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amillionbillionmiles:

Cashew/berry smoothie bowl 🍓 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 banana, 1/3 cup cashews, 1/2 cup water and if needed a little sweetener of choice - topped with raw coconut chips, freeze dried blackberries, goji berries and mulberries ❤️
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amillionbillionmiles:

Cashew/berry smoothie bowl 🍓 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 banana, 1/3 cup cashews, 1/2 cup water and if needed a little sweetener of choice - topped with raw coconut chips, freeze dried blackberries, goji berries and mulberries ❤️

Instagram: amillionmiless 

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Thursday, April 3rd 2014 at 12:53AM          ▲ 1284  notes          ▲ food, smoothie, recipe,








amillionbillionmiles:

Berry swirl milkshake - bottom layer: blended frozen strawberries, cherries, frozen banana, organic vanilla powder, milk and a little honey. Top layer: blended frozen blueberries, raspberries and chia seeds. 
Instagram: amillionmiless

amillionbillionmiles:

Berry swirl milkshake - bottom layer: blended frozen strawberries, cherries, frozen banana, organic vanilla powder, milk and a little honey. Top layer: blended frozen blueberries, raspberries and chia seeds. 

Instagram: amillionmiless

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Thursday, April 3rd 2014 at 12:44AM          ▲ 174181  notes          ▲ food, smoothie, recipe,








fittybittybody:

Morning fighter smoothie! I have real trouble with my intake lately because of my stupid illness, so a morning smoothie is how I try to get most of my nutrition at the moment. So here’s a little thing I came up with, to help you fight through the rest of your day.
1 large tangerine/orange 
1 cup of sliced strawberries (strawberries make me really happy)
1 tbsp Agave nectar (to control the zestiness)
2 tbsp (20g) chia seeds (because protein)
What you get with this smoothie: Protein, Vitamin C (so much of it), Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium and Iron.
Enjoy :)

fittybittybody:

Morning fighter smoothie! I have real trouble with my intake lately because of my stupid illness, so a morning smoothie is how I try to get most of my nutrition at the moment. So here’s a little thing I came up with, to help you fight through the rest of your day.

  • 1 large tangerine/orange 
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries (strawberries make me really happy)
  • 1 tbsp Agave nectar (to control the zestiness)
  • 2 tbsp (20g) chia seeds (because protein)

What you get with this smoothie: Protein, Vitamin C (so much of it), Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium and Iron.

Enjoy :)

(via staywiththefight)


Thursday, April 3rd 2014 at 12:43AM          ▲ 62  notes          ▲ smoothie, recipe, food,








onefitmodel:

How to make a smoothie

Behold, the smoothie. A meal in a glass. And not just any meal. A meal anyone can make, no matter how inept in the kitchen or bound by time constraints.  And, done right, smoothies are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, healthy fats and so much more. Not only can smoothies be nutritious, they’re also super delicious.  That combination doesn’t come ‘round too often.

Use it as a meal replacement (e.g. breakfast), a post-workout drink, a supplement, snack or a healthy dessert. Use smoothies as a way to get your daily dose of fruit and veg, to lose weight, build muscle, or gain weight. Adapt smoothies anyway you can to suit your needs. The only thing holding you back is your imagination. There’s so much more to smoothies than fruit, yogurt and ice. Here’s your go-to guide on how to make a smoothie – awesome!

Smoothie Step 1: Add Fruits and/or Vegetables

Use fresh or frozen fruits to make your smoothie. Out of season, frozen fruits are a good choice, as they’re picked at the peak of ripeness and immediately frozen, sealing in the vitamins and minerals for maximum nutrition and maintaining textural integrity. Of course frozen fruits are incredibly convenient, but they also score high in terms of taste. Because you need less ice, you can achieve a more intense, purer flavor and yield a creamier smoothie.

Why not freeze your own fruit, especially if you prefer organic? Just buy fruit in bulk when in season (esp. when on sale), peel, cut, place in freezer bags and freeze.

Fruits to add to your smoothie include:

  • Apples
  • Apricot
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Berries (e.g. strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, cherries)
  • Grapefruit
  • Grape
  • Guava
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Melon (e.g. watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew)
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Pomegranate
  • Strawberry

Smoothies are a great opportunity to get some greens into your diet without actually tasting them. The fruit in smoothies mask most of the flavor of the vegetables, such that it still tastes like a fruit smoothie (though slightly different color). Spinach is one of the most popular greens added to smoothies because it has a mild flavor (its taste is masked by fruit) and because it is easy to blend. Other mild greens include romaine lettuce and bok choy. Adding a few greens will massively boost the nutritional content of your smoothie. As you experiment with ingredients and recipes, try some of the greens listed below:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Swiss chard
  • Bok Choy
  • Collard greens
  • Spring greens
  • Beet greens
  • Dandelion greens
  • Mustard greens
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce

SMOOTHIE STEP 2: ADD LIQUID

Smoothies are all about balance. Balance of flavor, balance of texture. Consistency of your smoothie is as important as taste. To get the right consistency add between 1 and 2 cups of liquid for every 3 cups of fruit. Exactly how much you need depends on the type of fruit you’re using. Bananas and mangos for example are thicker fruit, which means you’ll want to add more liquid. Watermelon, on the other hand, produces a lot of juice, so you’ll need to add less. In any case, if it’s too thick you can always add more liquid, and if you added too much liquid just add more ingredients that thicken your smoothie (see next step).

Nothing is irreversible when making a smoothie, you can always add a little more of this or a little more of that to get it just how you want. That’s what the infographic (above) is all about. A cheat sheet! In fact, experimentation is the best way to find out how you like your smoothie!

Liquids to add to your smoothie include:

Milk:

  • Cows milk
  • Almond milk
  • Hazelnut milk
  • Soy milk
  • Rice milk
  • Oat milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Coconut milk/ water

Fruit juice (fresh squeezed/ pressed or store bought):

  • Orange juice
  • Apple juice
  • Pear juice
  • Grape juice
  • Pomegranate juice

Various:

  • Water
  • Iced coffee
  • Iced green/ black tea

SMOOTHIE STEP 3: THICKEN UP

This step will give your smoothie body, texture and creaminess, and balance out any acidic taste from fruits such as oranges and berries. But it’s also an opportunity to boost the nutritional content of your smoothie.  Thickening your smoothie is especially important if you’re working with watery fruit such as watermelon or pineapple, or haven’t used thick, balancing fruits such as avocado and banana.

Nut & seed butters (preferably natural & unsweetened):

Nut and seed butters are rich in protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids.

  • Almond butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Hazelnut butter
  • Macadamia nut butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Pecan butter
  • Pistachio butter
  • Walnut butter
  • Pumpkin seed butter
  • Sesame seed butter (tahini)
  • Soybean butter
  • Sunflower seed butter

 Dairy:

  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Kefir
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Ice cream (best used for dessert smoothie, treat or weight gain smoothie)

 Various:

  • Ice
  • Coconut meat
  • Chia seeds
  • Psyllium seed husks (drink smoothie quickly or psyllium will swell making it difficult to drink)
  • Oats
  • Beans (tip: use white beans or chickpeas in fruit, vanilla or other light-colored smoothies and black beans in chocolate or dark smoothies)

If you don’t want to thicken your smoothie with any of the above ingredients or are only adding ice, work with fruits such as avocados, bananas and mangoes, that are naturally thicker or frozen fruits to achieve a thick, rich and creamy smoothie.

SMOOTHIE STEP 4: FLAVOR IT

This is one of my favorite steps. It’s where you take really good smoothie and make it special.

Sweeteners

Let’s start with sweeteners. Ideally, most of the smoothies sweetness should come from fruit. If you’re using sweet and ripe fruits such as banana and mango, you should need little sweetener. If you do need to sweeten your smoothie, you can use (brown) sugar, but there are many ways you can sweeten your smoothie and add nutritional value or at least limit calories.

  • Honey
  • Stevia
  • Xylitol
  • Maple syrup
  • Agave nectar
  • Dates
  • Figs

Salt

Just as any meal, a dash of salt can enhance the taste of your smoothie. To add extra nutritional value, use high quality sea salt such as Celtic sea salt, instead of table salt.

Spices/ Herbs

Adding spices will take your smoothie to the next level, both in flavor and nutritionally.

  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Cilantro/coriander (green smoothies)
  • Parsley (green smoothies)
  • Cinnamon (adds a layer of sweetness, without adding calories)
  • Vanilla (extract)
  • Almond extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice

As well as the following  (a little will go a long way):

  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Cardamom
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice

SMOOTHIE STEP 5: SUPERFOODS

This is where you take your smoothie to the next level in terms of nutrition. There are a plethora of superfoods you can add to smoothies to give it a massive nutritional boost.

Adding a tablespoon of healthy oil (e.g. fish oil and coconut oil) is an easy to way to turn a smoothie into more of a meal. Adding healthy fats help you absorb some of the nutrients, will make the smoothie more satisfying and help you feel fuller for longer. Instead of a tablespoon of oil, you can add some avocado, it’s full of healthy fat and will make your smoothie creamy.

Another awesome addition to your smoothie is protein. Like fats, protein transforms your smoothie from a snack into a meal. Protein takes longer to digest, stabilizes blood sugar, helps you feel fuller and keeps hunger at bay. Protein is important if you’re using smoothies as a meal replacement or as a post-exercise snack. You can add protein powder (e.g. whey protein, hemp protein), which come in all sorts of flavors, or use foods such as cottage cheese, yogurt or milk (see step 3 above) as your protein source.

As with the previous steps, the following is just a list of what you can add, it’s not meant to be overwhelming, but just give you an idea of the possibilities and encourage you to experiment a little.

  • Protein powder
  • Coconut oil/ butter
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Fish oil
  • Fresh sprouts
  • Green powders
  • Cacao powder
  • Maca powder
  • Aloe vera
  • Acai powder
  • Goji berries
  • Spirulina powder
  • Chlorella powder
  • Wheatgrass powder
  • Multivitamin powder
  • Wheat germ
  • Probiotic powder
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Bee pollen

SMOOTHIE STEP 6: BLEND!

Added all the ingredients? It’s time to blend! Start out on a low setting and work your way up to the top speed. It’ll take about 30 to 60 seconds – depending on ingredients – to blend. Pour, drink and enjoy!


Thursday, April 3rd 2014 at 12:40AM          ▲ 2541  notes          ▲ tips, recipe, smoothie,








eat-to-thrive:

Early lunch today was this fudgey banana-carob “ice cream”. Just 3 large frozen bananas, 3 medjool dates, & 3 tbsp carob powder. Tip: in my food processor I blended the carob & dates with one banana first, until it was fairly smooth, & then added the other two bananas. That way the dates get evenly blended up & mixed in without the bananas melting too much. I’ve grown to love the taste of carob, even more than I used to love cacao/chocolate (which I used to be really addicted to, and now I haven’t eaten any or even craved any for months, even when there have been chocolates right in front of me!). If for whatever reason you are trying to quit chocolate and still have cravings, or if you just want a sweet & fat free treat, this nice-cream is perfect!

eat-to-thrive:

Early lunch today was this fudgey banana-carob “ice cream”. Just 3 large frozen bananas, 3 medjool dates, & 3 tbsp carob powder. Tip: in my food processor I blended the carob & dates with one banana first, until it was fairly smooth, & then added the other two bananas. That way the dates get evenly blended up & mixed in without the bananas melting too much.
I’ve grown to love the taste of carob, even more than I used to love cacao/chocolate (which I used to be really addicted to, and now I haven’t eaten any or even craved any for months, even when there have been chocolates right in front of me!). If for whatever reason you are trying to quit chocolate and still have cravings, or if you just want a sweet & fat free treat, this nice-cream is perfect!

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Monday, March 31st 2014 at 2:00PM          ▲ 1226  notes          ▲ food, recipe, fat is not the enemy tho,








fitwithoutfat:

Chia pudding! 1 cup almond milk, 1/4 c. chia seeds, a bit of vanilla and coconut flakes, all put in a jar and shook together. Refrigerate overnight, and top with bananas! A simple healthy breakfast  :)

fitwithoutfat:

Chia pudding! 1 cup almond milk, 1/4 c. chia seeds, a bit of vanilla and coconut flakes, all put in a jar and shook together. Refrigerate overnight, and top with bananas! A simple healthy breakfast :)

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Sunday, March 30th 2014 at 12:49AM          ▲ 449  notes          ▲ food, recipe,









Sunday, March 30th 2014 at 12:02AM          ▲ 1011  notes          ▲ food, recipe, use full fat tho,








recoveringbambi:

Choc mint banana ice cream is officially my new favourite thing {four frozen bananas, medjool date, tbsp raw cacao, vanilla extract, mint leaves, baby spinach + tsp peanut butter, topped with caramelized buckinis and raw almonds}.

recoveringbambi:

Choc mint banana ice cream is officially my new favourite thing {four frozen bananas, medjool date, tbsp raw cacao, vanilla extract, mint leaves, baby spinach + tsp peanut butter, topped with caramelized buckinis and raw almonds}.

(via healthy-selflove-veggie)


Saturday, March 29th 2014 at 12:09PM          ▲ 7397  notes          ▲ food, recipe,









Saturday, March 29th 2014 at 11:24AM          ▲ 1317  notes          ▲ recipe, smoothie,








gettingahealthybody:

Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Recipe:3/4 Cup Raw Cacao powder1/4 Cup Cacao Butter, melted1/3 Cup Coconut Oil1 Tbsp. Coconut Butter4 Tbsp. Liquid sweetener (I used honey, but feel free to use whatever you prefer)1/8 tsp. Sea salt1/2 tsp Vanilla, or flavouring of choiceExtra cacao for dustingProcedure:Melt the cacao butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, sweetener, and salt over a double boiler (or a metal bowl on top of a pot of boiling water). Once everything is melted, stir in cacao powder and flavouring. Stir vigorously, as the liquid sweetener is heavier than the other ingredients and will tend to not mix in as easily. Pour chocolate into a standard bread pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the refrigerator to set. Once set, the chocolate can be sliced into cubes and dusted with cacao. Store in the refrigerator for several week, or the freezer for several months. 
Sorry for the temptation, but I’m just incredibly psyched to find no-bake recipes. Anyways, no harm in a little indulgence here and there as long as it is in moderation. Also, perfect for gifts to friends on special occasions like x’mas or v’day. You will thank me. You’re welcome.

gettingahealthybody:

Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Recipe:
3/4 Cup Raw Cacao powder
1/4 Cup Cacao Butter, melted
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp. Coconut Butter
4 Tbsp. Liquid sweetener (I used honey, but feel free to use whatever you prefer)
1/8 tsp. Sea salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla, or flavouring of choice
Extra cacao for dusting

Procedure:
Melt the cacao butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, sweetener, and salt over a double boiler (or a metal bowl on top of a pot of boiling water). Once everything is melted, stir in cacao powder and flavouring. Stir vigorously, as the liquid sweetener is heavier than the other ingredients and will tend to not mix in as easily. Pour chocolate into a standard bread pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the refrigerator to set. Once set, the chocolate can be sliced into cubes and dusted with cacao. Store in the refrigerator for several week, or the freezer for several months. 

Sorry for the temptation, but I’m just incredibly psyched to find no-bake recipes. Anyways, no harm in a little indulgence here and there as long as it is in moderation. Also, perfect for gifts to friends on special occasions like x’mas or v’day. You will thank me. You’re welcome.

(via gettingahealthybody)


Saturday, March 29th 2014 at 11:23AM          ▲ 980  notes          ▲ food, recipe,
















smoothblender:

Maca Chai Breakfast Pudding
OK. So, this number one, is really fucking good..number 2 easy…number 3 all of the above.
I had some chai left over that I’d brewed the night before…so if you’re wanted to recreate this breakfast then perhaps brew a cup at least half an hour in advance so that it’s steeped long enough for the flavours to still stand out in the pudding. (*Can do an alternative, I’ll write at the end*)
So, boil your kettle and while that’s goin, add an over ripe banana to your blender, with:
1 tbs psyllium husk.
1 cardamon pod,
1/2-1 tbs cinnamon - depends on how cinnamony you like things, I like alot.
1 date/ 1 tbs mulberries
1 1/2 tsp maca
1 tbs hemp seeds *optional, could add 1 tbs protein powder instead
Here you can add in any other powders you might use like lucuma, which has a delicious creamy taste, I sometimes add activated buckwheat to the blender or other nuts - praticularly brazil, any AFA or e3 live for brain function, gotu kola and other herbs.. This is what’s so great about blending things! You combine everything into one super mega meal and you’re set for the rest of the day, all your supplements, whole foods, fruits, protein and fibre in one delicious bowl/glass/jar/mug/
Add in the boiling water - enough to fill your bowl and blend on high for a minute or so… grate some orange zest and clean up the mess you’ve made, a convenient time slot to fix up any spills etc..
Pour into your bowl and let sit for half a minute or until it’s set. Top with nuts, seeds, zest and more buckinis and I hope you enjoy!!!!! :)

smoothblender:

Maca Chai Breakfast Pudding

OK. So, this number one, is really fucking good..number 2 easy…number 3 all of the above.

I had some chai left over that I’d brewed the night before…so if you’re wanted to recreate this breakfast then perhaps brew a cup at least half an hour in advance so that it’s steeped long enough for the flavours to still stand out in the pudding. (*Can do an alternative, I’ll write at the end*)

So, boil your kettle and while that’s goin, add an over ripe banana to your blender, with:

1 tbs psyllium husk.

1 cardamon pod,

1/2-1 tbs cinnamon - depends on how cinnamony you like things, I like alot.

1 date/ 1 tbs mulberries

1 1/2 tsp maca

1 tbs hemp seeds *optional, could add 1 tbs protein powder instead

Here you can add in any other powders you might use like lucuma, which has a delicious creamy taste, I sometimes add activated buckwheat to the blender or other nuts - praticularly brazil, any AFA or e3 live for brain function, gotu kola and other herbs.. This is what’s so great about blending things! You combine everything into one super mega meal and you’re set for the rest of the day, all your supplements, whole foods, fruits, protein and fibre in one delicious bowl/glass/jar/mug/

Add in the boiling water - enough to fill your bowl and blend on high for a minute or so… grate some orange zest and clean up the mess you’ve made, a convenient time slot to fix up any spills etc..

Pour into your bowl and let sit for half a minute or until it’s set. Top with nuts, seeds, zest and more buckinis and I hope you enjoy!!!!! :)

(via fitandskinnytogether)


Monday, January 13th 2014 at 12:57PM          ▲ 121  notes          ▲ food, recipe,








beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Vegan Vegetable Wraps - Critter Baugh not only shreds in the ocean, but he also has some serious skills in the kitchen. As a personal chef and caterer, specializing in vegan, vegetarian, and raw cooking, Critter takes us out to his organic garden to get the fixin’s for his tasty wraps. See VIDEO.

(Source: beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood, via petalya)


Monday, January 13th 2014 at 12:00PM          ▲ 3575  notes          ▲ food, recipe, vegan,








eat-to-thrive:

Couple fresh peaches, 1/2 banana, 1 cup raspberries, plus 1 tbsp chia seed, and 1 tbsp @holycrapcereal (chia, buckwheat, hemp) soaked overnight in almond milk. Japanese anemones in the background.

eat-to-thrive:

Couple fresh peaches, 1/2 banana, 1 cup raspberries, plus 1 tbsp chia seed, and 1 tbsp @holycrapcereal (chia, buckwheat, hemp) soaked overnight in almond milk. Japanese anemones in the background.

(via findinghealthyhappiness)


Monday, January 13th 2014 at 11:42AM          ▲ 560  notes          ▲ food, recipe,








beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Baked Banana Oatmeal - Clean & Delicious® Full Recipe

(Source: beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood, via healthisnotafad)


Monday, January 13th 2014 at 11:09AM          ▲ 7902  notes          ▲ food, recipe, oatmeal,








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