Choco-Berry Smoothie

I love smoothies, especially on a hot summers day like today here in Melbourne, Australia. I also love chocolate. It makes me happy. But sugary chocolate leaves me feeling lethargic and foggy headed, which is why I love this smoothie recipe so much. It’s packed full of anti-oxidants and tastes like it should be naughty, but it is in fact free from nasty refined sugars. This Choco-Berry Smoothie is the real deal – and it tastes yummo!

So if you want to begin your day in the right way, or simply need a healthy sweet-fix, then this smoothie is for you.

Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free

(Serves 1)

Ingredients 

1 small frozen banana (or half a large one)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup of almond milk
1 tsp natural nut butter of choice (I like to use Mayver’s Cacao Spread which is available at Coles in Australia)
1 tsp cacao powder
1 tsp honey/maple syrup (raw organic)
2-3 ice cubes (optional)

Method

Chop frozen banana into chunks. Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.

Top up with extra almond milk if needed.

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Amaranth & Seed Superfood Slice

I love creating tasty sweet treats that avoid harmful ingredients. Many store bought treats are full of nasty refined sugars and preservatives that wreak havoc with your body. However, these Amaranth & Seed Superfood Slices are healthy and they taste amazing. And the best part is, they are really simple to make! So be sure to share this recipe with any friends or family who enjoy a healthy sweet fix. Since these slices are loaded with natural fats and protein, they are a great addition to your family’s lunch box or simply enjoyed as a healthy snack.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

(Serves 15)

Ingredients 

1 1/4 cups puffed amaranth
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup toasted unhulld sesame seeds
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup of organic maple syryp
1/2 cup of natural almond butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 cup toasted walnut halves
1/2 cup of dried mulberries

Method

Combine the seeds, amaranth and shredded coconut in a mixing bowl.

In a small saucepan, mix the almond butter and maple syrup and stir over a medium heat until it starts to bubble. Remove from the heat and stir in  the vanilla extract and lemon zest.

Working quickly, pour this into the seed and amaranth mixture and combine together.

Add the walnuts and the mulberries to the mixture and combine together.

Press the mixture into a 20cm square baking tray, ensuring it is flat and even. Refrigerate for at least 1 1/2 hours.

Slice and devour!

Organically Yours,

Hayley xx

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Healthy superfood snacks for all of the family to enjoy!

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