Good Matcha Morning

Serves: 2

This creamy, dreamy smoothie is such a great start to the day and is one of Darren’s favorites. My friend Sam got me onto Matcha, and I’m a convert!  I’ve always loved green tea for its taste and energy boost, but matcha powder has over 100 times more antioxidants, making this smoothie a delicious and health-boosting way to get energy and nutrients first thing in the morning.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 large handful of English or baby spinach leaves
  • 1 handful of ice cubes
  • 2 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 500 ml (2 cups) coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • Coconut flakes, to serve

METHOD

  1. Place the banana, avocado, spinach, ice, matcha powder, coconut milk and mint leaves in a blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. Taste, and add a little maple syrup if you would like it sweeter.
  2. Transfer to glasses and top with the extra mint leaves and coconut flakes.

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Blueberry Dream

Serves: 2

Blueberries are my favorite fruit to add to smoothies, as they’re high in antioxidants and not too sweet, so when they’re in season I freeze as many as I can. With the addition of protein and a heap of other superfoods, this smoothie seriously gets your glow on!

INGREDIENTS

  • 150 g fresh or frozen blueberries, plus extra to serve
  • 100 g coconut yogurt
  • 3 tbsp vanilla protein powder or Food Matters Superfood Protein
  • 1 tbsp LSA  (linseed/ flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Juice and flesh of 1 young coconut (or 400 ml coconut water)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • Coconut flakes, to serve

METHOD

  1. Place the blueberries, coconut yogurt, protein powder, LSA, chia seeds and coconut juice and flesh in a blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. Taste, and add a little maple syrup if you would like it sweeter.
  2. Transfer to glasses and top with extra blueberries and coconut flakes.

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Nutty Nana

Serves: 2

This smoothie is creamy, nutty, malty heaven. Maca is an ancient Peruvian food that’s great for regulating hormones and boosting energy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 500 ml (2 cups) almond milk 

METHOD

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. Transfer to glasses and top with a pinch of cinnamon.

 

These delicious recipes can be found in Happy & Whole by Magdalena Roze (Pan MacMillan Australia)

Happy & Whole recipe book - by Magdalena Roze

Source: Pan MacMillan Australia