Healthier Green Smoothie With Essential Oils

Healthier Green Smoothie With Essential Oils

To be honest, I really like to chew my food, so having a smoothie can sometimes put me off.  That’s not the case with this lovely smoothie. I call it my Healthier Green Smoothie.

Elegant Serving a smoothie in a wine glass!

Make every meal special, why not serve your fresh and healthy breakfast smoothie in a wine glass!

Well balanced using fresh spinach, fresh apple -with peel, good fats with flax seeds, hemp seeds, tahini and a medjool date for hit of sweetness wrapped up with fibre and iron.  But what I really love is the addition of essential oils.  For this recipe I choose lemon, lime and ginger.  The lemon and Lime help with your metabolism in the morning and the freshness wakes me up.  I used Ginger for the warming touch it gives and for digestion.

What a perfect breakfast smoothie!

With Essential Oils

So balances…so fresh…loving the essential oil addition!

Create – Heat – Eat   Overnight Oats letting time do the work!

Create – Heat – Eat Overnight Oats letting time do the work!

What a great concept, the healthy way to have bircher

muesli!  Overnight oats really are healthy more accessible way to have Bircher Muesli –  and because you are not using fruit juice and dairy – is a healthier alternative.  Bonus, you are not restricted to using oats, I have created these wonder jars with quinoa flakes as well as rice flakes.

Create - Heat- Eat

Building Breakfast from the bottom of the Jar up!

The basics are so simple – you need 1/4 cup (per serve) of raw/organic long cooking  rolled oats, water, mason jar with lid.  REALLY that’s all your need.  Adding your touches is what makes this a killer breakfast.  I like to add mashed banana, raspberries (fresh or frozen) Tahini, maple syrup and toasted nuts or seeds. 

Last night I didn’t have all my go to ingredients,  I used what was on hand.  Here is what I created – 1/4 cup oats, 1 medjool date (diced and mashed), 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 1 spoon almond butter, 1 tsp  raw cacao, and to serve, toasted almonds and pumpkin seeds.  I also heated my oats before eating – I filled a pot with water and put the jar in and heated both together (TIP:  bring the cold water and cold jar up to temp together prevents glass from shattering).   If you are short on time, you can always microwave the jar for about 1-2 minutes for the same result.

See the following recipe for your next FUN breakfast creation!  If you want to create a larger batch easy also.  What you can do, is use 1/4 measure per portion  – for example you want to create 8 portions you would measure 2 full cups.  I would then put this is a large bowl that will fit in your fridge and add the water, about 4 cups.

Rawsomest Chocolate Breakfast!

Rawsomest Chocolate Breakfast!

Grab and Go

Breakfast on the Go!

 

Have you ever wanted to have yummy, decadent treat for breakfast or pre workout.  Well that’s exactly what you get in this way too yummy to be good for your breakfast brownie!  Your cake and eat it too.   Enjoy in good health, warmly nourished…body and soul.

 

Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Nutbutter

Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Nutbutter

I love raspberries so much I will put up the seeds getting stuck in my teeth.  This week   I decided to take a closer look at this little power gem of vibrant color and see why we should be eating them.  I wasn’t disappointed; they are a great source of Vitamin C, K, E, fibre, magnesium and potassium.   They have the right antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients for anti- cancer treatments and improve management of obesity.

Breakfast perfection!

I have been using raspberries for years as a simple dessert garnish and as the base for other sweet creations.  After researching them this week I decided to create a simple yet effect away to absorb all their health giving nourishment and allow them to take centre stage.  Breakfast perfection in a smoothie bowl YUMMY!.  I think the picture says it all.

My notes for this recipe…are in picture form enjoy!   The topping for this creation is toasted pumpkin seeds, some berries, toasted coconut flakes.  I made the smoothie with 1/2 an avocado, frozen organic raspberries, unsweetened almond milk, rice syrup, sunflower seed butter and some ice all blended up.  

 

Toasted Pumpkin seeds

Toasting Pumpkin seeds for Raspberry smoothie bowl

Smoothie Bowl

getting ready to make a Raspberry Smoothie bowl

Raspberries and Ice

I used this in the Raspberry smoothie bowl

Sunflower Butter – great alternative to Nut butters

Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

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Nice to to wake you up

Color!

Raspberry Smoothie bowl

Breakfast is served

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

blue berry muffins

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

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