your nut milk bag over the edge of the jar or bottle,Β pour the blended nut or seed liquid through it. Tie up the string and leave the jug or bottle with the bag in it in the fridge over night or for at least 8 hours.

Step 5. Over the sink as it can be messy, start to squeeze the bag gently as you watch your beautiful nut or seed milk drip out, this is very therapeutic. keep squeezing until all the milk has left the bag and you are left with a dry pulp in the bag.

Step 6.Β Seal the lid on the milk and store in the fridge for 4-5 days or as Β I said freeze it.

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Macadamia Milk frozen in cubes ready to go . . .

Step 7.Β Use the pulp! Either add to your smoothie that morning or mix in with some eggs and banana and make pancakes or if you have a dehydrator then you can dry it out to use as meal at a later stage. But don’t waste it. Wash your bag out by hand and dry properly for next time.

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Don’t waste that pulp . . .

Additions:

Once you get the hang of this process you can add fresh ginger, cacao, strawberries or any flavour you like. Either blending the fruit or ginger in it as Step 3. or when you bottle it adding the flavour then. Perfect for those kids who love chocolate milk after school . . . goodness without the guilt.

Enjoy making it your own and feel free to make combos too. . . I love cashew and hemp seed!

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Chia seed recipes and egg replacer.

Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and protein and a good source of magnesium. They are good for digestion and keep you full for a long time, because they swell and use the bodies fluids to digest them drink lots of water about 30 minutes after the meal. They are versatile as warm porridge or a cool smoothie or as divine cacao dessert. If you stick to the basic recipe below you can then add any fruit, puree, milk or powder to make them to your own taste.

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This is chia porridge I made with almond milk and topped with bananas, spirullina, mesquite, camu camu, hemp seeds, almonds, brazils, pecans, cocao nibs and coconut.

The basic recipe is:

1/3 cup chia seeds

2 cups filtered water or milk of choice

This makes a 6:1 ratio which gives you a good gel. Mix it together and leave for up to 30 minutes.

I leave mine in the fridge in a jar for the next days breakfast or snack. Then you can top it with fruit or add more milk or nuts and seeds to make a complete meal.

As an egg replacer the ratio is: for 1 egg- 1tbs chia seeds to 3 tbs of water.