Saturday, 6 August 2016

STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL


Smoothie bowls have quickly become a morning staple for me! They are such a great way to get a variety of nutrients in one simple blend. I especially love how quick and effortless they are...and filling!

I've been finding some really nice, beautifully ripe strawberries at the grocery store lately so I really wanted to use them in a smoothie bowl. I topped this luscious pink blend with some sliced kiwi, shredded unsweetened coconut, chia seeds and cacao nibs for a little crunch.

Friday, 5 August 2016

ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH AVOCADO CREAM



When I want something light but satisfying for supper I'll make zucchini noodles or "zoodles"! They're fun to eat and you can have them raw with a sauce or cook them...they are great either way. 

Here I'm having them raw with a creamy, garlic-y, avocado sauce that adds some richness and allot of flavor.

To make the noodles a Spirilizer is really handy to have but if you don't have one you can still make this dish. Before I got mine I used to just use a vegetable peeler and take long strips off of the zucchini which gave me long flat linguine style noodles instead of spaghetti style.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

BLUEBERRY MACA SMOOTHIE BOWL



I love having smoothies for breakfast. Until recently I always drank them in a tall glass. When I saw my first smoothie bowl I had to give it a try and now I'm hooked! It's such a great idea and it's a really great way to pack more nutrients into your blend. I also love the contrast between textures, depending on what you've topped your smoothie bowl with.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

RASPBERRY NICE CREAM




I have become slightly obsessed with nice cream lately. Maybe it's the warm weather but I crave this creamy, refreshing delight almost everyday. The great thing about nice cream is that you CAN have it everyday because it's a sweet treat that's good for you!

Nice cream is quick and simple to make and requires minimal ingredients. All you need is some frozen fruit and a blender.

CHUNKY GAZPACHO & POTATO WEDGES



Potato wedges are my favorite way to eat spuds! They are extremely satisfying and filling and of course they compliment most dishes. For this meal I had leftover Gazpacho so I paired it with some golden wedges for a delicious supper.

POTATOES are nutritious and delicious! They are high in potassium, vitamin B6, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, manganese, fiber, vitamin B3 and pantothenic acid. Potatoes are easy to digest, have anti inflammatory properties and because of their high potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc content they are beneficial for good skin health.