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.
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!
Healthier Green Smoothie With Essential Oils
Bright, well balanced Smoothie that will suit the whole family.
1 red or green apple, core removed
1 to 2 cups Spinach OR Kale
2 cup water
1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
1 tbsp Flax Seeds
1 tbsp Tahini
1 soft medjool date, stone removed
pinch of sea salt
3 drops lemon doTERRA Essential Oil
3 drops lime doTERRA Essential Oil
2 drops ginger doTERRA Essential Oil
Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process.
Pour finished smoothie into glass of choice - I used a wine glass for fun.
Makes enough for 2 serves.
1. You can use red or green apple. Or other fruit such as Pear or even kiwi fruit.
2. The Essential Oils are an optional extra. You don't need to have them on hand or use them.
Patricia of Warmly Nourished
So balances…so fresh…loving the essential oil addition!
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.
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.
Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Nutbutter
½ ripe avocado OR 1 banana
1 ½ cups raspberries (1/4 cup is for garnish)
½ cup milk of your choice – I used almond
½ cup ice
2 Tbsp. Nut butter of your choice I used Sunflower seed butter
1 Tbsp. Rice bran syrup OR honey, plus additional for drizzling
¼ cup toasted seeds, I used like pumpkin seeds OR granola
2 Tbsp. shredded coconut (toasted is an option here)
Blend the avocado, 1 and ¼ cup of the raspberries, your choice of milk, ice, and nut butter of choice and 1 tablespoon of the Rice bran syrup (or Honey) until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the sliced strawberries, toasted seeds, coconut, and remaining ¼ cup raspberries.
One cup of Raspberries has
- 64 calories
- 8 grams of dietary fibre
- 1.48 grams of protein
- 14.69 grams of carbohydrates
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K and E
- Omega 3 fatty acids
Patricia of Warmly Nourished
Toasting Pumpkin seeds for Raspberry smoothie bowl
getting ready to make a Raspberry Smoothie bowl
Raspberries and Ice
Sunflower Butter – great alternative to Nut butters
Breakfast is served