Green Gut-Nourishing Smoothie

Green Gut-Nourishing Smoothie

Why do I love smoothies so much? They make a great breakfast or snack anytime and you can make them ahead of time. It is an excellent way to ease your body into the day.

This healthy smoothie – packed with kale leaves, spinach, celery, ginger and fresh lemon. I actually used homemade chicken bone broth as the liquid. Bone broth helps to nourish your gut, reduce inflammation and promote healthy gut integrity. It is rich in minerals that support the immune system.

It is easy and cheap to make your chicken bone broth at home. Click Here to find out how to do it.

I steamed the kale and spinach leaves before using them in my smoothie.  I did this for the following reasons:

  • Raw kale has natural chemicals in it called goitrogens which can affect your thyroid function, you have to steam kale to reduce the goitrogen levels.
  • Raw Spinach is rich in calcium but it’s high level of a compound called oxalic acid binds calcium and reduce its absorption. Steaming the spinach will release some of the calcium bound to oxalic acid.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I recommend using organic vegetables, they often have more antioxidants and contain fewer pesticides.

Ingredients

  • A handful of organic kale, steamed for 10 minutes
  • A handful of organic spinach, steamed for 10 minutes
  • 1 stalk organic celery
  • ½ organic unwaxed lemon
  • ¼ organic ginger
  • ¼ litre homemade chicken bone broth (click Here to see how to make your chicken bone broth)

Directions

  • Steam the kale and spinach ahead of time for about 10 minutes.
  • Put all the ingredients including the kale and spinach in a high-speed blender and blend till a fluid consistency is reached and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

 

Crunchy Chickpeas Nibbles

Crunchy Chickpeas Nibbles

Chickpeas is rich in protein and dietary fibre, a powerful combination for a snack that will fill you up and keep you satisfied.

Ingredients

  • 230g carton of organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne chilli pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of tamari soy sauce (gluten-free)

Instructions

  • Pour chickpeas into a bowl
  • Place all seasonings listed above and olive oil into the bowl (you can use any seasoning of your choice)
  • Mix it all through and leave to stand for 5 mins
  • Bake in the oven at 180°C for 15-20 minutes and it is ready to be served.

It is so crunchy and yummy! Enjoy!

Calorie Information Coming Soon!

Coconut Flour and Cocoa Biscuits

Coconut Flour and Cocoa Biscuits

These biscuits are so yummy. Kids will love it!

Cocoa is bursting with antioxidants, magnesium and dietary fibre.
Coconut flour is a healthy substitute for the traditional refined wheat flour. It is gluten–free, high in fibre, manganese, protein and lauric acid.

Serves 9

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 5 teaspoons of coconut oil, softened but not melted
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa nibs
  • Dash of Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Manuka honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade
  • Put all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix with a hand mixer until it is fully integrated
  • Use a spoon and scoop nine balls onto a baking paper and mash each one down with a spoon to make it ½ an inch thick
  • Bake in the oven for 15mins until it starts to turn brown.
  • It is now ready to be served. Enjoy!

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Green Plantain cooked in coconut oil

Green Plantain cooked in coconut oil

Treat yourself with this yummy green plantain fried in coconut oil, dusted with a pinch of paprika and cayenne chilli pepper and served with a handful of almonds to boost its protein content and additionally help with blood sugar balance.

Ingredients

  • 2 green plantains, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne chili pepper

Instructions

  • Heat up skillet or using stainless steel pan, place coconut oil into skillet or pan
  • Heat up the coconut oil on medium heat till it melts
  • Place each thin slice of plantain into the coconut oil making sure they are not overlapping; turn each side till golden brown
  • Repeat until all the slices are fried
  • Dust plantain with little paprika+ cayenne chilli pepper to taste and it is ready to be served.
  • Enjoy with a handful of almonds!

Calorie Information Coming Soon!

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