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GREEN SMOOTHIES ON THE GO

GREEN SMOOTHIES ON THE GO

Posted March 21, 2012

I’m a fan of smoothies. Nothing new there. What is new though is that with my recent switch to self-employment as a full-time yoga teacher and health coach, I also landed a gig with Urban Remedy as a resident nutrition + lifestyle coach. Twice a week I’m exposed to the joys of juicing and blending. We brainstorm new nutritionally balanced recipes and we try and find ways to include what we understand to be important in cleansing. The reason I love Urban Remedy goes way back to its founding days – which actually began in my kitchen with my beautiful flatmate – Emma Seibold (now the founder of Barre Body in Melbourne). Emma educated me on the benefits of cleansing and green smoothies. But another key reason I’ve got tickets on Urban Remedy comes down to the ease. For many of us making a green smoothie, let alone cleansing, is way to hard and time-consuming. Not enough time, too busy. We’ve all been there. Urban Remedy does both of these just with a quick click. I’m due a cleanse soon and I can’t wait. Nothing makes me feel light, clean, alive and rejuvenated like a 3-day cleanse! But, in the meantime I make sure I keep up the greenage with a few smoothies here and there. Sticking with the time-poor theme I’ve decided to list my favourite on-the-go green or superfood smoothie hits. My local smoothie joints: The Health Emporium – Bondi Road, Bondi Beach They make a mean superfood smoothie with spinach, avocado, coconut milk, maca and spirulina. About Life – Darling Street, Rozelle or Oxford Street Bondi Junction Kale, watermelon and Lime anyone? Or try the cacao, berry and coconut milk! The Suveran – Oxford Street, Bondi Junction You can’t get any greener that the smoothies at the Suv Health Nuts – Kings Cross Shopping Centre I love their bee pollen protein smoothie. It gives me energy before teaching without making me full. Earth Food Store – Hall street, Bondi Beach Yummy berry smoothie Bru – Brighton Blvd – Bondi Beach Coco smoothie with dates And in case you are keen to blend away on your own, try this! Cacao Mint Smoothie Coconut Milk Coconut Meat Coconut Water Mint – BIG handful 2 tbls Cacao Chia seeds Super Green Smoothie Coconut Water Handful of Silverbeet spinach 1/4 Avocado 1 Lemon 1/4 Cucumber 1 Apple Handful Mint 1/4 Celery 1 tsp spirulina Chia seeds Cayenne Pepper Signing off with an exhale. Pause. Listen. Live Cx Read more

FIVE ON FRIDAY… nutritious + delicious smoothies!

FIVE ON FRIDAY… nutritious + delicious smoothies!

Posted August 19, 2011

Check it out. Five of my favourite smoothie recipes- I decided to whack them into one post after a friend mentioned she’d love a quick reference. Perfect for post-yoga/workout . Great on the weekend when you are running about with no time to stop and eat. Yummy healthy afternoon snack. No need to chop. No need to do anything really. Just bung it all in and hit the (right!) buttons on your blender. No nutrients lost (all whole, live foods and raw ingredients) and no fibre lost either. These smoothies are packed with Superfoods (maca, cacao, berries, chia seeds) and lots of greenage (spinach, kale, cos) or good fats (avocado, coconut oil) and great non-dairy milks! You’ll be getting an incredibly nourishing energy. A few tips re: measurements. Where I haven’t given a measurement/amount (e.g. water, milk, spinach, cos) I tend to just free pour and just chuck in handfuls depending on what kind of consistency I want that day. The fun in smoothie experimenting is just that – it’s an experiment. See what you like/don’t like. Try it out and aim for something that tastes delicious to you! Let’s be frank. Being healthy can be fun and easy, but if you are trying to force something vile down your throat, you are never going to maintain it, are you? So healthy, yes, but delicious is a must! 1) Maca + avocado power • 1 avocado • 1 tbls cacao powder • 1 tbls maca powder • 1-2 tbls chia seeds (soak in water first) • soy milk • raw honey • water/ coconut water 2) Super green but chocolatey • Handful of cos lettuce • Handful of spinach + kale • Squeeze of lime juice (helps with the absorption of iron in spinach) • 100% organic apple juice • 1 banana • 1/2 cup of blueberries • 1 tbls chia seeds (soak in water first) • 1 tbls spirulina • 2 tbls cacao • 1 tbls pure powdered acai • Dash of cinnamon 3) Thick, Green + surprisingly tasty • Handful of spinach + Kale (also known as Tuscan Cabbage) • 1 banana • ½ – 1 mango • Rice Milk • 1-2 tbls chia seeds (soak in water first) • 1 tbls spirulina 4) Zingy, fresh + playful • 2-4 tbls homemade/organic whole milk yoghurt • Handful of blueberries • 1 tbls cacao powder • Organic apple juice • Cinnamon • 1-2 tbls chia seeds (soak in water first) • Walnuts • 1-2 tbls coconut oil (click here to learn why this is so good for you!) 5) Nutty dessert • Filtered water • 1/2 tbsp tahini (black or white unhulled) • 5-6 mejool dates (or ordinary dates soaked overnight) • 3-4 tbsp raw cacao • Handful of walnuts • 2 tbsp of chia seeds (soak in water first) If you try any out let me know your thoughts. Or, if you have your own delicious recipe share it here! Signing off with an exhale. Pause. Listen. Live Cx Read more


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